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Can I Take This Drug While Pregnant?
In the last week of September 2021, a group of more than 90 doctors and researchers published a call to…
Doctors Debate Use of Blood Thinners to Prevent Clots in Women After C-Sections
This story also ran on U.S. News & World Report. It can be republished for free. Nearly all women who…
Bipolar Disorder: Fast Facts
What is bipolar disorder? Bipolar disorder, formerly called manic depression, is a mental disorder characterized by drastic and intense shifts…
Effects of Vitamin D and Antibiotics during Pregnancy
A new study out today on Vitamin D and pregnancy plus two more studies on how drugs and supplements given…
Makena Found Not Effective at Reducing Premature Birth
In a surprise result, a study of a drug designed to lower the risk of premature birth was shown to…
What Are the Side Effects of Abilify?
Abilify and Abilify MyCite are prescribed for bi-polar, depression, ADHD, autism, schizophrenia and more. For some it’s a life saver, but for others Abilify’s side effects can include diabetes, suicidal thoughts, sexual dysfunction and more. Read this 2-part series on the pros and cons of Abilify.
In early September, while picking up a prescription refill at my local pharmacy, I noticed signs all over the store…
Are Opioids Necessary After a C-Section?
Women who have a cesarean delivery may experience less pain by taking a non-opioid analgesic rather than an opioid medication.…
Antiepileptic Drug Linked to ADHD in Offspring
Taking a commonly used antiepileptic drug while pregnant may increase the risk of attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in offspring. Danish…
Quick Hits: Antipsychotics & Pregnancy, Preemies & Antibiotics, & more
Women prescribed certain antipsychotics during pregnancy may have an increased risk of developing gestational diabetes, according to a study published…
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