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Top 5 Pregnancy Myths, Busted

Plus three recipes you can share with all the people giving you advice.

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Breast Cancer: What We Know Today

Every two minutes a woman in the United States is diagnosed with breast cancer. The good news? Significant scientific advancements in the past few decades mean earlier detection and better treatment.

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For a Mother and Her Sons, Family Medicine is ‘a personalized experience every step of the way’

Sometimes patients want the emotional support of a simple conversation. When Ashley Marlow was pregnant and post-partum, she wanted a partner in her health care experience. “I always felt like we had a plan,” she says, “and I had an advocate.”

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Expecting Answers

For pregnant patients, the decision to get vaccinated can be stressful, but experts say the benefits far outweigh the risks.

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How to Host a Virtual Baby Shower

New parents need support from their friends and family, but it’s important, most especially during the COVID-19 pandemic and flu season, to keep these new families healthy. It is time to get creative. Virtual baby showers are a great way to celebrate the expecting parents without needing a large number of people to gather in the same space. Read more for ideas, tip and tricks!

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New Baby During COVID-19? Postpartum Resources for Parents

Seeking out the support of friends and family during your postpartum period is so important. However, the COVID-19 pandemic has created additional challenges for families with new babies. Here are some resources that are available to you at this time.

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The Best & Worst Baby Shower Gifts

Finding the perfect gift for a baby shower can be tricky. There are thousands of different gadgets and toys on the market, and it can be seriously overwhelming. Luckily, we have the scoop on the best and worst baby shower gifts to give, and the research to back it up. Let’s start with the worst

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Far too Early, but Not a Moment too Soon

A patient and family story from Catrina McKnight, recounting an experience that took place eight years ago. As my eyes began to open slowly, I couldn’t fathom what had just occurred. My mind was blank for a moment while I tried to get my bearings and recall what was happening. My body didn’t feel the

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How to Protect Your Skin as You Age

Danielle DeRosa is first and currently the only licensed medical aesthetician on staff at a Vermont hospital. In her role at the UVM Medical Center, she helps patients deal with skin changes due to aging and medical conditions and diseases, such as skin cancer. She shares her advice for protecting your skin as you age,

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Do You Have What It Takes to Be a Quitter?

Every year thousands of Americans make the decision to cut back on their smoking or – even better – quit smoking entirely. Today is the American Cancer Society’s Great American Smokeout, when we celebrate the people who have put in the time, effort and shown the willpower that it takes to be a quitter. Between

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“It wreaks havoc”: Five things to know about smoking during pregnancy

1. Vermont has one of the nation’s worst rates of smoking while pregnant. In a 2018 report, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said 15.5 percent of Vermont women smoked during pregnancy. The only states with higher rates were West Virginia (25.1 percent), Kentucky (18.4 percent) and Montana (16.5 percent). Missouri rounded out the

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The Truth About Overactive Bladder

It’s Bladder Health Awareness Month, so we talked to Gillian Stearns, MD, urologist, about a topic we get a lot of questions about: overactive bladder. What is overactive bladder?  Overactive bladder (OAB) refers to a group of urinary symptoms associated with urgency and urinary frequency. We also associate OAB with incontinence without another explanation (such

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Peripartum Depression: More Common Than You May Realize

In pregnancy, we pay much attention to the physical health of expectant mothers. Healthier mothers tend to give birth to heathier babies. Did you know that maternal mental health can be as important as maternal physical health for the development of newborns? Peripartum Depression: What is it? Peripartum depression (depression during pregnancy or in the

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How Can I Get Breastfeeding Off to a Good Start?

It seems like breastfeeding should be instinctive and natural. While it is on some levels, it is also something both mothers and babies learn to do. While most parents have not grown up yet seeing babies breastfeed all around them, babies are born with reflexes to help them breastfeed. Here are some hints on how

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Preeclampsia: What Pregnant Women Need to Know

Preeclampsia is a condition in which a woman develops high blood pressure during the second half of pregnancy. It can be life-threatening for mother and baby and may necessitate early delivery. Preeclampsia: Diagnosis and treatment We diagnose preeclampsia when a woman with previously normal blood pressure develops high blood pressure. She also begins to pass protein

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