Monthly Archives: May 2015
Breastfeeding—for mom’s health
“Breast is best” for your baby’s health—that’s widely known. But two new studies provide evidence that breastfeeding is also beneficial to the mom’s own well being. The first, published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute, reveals that breastfeeding is … Continue reading
Tell your fertility specialist about your mental health history
Fertility treatment patients and their partners are far more likely than the general population to experience major depressive disorder (MDD), and a key factor in predicting a patient’s risk is whether he or she has a previous diagnosis of MDD. … Continue reading
Are iron supplements worth the money?
Not if you’re taking them to help your pregnancy. According to a review of the literature on iron supplementation and screening for pregnant women, babies and young children, conducted by the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF)—the body that sets … Continue reading
Premature birth: Like mother, like child?
Were you born prematurely? If so, it’s more likely that your own baby will be born prematurely as well. That’s the finding of a new study conducted in Canada. Researchers found that the odds of delivering a preterm infant, defined … Continue reading
Another study refutes vaccine-autism link
Recent outbreaks of measles, whooping cough and other previously controlled childhood illnesses reveal the dangers of refusing to vaccinate your child. Many parents who choose not to vaccinate base their decision on the belief that vaccination may cause autism, despite … Continue reading
More warnings about e-cigarettes
Nicotine exposure from e-cigarettes may damage the developing brains of infants in the womb, as well as the brains of children and adolescents. That’s the conclusion of a new review of nicotine’s effects on animals by the U.S. Centers for … Continue reading
6 ways you can promote women’s health
“It’s never too early or late to work toward being your healthiest you!” That’s the message from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office on Women’s Health in kicking off National Women’s Health Week, which runs from May 10 … Continue reading
This week, celebrate women’s health
The 16th annual National Women’s Health Week kicked off on Mother’s Day, May 10, and is celebrated until May 16. The goal of this special week-long observance, led by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office on Women’s Health, … Continue reading
Help us ‘Paint the Town Pink’
For the ninth straight year, Paint the Town Pink is working to raise awareness of the importance of annual mammography across Monmouth and Ocean counties. RSCNJ is a business participant for Paint the Town Pink, and we urge all our … Continue reading
Here comes summer—and leg cramps!
Pregnancy-associated nighttime leg cramps occur twice as often in summer as in winter, a new study published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal suggests. Researchers looked at quinine prescriptions written for more than 31,000 people in British Columbia, Canada, over six … Continue reading