high risk pregnancy Articles
An Open Letter of Apology to Melissa Rivers
Wednesday, November 12th, 2014 by Linda Burke-Galloway
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Dear Melissa, I owe you an apology on behalf of my irresponsible medical colleagues who let their shallow ego cloud their clinical judgment and ultimate killed your mother. I took the death of your mother personally because we were both born in Brooklyn and that connection alone ... Read more
CDC Latest Information on Ebola Virus
Thursday, October 2nd, 2014 by Linda Burke-Galloway
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Here is the latest information from CDC regarding the Ebola Virus. httpwww.cdc.govmmwrpreviewmmwrhtmlmm6339a4.htms_cidmm6339a4_e Guinea appears to have the highest number of cases. Lets pray that this epidemic is contained quickly. Read more
Joan Rivers’ Death Could Have Been Prevented and Kanye’s Mom as Well
Monday, September 8th, 2014 by Linda Burke-Galloway
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We all know that death is an inevitable part of life, but sometimes errors in human judgment makes it happen too soon . I loved Joan Rivers because she was a straight shooter and originally from my hometown of Brooklyn, New York. People from Brooklyn dont bite their tongues and I... Read more
Pregnant and He Doesn’t Want the Baby? Please Watch the Video. It Could Possibly Save Your Life.
Thursday, August 14th, 2014 by Linda Burke-Galloway
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Another pregnant woman went missing and may not return. Erin Corwin was a military wife whose husband was very excited about her pregnancy; her neighbor, Christopher Lee, was not. Lee took Corwin on a hunting trip and was never seen again. Do you know what the leading cause of de... Read more
What Does a Stillbirth Look Like?
Tuesday, August 12th, 2014 by Linda Burke-Galloway
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Stillbirth. A condition Ive been battling to prevent my entire professional career and a word that literally gives me nightmares. Everyone knows that a pregnant woman shouldnt carry a baby for nine months only to experience the absence of its cry and movement at the moment of its... Read more
Pregnancy for Sale
Monday, July 7th, 2014 by Linda Burke-Galloway
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Being told that your body will never be able to reproduce is beyond painful Ive been there. But should procreation become a business at any cost In a recent New York Times article, we are introduced to a gay couple from Portugal who became parents through surrogacy because it was... Read more
Are Military Pregnant Wives More at Risk for Death From Medical Mistakes?
Tuesday, July 1st, 2014 by Linda Burke-Galloway
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Keeping secrets can literally kill, especially in healthcare. The New York Times article, In Military Care, a Pattern of Errors but Not Scrutiny had me trembling with shame. No, I didnt have any direct involvement with the death of Jessica Zeppa, a 21-year-old wife of an active s... Read more
Pregnant Moms, Can You Recognize the Signs of Pre-Eclampsia?
Wednesday, May 14th, 2014 by Linda Burke-Galloway
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May is Pre-eclampsia Awareness Month, a time of mourning for many who have lost their loved ones in childbirth or shortly thereafter. The old-fashioned term is toxemia and includes a combination of high blood pressure after 20 weeks, swollen ankles or feet, blurry vision and prot... Read more
A Mother’s Day Tribute from a Beloved Son – Kevin Durant
Friday, May 9th, 2014 by Linda Burke-Galloway
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As a mother of two middle-school athletes, oh, how I can relate to what Kevin Durants mom must have went through. Getting up at dreadful hours of the morning, buying new sneakers for ever-expanding feet and playing referee to the alpha-man arguments and competition. But is it wor... Read more
Do You Have Fibroids and Want to Have a Hysterectomy? Please Read This First.
Tuesday, May 6th, 2014 by Linda Burke-Galloway
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Today I put my patient safety hat on to discuss a growing controversy in the obgyn community about the treatment of fibroids. Fibroids are usually a benign tumor that affects 80 of women and especially African American women. They can sometimes cause bleeding, pain and press on i... Read more
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