Monthly Archives: January 2014

January is Birth Defects Prevention Month

January is Birth Defects Prevention Month’ is in full swing! Now is the time to focus efforts and help raise awareness about preventing birth defects. TheNational Birth Defects Prevention Network Education and Outreach Committee has developedmaterials and resources on healthy … Continue reading

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CDC Study Shows 15% of Women Learn of Child’s CHD Diagnosis While Pregnant

The journal Prenatal Diagnosis has published a new Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) study that focuses on mothers of babies with acongenital heart defect (CHD). The study looked at the timing of when mothers receive their baby’s CHD … Continue reading

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Trip to the Doc

I saw the cardiologist today. I have to continue on the meds, be on a Holter monitor for a month and lose weight. After a month, depending on what the monitor shows, I may have to go the rhythm doc. So … Continue reading

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Birth Defects Top List of Causes of Infant Death in US

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released areport about the leading causes of death for the general US population. Published in the journalNational Vital Statistics Reports, the report listed birth defects and low birth weight as the leading … Continue reading

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The Count Down Has Begun

We are now counting the days until Nick’s wedding. The bride has gotten her dress. The mother-in-law hopes she has found hers and the money is starting to flow. Got to love it!

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BCS Game

Despite my issues of late, Andy and I are going to the National Championship game. I can hardly wait. I fully expect to cheer Auburn on to victory!

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Weekend Before Christmas

On Saturday afternoon before Christmans while dressing after taking a shower I felt like my heart was beating too fast. I checked it a number of times to confirm that it was happening. I woke my long-suffering husband from a … Continue reading

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