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“Will you try?”: Mom recalls journey of ‘most premature baby’ at Methodist Children’s Hospital

“Will you try?” asked new mom Courtney Stensrud after delivering her 21-week old baby at Methodist Children’s Hospital in San Antonio some four years ago. Babies born that early are not expected to survive, even with resuscitation and intensive care. Today that baby girl, Lyla, is now four years old and thriving, thanks to a…
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Dr. Perlin discusses how HCA scale & data improve patient outcomes on FAH podcast

Jonathan Perlin, M.D., Ph.D., president of clinical services and chief medical officer at HCA Healthcare, recently participated in a podcast for the Federation of American Hospitals (FAH), the national representative of more than 1,000 investor-owned or managed community hospitals and health systems in the United States. Hospitals in Focus with Chip Kahn, the FAH president…
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Caregivers save mom & baby after rare childbirth emergency: amniotic fluid embolism

A sense of impending doom is how Kristi Weaver, DO, describes what could be a potential warning sign of amniotic fluid embolism (AFE) – a rare but life-threatening condition that most commonly occurs during labor and delivery. “Amniotic fluid embolism is when some of the amniotic fluid from inside of the uterus gets into the…
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Beyoncé brings attention to preeclampsia. What to know about the pregnancy condition.

Songstress Beyoncé revealed in the September issue of Vogue that she suffered from toxemia, also known as preeclampsia, while she was pregnant with her twins.  The 36-year-old star shared that she was “swollen from toxemia” and had an emergency C-section because her health and her babies’ health was in danger. According to James T. Christmas,…
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Is vaginal steaming safe? Our OB-GYN weighs in.

Celebrity health and wellness trends have become fodder for the general public’s search for the latest Hollywood beauty secrets. However, a self-care practice recently shared on Instagram by supermodel and social media maven Chrissy Teigen has raised some eyebrows in the medical community. Teigen shared a photo of herself experimenting with a vaginal steaming treatment.…
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