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UK Study Ties Birth Defects to Prescription Antibiotics

A study out of the United Kingdom shows that women prescribed certain antibiotics were much more likely to have children with major birth defects. This study has confirmed what many doctors have already suspected—that these antibiotics, if given in the first trimester, can lead to devastating consequences. If you have…

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Florida Supreme Court Allows Medical Malpractice Lawsuit involving Stillborn to Continue

In January 2009, Shunteria S. McIntyre gave birth to a stillborn child. Three days later, she collapsed and died. Under Florida law, a deceased person’s estate can bring a lawsuit for wrongful death when a doctor’s medical error causes the death. According to a legal complaint, Ms. McIntyre had lost…

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America: The Most Dangerous Nation to Give Birth in the Developed World

The U.S. spends far more in health care than any other nation on earth—over $10,000 per person. For that kind of money, the U.S. should be a world leader in health outcomes. Unfortunately, the U.S. lags in many areas, and one area in particular—maternal health—is particularly disturbing. According to statistics,…

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