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    Flu Shots Vital for Families with Young Children

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    The flu affects millions each year in the United States, leading to thousands of hospitalizations and, in some cases, death. And among those affected, children and infants are most vulnerable to the flu’s most severe complications. Luckily, getting a flu shot not only helps protect yourself from the influenza virus but also those most as … Continued

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    Meet Mon Health OBGYN’s Midwife: Gail Rock

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    She’s welcomed 2,338 newborns, guiding mothers through every step and season of their pregnancy, labor, delivery and postpartum experience. Mon Health Certified Nurse Midwife and Lactation Consultant Gail Rock found a calling for midwifery after 14 years of coaching women through birth as a labor and delivery nurse. “Patients would ask me ‘why didn’t you … Continued

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    Diagnosing and Treating PCOS

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    Around 1 in 10 women will be diagnosed with PCOS—or polycystic ovarian syndrome—in her lifetime. A leading cause of infertility, PCOS is more than a diagnosis tied to reproductive issues. Women with PCOS often struggle with lifelong health issues ranging from thinning hair and acne to chronic illnesses such as diabetes and heart disease, according … Continued

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    OBGYN Shares 6 Common Menopause Signs

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    While the thought of menopause can be scary, Mon Health OBGYN Amanda Sherman encourages her patients not to fear the life change. “Menopause is simply another life transition, and your healthcare providers are here to help you manage symptoms and changes as they occur,” said Dr. Sherman. “Though your body is changing, the symptoms are … Continued

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    Patient Finds Healing at Mon Health Wound Care

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    After a 4-year battle with life-threatening illnesses, 65-year-old Bonnie Woods, of Fairmont, is looking forward to finally planning a vacation she’s had to postpone so many times before. Her road to recovery has been anything but smooth. Between type 2 diabetes, fibromyalgia and a host of autoimmune diseases, Bonnie is no stranger to battling heath … Continued

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    Is My Baby Getting Enough Breast Milk?

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    It’s a constant worry on the mind of new breastfeeding moms and the top contender on every breastfeeding FAQ list: “How do I know if my baby is getting enough breast milk?” It’s a valid concern for any new parent. Proper nutrition for infants, especially in the first few weeks after birth, is critical for … Continued

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    Spotting Between Periods – Should I See a Doctor?

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    While spotting between periods is most likely not a huge cause for concern, according to Dr. Kerri Hall, a Mon Health obstetrician and gynecologist, it’s not normal. “Most of the time, the cause of spotting is benign and can be simple to pinpoint,” said Dr. Hall. “But you still need to visit your doctor to rule … Continued

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    10 common skin changes during pregnancy

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    A woman’s body undergoes drastic changes throughout the course of pregnancy. Some changes, like those affecting the skin, may cause soon-to-be moms to worry. Fortunately, according to Dr. Candina McCullough, a Mon Health Obstetrician and Gynecologist, most skin changes in pregnancy are quite common and benign. “Most pregnancy-related skin changes can be explained by the … Continued

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    An OB’s Guide to Prenatal Vitamins

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    The moment you find out you’re pregnant, you want to know what changes you should make to help increase your chances of a healthy pregnancy and baby. Ideally, you’re already taking a high-quality prenatal vitamin prior to conception, but if not, adding it to your daily routine is one of the most important changes you … Continued

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    Is it Baby Time? OBGYN Shares Labor Signs and Symptoms

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    Much anticipated and sometimes feared, labor is about as predictable as life itself. That’s why it’s important for expecting mothers to be well versed on the difference between normal pregnancy symptoms and true labor signs. “It’s very common for expecting moms to come in worried that they’re in labor, only to return home once we’ve … Continued