Stories and Insights

3 steps to turn your preferences into a birth plan

3 steps to turn your preferences into a birth plan

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Dr. Duryea suggests thinking about a “birth plan” as “birth preferences.” How to go about developing them and why communication with your doctor is key.

Heart restart: Public AEDs can save lives

Heart restart: Public AEDs can save lives

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Automated external defibrillators (AEDs) are available in many public places in Texas. Dr. Wu shares how they can save lives in an emergency.

Who is a good candidate for VBAC?

Who is a good candidate for VBAC?

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Learn the risks and benefits of vaginal birth after C-section, who may be a good candidate, and how to increase the chance of a successful VBAC.

Kids and sports: How specialization can lead to overuse injuries

Kids and sports: How specialization can lead to overuse injuries

 

Parents may worry kids will lose a competitive edge by not specializing in a sport early. Dr. Coyner talks about why playing multiple sports helps performance and health.

Donor breast milk giving preemies an early boost in life

Donor breast milk giving preemies an early boost in life

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Premature babies benefit the most from breast milk. Learn how we use donor breast milk, and why not to buy it on the internet.

Schedule a mammogram – for your heart?

Schedule a mammogram – for your heart?

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Mammograms to detect heart disease? Dr. Sanghavi explains why she’s excited about how mammography could “fill the gap” in women’s heart care.

Obesity now tied to 11 types of cancer

Obesity now tied to 11 types of cancer

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Obesity has been linked to yet another type of cancer. Learn more about decreasing the risk and leading a healthier life.

What parents should know about newborn tests and vaccinations

What parents should know about newborn tests and vaccinations

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Dr. Zink discusses why newborns need erythromycin in the eyes, a vitamin K shot, and a hepatitis B vaccine right away after birth.

Can dads get postpartum depression?

Can dads get postpartum depression?

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Postpartum depression in dads is real and just as serious as when mothers get it. Learn to recognize the symptoms of paternal postpartum depression.

Black men in white coats: Why Curtiss Moore became a doctor

Black men in white coats: Why Curtiss Moore became a doctor

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As an African-American doctor, Curtiss Moore is a rarity. What led him to cardiology, and how can other young black men and women follow a career in medicine?