The following are links to information about Zika exposure, symptoms and how to talk to your doctor. Zika in Pregnancy What are the symptoms of Zika? Thinking about becoming pregnant? What should I know about travel related to Zika prevention? Click here to learn more about the Zika Virus.
— United States (Including U.S. Territories), July 2017 Weekly / July 28, 2017 / 66(29);781-793 On July 24, 2017, this report was posted online as an MMWR Early Release. CDC has updated the interim guidance for U.S. health care providers caring for pregnant women with possible Zika virus exposure in response to 1) declining prevalence of Zika virus disease in … Read More
Article from Reuter News – Written by Jilian Mincer Bay Minette, Alabama (Reuters) – Dr. Nicole Arthur, a family practice physician, was trained to avoid Cesarean deliveries in child-birth, unless medically necessary, because surgery increases risks and recovery time. But she has adjusted her approach since arriving last year at the 70-bed North Baldwin Infirmary in rural, southern Alabama. Low … Read More
By Rachel Ayers Jun 09, 2017 CHARLESTON– West Virginia’s highest court has ruled that evidence of illicit drugs in a newborn’s umbilical cord is sufficient to bring a child abuse proceeding against the mother and the father who knew about her drug use. West Virginia’s highest court has ruled that evidence of illicit drugs in a newborn’s umbilical cord is … Read More
Jun 4, 2017 By CHARLES BOOTHE Bluefield Daily Telegraph WELCH — McDowell County mothers-to-be will now have to go out of county to have their babies delivered. After decades of offering the service, Welch Community Hospital no longer has a delivery department. The hospital’s long-time obstetrics physician, Dr. Julito Sultan, retired, prompting the change, said Allison Addler, with the West … Read More
By Wayne Drash, CNN | Updated 7:24 AM ET, Tue December 13, 2016 | See the original CNN story Huntington, West Virginia (CNN) — The high-pitched, inconsolable screams of babies born dependent on heroin and other opiates echo across the otherwise quiet facility. The babies also shake, vomit and suffer from diarrhea. But it is their shrill screams that caretakers … Read More