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A Miracle at 43
Monday, September 12th, 2011 by Linda Burke-Galloway
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There are some patients that keep you humbled. Barbara Tate was one of those patients. With a shopping list of chronic conditions a mile long, she was told she could never carry a baby because she had miscarried two during her early 20s. She suffered the hammer blows of diabetes,... Read more
What Women Can Learn from the Movie “The Help”
Wednesday, September 7th, 2011 by Linda Burke-Galloway
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Although Kathryn Stocketts novel, The Help, had been a New York Times bestseller for months, somehow it had escaped me. However after hearing all the buzz about the movie, I was determined to see it even if I had to go by myself which ultimately happened. Set in rural Mississippi... Read more
The Scam of Matthew Scheidt and How it Affects You
Monday, September 5th, 2011 by Linda Burke-Galloway
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Did you hear about the 17 year old teen that posed as a physician assistant at a Florida hospital for five days and got away with it Are you surprised Im not. It seems that Matthew Scheidt, had a summer job working part-time for a surgical supply company. He allegedly went to the... Read more
New Rules Gives Women Reasons to Celebrate
Wednesday, August 31st, 2011 by Linda Burke-Galloway
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There was no large fanfare but there should have been as a result of the Institute of Medicines IOM recent recommendations that require new health insurance plans to provide preventive services at no cost to the patient. Thats right. No cost. Oh, how women needed this victory in ... Read more
Will Your Labor Induction be Successful? Yes, If You Have the Right Bishop Score
Monday, August 29th, 2011 by Linda Burke-Galloway
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At some point during a pregnancy, the topic of labor induction might emerge. Inducing labor means that contractions are being started before a patient begins labor naturally or without any external influence. Elective inductions of labor has doubled in the past 20 years according... Read more
Would You End Your Pregnancy Because of Gender?
Wednesday, August 24th, 2011 by Linda Burke-Galloway
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What would you do if you discovered early in your pregnancy that you were pregnant with a girl when you wanted a boy Would you terminate the pregnancy With the advent of a new DNA test that can determine the sex of a fetus at 7 weeks gestation with a simple blood or urine test, .... Read more
A Pregnant Teen Dies While Her Baby Fights to Live
Monday, August 22nd, 2011 by Linda Burke-Galloway
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Charinez Jeffersons infant son was born the day before my birthday but it was also the day that she died. The doctors kept her on life support while they frantically tried to deliver and save her baby, a scenario I know quite well. Jefferson was gunned down on a Southside Chicago... Read more
(Featured Guest Post) Teeth For Two: Tips for Prenatal Dental Care
Monday, August 15th, 2011 by Linda Burke-Galloway
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Todays post is from Guest Blogger Robert Milton. He blogs for Austin Dental Center, an Austin dentist, who specializes in cosmetic dental procedures and preventative dental care. You know the basics of good oral hygiene Brush after every meal, avoid sugary snacks and drinks, flos... Read more
Should Pregnant Women Take Painkillers?
Wednesday, August 10th, 2011 by Linda Burke-Galloway
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A nurse recently asked a very important question that bears repeating What effect does long-term use of pain pills have on pregnant women She was concerned because of the increase in number of pregnant women who are taking pain pills on a long term basis based on previous surgeri... Read more
Could Breastfeeding Kill a Newborn?
Monday, August 8th, 2011 by Linda Burke-Galloway
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That is the question a California district attorney will ask a jury at the trial of a breastfeeding mother. Most women do not intend to harm their children but substance abuse and addiction comes with a heavy price. Such was the case of Maggie Jean Wortman, who has been charged w... Read more
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