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Back to Sleep or Preventing SIDS

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Baby (Cradle) by Gustav Klimt 1917/1918
Twenty years ago, I graduated from medical school and began my journey into obstetrics and gynecology. One of the messages I had to give to new parents was “back to sleep”. Since then, the rate of...
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It’s All in the History

Takashi Murakami. 727. 1996

Takashi Murakami. 727. 1996

    People go to see the doctor for many reasons.  Sometimes it is just a check up or medication refill or for not feeling well.  Sometimes it is because of pain. Pain is tricky.  It can come on all of...
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Memorial Day

Memorial Day for many signifies the start of summer.  It is the time for summer vacations, weddings, and graduations.   We start off Memorial Day with sales, barbeques, and  picnics.  Families get together to celebrate.  It is also a time to honor our war dead.   Prior to the War in Afghanistan and September 11, 2001, many of...
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HIV Testing in Pregnancy

During your pregnancy, we do many types of tests.   Many of these tests require blood.   During the first OB visit, we usually draw the most blood.  Many of these tests check for infections that can cause problems in pregnancy.  One test I’d like to discuss today is the HIV test. Most women who become pregnant today...
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