Archive for September 2014

Newborn Screening’s Life-Changing Potential: A Family’s Story

Wednesday, September 24th, 2014

by Jana Monaco To some, newborn screening is simply one more uncomfortable medical procedure performed on a newborn in the hospital, before going home with family. Yet those who work on newborn screening education – and families like mine – know it’s a test that can have a profound impact on a baby’s life. I’m…  read more >>

The Importance & Benefits of Flu Vaccine in Pregnancy

Tuesday, September 16th, 2014

Richard H. Beigi, MD Member, The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists’  (ACOG) Immunization Expert Work Group Associate Professor of Reproductive Sciences, Department of OB/GYN/RS, Magee-Women’s Hospital, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Fall is just around the corner, and with it comes a reminder that flu season is quickly approaching. Did you know that the…  read more >>

An Alcohol-Free Pregnancy Prevents FASD

Monday, September 8th, 2014

Dan Dubovsky, M.S.W. FASD Specialist SAMHSA FASD Center for Excellence On a daily basis we are bombarded with health messages to keep ourselves and our families healthy and safe. Physical, social, environmental, and spiritual factors are just a few categories on the spectrum of healthy living. Maintaining this balance while staying up to date on…  read more >>