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Teen birth rates continue to decline in the United States

Originally posted here The birth rate for U.S. teens aged 15-19 years fell to a historic low in 2015, according to the National Center for Health Statistics. The teen birth rate of 22.3/1,000 females aged 15-19 years for 2015 was down by almost 8% from the year before and marks the seventh consecutive year of … Continued

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Dad Forced to Pay $39.35 to Hold His Baby After Wife’s C-section

Via Yahoo Numerous studies have shown that there are some serious health benefits to parents practicing skin-to-skin contact the moment a baby is born. But should that contact come at a price? It did for Reddit user halfthrottle, who shared a picture of his bill from Utah Valley Hospital with the amount of $39.35 highlighted for “skin to … Continued

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USPSTF Reaffirms Recommendation for Preeclampsia Screening

Blood pressure measurements throughout pregnancy are recommended to detect preeclampsia in pregnant patients, said the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. The Task Force concluded that there was not only a substantial benefit to screening pregnant women for preeclampsia with blood pressure measurements, but no adequate evidence for harms from this screening (B recommendation). This was … Continued

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Welcome to our practice! Thank you for choosing us to care for you during this very important and precious time in your life! Please take the time to read this introduction to your pregnancy and the details within. Together we can be proactive in your care to ensure all the appropriate testing and visits are … Continued

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