Doctor Visits & Tests during Pregnancy

Doctor Visits & Tests during Pregnancy

  • By Benjamin Greene
  • Posted 1/12/2018 1:46:33 PM

Regular pre-natal examinations are a priority during any pregnancy. Here's the visit schedule you can most often expect for a low-risk, term pregnancy. If you have a pre-existing medical condition, develop complications, or are a teen, you may require more frequent visits.


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Getting Ready for the Big Day: Preparing for Labor & Delivery

Getting Ready for the Big Day: Preparing for Labor & Delivery

  • By Benjamin Greene
  • Posted 1/5/2018 9:25:16 AM

The big day. It is a little scary. But, as they say, with little bit of work here and there, you should be well prepared. Let’s look at what you can do to get ready for labor and delivery and the birth of your baby:


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Video: Cord Blood To Help Babies with Congenital Heart Defect

Video: Cord Blood To Help Babies with Congenital Heart Defect

  • By Benjamin Greene
  • Posted 1/5/2018 12:15:17 AM

A study looking at safety and feasibility of infusing cord blood stem cells into the hearts of babies born with a defect known as hypoplastic left heart syndrome (HLHS) is nearing completion, and we have already heard of one family who is sleeping better knowing their little boy is on the road to recovery.


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Taking Care of You: Mother’s Health During Pregnancy

Taking Care of You: Mother’s Health During Pregnancy

  • By Benjamin Greene
  • Posted 12/18/2017 4:00:36 PM

Whether you are becoming a first-time parent or growing your family, now is the time to focus on yourself for the betterment of the little bundle growing within. Pregnancy is the first step toward a very different life and it begins with a whole host of restrictions and dos and don'ts. These includes what foods to eat and what foods to avoid, how to exercise properly, common bodily discomforts you may experience, what medications are safe to take and which ones are not, and other questions you may have about activities in which you can partake.


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How Does a Cord Blood Transplant Work?

How Does a Cord Blood Transplant Work?

  • By Benjamin Greene
  • Posted 11/24/2017 11:39:48 AM

A stem cell transplant, or immune system reconstitution, is used to replace maligned cells or invigorate the system’s production of new healthy cells. This may be needed when someone undergoes radiotherapy or chemotherapy to treat a cancer of their blood or immune system or when the person has blood or immune system deficiency. In addition to renewing healthy cells into the body, in some cases, the transplanted cells can attack the cancer or malignancy itself.


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What is the Group B Strep Test?

What is the Group B Strep Test?

  • By Benjamin Greene
  • Posted 11/10/2017 1:03:30 PM

Group B streptococcus (group B strep, or GBS) is a type of bacterium that a pregnant woman may be carrying and that could ultimately be transferred to the baby during delivery. Up to 40 percent of pregnant women carry Strep B bacteria, which can come and go without symptoms from a person’s body. Newborns are at an increased risk for group B strep disease when the mother is found to have GBS colonization.


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A Cliff's Guide to the Phases of Clinical Trials

A Cliff's Guide to the Phases of Clinical Trials

  • By Benjamin Greene
  • Posted 11/3/2017 2:38:24 PM

There are a number of clinical trials and scientific studies underway testing the effectiveness of cord blood and cord tissue in the treatment of various conditions. The various kinds and phases of these studies can be a bit confusing but, basically, show progress toward full FDA approval. Here's your Cliff’s notes on clinical trials:


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Duke: Umbilical Cord Blood Improves Motor Skills in Cerebral Palsy

Duke: Umbilical Cord Blood Improves Motor Skills in Cerebral Palsy

  • By Benjamin Greene
  • Posted 10/31/2017 9:24:21 AM

Dr. Joanne Kurtzberg and a team of researchers at Duke University Medical Center found through a double-blind, placebo-controlled, crossover phase II clinical trial that "an intravenous infusion of autologous umbilical cord blood improves whole brain connectivity and motor function in young children with cerebral palsy."


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What is the Glucose Tolerance Test?

What is the Glucose Tolerance Test?

  • By Benjamin Greene
  • Posted 10/2/2017 3:37:10 PM

The glucose tolerance test takes approx. one hour and is performed between 24 and 28 weeks of pregnancy. If you have risk factors for gestational diabetes, the test may be performed in the first trimester. The glucose tolerance test is done to evaluate your body's ability to process sugars during pregnancy. Listed below are the proper steps and precautions that need to be taken in order to ensure the test results are valid.


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Stem Cell Tourism and Other Experimental Treatments

Stem Cell Tourism and Other Experimental Treatments

  • By Benjamin Greene
  • Posted 9/19/2017 10:25:49 AM

From Peyton Manning reportedly flying to Germany in 2011 for a bulging disk in his neck to Drew Pomeranz receiving an injection in his elbow earlier this year, many have been taking leaps of faith with stem cells treatments outside approved channels. And controversy has followed.


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