Stories and Insights

Part One: Assisted reproductive technologies and maternal risk

Part One: Assisted reproductive technologies and maternal risk

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Assisted reproductive technologies can help women struggling with fertility to conceive. But using ART carries some risks. In part one of this two-part series, Dr. Morgan explains the possible risks to women who become pregnant with ART.

Why does a woman’s age impact the risk of Down syndrome in her baby?

Why does a woman’s age impact the risk of Down syndrome in her baby?

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Dr. Horsager explains interesting new studies into why older women are at higher risk for giving birth to a child with Down syndrome.

Get help for back, neck, and leg pain caused by spinal stenosis

Get help for back, neck, and leg pain caused by spinal stenosis

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Spinal stenosis can cause back pain and tingling or numbness in the hands and feet. It’s more common as we age, but that doesn’t mean people must live with it.

The truth about breast implant-related cancer risk

The truth about breast implant-related cancer risk

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A rare breast implant-related cancer was covered by the New York Times in spring 2017. Dr. Kenkel explains the symptoms and who is at risk.

Why belly button pain during pregnancy is still a mystery

Why belly button pain during pregnancy is still a mystery

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Doctors aren’t sure what causes belly button pain during pregnancy, but it’s a fairly common symptom. Dr. Horsager tries to shed light on the phenomenon.

Repairing brain aneurysms now to prevent strokes later

Repairing brain aneurysms now to prevent strokes later

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Dr. Welch explains how brain aneurysms can cause hemorrhagic strokes and what physicians can do to preemptively treat this condition.

What pregnant women need to know about Zika in 2017

What pregnant women need to know about Zika in 2017

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With summer comes increased risk exposure to mosquitos. Here’s what women who are pregnant or wish to become pregnant need to know to stay safe this year.

Sleep disorders and mental illness go hand in hand

Sleep disorders and mental illness go hand in hand

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Dr. Khawaja discusses the relationship between sleep and mental illness, as well as treatments to help patients maintain healthy sleep habits.

Young and hip: joint preservation surgery is sometimes the answer

Young and hip: joint preservation surgery is sometimes the answer

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We generally associate hip pain with aging, but adolescents and young adults can develop serious hip problems as well. Dr. Wells reviews some of these issues and the surgeries to correct them.

Planning for pregnancy when you have epilepsy

Planning for pregnancy when you have epilepsy

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If you have epilepsy and want to have a baby, there are precautions to take before, during, and after pregnancy.