Yonkers, NY – A Consumer Reports analysis of over 1,500 hospitals in 22 U.S. states suggests that some hospitals do a much better job than others at helping mothers avoid unnecessary C-sections.
Consumer Reports’ Ratings are the largest one-stop shop for consumers to compare hospitals on C-section rates. The Ratings show dramatic variation in the percentage of women who have their babies delivered through a surgical incision using a cesarean section or C-section—even between hospitals in the same community.
American Heart Association says New Guidelines aim to improve care for Babies with Heart Problems in the Womb
American Heart Association Scientific Statement
Dallas, TX – Fetal heart experts working with the American Heart Association have developed guidelines to help healthcare providers care for unborn babies with heart problems, as well as their families.
The statement, Diagnosis and Treatment of Fetal Cardiac Disease, is published in the American Heart Association journal, Circulation.
Nashville, TN – In 2013, 921 newborns in Tennessee experienced withdrawal from drugs their mothers used while pregnant.
Many people across Tennessee, including a group of state leaders, are working to reduce that number and in the past year launched several efforts to help prevent the suffering and expenses associated with the condition known as neonatal abstinence syndrome, or NAS.
Nashville, TN – All parents want their new baby to be as healthy as possible. Sadly, one of every 33 babies born in the United States has a condition that affects the structure of one or more parts of its body, sometimes referred to as a birth defect.
These conditions range from minor problems to serious issues that cause death in one of every five affected infants. «Read the rest of this article»
Nashville, TN – With New Year’s Eve fast approaching, conversations have already started about resolutions for 2013. Losing weight and stopping smoking are perpetual favorites for many, and the Tennessee Department of Health believes those are excellent goals and includes them in a list of five suggested resolutions for the upcoming year. «Read the rest of this article»
Concerning levels of known human carcinogen found in tests of more than 200 samples
Yonkers, NY – In Consumer Reports’ tests of more than 60 rice and rice products, inorganic arsenic, a known human carcinogen, was found in most of the name brand and other rice product samples. Levels varied, but were significant in some samples.
While there are federal limits for arsenic in drinking water, there aren’t many standards for arsenic in food. Earlier this year, Consumer Reports found worrisome levels of arsenic in apple and grape juices and called on the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to set limits for arsenic in those juices.
American Heart Association says more Pregnant Women taking High Blood Pressure drugs, yet safety unclear
Research is urgently needed on which antihypertensive drugs are safe during pregnancy and how to use them.
Dallas, TX – Nearly 5 percent of pregnant women are prescribed drugs to treat high blood pressure, including some drugs that aren’t considered safe for mothers or their babies, according to new research in the American Heart Association’s journal Hypertension.
Use of high blood pressure drugs during pregnancy is becoming increasingly common, said Brian T. Bateman, M.D., lead author and Assistant Professor of anesthesia at Harvard Medical School in Boston, MA. «Read the rest of this article»
High body mass index may contribute to heart function abnormalities in these pregnancies.
Dallas, TX – Women pregnant with smaller-than-average fetuses may also need to worry about their long-term cardiovascular health risks, according to new research in the American Heart Association’s journal Hypertension.
Women diagnosed with fetal growth restriction (FGR) may also have an asymptomatic diastolic dysfunction in which the heart doesn’t work at peak efficiency during its relaxation phase. «Read the rest of this article»
Clarksville, TN – On June 19th, 2012, around 3:00am, a 21 year old pregnant woman was driving west on Ashland City Road, went off the roadway, and crashed into a cement culvert.
The name of the woman involved in the single car collision is Brooke Nycole Golden (W/F, DOB: 3-12-91; Given Address: 225 Millstone Circle, Clarksville, TN) and she is in stable condition.
Clarksville Police report 21 year old Pregnant Woman delivers Baby after Crashing Car on Ashland City Road
Clarksville, TN – On June 19th, 2012, around 3:00am, a 21 year old woman driving a Toyota Corolla was traveling west on Ashland City Road, went off the right side of the roadway for an unknown reason, traveled approximately 150 feet, hit a cement culvert, at which time the vehicle came to rest near Seven Mile Ferry Road.
The woman, who was nine months pregnant, and had a facial injuries was taken by ambulance to Gateway Medical Center and then transported to Vanderbilt University Medical Center by Lifeflight.
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