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Podcast: Taking Care Of Your Health This Fall– From Breast Self-Exam and Women’s Health to The Latest on COVID Immunity

Plus, a fall treat recommended all year round and myth busting midwifery.

Dietician Recommends Pumpkin All Year Round
Did you know that some of your favorite fall treats may not contain real pumpkin at all? Registered dietitian Cheryl Marco discusses the incredible nutritional value of the real deal. Pumpkins, their seeds and pulp are rich in vitamins and minerals and are among the best-known sources of beta carotene. 

More Info:
Four Dietician Approved Reasons to Add More Pumpkin to Your Diet

COVID Update
Dr. John Zurlo gives an update on the state of the virus. Data is showing that the vaccines developed for the virus have just as much efficacy against the variants as they do against the original virus. And while it’s important that antibodies produced from natural and vaccine-induced immunity can help defend our bodies against the virus, they won’t necessarily completely prevent future illness or stop the spread of COVID-19.

More Info:
How Effective Are the Vaccines Against the Variant, Should We Get Booster

How to Give Yourself a Self-Breast Exam and When to Start Screening
Selfbreast exams are important in the detection of breast cancer and should be started between the ages of 25 and 30. Learn how to appropriately perform a self-exam, and what imaging is needed if pursuing medical help.

More Info:
How to Perform a Breast Self-Exam
Signs and Symptoms of Breast Cancer
What I Wish People Knew About Surviving Breast Cancer
Best Diet For Better Breast Cancer Outcomes
10 Things Everyone Should Know About Mammograms  

Midwifery on the Rise in the US, Jefferson Health Expanding Services
For a practice that has been around for centuries, there are still many questions and myths surrounding midwifery. Jefferson midwives bust common myths like that midwives don’t have formal training, you can’t use pain medicine under the care of a midwife, and more.

More Info:
Is a Midwife Right For You?