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Obstetrics Gynecology

All Health Care Is Local, Part 3: Tanzania

Eric Silfen, M.D. | Posted 02.15.2014 | Impact
Eric Silfen, M.D.

In the United States, obstetric fistula is virtually unknown. This isn't the case in in the developing world, where obstetric fistula affects more than two million poor women and girls, Some 50,000 to 100,000 new cases occur each year.

New Research Raises Fresh Concerns About Bed Rest During Pregnancy

AP | LAURAN NEERGAARD | Posted 05.14.2013 | Parents

WASHINGTON -- New research is raising fresh concern that an age-old treatment for troubled pregnancies – bed rest – doesn't seem to preven...

How Your OB/GYN's Fear of Malpractice Can Affect Your Healthcare

Babble.com | Posted 08.14.2012 | Parents
Babble.com

My doctor suggested a number of medical interventions prior to and during my labor, including induction and continuous electronic fetal monitoring. Had they been necessary?

A Commitment To Caring For Women And Children

Posted 03.19.2012 | Impact

This post is by Johnson & Johnson as part of their sponsorship of HuffPost Global Motherhood. Caring for the health of a mother is the most direct ...

Birth Weights Decline In U.S.

Los Angeles Times | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

Birth weights in the United States are on the decline, a study has found. The report, released Thursday, found a small but significant decrease in ave...