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- Preventing prematurity: the importance of getting screened for Chlamydia
- Ther-Rx skips ACOG: the people have spoken. But can we do more?
- What does replacing the word retarded with intellectual disability accomplish?
- Cigna’s automatic denials: asshattery in action
- ACOG’s double standard on Makena: denouncing Ther-Rx but taking advertising dollars
Monthly Archives: November 2010
I have already received a lot of feedback from people who have received their first denial letter wondering if they should use my template to appeal. My answer is always appeal. Did you know that some insurance companies automatically deny … Continue reading
RSV is a dreaded infection for many preemie parents, myself included. After 2 full winters of Synagis and what can only be described as an obsession with hand hygiene and limiting contact, even with friends and family, we managed to … Continue reading
Today is prematurity awareness day. It’s really prematurity awareness month, but sadly the calendar of national health observances is rather full and so prematurity, which affects 12.5% of all babies in the United States, is the #1 cause of death … Continue reading
My mom is sick. Because of what can only be described as my crazy family dynamics I did not find out for 24 hours that she was taken by ambulance to the hospital in septic shock from pneumonia. She was … Continue reading
I start checking the CDC site daily for RSV updates around mind-October. To some that may be paranoid, but Oliver has suffered through two major hospitalizations with RSV, so I figure forewarned is the first step in being forearmed. For … Continue reading
The pertussis epidemic in California has many new parents worried. For preemie parents, it’s just one more thing to add to the list. Pertussis, or whooping cough, has affected more than 6,000 people so far this year in California. More … Continue reading
A study was released yesterday in the journal Human Reproduction about infertility therapies and the risk of cerebral palsy (CP). A lot of major news outlets jumped on the study, reporting that the risk of CP was more than doubled … Continue reading
A casual browser of this web site might wonder, “What’s up with all this vaccine stuff? I thought this was a preemie web site?!” And I admit, lately I have been a bit vaccine focused (although I would not be … Continue reading