Pregnancy

Breastfeeding, Bottles, Pacifiers and Your Baby’s Teeth

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  How you feed your baby affects not only overall health but also your child’s risk of tooth decay. Some babies continue to suck — on a bottle, pacifier or other object — long after it’s needed for nutrition. This habit also can affect how your child’s teeth line up. But following simple tips about feeding and mouth care can ... Read More »

Pregnancy and Oral Health

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  Being pregnant affects nearly every aspect of your life, including your oral health. The condition of your gums may affect your pregnancy and the health of your baby. And preventing tooth decay in your own mouth can help your baby have healthier teeth, too. Here’s what you need to know to protect yourself and your baby. Tooth decay and ... Read More »

Pregnancy and Alcohol, What’s the Verdict?

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Recently, there has been discussion about whether or not it is okay to drink alcohol while pregnant. Women traditionally are advised against it by their doctor, but to what extent? Is a sip of champagne okay? How about one glass of wine here or there? Although there is some conflicting evidence around light drinking during pregnancy, the American Academy of ... Read More »

Risks of Older Age Pregnancies

Today, many women are starting families when they are in their mid 30’s or older. Most have healthy pregnancies and healthy babies. Benefits of later-age pregnancy include being more financially stable to care for a child, the parents may be more mature, realistic and dedicated to the idea of having a baby than younger parents and most later-age pregnancies involve ... Read More »

Depression Screening in Primary Care

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Earlier this month the US Preventative Services Task Force (USPSTF) released a Draft Recommendation Statement suggesting adults be screened for depression in the primary care setting. The US Preventative Services Task Force is a volunteer group of national medical experts which publish recommendations about using clinical preventive services for disease prevention. These preventive service recommendations include screenings, counseling services, and ... Read More »

Cord Blood Awareness Month

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July is cord blood awareness month, so read on to learn about cord blood and its usage! What is Cord Blood and Why is it Important? The extra blood found in the placenta and umbilical cord after a baby is been born is called cord blood. Once the umbilical cord is been cut, the baby doesn’t need this blood anymore, ... Read More »

Flu Season is Here – Are you Prepared?

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This week officially marks the start of flu season.  Have you gotten your flu shot yet? According to the Centers For Diseases Control (CDC), flu season begins in October, typically peaks in January and February and can last until May. The CDC recommends that everyone age six months and older get a flu shot, sooner rather than later, since it ... Read More »