WHAT PRENATAL LAB TESTS SHOULD I HAVE DONE?, Michael Silverstein, MD (Digital)

By on February 20, 2018

What Prenatal Lab Tests should I have Done?

If you are pregnant, you may be wondering what tests you should have performed in order to properly monitor and manage your pregnancy. As with many obstetrical care groups, our practice recommends several tests to assess maternal well-being during pregnancy; these include: Blood type and antibody screen: This assesses antigens on your red blood cells,

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DO HORMONAL CONTRACEPTIVES INCREASE THE RISK OF BREAST CANCER?, Nathan Fox, MD (Digital)

By on December 13, 2017

Does Hormonal Contraception Increase the Risk of Breast Cancer?

A recent study published in the New England Journal of Medicine examined the association between the use of hormonal contraception (oral contraceptives, hormone-releasing IUD’s, hormonal patches, hormone-releasing vaginal rings) and breast cancer. The authors looked at data from 1.8 million women ages 15 to 49 in Denmark, followed on average for 10.9 years.  They found

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WHAT IS CHRONIC HYPERTENSION?, Simi Gupta, MD (Digital)

By on December 5, 2017

What is Chronic Hypertension?

Hypertension is the medical term for high blood pressure and chronic hypertension refers to patients who had high blood pressure before they became pregnant or developed it early in pregnancy.  This is different from a special kind of high blood pressure that some women get during pregnancy called pre-eclampsia.  Pre-eclampsia usually develops in the second

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