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Affiliation:

  • Baltimore Washington Medical Center

Location:

  • Denton, MD

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  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Pediatrics:

    WEDNESDAY, Oct. 1, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Nearly 2 million children younger than 5 died worldwide in 2013 of complications from premature birth and pneumonia, a new study shows.

    In all, 6.3 million children under 5 died in 2013, said researchers who examined t...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Neonatal Nursing:

    MONDAY, Sept. 22, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Tiny preemies may fare better when newborn intensive care units (NICU) set up private rooms for parents to spend time with their infants, a new study finds.

    Researchers at one children's hospital found that preemies gained weight faster, were mor...Full Article

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

    THURSDAY, June 5, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Women who wait less than 18 months after having a child to get pregnant again are more likely to have a shorter pregnancy and a preterm birth, according to a new U.S. study.

    The study authors recommended that women be educated about the importanc...Full Article

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

    MONDAY, April 21, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- There is no connection between inducing labor in childbirth and autism, according to a new statement released Monday by the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists.

    Existing guidelines on when and how labor should be induced or accele...Full Article

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

    THURSDAY, April 17, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Changing how newborns are held immediately after birth could boost the use of delayed cord clamping and potentially reduce the number of infants with iron deficiency, according to a new study.

    Waiting until about two minutes after birth to clam...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Maternal & Fetal Medicine:

    TUESDAY, April 8, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Pregnant women may face increased risk for early-term delivery during heat waves, according to a large new study from Canada.

    Researchers analyzed data from 300,000 births in Montreal between 1981 and 2010, and also looked at summer temperatures ...Full Article

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

    THURDAY, March 20, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Using a birthing pool during the early stages of labor can provide some benefits to women. However, giving birth underwater may put newborns at risk for serious health problems, according to a statement issued by two major medical organizations.

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  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Infectious Disease:

    THURSDAY, March 6, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The hope that newborns can be "cured" of HIV -- the virus that causes AIDS -- with early, aggressive drug treatment was bolstered this week with the announcement that a second baby appears to be free of the virus following therapy that began just four h

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

    TUESDAY, March 4, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Expectant mothers are often told to eat lots of fruits and vegetables, and a new study adds to evidence that a healthy diet is linked to a reduced risk of premature birth.

    Researchers analyzed data gathered from more than 66,000 pregnant women in...Full Article

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

    WEDNESDAY, Feb. 19, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Two major medical groups representing America's obstetricians/gynecologists issued joint guidelines on Wednesday aimed at curbing the overuse of cesarean sections in first-time mothers.

    One major change: Extending the length of time a woman sho...Full Article

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

    THURSDAY, Feb. 13, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The increased risk of having a stroke or other blood-clotting problem might continue longer after a woman gives birth than previously believed, according to a new study.

    "Historically, six weeks was the accepted period," said study researcher Dr...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Pediatrics:

    MONDAY, Feb. 10, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Premature infants face a number of challenges, including a known risk of language delay. But a new study suggests that exposing "preemies" to more adult language in the neonatal intensive care unit can increase their language abilities at 18 months.

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

    FRIDAY, Feb. 7, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Only half of new mothers in the United States make the recommended visit to a doctor six weeks after giving birth, a new study finds.

    Women who experienced complications during pregnancy were more likely than others to see a doctor, according to re...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Psychiatry:

    THURSDAY, Feb. 6, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Women with schizophrenia are at increased risk for serious problems during pregnancy and childbirth, according to a new study.

    Canadian researchers analyzed data on births in the province of Ontario from 2002 to 2011 and found that preeclampsia, ...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Pediatrics:

    TUESDAY, Feb. 4, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Premature infants who develop an eye condition that can threaten their vision are three to four times more likely to have other serious health problems by the age of 5, a new study found.

    The finding suggests that doctors be on the lookout for fut...Full Article