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It’s turkey time: Is L-tryptophan safe during pregnancy?

Thanksgiving is almost here, and that means big plates of turkey, followed by turkey sandwiches and turkey soup and—well, lots of turkey. For many, that also means lots of napping. Turkey contains a chemical called L-tryptophan, which is involved in … Continue reading

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Eat safely this Thanksgiving

Being pregnant can make you more vulnerable to food-borne illnesses. Bacteria and parasites like listeria, toxoplasma, salmonella, staphylococcus aureus and E. coli can make you sick and some can cross your placenta and affect your baby. It’s important to practice … Continue reading

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Holiday table talk: your family’s health history

When your family gathers for Thanksgiving this month, it’s a great opportunity for more than just food and football. It’s also time to celebrate Family History Day by completing an accurate family medical history. Family health histories are extremely important, … Continue reading

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