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Osteoporosis – Risk Factors, Prevention & Treatment

Osteoporosis is a condition that makes your bones weak and brittle, which causes them to break easily. In most cases, broken bones occur after a fall or other trauma, but in severe cases, broken bones may occur with just minor bumps, coughing or sneezing. What causes osteoporosis? Osteoporosis occurs anytime there is a change in […]

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WakeMed Doctors Published in American Journal of Perinatology

Recently, WakeMed Maternal Fetal Medicine doctors, James Edwards and Laura Edwards, achieved national recognition when their research article was published in the American Journal of Perinatology. The article is titled, “Effect of Cord Blood Magnesium Level at Birth on Non-neurologic Neonatal Outcomes,” and below, Dr. James Edwards explains its premise. Understanding the Effects of Magnesium Sulfate on […]

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Pelvic Floor Symptoms After Childbirth

Although there are many books and information on what to expect while you are pregnant, there is considerably less information on what to expect after childbirth. Many women recognize that their bodies will change but the degree of pelvic floor disruption is commonly underestimated. Beyond stretch marks… During pregnancy, there is a substantial increase in […]

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Diagnosing Fibromyalgia

Diagnosing fibromyalgia can be difficult because many of the symptoms can be the onset of something else.  That’s why it’s important to see a physician to ensure you get the correct diagnosis. What is Fibromyalgia? Fibromyalgia is a chronic pain disorder characterized by widespread muscle pain throughout the body accompanied by the following one or more of […]

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Diagnosing and Treating GERD

If you are like most Americans, you have experienced that burning feeling you get when you have heartburn.  But when those symptoms persist, you have Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD). So what is GERD?  Often referred to as acid reflux, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) occurs when stomach acid frequently flows back into the esophagus. When this backwash […]

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