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Becoming a millennial mother: 3 tips for labor and delivery

Expecting a baby? Congratulations! Giving birth today is not the same as when your mother gave birth. You have new options and different choices to make. You will recover faster than even before, and your participation will be requested. Ready? Let’s talk about three tips that will help you to power through the labor and delivery process

American Health Care Act Passes House

This afternoon, the United States House of Representatives voted to pass an amended H.R. 1620, the American Health Care Act (AHCA), which proposes to significantly alter the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The 217 to 213 vote was largely along party lines, with twenty Republicans voting “no”. This action represents one step in a multiple step process. The bill will now be forwarded to the United States Senate, where it is expected to be substantially changed.

Changes to Pediatric Dental Anesthesia May Hit Roadblock

The death of an Albany boy after a visit to the dentist has inspired a call for sweeping changes to state law that could move forward next week. But there's a battle. Consumer Investigator Chris Chmura explains how kids dentist appointments could change -- and why some are against it.

Support safe dental anesthesia for California children: Guest commentary

If your child needs to have tonsils removed, you probably take it for granted that a physician who specializes in anesthesiology will take care of anesthesia and monitoring, while the surgeon focuses 100 percent attention on performing the surgery.

Staying Awake in Surgery

Today’s minimally invasive and robotic surgical techniques allow patients to undergo complex procedures with small incisions and fast recovery times. Nearly all these cases require general anesthesia, controlled breathing and complete muscle paralysis; the surgeon needs a motionless target. The patient cannot be awake.