Maintaining Wellness at Every Stage

Women have long been used to taking care of others — as sisters, daughters, mothers and grandmothers. However, the health professionals with SSM Health want to remind women that it’s important to focus that same love and attention on themselves. Their experts offer care, advice and treatment options that will maintain a woman’s health and quality of life at any age.

It’s important for women to trust their health care providers. That’s why the dedicated women’s health providers of SSM Health offer a safe space for women to ask questions and receive care that can improve their quality of life. “If…

Murder-suicide plot thwarted in PA county

An officer from the New York City Police Department called Pocono Mountain Firearms on Friday to warn them of a suicidal woman and her baby who might be on their way to the store.

Can a 'fertility diet' really help you conceive?

When it comes to diets, there are many varieties from which to choose: weight loss, plans to lower cholesterol and manage diabetes, and foods to fuel endurance athletes. Now, there's a diet that claims it can boost a woman's chances of having a baby.

Study: Infection in womb increases autism, depression risks

Children born to women who had a severe infection during pregnancy, such as sepsis, flu or pneumonia, show an increased risk of autism spectrum disorder and depression, new research finds. Yet those exposed to even a relatively minor urinary tract infection in utero also experienced an increased risk of such disorders.

Celebrities who gave birth after 40

Janet Jackson, Alanis Morissette and Halle Berry are just a few recent celebrities who've joined a growing list of stars who have given birth later in life. 

Syphilis cases in newborn babies reach 20-year high, CDC says

Congenital syphilis cases -- when a mother passes syphilis onto her baby during pregnancy or delivery -- have more than doubled in the United States since 2013, according to an report released Tuesday by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.