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Affiliation:

  • Baltimore Washington Medical Center

Location:

  • Denton, MD

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

    WEDNESDAY, May 25, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Smoking pot while pregnant may increase the risk of premature delivery, a new study suggests.

    Women who continue using marijuana up to 20 weeks' gestation have a five times greater increase in the risk of preterm birth, independent of other risk...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine:

    MONDAY, May 23, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Extremely premature infants often face lifelong challenges, enduring more physical, emotional and social difficulties as adults than their peers born full-term, researchers report.

    In general, however, these tiny babies grow up to contribute to so...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Midwifery Nursing:

    WEDNESDAY, May 18, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Pregnant women who've had a cesarean delivery in the past should not plan a home birth because they face a higher risk for complications, researchers warn.

    The finding stems from an analysis of roughly 2.4 million full-term births between 2007 a...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Family Medicine:

    MONDAY, May 9, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A mother's excess weight gain or elevated blood sugar levels in pregnancy may put her child at increased risk for being overweight or obese, a new study finds.

    "When women have elevated blood sugar and gain excess weight during pregnancy, it seems t...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Obstetrics:

    MONDAY, May 9, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Pregnant women who drink artificially sweetened drinks every day may be more likely to give birth to heavier babies who are then more likely to become overweight children, researchers report.

    "Infants born to women who regularly consumed one or more...Full Article

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

    MONDAY, May 9, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A treatment approach that typically targets tumors may also safely deliver medications directly to a pregnant woman's placenta, a new mouse study suggests.

    This type of treatment might one day help reduce pregnancy complications, such as preeclampsi...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Obstetrics:

    MONDAY, May 9, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- If infants are swaddled during sleep, their risk of dying from SIDS is higher, especially if they are placed on their stomachs, new research suggests.

    Swaddling is defined in various ways, but it typically refers to wrapping a child snugly in a blan...Full Article

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

    TUESDAY, May 3, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Breast milk may help promote brain growth in premature infants, a new study found.

    "The brains of babies born before their due dates usually are not fully developed," explained senior investigator Dr. Cynthia Rogers, an assistant professor of child...Full Article

  • 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

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    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