Having a healthy pregnancy

Having a healthy pregnancy

Having a baby is exciting, but also requires increased awareness of your health. By taking good care of yourself, you provide your developing child with an environment conducive to a healthy life. When you think you are pregnant, see a healthcare provider and ask questions about pregnancy. Your doctor or midwife will estimate your “due date” (when your baby will be born) based on the first day of your last menstrual period. You will be weighed, your blood pressure will…

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Questions to ask your pharmacist

Questions to ask your pharmacist

Before starting a new medication, consider asking your pharmacist the following questions: How often must I take the medication, and what time of day should it be taken? What should I do if I miss taking my medicine as directed? Should the medicine be taken with food or on an empty stomach? What foods, drinks, or activities should be avoided while taking the medicine? Will a refill be needed? What is the best way to store the medicine? What side…

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Prepare for your visit to the doctor

Prepare for your visit to the doctor

When a visit to your doctor is necessary, please make the most of the visit by considering these ideas: Before your visit: Review the Examples of questions to consider asking your doctor and write down the questions you want to ask. Pick three that are most important and take them with you. List all prescriptions, over-the-counter medicines, and herbs or supplements you are taking. Take this list with you. You may also want to print your Medical Profile Report. If…

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Doctor visit checklist

Doctor visit checklist

Step 1. Observe the Problem When did it start? What are the symptoms? Where is the pain? Is it a dull ache or a stabbing pain? Step 2. Learn More About It Review information in the Healthwise® Handbook or the Self-help Medical Resource Other books or articles Advice or opinions of others (lay or professional) Step 3. Make an Action Plan What do you think is wrong? What have you decided to do about it? Step 4. Evaluate Your Progress…

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DMBA history and mission

DMBA history and mission

DMBA is a nonprofit organization that administers welfare and financial benefits for employees of Participating Employers. Each of these employers is owned by or affiliated with The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. We do not offer our services to the general public. In 1970, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, along with other companies owned and operated by the Church, formed a private employer trust to administer benefits for its employees. Today, that trust is known as…

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