Items Tagged ‘pregnancy’

New guidelines for peanut allergies

May 12, 2017

New guidelines for peanut allergies

By uclahealth uclahealth

Are you concerned about your baby developing a peanut allergy? New guidelines recommend introducing peanuts before age 1 in some children. A common and severe food allergy Peanut allergy is one of the most common food allergies in the U.S. Up to 2 percent of children and adolescents are allergic to the legume — and […]

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Tags: allergy, allergy blood test, breastfeeding, choking hazards, coughing, difficulty breathing, Dr. Maria Garcia-Lloret, eczema, eyelid swelling, food allergies, hives, legume


May 4, 2017

Three questions pregnant women should ask about fetal ultrasounds

By Amy Albin Amy Albin

For pregnant women,  a general fetal ultrasound between 18 to 22 weeks of pregnancy is standard medical practice. Ultrasound scans, which use high-frequency sound waves to show images of the fetus, placenta and amniotic fluid, help doctors to see how the baby is developing and to detect possible birth defects. While ultrasounds can help identify […]

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Tags: birth deffect screening, CHD, Doppler test, fetal screening, healthy baby, healthy pregnancy, heart defect, imaging techniques, makr sklansky md, mid-gestational fetal ultrasound, pediatric cardiology, pregnancy


Healthy pregnancies start with healthy homes. Here are 10 tips

April 24, 2017

Healthy pregnancies start with healthy homes. Here are 10 tips

By Tami Dennis Tami Dennis

Healthy babies start with healthy pregnancies. Most people understand that concept. But too many women don’t know that healthy pregnancies start with healthy homes. “Women don’t always think about the hidden hazards of environmental exposure before becoming pregnant and what they can do to increase the likelihood of a healthy pregnancy and healthy child and […]

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Tags: 1, 4-dioxane, Bisphenol A, BPA, contaminated dust, environmental containments, environmental contaminants, formaldehyde, galaxolide, healthy pregnancy, hydroquinone, Iris Cantor-UCLA Women's Health Education and Research Center


'Don’t use marijuana during pregnancy.' Get used to hearing that

March 10, 2017

‘Don’t use marijuana during pregnancy.’ Get used to hearing that

By Tami Dennis Tami Dennis

“Don’t drink alcohol during pregnancy.” Adults – women or not, pregnant or not – know the rule by heart. The rule about not using marijuana, however, needs a better agent. A recent federal survey published in the Journal of the American Medical Association found that almost 4% of pregnant women had used marijuana in the past month. Compare that […]

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Tags: cannabis, developing infants, Dr Leena Nathan, fetus development, gynecology, marijuana, obstretics, pregnancy, pregnancy nausea, recreational marijuana, THC


Tips for taking control of your oral health during pregnancy

March 8, 2017

Tips for taking control of your oral health during pregnancy

By Brianna Aldrich Brianna Aldrich

Maintaining optimal oral health is important in all stages of life, but it’s even more important when a woman becomes pregnant. Pregnant women can experience negative, and often unexpected, changes in their oral health that have long-term repercussions. These can include an increase in cavities due to frequent snacking; heightened gum sensitivity and bleeding exacerbated […]

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Tags: children, children's health, dental disease, dental exam, dental radiographs, dental x-rays, Dr. Salina Massei, newborns, oral health, pregnancy, prenatal care, radiation


February 3, 2017

I am a trauma survivor

By stacey12 stacey12

In October of 2012, as I was picking my two year old son up from day care, my car was struck by a man driving a large work van. I had been standing next to my car, trying to cajole my son into his car seat. The force of impact drove my car frame through […]

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Tags: bone grafts, Dr. Andrew Da Lio, Dr. Devon Jeffcoat, patient stories, physical therapy, pregnancy, skin flaps, titanium rods


New U Bar promotes better health through technology

June 29, 2016

New U Bar promotes better health through technology

By uclahealth uclahealth

Health and fitness applications (apps) for tablets and smartphones make it easier for patients to take charge of their healthcare. But with hundreds of apps to choose from, identifying which apps are best suited to an individual can be a challenge. “If an app is too complicated, or a patient doesn’t readily see that it […]

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Tags: apps, children’s health, disease management, fitness, health and fitness applications, interactive health technology, iPads, mental health, myuclahealth, nutrition, pregnancy, smoking cessation


Father’s Day: The journey to fatherhood starts with a health check

June 16, 2016

Father’s Day: The journey to fatherhood starts with a health check

By Kim Irwin Kim Irwin

Joel Mecklenburg and his wife, Stacey, wanted very much to have a child. They tried. And tried. For 3 ½ years. Finally, they decided it was time to see their doctors. “I was a big, healthy guy. I was thinking there’s no way it was my issue,” said Mecklenburg, now 38. “But I went to […]

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Tags: acupuncture, Dr. Jesse Mills, fertility, heat and sperm, heat and sperm count, IVF, low sperm count, male infertility, men's health, microdissection, pregnancy, sperm count


Despite arsenic fears, rice isn’t completely off the table for babies

May 2, 2016

Despite arsenic fears, rice isn’t completely off the table for babies

By Amy Albin Amy Albin

Rice cereal has had a rough week. Most pediatricians recommend it for an infant’s introduction to solid food, with many children in the U.S. consuming a steady diet of rice cereal and other rice products. But a new, and widely publicized, study found that babies fed rice-based foods had higher arsenic levels in their urine […]

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Tags: aresenic in food, aresenic in rice, arsenic poisoning, baby food, childrens health, diabetes, Dr. Shahram Yazdani, environmental health hazards, hypoallergenic, infant food, pediatric medicine, pregnancy


March 3, 2016

HypoGal, My Sheehan’s Syndrome Story

By hypogal hypogal

HypoGal Shares Information about Disability Insurance, Sheehan’s Syndrome and Relapsing Polychondritis (R.P.) HypoGal, My Story My Story; most of my life I have never considered what the words, “chronically ill” or “living with a disability” meant until I began HypoGal. I had related the words,” chronically ill” and “disability” to someone dying or becoming paralyzed. […]

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Tags: adrenal disease, adrenal insufficiency, asthma, chronic fatigue syndrome, colonoscopy, diabetes, disability insurance, diverticulitis, Dr. Larry Froch, Dr. Van Herle, endocrinology, endoscopy