Focus On Infants During Childbirth Leaves U.S. Moms In Danger

Photographs of Lauren and Larry in the Bloomsteins' home in New Jersey. Bryan Anselm for ProPublica Nina Martin, ProPublica May 12, 2017·5:00 AM ET  | Heard on Morning Edition As a neonatal intensive care nurse, Lauren Bloomstein had been taking care of other people's babies for years. Finally, at 33, she was expecting one of her own. The prospect of ... Read More

CDC says portions of WV, OH & KY at risk for HIV outbreak

From WOWK, “In a recent study by the Centers for Disease Control, researchers sought to identify U.S. counties where persons who inject drugs appear especially vulnerable to the rapid spread of Hepatitis C or HIV. Among the top 220 counties identified as high risk areas, large portions of Kentucky, Ohio, and West Virginia were in the top 5% of the … Read More

Should women avoid potatoes before pregnancy?

From CBS News, “Some researchers suggest that may be a good idea, since a new study finds that women who eat more potatoes before conceiving may face a higher risk of developing gestational diabetes while pregnant. …”We found that a diet with a higher level of potato consumption before pregnancy was related to a greater risk of developing diabetes during … Read More