Who, when, and why to call in labor

General Guidelines 5-1-1 Contractions: Call when you are having contractions 5 minutes apart, lasting 1 minute, for 1 hour. Ruptured membranes, clear fluid, no labor pains and your vaginal culture for Group B strep at 36 weeks was positive. If your membranes rupture after 5:30 PM and your Group B strep culture was negative, you […]

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What is state disability and how do I apply?

Most California employees are eligible for State Disability Insurance (SDI) for maternity leave.   It will pay you no more than 4 weeks prior to your due date for a NORMAL pregnancy and 6 weeks after date of delivery. However, if you deliver your baby by Cesarean Section, you are eligible to take 8 weeks […]

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Schedule A Free Skin Consultation

Your FREE CONSULTATION includes a comprehensive skin assessment and personalized education. Our non-surgical treatment options can help you address the following common conditions: ACNE – A condition marked by the eruption of red pimples, especially in face, back and chest. AGE SPOTS – Brown patches of discoloration, most commonly found on the face, hands and […]

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Free Tdap Clinic, One day only!

CPMC is holding a one day Tdap vaccination clinic for anyone over the age of 18 who lives with or cares for young children.  The clinic is being held on Thursday, October 27 from 2-6pm at the California Campus @ 3700 California St, Cafeteria level Conference Rooms A, B, C. Tdap stands for Tetanus-diptheria-pertussis.  The […]

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Golden Gate OB/GYN: Past, Present, and Future

Golden Gate Obstetrics and Gynecology has long been a local leader in women’s health care. Dr. Lois Holmes Brock, one of the Bay Area’s first female physicians, established a new culture of excellence and innovation in women’s health care when she founded Golden Gate in 1939 with her husband, Dr. Harold Watson. Their partner, Dr. Gilbert Webb, carried on the […]

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Sticks and stones will break your bones, but what about osteoporosis?

Did you know that there were about 9 million low trauma fractures worldwide in 2000? 3 million of those were either hip or spine fractures which are associated with an increased mortality rate of 10 to 20 percent. These fragility fractures are a result of osteoporosis and may result in limitations in walking, loss of […]

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