26 Oct, 2017

Flu vaccines in Pregnancy

Why should people get vaccinated against the flu? Influenza is a serious disease that can lead to hospitalization and sometimes even death. Every flu season is different, and influenza infection can affect people differently, but millions of people get the flu every year, hundreds of thousands of people are hospitalized and thousands of people die …

23 Oct, 2017

Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS)

What is PCOS? PCOS is a condition in which a women has high androgen levels (male hormones) causing a hormonal imbalance.  The hormone imbalance creates problems in the ovaries. With PCOS, the egg may not develop as it should or it may not be released during ovulation as it should.  About 1 in 10 women …

23 Oct, 2017


Bone Changes throughout Our Lifetime: Bones are constantly changing throughout our life. Old bone is removed and new bone is built.  When we are young, our bones form faster than they are broken down. During early adulthood, the amount of bone formed is about equal to the amount of bone that is broken down. In …

02 Jun, 2017


Pertussis has made a big comeback in recent years. “Most pertussis-related deaths occur in infants too young to be immunized. . . . All pregnant women are advised to get the Tdap vaccine, which protects against tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis, or whooping cough. . . . A different version of the vaccine is given only …



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