Archive for May, 2015

What does it mean when you have a heart murmur?

Dr. Allen Douma, who writes an advice column, answers a 60-year-old patient’s question about what a heart murmur actually is. A heart murmur occurs when the blood traveling away from the heart backpedals, or goes the wrong way. Any of the four heart valves that control the flow of blood can leak. Murmurs can be […]

Recipe Granola Bars

I have been trying to make snacks for my little ones that are healthy and not processed that they will actually eat. I have a picky three year old and not so picky one year old so the best non-fruit/veggie snacks are handheld like crackers, cookies, and bars. I’ve tried a few things that didn’t […]

Basics of Cord Blood Donation and Storage

New parents are often faced with a tough decision – Should they donate their child’s cord blood, or store it in case the child needs it one day? Cord blood is a potential treatment for leukemia, lymphoma, and several other diseases. You can see a list of conditions that can be treated with cord blood […]