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Posted: Apr 26, 2018

Breastfeeding Fact or Fiction ~ Ask An Expert

With SMH Lactation Specialist Sheera Thomas

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: Apr 3, 2018

Meditation for Today's Children

Written by SMH Mother-Baby Discharge Facilitator Sheera Thomas

Children today have so much more stress in their lives than generations before. Coping with stress is a necessary life skill, and I want to give my kids the tools they need to just focus and breathe. Meditation has been consistently proven to boost health, as well as rest the mind, body and spirit.

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Posted: Mar 12, 2018

Last-minute Pre-baby Checklist

Written by SMH Mother-Baby Discharge Facilitator Sheera Thomas

When you're pregnant, the last trimester can seem like an eternity. Here's a must-do checklist for preparations that you can take care of in those anxious last weeks before baby's arrival.

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Posted: Feb 22, 2018

Hepatitis B: What Parents Need to Know

Written by SMH Mother-Baby Discharge Facilitator Sheera Thomas

Hepatitis B is an infection of the liver that can lead to permanent liver illness and cancer. Nearly 1 million people in the US are living with a lifelong HBV infection. With three doses of vaccine, your child can be protected from Hepatitis B for a lifetime.

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Posted: Feb 16, 2018

Ask an Expert: Human Papillomavirus (HPV)

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

Eight out of 10 people will get HPV in their lifetime, making it the most common sexually transmitted infection. But regular screenings and getting vaccinated can help prevent it. 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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