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Dense Breasts FAQ

Have you been told you have (or suspect you may have) dense breasts?  What does this mean with regard to cancer risks and mammograms? We’ve gathered a few helpful resources to answer your questions: Find answers to the questions below fom the National Cancer Institute here: What are dense breasts? Are dense breasts common? What […]

Common Breast Cancer Myths

From the National Breast Cancer Foundation. Myth: If the gene mutation BRCA1 or BRCA2 is detected in your DNA, you will definitely develop breast cancer Here’s The Truth According to the National Cancer Institute, regarding families who are known to carry BRCA1 or BRCA2, “not every woman in such families carries a harmful BRCA1 or […]

Family Medical History Checklist from the National Breast Cancer Association

From the National Breast Cancer Association How to Make Your Doctor’s Appointment Easier Are you ready to make your next doctor’s appointment a little easier? Our brand-new Medical History Checklist can help you and your doctor identify important health information, find medical history details related to breast cancer, and support better doctor’s visits for years […]

Breastfeeding: Returning to Work

Breastfeeding is good for you and your baby. It protects your baby against many illnesses and is the best source of nutrition. Ideally, babies should be breastfed (given only breast milk) for at least the first 6 months of life. If possible, continue to feed them some or only breast milk until they are at least 1 year […]

Breastfeeding 101: Hints to Help You Get Off to a Good Start

from:  familydoctor.org/breastfeeding-hints-to-help-you-get-off-to-a-good-start Breastfeeding has many benefits for your baby. Breast milk is rich in nutrients. It has antibodies, which help protect your baby against infections. It also can help prevent sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS). Babies who are breastfed are less likely to have allergies, asthma, and diabetes. They also are less likely to become […]

May-20-2021-Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser benefitting USUE Counseling and Wellness Center

In honor of Mental Health Month, we are organizing a fundraiser to benefit the USUE Counseling and Wellness Center. The topic is “Suicide Prevention” and how to talk to youth about mental health. Thursday, May 20, 2021, 6:30 PM Jennifer Leavitt Student Center Guest speaker – Mary Schulz Keynote speaker – W. Brandon Callor, CPM  Click […]

All About Handwashing- Tips from the CDC

Handwashing is one of the best ways to protect yourself and your family from getting sick. Learn when and how you should wash your hands to stay healthy. How Germs Spread Washing hands can keep you healthy and prevent the spread of respiratory and diarrheal infections from one person to the next. Germs can spread […]

Hope Squad Suicide Awareness Run

“Hoo Doo You Run For?” A 5k/10k Run/Walk Come run or walk among the hoo doos!!! When: Saturday, November 7, 2020 Where: Goblin Valley State Park Chances are, you or someone you know has lost their life to suicide. We want to show our love for them by coming together as one big community to […]

Insights to Hormone Replacement Therapy– Lindsey Rux- FNP-C

Insights to Hormone Replacement Therapy by Lindsey Rux, FNP-C, with Gagon Family Medicine & Urgent Care Hormone replacement therapy (HRT) has been a staple treatment for menopausal symptoms for years. What many people do not understand is there is always some risk when we introduce hormones into the body, especially after menopause. The average age […]

The Relationship Between Estrogen Levels, Use of Hormone Replacement Therapy, and Breast Cancer

From the JNCI: Journal of the National Cancer Institute We sought to determine the strength of the evidence suggesting that estrogen and postmenopausal replacement hormones play a role in the development of breast cancer. We reviewed the existing English language literature in MEDLINE® on hormones and breast cancer, including reports on cell proliferation and endogenous hormone […]