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    Pregnancy and Dialysis Up for Debate
    A recent Jefferson case study raises questions about the “one size fits all” approach to pregnancy and dialysis.

  • Dealing with Grief: An ABC News Tweet Chat
    Dealing with Grief: An ABC News Tweet Chat
    Grief is a natural human emotion, but its effects can vary from person to person. Dr. Andrea Braverman, a health psychologist in Jefferson’s Obstetrics and Gynecology department, recently participated in an ABC News Twitter Chat on the subject.

  • Ob-Gyns Pilot Safety Program Used in Aviation
    Ob-Gyns Pilot Safety Program Used in Aviation
    Jefferson's Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology is piloting a patient safety program with roots in aviation safety.

  • Study: OK to Eating Peanuts During Pregnancy
    Study: OK to Eating Peanuts During Pregnancy
    Researchers at Harvard University found that eating peanuts during pregnancy may actually reduce the risk of peanut allergies in babies.

  • Indoor Pet Exposure During Pregnancy Reduces Allergy Risk in Babies
    Indoor Pet Exposure During Pregnancy Reduces Allergy Risk in Babies
    Children exposed to indoor pets during their mothers’ pregnancy have lower levels of an antibody that is associated with allergies and asthma Researchers at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit and elsewhere followed nearly 1,200 newborns from birth through two years of age, measuring their level of the antibody immunoglobulin E (IgE) from blood samples. “Total more »

  • Study Shows How to Predict and Prevent Preterm Births
    Study Shows How to Predict and Prevent Preterm Births
    Preterm birth is a major cause of infant deaths and disability, and efforts to prevent early deliveries have been largely unsuccessful. Today, 12 percent of pregnancies in the U.S. result in a premature birth – that’s one in eight babies born here. But a new study that involved Jefferson researchers suggests that the use of more »

  • Fish Oil During Pregnancy Could Protect Infants
    Fish Oil During Pregnancy Could Protect Infants
    Pregnant women are often hesitant about taking supplements out of concern for their baby’s health. And there are good reasons for these concerns. After all, your baby eats what you eat and takes what you take during pregnancy. A study by researchers from Emory University and Mexico, however, suggests that taking fish oil rich in more »

  • CDC Advisory Panel Recommends Vaccine for Pregnant Women to Protect Newborns Against Whooping Cough
    CDC Advisory Panel Recommends Vaccine for Pregnant Women to Protect Newborns Against Whooping Cough
    Amid a two-year surge in cases of whooping cough in the U.S., a key CDC advisory panel is recommending pregnant women get vaccinated late in their pregnancy to impart some protection to their newborns.

  • Early-Term Babies at Increased Risk of Death
    Early-Term Babies at Increased Risk of Death
    Premature birth, particularly the very early premature births, are the most significant factor in the high infant mortality rates in the United States, particularly in urban areas of this country. But a new study by researchers from the National Institutes of Health and elsewhere found that even babies born nearly to term – those at more »

  • Another Option to Treat Hot Flashes in Menopausal Women
    Another Option to Treat Hot Flashes in Menopausal Women
    Study of antidepressant for menopausal hot flashes adds another tool to the arsenal of doctors working to help women deal with this issue.

  • Information Session on Fertility Issues and Cancer Treatment
    Information Session on Fertility Issues and Cancer Treatment
    This FREE workshop will address the potential impact of cancer treatments on fertility and explore fertility preservation options (both pre- and post-treatment).