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Laughing through Labor

Laughing through Labor Ascension Seton Medical Center Austin offers new pain management option The pains of childbirth are no laughing matter, but a little laughter might be just what the patient orders. Moms delivering at Ascension Seton Medical Center Austin (SMCA) now have the option of using nitrous oxide, or laughing…
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Large-scale data project to help vulnerable babies

Large-scale data project to help vulnerable babies Premature babies face a number of potential health threats after they are born. But how can hospitals predict when complications might become dangerous? And are these signs of problems — such as cerebral palsy, autism and developmental delays — that might appear later in life?…
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Young moms-to-be linked to greater stroke risks

Young moms-to-be linked to greater stroke risks Researchers look closely at the link between age, pregnancy and stroke If you’re pregnant and under age 35, you could have a higher risk of stroke during and after your pregnancy compared to your non-pregnant counterparts, according to a new study published in JAMA Neurology.
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FDA: Homeopathic teething products unsafe

FDA: Homeopathic teething products unsafe Heads up, parents. While homeopathic teething tablets may sound like a safe and natural remedy to ease your baby’s swollen gums, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is warning potential side effects could be harmful or even deadly to infants and children. The tablets are readily available in retail…
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Feeling more than just the baby blues? Talk it out

Feeling more than just the baby blues? Talk it out Study shows new moms can benefit from psychotherapy A recently published study shows that new moms can benefit from psychotherapy to help with postpartum depression. Constant crying, midnight feedings, sleep deprivation and diaper changes can make any new mom feel blue. But what about when it’s more…
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Pain now, or problems later? Acetaminophen, ADHD linked

Pain now, or problems later? Acetaminophen, ADHD linked New research shows link between acetaminophen use in pregnancy and ADHD in children For years, expecting moms have turned to a common pain reliever to treat the aches and pains of pregnancy. Acetaminophen is one of the few over-the-counter drugs considered safe to use during pregnancy. But new research published in…
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Pregnant? Watch for Subtle Blood Pressure Rises

Pregnant? Watch for Subtle Blood Pressure Rises New study findings about blood pressure during pregnancy Pregnant women experience a number of changes linked to their pregnancies. But in some cases, pregnancy can reveal hidden health issues such as high blood pressure and cholesterol that could lead to more serious heart problems. A…
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Pregnant? 5 Things to Know About Zika Virus

Pregnant? 5 Things to Know About Zika Virus Noticia en Español The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is advising pregnant women to avoid travel to areas where Zika virus is present. The travel warning includes Central and South America, Puerto Rico, Caribbean islands and Mexico. While the majority of people who become infected with…
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