Practice News & Health Blog

Hydration During Pregnancy

Importance and Tips for Staying Hydrated   Pregnancy is a time of significant changes in a woman's body, and proper hydration is crucial for supporting both maternal health and the developing baby. As the body works to nurture the growing fetus, the demand for...

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Advice From Your Doctor On COVID

I’ve been exposed to Covid, what do I do now? First of all, do not panic. If you can get tested, do so. However, DO NOT go to the ER just to obtain a covid test. Remember at home Covid tests are accurate when the result is positive. However, if the test is negative,...

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Prenatal Genetic Screening

As part of your routine prenatal care, we counsel patients daily on their options for prenatal genetic screening for certain chromosomal abnormalities. We are required to inform every pregnant patient of their options. I always counsel patient to consider how they...

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Birth Defect Prevention

Prevention of birth defects is as easy as taking a multivitamin daily. Birth defects occur in 3% of all pregnancies and not all can be prevented. Many related to the development of the spine can be prevented with regular folic acid supplementation prior to and during...

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Why Should I Get A Flu Shot?

Influenza (flu) is a highly contagious virus that infects the nose, throat, windpipe, and lungs. Typical symptoms of the flu include, fever, chills, muscle aches, congestion,cough, difficulty breathing. During a flu outbreak Virginians flock to emergency rooms because...

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