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Breastfeeding, Breastfeeding Benefits, breastfeeding workplace, Working Mother, working mom, Lactation

Hackensack Meridian Health Hospitals Recognized for Supporting Breastfeeding Mothers at Work

Jersey Shore University Medical Center and Hackensack University Medical Center are the first hospitals in New Jersey to be recognized by the NJBC for breastfeeding supportive practices. This includes providing the availability of reasonable breaks for mothers to express milk or to nurse their child, and access to a private space for expressing milk or nursing their child.

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Engaging Islamic Religious Leaders to Improve African American Muslim Women’s Attitudes About Breastfeeding

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While research has demonstrated the positive impact a woman’s social support network and faith community can have on influencing decisions to breastfeed, little is known regarding the influence of Islamic traditions on the breastfeeding beliefs and practices of African American Muslims.

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Pre-Pregnancy Obesity Increases Risk for Neurocognitive Problems in Children Born Very Prematurely

A new study has found that children born extremely premature to women who are overweight or obese before the pregnancy are at an increased risk for low scores on tests of intelligence and cognitive processes that influence self-regulation and control, according to researchers at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center.

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Testosterone Prescribing in VA Varies by Provider’s Age, Experience, Specialty and Region

Providers in the Veterans Health Administration (VA) system vary in their testosterone prescribing practices, according to a study published in the Endocrine Society’s Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism. This is the first study to examine provider and site predictors of testosterone prescribing in the VA.

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Environmental Pollution Exposure During Pregnancy Increases Asthma Risk for Three Generations

Exposure to environmental pollutants during pregnancy may increase the risk of asthma for as many as three consecutive generations, according to new research.

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Risk-Reducing Mastectomy Questioned for BRCA Mutation Carriers with Prior Ovarian Cancer

For the subset of women with BRCA mutations who have already had ovarian cancer, risk-reducing mastectomy might not be worth the price tag. New research from the Duke Cancer Institute finds that for many women in this unique group, prophylactic mastectomy does not produce a substantial survival gain versus breast cancer screening alone and is not cost-effective.

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Antibiotics Taken Late in Pregnancy Can Increase Risk for Inflammatory Bowel Diseases in Offspring

A study by researchers at the University of Chicago Medicine shows that when mice that are genetically susceptible to developing inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) were given antibiotics during late pregnancy and the early nursing period, their offspring were more likely to develop an inflammatory condition of the colon that resembles human IBD.

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Synthetic DNA-Based Zika Vaccine Protects Against Damage to Testes in Preclinical Models

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While the Zika virus is primarily transmitted by mosquitoes, research has shown that the disease can affect semen and sperm and can therefore be spread through sexual intercourse.

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Women with Risk Factors for Heart Disease Need to Start a Prevention Plan Before Menopause

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Heart disease is the number one killer of women. However, most women are not treated for the disease until they in their 50s and 60s. This release talks about how women with risk factors need to talk to their doctors in their 40s and get ahead of the game. Also mentions recent study on subject.







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