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What happens when you don’t take the prenatal vitamins? What happens to the child? This is a great women’s health and pregnancy question as many women don’t know they are pregnant in the first trimester, or are so nauseated it makes it hard to take prenatal vitamins. One of the most important components in a […]

A new study in the Journal of the American Medical Association found that women who start out their pregnancy obese have a significantly higher risk of having babies with birth defects. Some of these abnormalities include neural tube defects, spina bifida, heart abnormalities, cleft lip and palate, and brain abnormalities. Fortunately, the overall risk of […]

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Researchers in this study in the New England Journal of Medicine found that in overweight and obese women, weight loss of about 17 lbs significantly reduced urinary incontinence symptoms.  This study may help to ease some women’s fears about incontinence during exercise. Weight loss, of course, has many health benefits in those overweight, including reduction […]

Diet Tips for the New Year

by Mona Saint MD

This is always a good time of year to think about ways to make our lives healthier and I know fitness and nutrition is at the top of my list especially after the holidays! When thinking about change, it can help to specifically define your goals and rationale and write them down in a positive […]

A small study showed that pregnant women who had a Vitamin D deficiency at delivery had a higher chance of delivering via cesarean section than those who were not deficient. There are many factors that can lead to a cesarean section and currently Vitamin D levels are not checked during pregnancy. However, I am a […]

Two interesting studies about diet and breast cancer came out this week.  In the first study laboratory researchers found that extra virgin olive oil could suppress genes that can cause breast cancer.  Approximately 20-30% of breast cancers come from people who carry this gene which might explain why some studies show Mediterranean diets can lower […]