Molly Mathews

My name is Molly. I have been married for 5 years and have two children. A 10 year old step-son, a 2 year old daughter and I am currently 26 weeks pregnant with a boy! I live in the town I grew up in and have a large family that I see often. We all live close to each other right now and I hope it stays that way as we draw a lot of support from one another. I have been a nurse for 6 years, mostly in the emergency department, and I love my job. Since young childhood I dreamed of being a nurse and a mom and here I am both! I couldn't have imagined how difficult the journey would be but neither could I have fathomed the Joy that would come from both. Becoming a mom has made me into a better person in many ways and a bit of a crazy worry wart in other ways! Having support from other moms who have been there before or are there with you makes all the difference in the world!

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On Father’s Day, Give Dad Gift of Health

Editor’s Note:  We want fathers and expecting fathers  to live  fit and healthy lives so they’ll be around to become grandfathers and great-grandfathers too!  Let’s celebrate fatherhood today by extracting a promise from them. Read the excerpt below from OHealthy that gives details:

This Father’s Day, as dads unwrap their new ties and other tokens of gratitude, they might think about giving their families and themselves another kind of gift: a promise that they’ll watch their health, suggests a family doctor at Loyola University Health System.

On average, men die younger than women and are more likely to die of heart disease, cancer, stroke and AIDS. But men are also much less likely than women to see their doctor, according to Dr. Aaron Michelfelder.

“Do your best to stay healthy. It’s big part of being a good dad,” he said in Loyola news release.

Men should visit their doctor at least once a year for a check-up and routine screenings, Michelfelder recommends.

“The earlier we diagnose such conditions as diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol and cancer, the more successfully we can treat them,” he said.

Michelfelder also suggests regular screening tests for certain conditions:  Read the must-have screening tests for men.

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