Have you ever wondered what is going through an obstetrician’s mind during an emergency C-section? As obstetricians, we want nothing more for our patients than a normal vaginal delivery. However, those of us in this profession all have stories to tell. Stories of labors that lingered too long, or hemorrhages that threatened (or took) the… Continue reading What Really Happens in a C-section: The Other Side of the Operating Table
There was big news that came from the FDA a few days ago- extended approval for HPV vaccination for ages 27-45. Previously this vaccine which prevents certain types of cervical cancer and genital warts was only offered to patients ages 9-26. The goal with the HPV vaccine is to prevent HPV virus related outcomes and… Continue reading HPV Vaccine Age Limit Change: My Daughter Got Protection, but What About Me?
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?
The power of social media is clearly evident in cases such as the Russian influence on our election and Mark Zuckerberg‘s realization of the need for transparency on his powerful platform of Facebook. However, maybe not so evident, is the transformative power of social media on healthcare trends and misinformation. A popular new term for… Continue reading Beware of Pseudoscience: The Desperate Need for Physicians on Social Media
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?