Patricia W. Emmons, CNM

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Specialties:

  • Midwifery Nursing

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  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Adolescent Medicine:

    THURSDAY, April 28, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- The teen birth rate in the United States has reached an all-time low, driven by dramatic declines among black and Hispanic teens, according to a new government report.

    Overall, the birth rate for teens aged 15 to 19 declined 41 percent between ...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Pediatric Critical Care Medicine:

    WEDNESDAY, April 27, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Despite reported risks, nearly one in four infants in neonatal intensive care units (NICUs) are given stomach acid-suppressing drugs, researchers report.

    However, they noted that the use of these medications has started to decline some in rece...Full Article

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

    TUESDAY, April 26, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Doctors should use caution when prescribing the antifungal drug fluconazole during pregnancy because it may raise the risk of miscarriage, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration warns.

    Fluconazole (brand name Diflucan) is used to treat vaginal ye...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Physiology:

    MONDAY, April 25, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A woman's pelvic structure keeps adapting over her lifetime -- first widening to accommodate childbirth, then later narrowing, a new study suggests.

    The researchers said their findings challenge the idea that a woman's pelvis is set in stone.Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Pediatrics:

    MONDAY, April 25, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- It's a heart-stopping moment experienced by many parents -- they discover their baby has turned blue, is breathing irregularly, or won't respond to a gentle wake-up nudge. Yet, mere seconds later the infant is back to normal.

    Fortunately, these e...Full Article

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

    THURSDAY, April 21, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Teen mothers may not be following recommendations meant to reduce the risk of SIDS in their infants, a small study finds.

    The study included 43 teen mothers with infants aged 2 months to 21 months. The mothers were recruited from high school da...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Clinical Genetics:

    MONDAY, April 18, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Parents, when you have "the talk" with your kids, keep these new study findings in mind: Genetic makeup may help determine when people lose their virginity.

    The study results matter because people who have sex and babies earlier appear to fare wo...Full Article

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

    THURSDAY, March 31, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A seasonal flu shot may reduce a pregnant woman's risk of stillbirth, according to a new study.

    Australian researchers examined nearly 58,000 births to mothers in the western part of the country during the 2012 and 2013 flu seasons. More than 5...Full Article

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

    TUESDAY, March 29, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Air pollution is linked to an increased risk of preterm birth, and the consequences may be costing the United States more than $4 billion a year, a new study estimates.

    In recent years, a number of studies have found that pregnant women exposed ...Full Article

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

    WEDNESDAY, March 23, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- More women in the United States are choosing to deliver their babies at home or in birth centers, a new study indicates.

    In 2014, nearly 60,000 babies were born outside a hospital, the researchers said. While that is still a small minority of ...Full Article

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

    WEDNESDAY, March 9, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A combination drug therapy widely used to treat malaria in adults also protects pregnant women and their fetuses from the disease, according to a new study.

    Malaria is a leading cause of premature birth, low birth weight and death among infants...Full Article

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

    WEDNESDAY, March 2, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Contrary to longstanding concerns, pregnant older women who have their labor induced near their due date may not face an increased risk of needing a cesarean section, a new clinical trial suggests.

    British researchers found that when older firs...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Surgery:

    TUESDAY, March 1, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- The number of surgeries worldwide increased over the last decade, but only about one-third are performed in poor countries, a new study reports.

    "Clearly, there are huge disparities in the provision of surgery around the world, and this points to...Full Article

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

    TUESDAY, March 1, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Exposure to high levels of certain traffic air pollutants may increase the risk of preterm birth in pregnant women with asthma, a new study suggests.

    Both short- and long-term exposure to pollution from vehicles was linked to a higher risk of pre...Full Article

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

    FRIDAY, Feb. 26, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Women who give birth vaginally are slightly more likely to develop urinary incontinence afterward compared to women who have cesarean sections, according to Finnish researchers.

    However, experts in the United States stressed that C-section deliver...Full Article