Items Tagged ‘pregnant women’

May 1, 2019

Healthy Tips for Ramadan

By uclahealth uclahealth

Ramadan begins on Monday, May 6, 2019 and ends on Tuesday, June 4, 2019. Millions of people from around the world will be recognizing this Islamic holy day through prayer and dawn to dusk fasting. Fasting can be done safely if you take the necessary precautions— especially for those with certain medical conditions. If you […]

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Tags: breastfeeding, cardiac disease, complex carbohydrates, dehydration, diabetes, fasting, fasting for adolescents, fasting for children, fasting tips, heart disease, iftar meal, low blood sugar


Dispelling Midwife Myths

August 28, 2018

Dispelling Midwife Myths

By uclahealth uclahealth

“I was so impressed by the midwives who took care of me when I was having my children that I decided sitting with women in labor and helping them give birth would be a lovely career,” says Elizabeth Keit, a certified nurse midwife at UCLA Health. “I want to give the highly personalized care that […]

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Tags: birth, child birthing, Elizabeth Keit, give birth, labor and delivery, midwife, midwives, nurse midwife, OBGYN, pregnant women


Ask the Doctors - How can I protect myself from the Zika virus?

April 9, 2018

Ask the Doctors – How can I protect myself from the Zika virus?

By Ask the Doctors askthedoctors

Dear Doctors: We live on a lake in Minnesota where mosquitos are a way of life. Now that Zika has come to the United States, are we at risk? The spread of the Zika virus to the U.S. is cause for concern but not for alarm.  It’s a complex issue so the best way to […]

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Tags: Aedes aegypti, Ask the Doctors, birth defect, Dr. Eve Glazier, Dr.Elizabeth Ko, microcephaly, mosquito-borne illnesses, pregnant women, zika virus


Ask the Doctors - Who should get a shingles vaccination?

February 26, 2018

Ask the Doctors – Who should get a shingles vaccination?

By Ask the Doctors askthedoctors

Dear Doctor: My daughter took her kids to the pediatrician the other day for their chickenpox vaccinations. Now, because I had chickenpox as a child, she’s after me to get a shingles vaccine. What is shingles, and what’s the connection to chickenpox? Dear Reader: The same virus that causes chickenpox is responsible for shingles, a […]

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Tags: chickenpox vaccinations, Dr. Eve Glazier, immune systems, infants, kids, pediatrics, postherpetic neuralgia, pregnant women, shingles, suppressed immune systems, unimmunized children, vaccination


Anesthesia in young children: Know the risks

February 22, 2017

Anesthesia in young children: Know the risks

By uclahealth uclahealth

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently issued a new warning about the use of anesthesia and sedation drugs in young children and pregnant women. If you’re planning to schedule surgery or another procedure that requires sedation, it’s smart to understand the basics and any risks you or your child may face. Here’s a breakdown […]

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Tags: anesthesia, behavior, FDA, Food and Drug Administration, general anesthetic, infants, medications, pediatric anesthesiology, pregnant women, sedation, sedation drugs, surgery