Category Archives: Obstetrics

Does exercise increase miscarriage?

Regular exercise for up to seven or more hours per week is NOT associated with increased rates of miscarriage in the first or second trimester.  Woman can do low or high-intensity exercise including aerobics, jogging, cycling and swimming without risk of … Continue reading

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The Zika Virus: What to know?!

How long has this infection been around?  The Zika virus has been in the news recently. But, it is not new.  It was first isolated from a monkey in 1947 in Uganda.  Then there was an outbreak in Micronesia in 2007.  It … Continue reading

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This is Nevada Influenza Vaccination Week!

Why should you get the flu vaccine?  There are scores of people yearly who are ill due to the flu AND there are thousands (or sometimes TENS of thousands) of people who die each year from influenza. Do I get … Continue reading

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Pregnant mothers are encouraged to eat peanut butter

Yes.  It was found that consumption of peanuts and tree nuts during pregnancy may prevent their children from developing nut allergies. The study supports the thought that early allergen exposure increases the tolerance and lowers the risk of childhood food … Continue reading

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When pregnant, stay away from medicines

There are some medicines that are thought to be safe during pregnancy. . . but we keep learning more from research daily. Prenatal exposure to acetaminophen (Tylenol) was associated with a significantly increased risk of attention-deficit/hyperactivity-like behavioral problems in children. This … Continue reading

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Obesity and stillbirths–the connection

Obesity is not benign. I recently read a study performed over 8 years which showed that almost 20% of stillbirths (babies born dead) occurred in obese females. The study has a database of nearly 3 million births and it was … Continue reading

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Wanting to conceive?

If you are a woman wanting to conceive, there is no evidence that taking antioxidant supplements will improve your fertility. Research was compiled from 28 trials with over 3500 women attending fertility clinics.  Women who took antioxidant supplements were no … Continue reading

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