Reducing Your Baby’s Risk For SIDS

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SIDS stands for “Sudden Infant Death Syndrome“: a term that strikes fear in the hearts of new parents everywhere.  SIDS is not an illness or a disease.  Instead, it is a diagnoses that is given when a child under one years old dies and an exact cause cannot be found.  Approximately 2,300 infants in the … Read More

The Importance of Prenatal Vitamins During Pregnancy

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If you are pregnant or trying to become pregnant, it is vitally important that you eat a healthy diet that is rich in the vitamins, mineral and important nutrients that you and your baby will need during this very exciting time.  Getting an adequate amount of folic acid is especially important before and during pregnancy … Read More

What is an Ectopic Pregnancy?

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An ectopic pregnancy occurs when the fertilized egg attaches (implants) some place other than the uterus.  In many cases of ectopic pregnancy, the egg will implant inside one of the fallopian tubes.  This dangerous condition is often caused by damaged to the fallopian tubes.  The following factors will increase your risk for an ectopic pregnancy: … Read More

Osteoporosis and Your Weight

If you are at a healthy weight (Body Mass Index (BMI) between 18.5 and 24.9), and maintain this healthy weight over time, it can dramatically decrease your risks for developing a number of serious medical conditions such as high blood pressure, heart disease, stroke, diabetes and breast cancer.  People who are genetically blessed with a … Read More

Healthy Habits For A Healthy New Year

It is almost time to ring in another new year.  Before you know it, we will be toasting 2102 and singing Auld Lang Syne once again.  So now is a good time to reflect upon the past and consider how well we did at keeping our New Year’s resolutions from last year.  How is your … Read More

What Is The Next Step After An Abnormal Pap Test?

So, you have gone to your Gynecologist for your regularly scheduled Pap test and the results have come back abnormal.  You might be wondering what this means and what is the next step.  The first thing to remember is not to panic.  An abnormal Pap test does not automatically mean that you have cervical cancer. … Read More

Placenta Donation and The Medical Uses For The Placenta

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If you are pregnant, you may or may not have considered the option of donating your placenta after the birth of your child.  The placenta is a temporary organ that joins the mother and fetus during pregnancy.  It is responsible for transferring oxygen and nutrients from the mother to the fetus and also facilitates the … Read More

Placenta Donation

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If you are pregnant, you may be asked whether or not you are interested in donating the placenta after your child is born.  Your decision could be very important in helping patients to recover from surgery or burns. The amniotic membrane is the innermost layer of the placenta which lines the amniotic cavity.  The membrane … Read More

Cancer Rates Expected to Rise Worldwide

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The seven most common types cancer worldwide are lung cancer, female breast cancer, colorectal cancer, stomach cancer, prostate cancer, liver cancer and cervical cancer.  According to a study published in the journal Lancet Oncology, the number of people with cancer is likely to increase by more than 75% across the world by the year 2030. … Read More

Available Treatments for Menstrual Cramps

Menstrual Cramps are a common problem affecting adolescent girls and women all around the world.  The medical term for menstrual cramps or painful menstruation is “Dysmenorrhea.”  Dysmenorrhea can range from mild to severe and in some cases can be so painful that it interferes with normal daily activities such as work, school and sports.  Menstrual … Read More