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What’s wrong with crisis pregnancy centers?

Perhaps you have already heard of crisis pregnancy centers (CPCs). I see highway billboards for them on most of my long drives throughout the rural midwest. Recently, I received an email from a student interest group offering medical students to tour them. That inspired me to write this because, as health care professionals, we have […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
Tags: Health, Policy, OB/GYN, PA NP, CRNA


Horrific decisions that no parent should ever have to make

“Is she in pain?” I asked quietly as the pearlescent baby-shaped image on the screen folded its legs and then extended them. The radiologist doing my ultrasound had just finished pointing out a cluster of alarming abnormalities in our developing daughter, using a slew of medical terms my husband and I, both medical students, were […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
Tags: Health, Genetics, Conditions, OB/GYN, PA NP, CRNA


A financial checklist for the pregnant woman physician

Women physicians are disheartened when they discover the financial implications of having children. Most of us will not get paid leave. Many of us are the breadwinning partner. And most of us will not become stay at home moms so we will need to pay for high-quality childcare or have a stay at home spouse. […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
Tags: Health, Finance, Practice Management, OB/GYN, PA NP, CRNA


When a physician attends the funeral of a patient

I stood at the doorway of the funeral home, a 26-year-old woman lying in the open casket off to the side. Standing out among the crowd of mourners was a tall man holding his one-year-old daughter, her curly locks of hair bouncing as he moved. It was only two years ago that I first met […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
Tags: Health, Physician, OB/GYN, PA NP, CRNA


A medical student after an OB/GYN rotation: Here’s what he learned

On one of my first days on the labor and delivery ward, one of the attending obstetricians asked me what area of medicine I was interested in. When I said that I was applying into neurology this year, she said, “Ah! The other end of the body!” After a pause, she continued, “Well, this rotation will be […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
Tags: Health, Education, OB/GYN, Medical School, PA NP, CRNA


A proximate cause of wrongful death

An excerpt from Wrongful Deaths. “We will name Memorial Hospital, Dr. Julie Stone, Dr. Vijay Gupta, and ICU nurse Tracy Miller in a malpractice suit involving the wrongful death of Ivy Jackson.” Venjer appeared apologetic. “But Dr. Torrins is correct. It is early, and we will pursue all the facts and revisit our plans in due […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
Tags: Health, Tracy Miller, Conditions, OB/GYN, PA NP, Malpractice, Vijay Gupta, CRNA, Julie Stone


I Don’t Know What’s Wrong

I think scary thoughts sometime, it’s been happening since i was a kid and ever since i had my daughter it’s been worse. I see a dirty napkin and my mind forces me to think of me eating it, i won’t use dishes or even walk in my own kitchen. I think bad sexual thoughts, but what bothers me the most is that i can’t fall asleep because i make a popping sound with my lips over and over. When i was younger i prayed for 2 years straight because i was scared i didn’t believe in god. When i was younger ...
Tags: Pregnancy, Anxiety, Therapy, Parenting & Children, OCD, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, OB GYN, Anxiety Diorder, Postpartum Disorders


I Got Goop'd: Inside Canada's First In Goop Health Summit

My definition of wellness involves Pilates classes and cheese plates, not colonics and quartz stones, and I’m about as spiritual as a bath loofah. I'm not the world's biggest Gwyneth Paltrow fan, either — I've only seen Shakespeare in Love once. But last weekend, I pulled on my yoga pants and made the pilgrimage with 200 other women to the mecca of the self-care movement: the In Goop Health summit.In case you’ve been in a meditative trance for the last two years, In Goop Health is the physical ...
Tags: Fashion, Music, Toronto, Canada, Vancouver, Shakespeare, Gwyneth Paltrow, Goop, Don, Leafs, Malia, Paltrow, OB GYN, Gwyneth, Gunter, Dr Jen Gunter


The doctor is in, but please check your bias at the door

“What’s the deal with your people?” As a baffled second-year resident, I looked up through my scrub mask at the Caucasian female attending with whom I was operating. I had an idea about what she was referring to as I overheard her complain about a laboring patient while she was scrubbing with the other Caucasian […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
Tags: Health, Physician, OB/GYN, PA NP, CRNA


The Ellen Show broadcasts potentially harmful information about ovarian cancer screening

Ethical OB/GYNs everywhere sighed heavily when they realized from the action on their Facebook and Twitter feeds that the Ellen Show broadcasted incorrect and potentially harmful information about ovarian cancer screening to almost 4 million people. Millions more will likely hear about it on social media. Ellen Pompeo, who plays a doctor on the television show […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
Tags: Health, Facebook, Ellen Show, Ellen Pompeo, Conditions, OB/GYN, PA NP, Oncology/Hematology, CRNA


On labor and delivery, there is an “I” in team

I’ve had this idea brewing for a while. It’s taken a while for it to form shape, to work its way from a random niggling thought in my head to something I can articulate with the passion and determination it inspires in me. On labor and delivery: There is an “I” in team. Yes, I know. I said something inflammatory. I can almost see heads shaking as you wonder how I could suggest something so preposterous. Let me explain. Continue reading ... Your patients are rating you online: How to respond. Ma...
Tags: Health, Physician, OB/GYN, Hospital-Based Medicine


Flu vaccination in pregnant women reduces risk of hospitalization

Influenza is the leading cause of vaccine-preventable deaths in the United States. Influenza also tops the list of the burden of disease and disability-adjusted life years (DALYs) according to a Eurosurveillance article. The flu is more likely to cause severe illness and harm pregnant women as compared to women who are not pregnant. Changes in the immune system, heart, and lungs during pregnancy make pregnant women (including women up to two weeks following childbirth) more susceptible to severe...
Tags: Health, Infectious Disease, US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention CDC, Conditions, OB/GYN, United States Influenza


Going to the gynecologist isn’t just about Pap smears

Some days, work frustrates me. Yes, we all have our frustrations. Maybe the traffic is slow, and you get to work late. Maybe you spill your coffee on your work clothes as you walk into your office. Maybe someone calls in sick, and you are short of help at work. But my frustration has to do with not being able to properly care for my patients. This frustration lies in the misconception that women should only go see their gynecologist if they need a Pap smear. Why is there the belief that gynecolo...
Tags: Health, Physician, OB/GYN


How physicians’ grit is being taken advantage of

A vivid memory stands out from my career. Driving home from the hospital at 3 a.m., I reflected upon my most recent patient’s middle of the night delivery. It wasn’t an easy delivery, as they often aren’t. However, in the end, we had a healthy mom and baby and the family couldn’t have been happier — nor could I. I felt a sense of gratitude as I was driving in the darkness and eerily quiet interstate. I couldn’t imagine a job better than mine or anywhere else I would rather be working. Despite th...
Tags: Health, Physician, OB/GYN, Hospital-Based Medicine


My future as both a mother and a physician

My parents were married at the College of Physicians. They picked a location that was not tied to either of their family’s religions but still sated a ceremonial need. A justice of the peace filled the role of a rabbi or priest, and they got married under the only doctrine they both held sacred: the Hippocratic Oath. I never knew that this was an unconventional wedding location. I used to watch their wedding video with the rapt attention children usually reserve for cartoons. I’d stand two feet ...
Tags: Health, Education, Medical School, OB/GYN


10 financial tips for physician maternity leave

Let’s be real here. Women make babies. Women also kick butt working. Sometimes women need to make babies while kicking butt working. So, you know, the human race can survive … no big deal. But, all too often, families are unfairly burdened by our dismal maternity support system. Bleary-eyed and bloody, new mamas emerge from childbirth facing a mountain of medical bills and no income. For my first pregnancy, my family had coverage through the army (Tricare Prime), and we paid nothing out of pocke...
Tags: Health, Finance, Practice Management, OB/GYN


Perils of a postpartum pediatrician

During my first pregnancy, I frequently dreamt of my baby. I couldn’t remember the details of facial features or hair color, but I always knew that I was going to have a girl. Three years passed after Claire was born, two more heartbeats were identified and then lost somewhere deep within my abdomen. On two occasions, I watched blood seep from my body and stain my clothing, realizing that I didn’t know if it was my blood or my baby’s. I watched our blood ripple into concentric circles as it drip...
Tags: Health, Claire, Pediatrics, Physician, OB/GYN


“I love my patients … but I love myself, too!”

An excerpt from the Docs Outside the Box podcast, episode 3: How Dr. Drai gets paid the big bucks to do what he loves! Dr. Nii Darko: Have you ever wanted to know what the lifestyle was like for Dr. Sanjay Gupta, or even a Dr. Oz — or even the doctors in the show “The Doctors?” I’ve always wanted to know exactly how they got to that point, I’ve always wanted to know even what the daily schedule is. And I know I’m not the only one. I’m sure you all have wondered exactly how they got to that point...
Tags: Health, Practice Management, Sanjay Gupta, OB GYN, Drai, Physician, Draion Burch, Nii Darko


3 ways we’ve failed woman who breastfeed

I have two hours until I’m due to breastfeed my seventh-month-old baby again, so I’ll make this quick: Breastfeeding is really hard for many and our environment and current policy context makes it even harder. The month of August has been declared “National Breastfeeding Month” by the United States Breastfeeding Committee — an organization committed to “creating a landscape of breastfeeding support” by advocating for policy changes to facilitate breastfeeding. Since the U.S. Surgeon General rele...
Tags: Health, Policy, American Academy of Pediatrics, World Health Assembly, OB/GYN, United States Breastfeeding Committee


Many women carry their losses in their hearts for a lifetime

I understand why J35, the killer whale, carried her dead calf. A member of an Orca pod in the Pacific Northwest, Tahlequah (J35 as she is known to researchers) gave birth to a calf who died a few hours later. For an unprecedented 17 days this summer, J35 carried out an exhausting ritual of pushing it repeatedly to the ocean’s surface. For 17 days, and over 1,000 miles she kept her baby from sinking to the ocean floor. Scientists explain that orcas and other mammals carry out these grieving ritua...
Tags: Health, Physician, OB/GYN, Pacific Northwest Tahlequah


A Week In Pittsburgh, PA, On A $175,000 Income

Welcome toMoney Diaries , where we're tackling what might be the last taboo facing modern working women: money. We're asking millennials how they spend their hard-earned money during a seven-day period — and we're tracking every last dollar.Today: a in-house landman working in oil & gas who makes $175,000 per year and spends some of her money this week on beef jerky.Occupation: In-House LandmanIndustry: Oil & GasAge: 30Location: Pittsburgh, PAIncome: $102,000 base salary, $20,000 bonus, $53,000...
Tags: Orange Is The New Black, Fashion, Music, Cook, Netflix, Starbucks, Npr, Dax Shepard, Costco, Oitnb, Middle Eastern, Mediterranean, Pittsburgh, Jim Beam, OB GYN, Aladdin


The story of a new physician mother

My baby was crying non-stop as soon as we got her home. She tried to latch and did well, but I had no way of knowing how much nutrition she was getting. I counted the diapers, and the numbers were just barely on track, and she was making small quantities. I was trying to Google more tips with one hand and nurse her with the other. She was suffering, and I was desperately trying to find the information I needed. She did not sleep. My nipples were bleeding and burning. And I had not slept in three...
Tags: Health, Google, Pediatrics, Physician, OB/GYN, Harriet Lane Handbook, American College of Pediatrics


Addressing physician self-care means getting doctors more sleep

Walking through the dark construction zone of my now demolished kitchen, I made my way to the garage and out into the still, hot, humid July night. The air felt so thick, it was hard to breathe. At 1 a.m. I was headed to the hospital for a patient that just arrived in active labor. On the drive in, I had the air conditioner blasting to cool off the car and to wake the slumber from my head. By the time I reached the bright lights of the hospital 20 minutes later, I was fully awake. It was time to...
Tags: Health, Physician, OB/GYN, Hospital-Based Medicine


Netflix didn't save the romantic comedy: 5 TV shows did, and most were created by women

With hot hits people can't stop talking about, like "Set It Up" and "To All the Boys I've Loved Before," Netflix is getting a lot of credit for saving the romantic comedy. But the rom-com has been very much alive on TV networks with shows mostly created by and starring women, including "The Mindy Project," "Jane the Virgin," and "Crazy Ex-Girlfriend." Without ambitious shows that subverted the formulaic genre while embracing it, rom-coms like "The Big Sick," "Crazy Rich Asians," and the Netf...
Tags: Matthew Mcconaughey, Reese Witherspoon, Trends, Fox, Netflix, Mindy Project, Hulu, Sam, Kate Hudson, Kaling, Ross, Harry Met Sally, Diane, Lindsay, Edgar, Jimmy


What’s life like after not matching? A physician’s story.

Match Day is the culmination of a medical student’s education: the day all graduating seniors and non-traditional applicants find out where they will spend the next three to seven years to train in a desired specialty. I fell in love with obstetrics and gynecology (OB/GYN) as it was the perfect way to combine my passion for women’s health with medicine and surgery. I also liked that the patients were relatively healthy and willing to heed medical advice for the betterment of their families. I ap...
Tags: Health, Surgery, OB/GYN, Physician


Annual pap test a 'thing of the past?'

The US Preventive Services Task Force has updated its 2012 recommendations for cervical cancer screening with one important addition. This is the first time they are recommending a method of cervical cancer screening that does not include the Pap test -- the gold-standard screening test for more than 75 years. A leading OB/GYN physician provides an important review of these new guidelines, which preserve the greatest range of choices for practitioners and patients.
Tags: Science, OB GYN, US Preventive Services Task Force


Dear science: an appreciation

Dear science, Today my sons, Oliver and Victor, are 15 years old. It is not a miracle; it is thanks to you. Unable to get pregnant I needed infertility therapy. If you had not isolated the hormones, developed tests, and then designed medications for ovarian stimulation and to trigger ovulation I would never have become pregnant. If ultrasound had not been developed I would not have known I was pregnant with triplets and then what eventually happened next would likely have been even more of a cat...
Tags: Health, Victor, Oliver, Pediatrics, Physician, OB/GYN


All The Things No One Ever Tells You About Pregnancy Skin

Deli meat, soft cheese, and alcohol aren’t the only things you are often advised to give up during pregnancy. It's smart to be cautious about certain ingredients in some of your go-to beauty products, too. And that’s incredibly unfortunate timing, considering your complexion is likely going through some extreme changes.“Pregnancy can definitely affect skin, but how it affects it varies from woman to woman,” says OB/GYN Angela Jones, MD. “Pregnant moms might notice acne, discoloration, skin tags...
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