The gentle c-section: What it is and how moms, babies and families benefit

By Steven Tew

The cesarean section, or the c-section as it’s commonly called, is where a mom delivers her baby through a surgical incision in the mother's abdomen and uterus. At times, c-sections can be scheduled, but at others, they’re conducted as emergency procedures. 

Goodbye Bacon? Red Meat, Processed Meat, and Cancer Risk

By Jennifer Abernathy

Bacon-lovers across the world likely cried tears of sadness last week with the release of the controversial report from the World Health Organization regarding red meat, processed meat, and cancer risk. Story after story was released from major news outlets, with headlines such as “Processed meats rank alongside smoking as cancer causes.” Many worry that this means the end of American classics such as burgers and hot dogs. Is it true?

Wake Up! Get your midday pick-me-up without the caffeine.

By Jentry Larsen

It’s mid-afternoon on a Monday and you’re starting to feel your energy drop. Your productiveness starts to slow and the day feels like it is dragging on. Time to get a coffee or reach for that Red Bull. But wait, do you really need that caffeine fix this late in the day? That afternoon cup of joe may be affecting your sleep more than you think, leaving you in the same slump the next day. Try some of these tricks to wake up from your mid-day slump.