Forty-nine percent of pregnancies in the U.S. are unplanned, therefore it is important for all women to improve their health now, before they maybe become pregnant to ensure a healthier pregnancy and birth outcome. Show Your Love, the national campaign launched by the Centers for Disease and Control Prevention aims to improve the health of… Read More
In celebration of National Women’s Health Week, the Magnolia Project hosted an informational discussion about the Affordable Care Act today. The guest speaker was Board member Reverend Tommy Rodgers who gave an overview of the ACA, key points of the Act and the importance of sharing this information with their friends and loved ones.
Seven ways sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) affect men and women differently: 1. Bacteria and viral infections can penetrate the thin lining of the vagina more easily than the penis. This puts a woman at a higher risk for STD infections. 2. Women can be infected with common STDs like chlamydia and gonorrhea and have symptoms… Read More
Folic acid is a B vitamin our bodies use to produce new cells. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends all women intake 400 micrograms of folic acid daily. Folic acid is especially important for pregnant women, as it can prevent major birth defects such as spina bifida (defect of the spine) and anencephaly… Read More
The mouth is the gateway to overall health. Receiving and practicing good oral health care is just as important during pregnancy as attending regular checkups. Hormonal changes to the body during pregnancy can cause oral disease such as gingivitis, which if left untreated can lead to a more serious gum disease. Untreated dental infections can… Read More