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How To Choose A Hospital For Birth

I’ve delivered babies at 6 different hospitals during my career. One thing I’ve learned is that the hospital where you deliver has a big influence on your experience giving birth (another factor is your doctor; you can read about that here). Your doctor actually isn’t there for most of your labor. Thus the culture of […]

How To Choose The Right OB Doctor

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Congratulations! You’re pregnant! You want to get started with prenatal care so you call up your regular ob/gyn and make an appointment. You’ve been happy with her for your yearly checkups so she should be fine for your prenatal care right? Not necessarily so…. Your provider during your pregnancy has a big impact on the course of […]

Most Women Don’t Need An Episiotomy

This post on episiotomy originally appeared on KevinMD is “social media’s leading physician voice” with over 3 million monthly page views, and over 250,000 followers on Facebook and Twitter. I have been an ob/gyn hospitalist at a busy suburban community hospital for almost one year. I truly love my job. However, I’ve noticed something […]

Mindfulness For Kids

mindfulness for kids

Mindfulness is simply focusing your awareness in the present moment. I’ve written about how beneficial mindfulness is for adults, and gave some tips on how to introduce mindfulness into your life. Well mindfulness is not only good for adults, mindfulness is good for our kids too!COGNITIVE BENEFITSSeveral studies have shown that your child may perform […]

Learn True Health Podcast Appearance

Ashley James focuses on naturopathic medicine, but she is open to bringing her podcast listeners the best information, no matter the source! Here is a link to our episode and below is Ashley’s take on our chat. Head over to her website and check out her show (a New and Noteworthy podcast in iTunes)! Enjoy! Who can help […]

The What, Why, and How of Mindfulness


Mindfulness is all the rage these days, with everyone from celebrities to athletes to business leaders touting its benefits. But what exactly is mindfulness? What’s so good about it? And how do you make it a regular part of your life?what is mindfulness?Mindfulness may seem mysterious, “woo-woo” or complicated, but it’s not. It simply means focusing […]

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