Patricia W. Emmons, CNM

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Specialties:

  • Midwifery Nursing

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  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Neonatal Nursing:

    MONDAY, July 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A new report finds that more babies are being treated in neonatal intensive care units at many U.S. hospitals, and the infants are bigger and less premature.

    While they don't know for sure, researchers suggest this is a potential sign that these e...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Neonatal Nursing:

    MONDAY, July 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A new report finds that more babies are being treated in neonatal intensive care units at many U.S. hospitals, and the infants are bigger and less premature.

    While they don't know for sure, researchers suggest this is a potential sign that these e...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Maternal & Fetal Medicine:

    THURSDAY, July 23, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Stillbirths have eclipsed infant deaths for the first time in the United States, a new government report shows.

    Several factors may be fueling the trend, including declining infant death rates, racial disparities in access to good care during pr...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Maternal & Fetal Medicine:

    THURSDAY, July 23, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Stillbirths have eclipsed infant deaths for the first time in the United States, a new government report shows.

    Several factors may be fueling the trend, including declining infant death rates, racial disparities in access to good care during pr...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Midwifery Nursing:

    MONDAY, July 13, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Using more specific names for newborns may reduce hospital mix-ups by roughly a third, a new study suggests.

    Hospitals usually identify newborns by generic names such as "Babygirl Jackson" or "Brendasboy Jones" instead of the names parents give th...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Midwifery Nursing:

    MONDAY, July 13, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Using more specific names for newborns may reduce hospital mix-ups by roughly a third, a new study suggests.

    Hospitals usually identify newborns by generic names such as "Babygirl Jackson" or "Brendasboy Jones" instead of the names parents give th...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Maternal & Fetal Medicine:

    FRIDAY, July 10, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The cost of having a baby in a hospital varies by nearly $10,000 across the United States, a new study finds.

    The analysis of 2011 data from 463 hospitals nationwide found the average bill for a maternity stay ranged from $1,189 to $11,986.

    ...Full Article
  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Maternal & Fetal Medicine:

    THURSDAY, July 9, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Women who smoke and have had a premature baby are at significantly higher risk for heart disease, a new study finds.

    Researchers examined data from more than 900,000 mothers and found that those who smoked and also had a preterm birth were nearly...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Maternal & Fetal Medicine:

    THURSDAY, July 9, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Women who smoke and have had a premature baby are at significantly higher risk for heart disease, a new study finds.

    Researchers examined data from more than 900,000 mothers and found that those who smoked and also had a preterm birth were nearly...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Neurology:

    MONDAY, July 6, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Pregnant women with epilepsy may have more than a higher risk of dying during delivery, a new study suggests.

    "Specifically, there were 80 deaths per 100,000 women with epilepsy versus six deaths per 100,000 in women without epilepsy," said lead re...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Neonatal Nursing:

    TUESDAY, June 30, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Gently massaging the umbilical cords of preterm infants delivered by C-section may improve their blood pressure, boost blood flow and increase levels of red blood cells, a new study finds.

    Researchers suggest this technique could offer these pree...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Reproductive Endocrinology:

    WEDNESDAY, June 17, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The overall birth rate in the United States rose a bit for the first time in seven years in 2014, according to new federal government data.

    The same report, from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, also found that birth rates f...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about OBGYN (Obstetrics & Gynecology):

    WEDNESDAY, June 17, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A widely used gynecological procedure may increase the risk of preterm delivery in future pregnancies, a new study suggests.

    Dilation and curettage (D&C) is one of the most common minor surgeries in obstetrics and gynecology. It is used in ...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Neonatal Nursing:

    TUESDAY, June 16, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Extremely premature infants who take part in randomized clinical trials don't have worse outcomes while in the hospital compared to those who aren't part of such research, a new study finds.

    The researchers undertook the study because it wasn't k...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Psychology:

    THURSDAY, June 4, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Fewer unmarried American men are becoming first-time fathers, U.S. health officials reported Thursday.

    Thirty-six percent of first-time fathers younger than 44 had a child out of wedlock during the first decade of the 2000s, officials said.

    ...Full Article