Essential health information from local experts

Posted: Feb 16, 2018

Ask an Expert: Human Papillomavirus (HPV)

A Q&A with SMH Family Nurse Practictioner Maggie Tabano, ARNP

To learn more about Human Papillomavirus (HPV), the HPV vaccine and cervical cancer, we reached out to SMH Family Nurse Practitioner Maggi Tabano, ARNP. 
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Posted: Feb 8, 2018

Which Workouts Are Safe During Pregnancy?

Written by SMH Physical Therapist Kristi Kliebert

As a physical therapist, I often get asked questions about exercise, particularly from first-time expectant mothers. Here are the answers to some of the most frequently asked questions about prenatal exercise.
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Posted: Feb 6, 2018

Ask an Expert: Breastfeeding Fact or Fiction

To help all nursing moms and moms-to-be dispel breastfeeding fact from fiction, we asked an SMH lactation expert to break down a few of the most common breastfeeding “rules” that new moms encounter.
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Posted: Jan 26, 2018

Tips for NICU Families — Parent to Parent

Written By NICU-Graduate Mom Jamie Jalwan

It sounds intense: Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. The NICU. And the experience can be intense. And scary. 

As the mother of two NICU grads myself, I wanted to share a few thoughts and tips for other parents whose baby is unexpectedly admitted to the NICU.

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Posted: Jan 18, 2018

Babywearing: Good for Baby and Parents

Written by SMH Mother-Baby Discharge Facilitator Sheera Thomas

The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends babywearing. Holding, or carrying, a baby in the early months meets the infant’s basic need to feel safe, experts say.
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