Author Archives: Dana

Antidepressant Doesn’t Ease Obsessive Behaviors of Autism

Those who are diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) often find themselves engaging in repetitive movements and ritualistic behaviors that are highly characteristic of their diagnosis. These behaviors can include things such as rocking or running back and forth. One-third of those who are diagnosed with ASD are prescribed antidepressants as a way to treat their symptoms, but there is

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When fathers can take individual days of parental leave during the first months after a birth, mothers visit health clinics less often and use less prescription medication

Studies are now emerging that show just how important a father’s presence is after the birth of their baby. In fact, only 14% of mothers have had to schedule inpatient or outpatient visits postpartum if the father was there to provide extra support. The amount of fathers taking ten or more days off after the birth of their child has

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Life After Delivery

After you’ve delivered your baby, the hospital will keep a close eye on you and your newborn while performing several tests to determine your risk factors and when it is safe to go home. The first exam that they perform on your baby will be what is known as the APGAR scoring test. APGAR stands for appearance, pulse, grimace, activity,

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