5 mins read

The Worst Gifts You’ve Ever Received

They say it’s really the thought that counts, and that you shouldn’t look a gift horse in the mouth… but what if that horse has really bad teeth? We’ve all been there – smiling through gritted teeth as we profess great thanks for a truly terrible present. Madonna famously had a meltdown when she was given hydrangeas (everyone knows she prefers roses!). The Trojans got a giant wooden horse that led to the destruction of their city. That was definitely a bummer.

2 mins read

CPR Instructions for Pregnant Women

If you have a loved one or close acquaintance who is pregnant, or if you just want to be ready for a potential emergency, learning CPR can save not one life but two or more. If you know what to do, you can keep oxygen available to the baby and mother until help arrives. If you decide to receive formal CPR training, with a focus on pregnancy, you may want to bring a partner with you. CPR can be done better with more than one rescuer.

2 mins read

Is Yaz Birth Control Safe?

Yaz uses a different hormone than most combination birth control pills. It relies upon estrogen and drospirenone, rather than estrogen and progesterone. Yaz offers some beneficial side effects, including a reduction of acne and improvement of pre-menstrual dysmorphic disorder, as well as providing reliable contraception. This pill does have some possible risks not typical of oral contraceptives that can make it a poor choice for some women.