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May Promotions in the Skin Center

Protect Your Skin from Sun Damage and Photo-Aging – SAVE 10-20% OFF! Daily sun protection is essential for skin health, and it should be worn on cloudy days, and in the winter or rainy season, even if you spend most of your day at a desk. Choose from any of our favorite picks and receive […]

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Should We Bank Our Baby’s Cord Blood?

Cord blood is the blood that remains in the umbilical cord and the placenta once a baby is born and the cord is clamped. Your baby’s cord blood is a rich source for stem cells, the most primitive human cells. Current research involves developing these cells so that they might be used to treat a variety […]

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World Immunization Week

World Immunization Week will be held this year from April 24th-30th. This year’s global campaign focuses on closing the immunization gap and reaching equity in immunization levels by providing universal access to vaccines. Here in the United States, we are lucky to have access to life saving vaccines – many of which are covered by […]

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Placenta Encapsulation-What Should You Know?

Placentophagy is the practice of consuming placenta after childbirth. Steaming the placenta, drying it, then grinding and preparing into capsules appears to be the current favorite method of placentophagy. Consuming raw or cooked placenta is also advocated by those who extoll the benefits of this increasing but still rare practice. The placenta is a fascinating organ that serves […]

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Help, my mother-in-law won’t stop calling

When couples are first starting out on their journey to parenthood, many will be delightfully surprised at how quickly they conceive. However, for others it doesn’t happen this way and they find themselves questioning their own fecundity, not to mention many phone calls from concerned family members. Approximately 85% of couples will achieve pregnancy within […]

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The Rh Factor and Rhogam

Along with the different blood groups such as A, B, and O, there is the Rh factor. The Rh factor is a type of protein found on the surface of blood cells in about 85% of the general population. 15% of the population does not have this protein on the surface of their blood cells […]

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Massage and Pregnancy

Massage therapy is manual manipulation of soft body tissue to enhance a person’s health and well-being. There are dozens of types of massage therapy modalities, including Prenatal Massage! Prenatal massage can be a great way to relieve minor aches and pains, help with pregnancy induced insomnia and even help with pregnancy-related edema and water retention. Massage […]

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Latest on Zika in the United States

As the Zika virus continues to spread, the CDC remains the primary source for information regarding updated guidelines on testing for those people who have had potential exposure. Currently in the United States, the only reported cases of mosquito-transmitted cases of Zika have occurred in the state of Florida. In August of this year, mosquito-transmitted […]

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Can Eating Nuts During Pregnancy Lower Your Child’s Risk Of Allergies?

A new study published in JAMA Pediatrics found that pregnant women who consume nuts can reduce the risk of nut allergies in their child. Peanuts are one of the most common types of foods linked to allergies. This new study shows that the diet of a woman during pregnancy can impact the likelihood of the child having […]

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Coping with the Aches and Pains of Pregnancy

For many women, the physiological changes that occur during pregnancy can be accompanied by physical discomfort and even intense pain. Sometimes we have a good explanation for the symptoms and sometimes we don’t. Here’s a guide to the most common aches and pains, and when you should call your doctor. First-Trimester Cramping During the first […]

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