Posted by: Leena Nahata, MD on Apr 12, 2017

Fertility can be a sensitive topic for some families, especially when children and adolescents are faced with life-altering medical conditions that could affect future parenthood.

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Cleft Lip and Palate: Causes, Diagnosis and Treatment

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Cleft lip and/or palate is the most common birth defect in the United States, affecting one of every 700 babies born, which means, on average, 16 babies are born every day in this country with a cleft. Read More

Nitrate Levels in the Water Are High, Should You Be Concerned?

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I just heard that Nitrate levels in the water are high, should I be concerned? Well, for most of us the answer is no. The concern is mainly for two special groups. Read More

Teens and Pregnancy: 10 Things They Don’t Tell Your Teen in Sex Ed

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Some parents may find it awkward or difficult to talk to their kids about sex, but May is Teen Pregnancy Prevention Month so there is no better time than the present! Here are a few things they may not have learned in health class. Read More

Pregnancy, Breastfeeding and the Common Cold

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The common cold does not feel so common if you are pregnant or breastfeeding. We often get calls from patients of the Teen and Pregnant Program (TaP) regarding which medications are safe to take for cold symptoms. Read More

5 Things You Need to Know About Zika Virus

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Zika Virus is a hot topic around the world right now. Here's what you need to know: What is Zika Virus? Recently, the number of Zika cases in Brazil has increased significantly and we are now seeing increased presence of the virus in Mexico and South America. This is not a new virus. Read More

Caffeine During Pregnancy: Good News for Coffee-Drinking Moms

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When you’re pregnant, it seems like everyone has something to say about what you should eat or drink, and it can be stressful trying to listen to all the advice. Read More