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Why should I want to be a blogger for MomMD?

Why should I want to be a blogger for MomMD?
Maybe you’re thinking about being a blogger for MomMD but aren’t really sure why you would. This blog is to explain a few of the main reasons why being a blogger can be beneficial for you and others on the site. 1. Sharing information and experiences: There are a lot of healthcare professionals out there, and, if you’re on this site, you probably have some input on the healthcare system. Whether you’re a doctor, nurse, intern, or related writer, you have some inside information that others, who might be looking to get into the profession, don’t have yet. You can help them out by sharing your ......
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Greetings "med-moms"! Simply hello today; baby boy calling...My story coming soon
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26 Weeks pregnant with twins: the challenges and benefits

26 Weeks pregnant with twins: the challenges and benefits
Without doubt, there is no greater feeling in the world, than the one knowing that you are going to be a mother soon. Knowing that you are going to give birth to twins is even more exciting. Each pregnancy week brings new changes and you cannot wait to see your babies and hold them in your arms. Let’s see what happens when are 26 weeks pregnant, the challenges and the benefits. Baby development as you are approaching the 3rd trimester Your babies are quite big by now and, during this pregnancy period, they will begin to open their eyes. Interestingly enough, your babies are going to begin dis......
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5 Important sleeping tips for 1st trimester of pregnancy

5 Important sleeping tips for 1st trimester of pregnancy
Good news, you are pregnant! But now you also have to adapt to the changes that come with pregnancy. You will have to deal with nausea and vomiting, which are specific for the first trimester of pregnancy. But, more importantly, you will find yourself to be exhausted, the level of fatigue increasing as your pregnancy advances. Why do you feel so tired?In the first trimester of pregnancy, your progesterone hormone levels are on the rise, which can definitely make you feel drowsy. Not only you will feel fatigued during the day, but you will also want to go to bed earlier. Apart from that, your ......
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7 Light Exercises You Should Do While Pregnant

7 Light Exercises You Should Do While Pregnant
When you’re pregnant it’s important to stay healthy for your and your baby’s sake. Staying healthy includes making some lifestyle adjustments that involve physical activity, reducing stress, and eating healthy foods. Yes, physical activity can be of huge help when you’re pregnant. But, what exercises to do? Keep reading this article to find out.   1. Plie   Plie is a low-impact exercise that you can do when you’re 11 weeks pregnant as well as when you’re far along in your pregnancy. This easy-to-do exercise strengthens your quadriceps, butt, hamstrings, and it also improves your......
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6 Ways To Boost Women's Health

6 Ways To Boost Women's Health
Health concerns for women are different from those of men. If you are a lady, you need to learn the steps that are essential for you to ensure you always remain healthy and energetic. Choices in lifestyle women make can affect their health. It is therefore, essential that every woman learns of behavior and lifestyle tricks and tips that help in ensuring she remains healthy. The simple things we regularly do are the ones that matter. Ensure that you have good health and are full of happiness by practicing these tips. Eat a Healthy Diet Ensure you try to eat foods that are natural. Fresh fruit......
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Children's Books for the Holiday Season

Children's Books for the Holiday Season
If your house is like ours, it's Nutcracker mania right now. We're eating, sleeping, and dreaming (of Sugar Plum Fairies, of course) about the Christmas spectacular based on the story by E.T.A. Hoffmann, as are countless dancers and their families across the country. So it seems the perfect time to spotlight a wonderful new picture book about the Nutcracker's American roots, The Nutcracker Comes to America: How Three Ballet-loving Brothers Created a Holiday Tradition (Millbrook Press, September 2015), from the multi-talented Chris Barton. Illustrated by Cathy Gendron, The Nutcracker Come......
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6 Ways To Lower Breast Cancer Risk

6 Ways To Lower Breast Cancer Risk

Breast cancer is widely known to affect the women while some very few men experience it. It develops in the inner lining where the milk ducts are found. You can self examine your breast in order to look for any symptoms which include: a feeling of a lump in the breast, change in the skin color and texture of the breast, skin dimpling, clear or bloody fluid that leaks out of the nipple and change in how the nipple looks i.e. pulling in the inside. If you notice any of the above signs see a doctor immediately and have a mammogram test run in you. The following are 6 ways that can help you lower......
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3 Tips to End 2015 with Joy, Peace, and Connection

3 Tips to End 2015 with Joy, Peace, and Connection
Thanksgiving is behind us. For many people, this is now the time where everything gets busier even though this is supposed to be the quiet, reflective time of the year. Just yesterday I talked with a physician who has clear signs of burnout and mental exhaustion and she doesn't want anything more than work-life balance and a break from all the chaos and overwhelm. When I asked her when she is ready to make some healthy changes, she told me that she doesn’t have the time right now due to all the holiday obligations. She mentioned all the reasons and excuses why she had to chase her to-do list a......
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4 Highly-Effective Strategies Moms Can Use to Tackle Medical School Debt

4 Highly-Effective Strategies Moms Can Use to Tackle Medical School Debt
  Being a parent is downright expensive, but working moms have it especially tough. And with challenges such as increasing costs, declines in physician reimbursements, and a heap of student debt, it’s more expensive than ever to manage a budding medical career and family. According to the Association of American Medical Colleges, the average amount of medical school debt among class of 2014 graduates was over $176,000. Over time, that equates to tens of thousands of dollars in interest payments that could otherwise be spent on a college tuition fund or vacations with your children. S......
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Black Friday and Cyber Monday Deals!

black friday oakstone.com cme and board reviews special offersBlack Friday Deals & Cyber Monday Deals Oakstone, one of the leaders in Online CME is celebrating Black Friday by offering CME special offers through mommd.com. Both Continuing Medical Education (CME) credits and Board Review credits offers will be available.   Oakstone.com has an offer to receive a $250 Amazon Gift Card and free shipping for CMEINFO purchases. Offer is only valid through Cyber Monday, November 30th, 2015. Use coupon code GCTHX on board reviews, clinical updates and journal reviews during checkout. Offer valid in the U.S. Only.  Click here to access the Black F......
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5 Simple Lifestyle Tips for Healthy Eyes

5 Simple Lifestyle Tips for Healthy Eyes
Your eyes do a lot of work each and every day.  Thus, it is important to take the necessary steps to protect them so they can serve you well into the future. Caring for them goes well outside of the doctor’s office. Yourhealth and lifestyle choices make an impact on your overall body, your eyes included. Taking measures now can decrease your risk of developing common age-related eye conditions such as: cataracts (the clouding of the lens in your eyes), macular degeneration (damage to the area of the retina that perceives light) and glaucoma (damage to the eye’s optic nerve).  There ......
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useful imformation, I need to stop smoking immediately...
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7 Reasons To Check Your Eyes Regularly

If we want to stay healthy, we all know how important it is to eat right, exercise, get enough sleep, and get checked by our doctor every year. Clearly, those things are critical in order for us to take care of and monitor our bodies and our overall health.   But how often do you get your eyes checked by an ophthalmologist or an optometrist? Unless you wear glasses or notice your vision changing, how likely are you to even think about the health of your eyes? After all, your eyes don’t affect your body’s health. You won’t gain weight, increase your chances of cancer, increase the likeli......
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What You Need to Know About Vision Therapy

Vision therapy is a type of physical therapy, specifically developed to assist the eyes and brain. It is often a part of the treatment for things like convergence insufficiency, crossed eyes, lazy eye, and certain disabilities related to reading and learning. Often, a learning disability is due to the inability to see well enough to read comfortably. These are the situations where vision therapy can be a great asset to those who were afraid medical science could do nothing more for them and their eyes. Many who see the term "vision therapy" might immediately think of eye exercises, which some......
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Pregnancy Nursing and Your Eyes

Pregnancy Nursing and Your Eyes
When three words are presented together; pregnancy, nursing, and vision, one of those doesn't quite seem to fit. Yet, your eyes are a part of your body, and there are few parts of a woman that go unchanged during pregnancy. One woman's story recounts a time when she went to the grocery store and couldn't read some of the labels no matter how closely she looked because her vision was suddenly blurry. It was such a sudden change that street signs she had no trouble reading on the way to the store were unreadable on the way home. She visited an optometrist who prescribed eyeglasses to her - a w......
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Different Ways to Incorporate Omega-3 Fatty Acids into Your Daily Diet

Different Ways to Incorporate Omega-3 Fatty Acids into Your Daily Diet

Omega-3 fatty acids are considered essential fatty acids: They are necessary for human health but the body can’t make them -- you have to get them through food. Also known as polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs), omega-3 fatty acids play a crucial role in brain function, as well as normal growth and development. They have also become popular because they may reduce the risk of heart disease. The American Heart Association (AHA) recommends eating fish (particularly fatty fish such as mackerel, lake trout, herring, sardines, albacore tuna, and salmon) at least 2 times a week. Omega-3 fatty acids......
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A mastery tip on time management for entrepreneurial physicians

A mastery tip on time management for entrepreneurial physicians
As I was watching a video from the Small Business School on Working on Your Business, I realized that one of the points they were making had the potential to transform how I think about all the activities and tasks on my action item list each day. This simple time management idea can best be illustrated by the image seen here Too often, folks who are getting a business started find themselves stuck in the gloomy Not Important/Not Urgent corner - fiddling with business card font, creating detailed workshop content or figuring out how to find a product packaging c......
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6 Important Facts About Cataracts

6 Important Facts About Cataracts
According to the National Eye Institute, a cataract is a clouding in the lens of the eye that affects vision. The lens is a clear section in the eye that focuses images on the retina in the back of the eye. The image projected onto the retina is then transmitted through the optic nerve to the brain, allowing sight. If the retina is clouded by a cataract, light is partially blocked on its way through the lens, causing blurry vision. Cataracts mostly occur in older people as one of the facets of aging. In fact, more than half of all Americans either have a cataract or have gone through cataract......
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Wow it's good article and excellent information spreading and Unfortunately, once the lens of the eye has become cloudy, there is ... Read More
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Does The Ideal Physician Job Really Exist?

Does The Ideal Physician Job Really Exist?
Heck, no!” I hear many of you yelling. “I’m sick of being a physician.” “I still like medicine, however my job sucks …” In an article from HealthLeaders Media, “For Stressed Docs, Where to Turn?”, the author writes: A recent survey and report by Physician Wellness Services, a Minneapolis, MN-based company that counsels physicians and hospitals on wellness and related issues, and Cejka Search, a St. Louis, MO-based physician executive search firm, shows more physicians are getting stressed and it’s getting worse. …How bad is the problem? The survey shows that 87% of 2,000 physicians repo......
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Conception, Pregnancy and Healthy Child Birth for Women Over 40

Conception, Pregnancy and Healthy Child Birth for Women Over 40
 Overview Fertility declines with age in women and odds of getting pregnant are lower after reaching 40 years, although this varies per person. Health experts say it is nearly impossible to become pregnant after 45 years of age. Many women above 40 years turn to fertility treatments in order to conceive. Regardless of your age, pregnancy has its own advantages and disadvantages. According to fertility specialists, trying to get pregnant after the age of 40 can be harder because your egg supply decreases as you get older, and older eggs may have chromosomal problems, increasing the ri......
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After 7 years trying to conceive I finally got pregnant 4 weeks after you casted on me your pregnant spell and followed your progr... Read More
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Practical answers from Dr Mike McLaughlin regarding physician career change.

Practical answers from Dr Mike McLaughlin regarding physician career change.
If you’re in the market for a physician career change, there’s an invaluable tool to help you through your transition. Naturally, I’d like to say that it’s The Physician Odyssey Program, and leave it at that! However, I’d be remiss as a physician career coach if I didn’t make you aware of Dr. Mike McLaughlin’s book “Do You Feel Like You Wasted All That Training?: Answers About Transitioning to Non-Clinical Careers for Physicians“. An esteemed and dear colleague, Mike McLaughlin, is a plastic and hand surgeon who, after much deliberation, left clinical practice to ultimately st......
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I appreciate every word you said! Nice job! Combining everything written above I want to add that sometimes someone else help is r... Read More
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I appreciate every word you said! Nice job! Combining everything written above I want to add that sometimes someone else help is r... Read More
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