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Preventing Premature Births by Taking Care of Your Gums

Collaboration with other health professionals who take care of pregnant patients is important.  In consideration of the "whole" patient, we can't forget the value dentists bring and the impact of oral health on pregnancy.  - Dr. Valerie Jones, OB/GYN, ObDoctorMom.com This article is written by Dr. Amanda Tavoularis (dentably.com).  Pregnancy is one of the great joys… Continue reading Preventing Premature Births by Taking Care of Your Gums

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Top Reasons why 40 is the Best Birthday

You are surrounded by the ones you love most.  Your kids are still little and think you are the best thing that’s ever happened to them, but not so little that they are still in diapers or keeping you up for round the clock feeds at night. You spent your entire life preparing for a… Continue reading Top Reasons why 40 is the Best Birthday

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What Happens When You Have a Miscarriage?

You can’t believe it. You are finally pregnant with a much- desired pregnancy.  You carefully planned out how you would tell your husband the exciting news and it made your heart explode seeing his reaction.  You are floating on cloud nine and love having this little “secret” that only you and your partner know about. … Continue reading What Happens When You Have a Miscarriage?

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Is Cord Blood Banking for Your Newborn Baby a Scam?

A common question that comes up as parents get close to delivery time is, “Should I bank cord blood for my baby”? This technology has been marketed as a way to protect your child in the unfortunate event of cancer.  Parents are signing up and paying large fees to store umbilical cord blood in the… Continue reading Is Cord Blood Banking for Your Newborn Baby a Scam?

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Should Women in Medicine be Freezing their Eggs?

  You may have heard about tech companies in Silicon Valley offering an “egg freezing” benefits package to lure the top candidates for demanding, all consuming careers that eat up their precious fertile years in their late 20’s and early 30’s. Most women who are leading the workforce are not thinking about having children early… Continue reading Should Women in Medicine be Freezing their Eggs?