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Why We Need to Discuss the COVID-19 Vaccine with Women of Childbearing Age

When we meet with women for perinatal psychiatry consultations, we now ask about vaccinations.  It’s not something we typically do, but after the last year, we are now getting involved in their decisions regarding vaccination against COVID-19.  Just as we counsel women to avoid alcohol and to consistently take their prenatal vitamins, providing information on… Read More »

Q&A with Peter Pronovost, Part 1: “We Need to Evolve from Being Reactive to Being Proactive.”

Peter Pronovost, MD, PhD, Chief Clinical Transformation Officer, University Hospitals When most people hear the name Peter Pronovost, they think about checklists, and for good reason. Nearly two decades ago, Dr. Pronovost developed a set of steps to eliminate infections from catheter lines, an innovation that helped save thousands of lives while also transforming the… Read More »

Preeclampsia: Everything You Need to Know about This High-Risk Pregnancy Complication

Although it’s relatively uncommon, affecting just 3.4 percent of pregnancies in the U.S. each year, preeclampsia is a complication that can have serious long-term health effects for mom and baby. The condition is characterized primarily by higher-than-normal blood pressure during pregnancy, and may also involve elevated levels of protein in urine and a decrease in… Read More »

Canada didn’t need to lose 22,000 to COVID. Here’s what could have saved them

Breadcrumb Trail Links News Health Canada This month marks a full year since Canada saw its first major lockdowns as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Here’s what we should have done differently Author of the article: Tristin Hopper Publishing date: Mar 10, 2021  •  16 hours ago  •  3 minute read  •  199 Comments Article… Read More »

Everything You Need To Know About Johnson & Johnson’s Covid-19 Vaccine

A healthcare worker holds a dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine at the Klerksdorp Hospital on February 18, 2021. PHILL MAGAKOE/AFP via Getty Images On Friday, a special FDA committee will review the Johnson & Johnson Covid-19 vaccine and decide whether to recommend it for Emergency Use Authorization. The committee members include academics, physicians,… Read More »