What is Toxemia?

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Toxemia is a dangerous condition that can occur with pregnant women.  The condition is characterized by a sudden elevation in blood pressure that causes the arteries to constrict and limits blood flow to the placenta of the unborn child.  If not identified early and treated appropriately, Toxemia can cause death for a mother and a … Read More

Figuring Out Your Baby’s Cries

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Newborn babies cry for a variety of different reasons during the first few months of their lives.  After all, since they cannot yet talk, crying is one of their only means of communicating their needs.  This means it is up to their parents and/or caregivers to determine what they need when they are crying.  There … Read More

The Role of Fathers in Caring for Newborns

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Happy Father’s Day!  Today is a great day to recognize the tremendous role that fathers play in the lives of their children.  Our fathers shape us in thousands of different ways everyday and have a large affect on who we become as adults.  In fact, research has shown that children who live without their biological … Read More

Vacationing and Women’s Health

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Most women today are extremely busy!  Many of us are juggling a full-time job, caring for children and maybe even caring for our aging parents.  Not to mention getting our children to all of their different activities, trying to stay in shape, taking care of our spouses, cooking dinner, cleaning the house and driving carpool.  … Read More

What Are BRAC1 and BRAC2?

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Ever since popular actress Angelina Jolie went public with the fact that she had undergone a double mastectomy as a preventive measure after a specialized test detected a harmful genetic mutation, there has been a lot of publicity surrounding BRAC1 and BRAC2.  BRAC1 stands for “Breast Cancer Susceptibility One” and BRAC2 stands for “Breast Cancer … Read More

HPV And Oral Cancer

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In a recent interview with The Guardian, popular actor and Hollywood star Michael Douglas announced that his recent throat cancer was most likely caused by Human Papillomavirus (HPV), a sexually transmitted disease that can be contracted during oral sex.  In the interview, Michael Douglas also admitted to drinking and smoking.  These two factors have been … Read More