Zika vs DEET

Zika vs DEET

Avoiding mosquito bites offers the best protection against Zika virus. Use DEET. But, you should know that this insect repellant is absorbed through the skin. DEET crosses the placenta. This compound will get into the babies bloodstream. But, DEET has never been shown...
Ode To Women in the Military

Ode To Women in the Military

Command Sergeant Major Adams (Retired) has served our military for longer than she has been my friend. Thirty years. She has been deployed to the Persian Gulf for both Desert Storm and Dessert Shield. In 2004 she was sent back to the Middle East for Operation Iraqi...
What You Can Do to Avoid a Cesarean

What You Can Do to Avoid a Cesarean

Cesarean births dates back to the sixteenth century. Its use, then and now, has saved the lives of countless babies and mothers. But now, one in three babies are delivered via cesarean-section. What one hospital is doing to reduce the number of cesareans was printed...
A Happy Doctor Saves Lives

A Happy Doctor Saves Lives

A happy doctor will practice better medicine.  TheBMJ published a study this month, which highlights the problem or poor staffing on weekends. This can lead to worse outcomes for mothers and babies who deliver on the weekends. This did not surprise me at all. In part,...
Who’s Right…Whose Life…Whose Choice

Who’s Right…Whose Life…Whose Choice

Every part of life has to be considered before one decides to have a baby. This is true, even if you believe in God. Who best to make that decision? Even if she is in a partnership with another adult—her physical, emotional and financial wellbeing will be tested. Does...