Tag: pregnancy and childbirth

Perinatal and Postpartum Depression: Identifying and Treating...

Anxiety, depression, stress. These represent everyday real-life struggles for women at child-bearing age and beyond. As a society, everyone expects...

May 5, 2021

What Expectant Black Women Need to Know

Pregnancy-related deaths have increased in the last decade in the United States, placing the country last among all developed nations...

April 15, 2021

Roundup: Pfizer, Moderna Vaccines Offer Strong Protection...

Pfizer, Moderna: Updated Testing Finds Vaccines Highly Effective After Six Months The COVID-19 vaccines from Moderna and Pfizer-BioNTech provide at...

April 9, 2021

COVID-19 Roundup: Risks Linked to Dining Out;...

Adults Who Tested Positive Twice as Likely to Have Dined at a Restaurant, CDC Study Says Dining at a restaurant,...

September 18, 2020

Coronavirus and Pregnancy: What You Need to...

Life in 2020 is not turning out as we had expected. Just imagine what it’s like for women who are...

June 2, 2020

New Moms With Postpartum Depression Face Unique...

May is Mental Health Month. Experts urge women with postpartum depression to make mental health and happiness a priority. Mother’s...

May 5, 2020

Pregnant Women and Coronavirus: Don’t Stress, But...

Do pregnant women have more to fear from the coronavirus (COVID-19) than the average, healthy adult? Public health officials and...

April 17, 2020

Roundup: Big Breakfast Benefit; Vitamin D During...

A Big Breakfast, Small Dinner Combination is Best for Weight Control, New Research Says Portion size and timing have emerged...

February 28, 2020

Roundup: CDC Update on Vaping Illnesses; Sugary...

CDC: No Single Product or Chemical has been Determined to be Causing Vaping Illnesses, Deaths No single vaping product or...

October 18, 2019

Low Vaccination Rates During Pregnancy Leave New...

More than half of pregnant women in the U.S. – 65 percent – have not received “two safe and effective...

October 15, 2019

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COVID-19 Roundup: Latest on N95 Mask...

Without Choosing One Type Over Another, CDC Now Says N95, KN95 Masks are Preferable The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has updated...

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If you’re a regular runner — or going as far as training for a marathon or half-marathon — you’ve probably had those worrisome moments when...

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome: What You Need...

Carpal tunnel syndrome is one of the most common conditions affecting the hand and is highly responsive to treatment, says Dalibel Bravo, M.D., a board-certified,...

Why ‘Exercise Prescriptions’ Are Good Medicine

Getting a prescription for a medication is nothing new. Neither is getting your doctor’s advice to exercise regularly. When that advice takes the form of...

New Front-Line Drug Therapy for Stroke...

Since 1995, patients arriving at a hospital within 4.5 hours of onset of stroke symptoms have been treated with alteplase, a type of tPA medication...

Beating the Odds: Pancreatic Cancer Survivor...

At the start of 2019, Bob Dickinson got a diagnosis no one wants ― pancreatic cancer. Until very recently, pancreatic cancer cases rarely have had...

Roundup: Immunocompromised Eligible for Additional Booster;...

More People, Especially the Immunocompromised, are Eligible for Additional Vaccine Doses as Omicron Cases Surge Eligibility for boosters expanded this month, with the U.S. Centers...

Resolve to Take Care of Your...

Self-care – and learning how to make it a part of your daily life – plays a key role in maintaining good mental health, and...

Knee and Hip Arthritis: Self-Assessment and...

Could the pain you are feeling be arthritis? Francisco J. Garcia, physician assistant at the arthritis clinic at Miami Orthopedics & Sports Medicine Institute, answered...

Omicron Wave Woes: COVID-19 in 2022

New year, new COVID surge. The Omicron variant has swept across the country, bringing with it new questions about testing, symptoms, quarantine guidelines, boosters, treatments,...