May is Preeclampsia Awareness Month
What is Preeclampsia? A condition in pregnancy characterized by high blood pressure, sometimes with fluid retention and proteinuria.
Easy Things You Can Do To Raise Awareness in May.
Stacy Kean, Communications Director and Sam a UGM LifeChange graduate stopped by to have conversation with host Tra Renee.
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Tra'Renee sat down with President and Co-Founder of National Women's Coalition Against Violence & Exploitation (NWCAVE) to discuss the lastest develeopments in the Yashanee Vaughn case.
In March 2011, Yashanee disappeared and for several months no one knew where she was. Parrish Bennette was indicted on murder charges after investigators found evidence in his bedroom.
Now in 2013, Parrish Bennette has been convicted on a plea of 18 years in jail for the March 2011 murder of 14 year old Yashanee Vaughn. Michelle discussed the "bombshell" that happened at the sentencing when Parrish Bennette's attorneys announced they knew where Yashanee's body was for months but did not say anything in hopes of a plea deal.
WHAT ARE YOUR THOUGHTS: Should lawyers be able to disclose the location of someone missing or murdered? Your comments are encouraged!
For more information or if you have any tips on the murder of Yashanee Vaughn, please go to the following links:
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The single best way to prevent seasonal flu is to get vaccinated each year, but good health habits like covering your cough and washing your hands often can help stop the spread of germs and prevent respiratory illnesses like the flu. There also are flu antiviral drugs that can be used to treat and prevent the flu.
Avoid close contact with people who are sick. When you are sick, keep your distance from others to protect them from getting sick too.
If possible, stay home from work, school, and errands when you are sick. You will help prevent others from catching your illness.
Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when coughing or sneezing. It may prevent those around you from getting sick.
Washing your hands often will help protect you from germs. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand rub.
Germs are often spread when a person touches something that is contaminated with germs and then touches his or her eyes, nose, or mouth.
Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces at home, work or school, especially when someone is ill. Get plenty of sleep, be physically active, manage your stress, drink plenty of fluids, and eat nutritious food.