What to Expect When You're... Still Not Expecting

IVF Isn't About the Journey, It's About the Destination While some women may share their birth stories, I wanted to share our fertility story. Translating my mind's weavings into words on paper has helped me weather numerous storms, but throughout 2015 -- a year marred by a lot of heartbreak and too many hormonal injections -- when I've needed this kind of therapy the most, I maintained silence on a subject that hit me like a piece of fallen scaffolding. Instead, I relied heavily on the physical support of my husband, family and friends, all for whom I am extremely grateful. With each setback along this grueling and at times never-ending journey, I would begin the story over and over again in my head, but I never got around to completing it. Until now. *** After a year and a half of trying to get pregnant the old-fashioned way, which is to say without downloading ovulation apps and marking red Ps on the calendar every month, and just hoping it would take a few romantic evenings at home or on vacation with my husband, we consulted a local OB-GYN about our dilemma. She prescribed a few months of charting everything from my morning temperature to the location of my cervix. That didn't work. She then prescribed three months of Clomid -- a drug that helps women ovulate more regularly, which in turn can help you track when to have sex more accurately. My cycles were anywhere between 28 and 40 days, so I hoped this would be the wonder drug we needed to get pregnant. It was n...
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Over the past decade we’ve focused a great deal on attention to educating and equipping our law enforcement officers with individual first aid kits (IFAKs). We’ve not only equipped our officers with at least one commercially produced tourniquet and hemostatic dressings, but also trained them to manage severe extremity and junctional bleeding. Although much of the focus has been on law enforcement embracing the self-aid buddy aid (SABA) philosophy, many agencies have overlooked providing the same equipment and training to our EMS and fire department first responders. One reason behind this oversight may be a fla...
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Bryon Moore has had a rich and varied career in EMS. He became an EMT in 1979 and received paramedic training at the fabled UCLA Daniel Freeman School for Paramedicine in 1982. He went on to be a paramedic in several systems before becoming the Northern California Clinical Coordinator for American Medical Response (AMR). Bryon then was attracted to helping develop and bring new resuscitation technology to market, working for a variety of medical device companies and launching new products globally. He’s currently VP of EMS Market Development for Defibtech, a company owned by Nihon Kohden, a leading medical devic...
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In a 99-1 vote, the U.S. Senate on September 17 passed the Opioid Crisis Response...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Senate passes 'minibus' bill that includes health funds 2nd Pittsburgh rad pleads guilty in Vicodin case Pittsburgh radiologist pleads guilty in opioid case Study eyes interventional rads and opioid prescriptions Medical images reveal toll of opioid epidemic
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Authors: Figliuzzi MM, Altilia M, Mannarino L, Giudice A, Fortunato L Abstract AIM: Combined surgical-orthodontic treatment of impacted maxillary canines has developed significantly in the last few years, regarding management of both hard and soft tissues and forces of traction. The aim of this report is to describe a combined surgical-orthodontic approach used to treat an impacted maxillary canine and to value the functional and esthetic results after 5 years of followup. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A 13-year-old boy had been seen by surgeons in the Operative Unit of Orthodontics of Policlinico Tor Vergata in Rome....
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Almost exactly a year ago, Tiffany and Chuck Palmer were told to expect a stillborn baby. Now, their son is eight months, after getting both his heart and lungs replaced. And he is home in Kansas City.
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A small study of teens who were conceived via assisted reproductive technology finds a significant number already have hypertension and premature "age-related changes" in their blood vessels.(Image credit: Steve Debenport/Getty Images)
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