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Mended Little Hearts: Connecting Families When Kids Have Heart Disease

Samantha Gassel, CareContent

It’s hard to watch your child get sick. And when your child is diagnosed with a chronic medical condition, it can be even more difficult. Every year, more than 40,000 babies in the US are born with a congenital heart defect (CHD). While it’s the most common birth defect, and nearly 1 in 100 babies […]

Read/Watch/Listen/Follow: Content We’re Into (February 2017)

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As content creators, we’re constantly on the hunt for interesting and inspiring stories from wherever we can find them—the internet, a podcast, television. This enables us not only to keep up with but to lead relevant conversations on the people, events, and discoveries that are impacting our world. Here’s what we’ve been devouring lately. Jennifer, […]

The Ultimate Brainstorm: Surprising Facts About Epilepsy

Samantha Gassel, CareContent

There’s a reason that some people call seizures “brainstorms.” When your brain is functioning normally, millions of tiny electrical charges travel in a pattern from the nerve cells in your brain to the rest of your body. But sometimes, that pattern gets interrupted by intense bursts, or storms, of electrical energy—and that’s when you have […]

How Physicians Can Help Teens Who Are Growing Up With Epilepsy

Samantha Gassel, CareContent

At 13 years old, I was the quintessential adolescent. Huge glasses, stubborn baby weight, and a knack for always being about two seasons behind fashion trends—everything you can imagine when you think of age 13. However, there was something different about me—I was growing up with epilepsy. Growing up with epilepsy had its challenges, but […]

Fat Cat Chronicles: Struggles In Cat Weight Loss And Human Weight Loss

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They were words I didn’t know I needed to hear until someone said them to me: “You’re such a good cat mom!” Well, I try. I know that some people find the concept of pet ownership as a form of parenthood controversial—even offensive—as an October 2016 New York Magazine piece makes clear: “Pets Are Not […]

Medical Advances And Trends: Looking Back On 2016

Samantha Gassel, CareContent

Can you believe that another year has come and gone? 2017 is solidly here. But let’s take a look at some of the health and medicine advances and innovations we saw in 2016: Immunotherapy Immunotherapy—a type of therapy that boosts your body’s immune system to fight cancer—has been hailed by the American Society of Clinical […]

Fly On The Wall (Part 3): The Ins And Outs Of Breastfeeding

Fly On The Wall (Part 3): Breastfeeding

In this 3-part podcast, we capture the candid conversation of three women on their obstetrics experiences. Part 3 concludes with their experiences with and views on breastfeeding. Stream Part 3 above, or read the transcript below. Kadesha: This is just me. I feel like when it comes to breastfeeding, we have all been sold a dream. […]

Fly On The Wall (Part 2): Comparing Hospital Stays

Fly On The Wall (Part 3): Breastfeeding

In this three-part podcast, we capture the candid conversation of three women on their obstetrics experiences. Let’s get into part 2, where they go into detail about their hospital stays. Stream Part 2 above, or read the transcript below. Kadesha: We all delivered at different hospitals, and I think that’s good because then we can all […]

Fly On The Wall (Part 1): Choosing An Obstetrician

Fly On The Wall (Part 3): Breastfeeding

In this three-part podcast, we capture the candid conversation of three women on their obstetrics experiences . Part 1 delves into choosing an obstetrician.  Stream Part 1 above, download and listen by clicking here, or read the transcript below. Kadesha: Last year sometime, three of us had this bright idea to have a second child all at the […]

3 Healthcare Books That Changed The Way I Think About Modern Medicine

Ros Lederman, CareContent

I am a voracious reader. I read books like I’ll starve to death if I don’t consume the stories within. On a good week, I’ll make my way through a few hundred pages, reading for a bit each day while I drink my morning coffee and again at night before I go to sleep. I […]