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Fertility can be an overwhelming subject as it has many layers to it—female and male fertility, IVF, medications, procedures, surrogacy and so much more. When it’s not happening to you, it’s easy to forget that infertility can be a devastating, stressful, and expensive process that is emotionally and physically draining—and it’s easy to slip and
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Columbia researchers found that babies born during the pandemic’s first year scored lower on a developmental screening test of social and motor skills at 6 months-;regardless of whether their mothers had COVID during pregnancy-;compared to babies born just before the pandemic. The study, which included 255 babies born at a NewYork-Presbyterian’s Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital
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With high school and college graduations happening all around the country, it’s a good time for us to think about what young adults need as they enter the “real world.” Even the best education doesn’t necessarily equip grads with all the tools they need to financially, physically, and mentally thrive in adulthood. Insert apps for life
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This story first appeared on mater mea. At mater mea, we’re big on providing Black breastfeeding resources. But instead of saying “breast is best” or even “fed is best,” international Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) Andrea Syms-Brown has this piece of breastfeeding advice to share: “Support is best.” In an Instagram Live with mater mea founder Tomi
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In a recent study published in the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, researchers determined the characteristics and clinical outcomes of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in children and adolescents 18 years or younger. Study: Characteristics and Clinical Outcomes of Children and Adolescents Aged <18 Years Hospitalized with
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My mom and I never really talk about how she mothered her fat child. It’s too painful for both of us. But after she read a blog post of mine, she called me. “I’m so sad,” she said. “I experienced the same issues with being an overweight child, and I didn’t want my daughter to
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One in four American women will have an abortion before the age of 45, according to a 2017 analysis by Guttmacher Institute, which doesn’t include abortion after miscarriage, such as a D&C. If you’re considering having an abortion for any reason, it’s important to know your options. Medical abortions, which the FDA now permanently allows
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A Michigan Medicine study found that preadolescent children with severe neuromuscular scoliosis who are treated with growth-friendly surgery prior to spinal fusion have more complications and unplanned subsequent surgeries than those who only have the spinal fusion. Early-onset scoliosis is a potentially deadly curve in the spine that can damage a child’s heart and lung
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Most people have heard of the amazing benefits of meditation practice to both physical and mental health but, how do these benefits affect women during pregnancy, and more specifically, how to use meditation for a healthy pregnancy?  The benefits of meditating during pregnancy can be significant not only to the meditator but also for her
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A once-a-day antiretroviral medicine that is low-cost and easy for children to take is also more effective at suppressing HIV than standard treatments, according to a global trial led by researchers at UCL. The study, published today in The New England Journal of Medicine, found that dolutegravir-based regimens, which are already widely used to treat
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Researchers at Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health found marked decreases in orphanhood particularly double orphanhood, among adolescents in Rakai, Uganda, corresponding with the availability of antiretroviral therapy (ART) beginning in 2004 and of male medical circumcision in 2007. Until now, little had been known about the contribution of HIV combination prevention including ART
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