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Mother’s Day: How to cope after a loss

Mother’s Day: How to cope after a loss

It is impossible to put into words the pain a mom experiences after having a loss. Mother’s Day can be a joyful time to celebrate motherhood, but ...
Sexually transmitted infections: Common questions

Sexually transmitted infections: Common questions

What is a sexually transmitted infection? A sexually transmitted infection (also called STI, sexually transmitted disease or STD) is an infection tha ...
Pregnancy loss: Will it happen again?

Pregnancy loss: Will it happen again?

The loss of a pregnancy or a baby is a very difficult experience. Whether you had a miscarriage, stillbirth or your baby died soon after birth, it’s ...
Grief: Do men and women grieve differently?

Grief: Do men and women grieve differently?

The loss of a baby is one of the most painful experiences that can happen to a family. October 15 is Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Day, a da ...
Repeat lead tests are advised for certain children, pregnant women and breastfeeding moms

Repeat lead tests are advised for certain children, pregnant women and breastfeeding moms

Recently the FDA and CDC issued a notice that some lead tests done by Magellan Diagnostics may be incorrect. The FDA says “certain lead tests manuf ...
Today is World Down Syndrome Day

Today is World Down Syndrome Day

What is Down syndrome? Down syndrome is a chromosomal condition caused by extra genetic material. Typically, our cells contain 23 pairs of chromo ...
How do you know if you are having a miscarriage?

How do you know if you are having a miscarriage?

Miscarriage is when a baby dies in the womb before 20 weeks of pregnancy. Among women who know they are pregnant about 10 to 15% of pregnancies end in ...
Bleeding during pregnancy – what does it mean?

Bleeding during pregnancy – what does it mean?

If you are pregnant and experience spotting or bleeding, it can be very scary. When you see blood, your first thought may be “is my baby ok?” Bleeding ...
Is unpasteurized milk safe?

Is unpasteurized milk safe?

Raw milk and milk products from cows, goats, and sheep can transmit life-threatening bacterial infections. In a new policy statement, the American Aca ...
Chromosomal abnormalities

Chromosomal abnormalities

About 1 in 150 babies in the US is born with a chromosomal condition. Babies with chromosomal conditions have a problem in one or more of their chromo ...