Pregnancy Spotlight: Cholestasis of Pregnancy

Every day, our nurses and attorneys receive calls from expectant mothers with concerns about symptoms they’re experiencing during their pregnancy. They’re curious if their symptoms are normal, and they wonder what their next steps should be. Patients should always visit a medical professional with concerns like these and receive appropriate care for maternal-fetal conditions and…

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Pregnancy Spotlight: Group B Strep

Every day, our nurses and attorneys receive calls from expectant mothers with concerns about symptoms they’re experiencing during their pregnancy. They’re curious if their symptoms are normal, and they wonder what their next steps should be. Patients should always visit a medical professional with concerns like these and receive appropriate care for maternal-fetal conditions and…

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What is a Patient’s Bill of Rights?

A Patient’s Bill of Rights is a document that provides patients with information on how they can reasonably expect to be treated during the course of their hospital stay. These documents are, in almost all cases, not legally-binding. They simply provide goals and expectations for patient treatment. The Patient’s Bills of Rights was recently renamed the Patient…

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Women With Prior Kidney Injury At Increased Risk for Preeclampsia

Women who’ve had a prior history of acute kidney history are at much greater risk of preeclampsia and other pregnancy complications – even if their kidney function seems to have returned to normal levels. The team of researchers, headed by Dr. Jessica Sheehan Tangren at Massachusetts General Hospital’s Division of Nephrology, made a groundbreaking discovery…

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What Listeria Food Recalls Mean for Pregnant Women

Listeria Recalls During Pregnancy Sabra Dipping Co. announced the recall of many of its beloved hummus products on November 21, 2016.  Time Magazine reported that the recall resulted from a possible listeria contamination that occurred at the facility in which Sabra products were manufactured.  It is instructed that customers avoid ingesting Sabra products with a…

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What to Expect at Prenatal Appointments

With the multitude of websites, forums, apps, and books containing information about pregnancy that are out today, mothers may be wondering, “What should I expect to learn at my prenatal appointments?  What information can be found at those prenatal appointments that wouldn’t, say, come up on a common Google search?” Well, unlike the many resources…

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National Diabetes Month: Known Your Risks!

The month of November is National Diabetes Month, one of the numerous awareness events driven by the National Diabetes Education Program. The program has declared its theme to be ‘Managing Diabetes – It’s Not Easy, But It’s Worth It.’ What does this theme mean for people impacted by diabetes during pregnancy and childbirth? Diabetes is…

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