On December 24, 2009, I gave birth to a feisty 4lb 5oz baby girl named Callie. She was our “miracle” baby after 5 years of trying and 4 miscarriages. She came 6 weeks early due to pre-eclampsia and spent 12 days in the neonatal intensive care unit.
Katie & Craig Van Tornhout
I was 18 years old and a freshman at Indiana University. I went to the doctor because I had flu-like symptoms. About 12 hours later, a rash developed and I was transferred to Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis where I was given a medication called Xigris within 20 minutes of arrival.
I live in Indianapolis. I am a mom, a wife, a teacher, and a cervical cancer survivor. I first found out that I had HPV when I was 31 years old and was just 6 weeks pregnant with my second child. No invasive procedures were needed at that time; however, after my son was born and the HPV cells were still present, additional steps were necessary.
Vaccines are one of the biggest success stories of modern medicine. The World Health Organization estimates that “at least 10 million deaths were prevented between 2010 and 2015 thanks to vaccinations.”
Sneezing, coughing, chills… it’s that time of the year. But, do you have the cold, or the flu? They may seem like they are the same and knowing the difference isn’t a big deal, but it can be a matter of life and death.