The Doctor Will Tweet You Now: why social media is important for physicians.

In the United States today, cutting edge medical treatment is widely available but one of the biggest barriers to people getting access to the right treatment and doctors is a lack of information and fear of the unknown. Physicians tend to be reluctant to participate in social media but it is a major form of…
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IRMS NJ Examines “The Impact of Obesity on Female Fertility and Pregnancy”

There are numerous risks to women’s fertility to conceive, as well as, increased risks during pregnancy from obesity, and these risks increase with the degree of obesity. Obesity is defined as a pre-pregnancy BMI > 30 Kg/m^2. While diabetes mellitus (DM) increases with obesity, there is still an increase in complications and adverse pregnancy outcomes…
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Obese Moms May Increase Heart Attack Risk in Their Children

A small study published in the February 27, 2013 medical journal Archives of Disease in Childhood – Fetal and Neonatal Edition raises concerns about the effects of maternal excess weight upon the cardiovascular health of their children.  The findings were published in a letter and demonstrated that infants of mothers who were overweight (BMI of…
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Baby In Your Belly? Buckle Up!

Pregnant women often worry that buckling up their seat belts in the car may somehow harm the baby in their belly during an accident.  Now a recent study by Luley and colleagues published in the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology on February 25, 2013 debunks that potentially fatal myth.  The study demonstrates a significantly…
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To Zoloft or Not to Zoloft When Trying to Get Pregnant

Should you stop your Zoloft if you are trying to conceive? Or your Prozac, Wellbutrin, whatever? Should you stop your psychotropic drugs before you try to conceive, before you get pregnant, once you are pregnant? So many people take antidepressants and anti-anxiety medication that this becomes a relatively common question. Remember that pregnant women are…
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