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Specialties:

Affiliation:

  • Baltimore Washington Medical Center

Location:

  • Denton, MD

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

    WEDNESDAY, May 20, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Women who deliver their first baby by cesarean section are more likely to need blood transfusions and be admitted to intensive care units than women who opt for a vaginal delivery, U.S. health officials reported Wednesday.

    In addition, after tha...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine:

    FRIDAY, May 8, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Just in time for Mother's Day, a new study looks at when during the day the stork brings American parents that bundle of joy.

    Research into 2013 data finds that as rates of elective c-section and induced vaginal births rise, American babies are incr...Full Article

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

    TUESDAY, May 5, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- New research supports the theory that girls born prematurely fare better than preemie boys in the first weeks of life.

    The study of 2,700 premature infants found that females were able to breast-feed or bottle-feed one day earlier than males. This...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Obstetrics & Gynecology:

    FRIDAY, May 1, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Home births without a midwife or doctor present -- which have been linked to increased risk of infant death and disease -- have jumped 79 percent in the United States in recent years, researchers report.

    The actual number of unsupervised births is ...Full Article

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

    MONDAY, April 20, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Antibiotics appear to be overused in many neonatal intensive care units, new research suggests.

    Just how overused these medications were varied widely, the study authors found. Some neonatal intensive care units (NICUs) gave antibiotics to newbor...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Pediatrics:

    MONDAY, April 13, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Use of prescription narcotic painkillers is common in pregnancy and increases the likelihood a baby will be born small or early, or go through painful drug withdrawal, a new study finds.

    These prescription painkillers, also called opioids, includ...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Obstetrics & Gynecology:

    THURSDAY, April 9, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Women who were born prematurely may be more likely to deliver their own babies early, a new study suggests.

    Canadian researchers found that the odds of delivering a preterm infant -- born before 37 weeks of pregnancy -- rose more than 40 percent...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Neonatal - Perinatal Medicine:

    FRIDAY, March 6, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Using a low-cost antiseptic to clean the umbilical cords of babies born outside of a hospital lowers infant infection and death rates in developing countries, researchers say.

    "Based on our review, using chlorhexidine to clean the umbilical cord s...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Neonatal - Perinatal Medicine:

    FRIDAY, March 6, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Doctors in the United States are seeing more infants born addicted to narcotic painkillers -- a problem highlighted by a new Florida-based report.

    These infants experience what's called neonatal abstinence syndrome as they undergo withdrawal from ...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Pediatric Pulmonology:

    FRIDAY, Feb. 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- High levels of nicotine were found in the hair of many children with premature birth-related lung disease whose parents claimed not to smoke, a new study finds.

    The lung disease bronchopulmonary dysplasia often occurs in children who were born pre...Full Article