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2014-06-30 12:32:28

Company Commits to Support Every Newborn Action Plan as Part of 2014 Partners' Forum FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J., June 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- As a global medical technology company dedicated to its purpose of "Helping all people live healthy lives," BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company) (NYSE: BDX), is proud to announce its support for and active participation in two key events aimed at reducing these needless deaths: the 5th Birthday and Beyond Coalition event held last week in Washington...

2014-06-27 23:10:38

Women who give birth the U.S. often find that it can be difficult, and as a result many are hiring doulas to provide continuous labor support. Birth Ambassadors: Doulas and the Re-Emergence of Woman-Supported Childbirth in America, describes the work of doulas, the dilemmas they face, and why they have become the ambassadors for the midwifery model of care in the U.S. Amarillo, Texas (PRWEB) June 27, 2014 An increasing number of American women are hiring doulas to attend them during labor...

2014-06-27 18:41:48

Stanford University Medical Center Women who are obese before they become pregnant face an increased risk of delivering a very premature baby, according to a new study of nearly 1 million California births. The findings from the Stanford University School of Medicine provide important clues as to what triggers extremely preterm births, specifically those that occur prior to 28 weeks of pregnancy. The study, published in the July issue of Paediatric and Perinatal Epidemiology, found...

2014-06-27 08:25:58

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is at the forefront of innovative research and treatment programs centered on postpartum mental health issues CHAPEL HILL, N.C., June 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- As people across the nation struggle to understand how a woman in New York City could strap a 10-month-old son to her chest and leap to her death from an eight-floor window, 350 researchers, childbirth professionals, social support providers, mental and public health providers,...

2014-06-27 08:25:31

AARHUS, Denmark, June 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Unisense FertiliTech, world leader in time-lapse technology for IVF will present a new tool to improve embryo evaluation in IVF. The KIDScore(TM) decision support tool is an exclusive feature of the EmbryoScope(TM) time-lapse system and is based on analysis of the largest database in the world of Known Implantation Data (KID). The KID database contains comprehensive information about embryo development profiles linked to pregnancy...

2014-06-25 23:08:51

Pregnancy Diet Exercise, developed by Tanya Kochan, is the latest program designed for expecting mothers who want to stay fit throughout the duration of their pregnancies. A full review on the site Vinamy.com indicates if Pregnancy Diet Exercise is worth the purchase. Seattle, WA (PRWEB) June 25, 2014 A woman's body undergoes drastic changes during pregnancy. It is caused by a very rapid increase in metabolism, which means that it can be very hard to stay within one's ideal weight...

2014-06-25 16:25:58

KIRKLAND, Wash., June 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- EvergreenHealth is pleased to announce the medical center has had zero elective inductions for early term pregnancies - those between 37 and 39 weeks gestation - since the third quarter of 2013, according to data collected by the Washington State Hospital Association's Partnership for Patients initiative. This announcement comes on the heels of a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) that reveals a...

2014-06-25 08:31:32

Building on the positive results from Phase 1, the public-private partnership outlines new strategy for Phase 2 expansion in Uganda and Zambia WASHINGTON, June 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, Saving Mothers, Giving Life (SMGL), the United States Agency for International Development (USAID)-led public-private partnership to accelerate the reduction of maternal and newborn mortality, announced plans to more than double its geographic presence in Uganda and Zambia, with an expanded...

2014-06-25 08:30:37

This first-of-its-kind program brings together the deepest expertise to protect prenatal brain development in children with congenital heart defects PHILADELPHIA, June 25, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) today launched the Fetal Neuroprotection and Neuroplasticity Program. Building on growing evidence of the interaction of heart disease and brain development in the fetus, this Program will systematically investigate innovative therapies...

2014-06-24 23:18:14

The Gynecology Emergent Care Center in Long Beach is proud to announce they are now open seven days a week for their patients’ emergency needs. New hours are Monday to Friday 8am to 8pm and Sundays from 12pm to 8pm. Long Beach, CA (PRWEB) June 23, 2014 The Gynecology Emergent Care Center works on the philosophy of handling emergencies by making sure to provide patients with the best gynecological care in the Long Beach area by now offering extended hours seven days a week. Their goal is...


Latest Obstetrics Reference Libraries

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2011-04-28 17:02:45

Labor Induction is a process of giving an artificial start to birth with medical intervention or other methods. When an induction is not performed for emergency or other medical reasons, the method is considered an elective process. The decision to induce labor has increased in recent years due to its convenience or because it easily accommodates busy schedules. The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, however, say that labor should only be induced when it is more risky...

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2011-02-22 18:09:06

The B19 virus, referred to as parvovirus B19, was first known human virus in the family of parvovirus. It causes a childhood rash called fifth disease or commonly called slapped cheek syndrome. Discovered in 1975 by Yvonne Cossart, the virus gained its name because it was found in well B19 of a large series of Petri dishes. The virus is mainly spread through infected respiratory droplets. Symptoms usually appear six days after exposure and last about a week. Patients aren't usually...

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Word of the Day
omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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