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    5 Infant Safe Sleep Tips

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    “Sleep when the baby sleeps” is a piece of advice you’ll probably hear a lot as a new parent. But how can you rest assured that baby stays safe as both of you slumber? “Sleep is critical for the development of a baby—-and they’ll need plenty of it,” said Dr. William Hamilton, Mon Health OBGYN. … Continued

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    Former Flight Surgeon Caring for Mon Health Medical Center Patients

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    Mark Coomes, MD, wanted to start his physician career off the right way – serving his country in the United States Air Force. Dr. Coomes graduated Magna Cum Laude with his bachelor’s degree from the University of Notre Dame in 2003. He pursued his medical degree, graduating from Brown Medical School in 2009. With a … Continued

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    Gestational Diabetes: What Pregnant Women Need to Know

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    You’ll be examined, screened and tested frequently during pregnancy, and one of the reasons is to check for a disease that affects around 9 percent of all pregnant women—gestational diabetes. During pregnancy, changing hormone levels drastically alter a woman’s metabolism. And under the right circumstances, this can cause temporary spikes in blood sugar levels for … Continued

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    Barbara Tabacsko’s Attention to Detail Benefits Patients

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    Barbara Tabacsko’s work for Mon Health Medical Center’s environmental services department shows how caring she is to Mon Health Medical Center patients. As a housekeeping assistant, Barbara’s main priorities are cleaning patient rooms, floors and public areas. But it’s her attentiveness beyond her duties that made her Mon Health’s October Champion Award winner. The award … Continued

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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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    ‘The hardest part about having breast cancer was telling my 3-year-old daughter’

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    Telling family and friends you have breast cancer can be tough, but telling your 3-year-old daughter can be even harder. At least that was the case for Amy Pouillon. Amy and her husband Jonathan met with Dr. Willaim Burns, MD, at the Mon Health Surgical Care Suncrest location when he told the couple of the … Continued

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    Nurse Briana Bishop Treats Patients like Family

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    Ever since she became a nurse, Briana Bishop has had one goal – treat patients as if they’re family “It’s my personal goal to treat everybody like I, or my family, would want to be cared for in a healthcare setting,” Briana said. “I try to treat everybody that way because they are someone’s mother, … 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