April 14, 2021
Are You Sure You’re Okay? Unseen Ways COVID-19 Affects Your Mental Health
I’m fine. How many times have you said that to yourself or someone else over these last months? Most likely, you’ve said it more often than you’ve meant it. Even if you think you haven’t been affected by COVID-19, stress and anxiety have probably crept into your daily life in ways you may not have…
January 11, 2021
Postpartum Mental Health: One Woman’s Story
Sometimes, it’s not just the “baby blues” You did it – you had a baby! Congratulations, momma! Ten fingers, ten toes, that new baby smell. Swaddled up in a blanket with skin too preciously soft to describe. Absolute perfection! Everyone in your world is overjoyed as they experience this delightfully teeny family member. Everyone, that…
September 17, 2020
Postpartum Depression and the Baby Blues: What’s the Difference?
For many families, the birth of a child is a time of happiness and excitement. However, many parents struggle with the “baby blues” or, the more serious, postpartum depression. It’s important to recognize the signs and symptoms of each, so you can get the proper treatment and support. It’s also important to understand that neither…
June 30, 2020
A Life-Saving Transplant, and a Second Chance
“We are a family held together by an organ donor.” It’s the message CDPHP member Karen Chico Hurst reiterates when telling the story of her family’s experience with a life-saving transplant. At just 12 years old, her son, Zachary, got out of bed one morning and simply said he didn’t feel good. That summer saw…
December 23, 2019
Fact or Fiction: Colorectal Cancer
Cancer can be a difficult subject to discuss, and no form of cancer causes more conversational discomfort than colorectal cancer – largely because the screening is often viewed as invasive, uncomfortable, and too overwhelming to consider.
June 25, 2018
Coping with the Unexpected: Hemolytic Disease of the Newborn
“Is he your first?” The nurses drawing my newborn son’s blood would often ask me this question, probably to distract me from the pain-filled cries that were tearing me up inside. No, Griffin is not my first child, but he is the first to have complex health issues at birth.