Category: Women’s Health

Mother holding her newborn baby after labor in a hospital.

November 1, 2017

What You Need to Know About the ‘Fourth Trimester’ Afte...

You had the baby—way to go! Here’s some advice for dealing with the many changes to your body, emotions and daily life.

Babies, OB-GYN, Women's Health

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Pregnant woman

March 23, 2017

Preterm births more common in mothers who are cancer survivors

UNC Lineberger's Hazel Nichols, PhD, Chelsea Anderson, MPH, and their colleagues report that women diagnosed and treated for cancer during their childbearing years more commonly gave birth prematurely, and to babies whose weights were below normal. Cancer survivors also had a slightly higher rate of cesarean section deliveries.

Cancer, Pregnancy, Research

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Illustration by Christ-Claude Mowandza-Ndinga/UNC Health Care

July 5, 2016

The Bigger the Bottle, the Bigger the Baby?

A new UNC School of Medicine study shows that the size of a bottle may contribute to greater weight gain and size for formula-fed infants, putting them at greater risk for obesity later in life.

Nutrition, Pregnancy

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UNC Chapel

April 12, 2016

Older women, especially blacks, receive targeted breast cancer trea...

The advent of targeted drugs for a specific type of breast cancer – HER2 positive – has dramatically improved survival rates for women with the disease. But a study led by researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center reveals low rates of use o

Breast Cancer, Social Justice, Treatment, Women's Health

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Martin McCaffrey

January 29, 2015

In Good and Caring Hands

Martin McCaffrey, MD, CAPT, USN (Ret), has taken the lessons he learned in the Navy and applied them to helping military families as they cope with the challenges of having a newborn in the Newborn Critical Care Center at UNC Hospitals.

Pregnancy, UNC Stories, Veterans

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Illustration of a woman holding a baby on her lap.

January 16, 2015

Women who experience postpartum depression symptoms before giving b...

Postpartum depression (PPD) may have a diverse clinical presentation and this has critical implications for diagnosis, treatment and understanding the underlying biology of the illness, a new study finds.

Mental Health, Pregnancy, Studies

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May 9, 2014

Rex Encourages the Breastfeeding Journey

Breastfeeding is a hot topic these days. At Rex, our most important goal is that your baby is getting the nutrition he or she needs. We want to support EVERY Mom (and dad) and their feeding goals no matter what they are- as long as the baby is getting fed! With that being said, we do encourage breastfeeding as much as possible. Here are some things we at Rex do to help moms reach their breastfeeding goals...

Pregnancy

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