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FDA Approves New Treatment for Postpartum Depression

Jun 12, 2019

Postpartum depression is overwhelming depression and the inability to care for yourself and your newborn—about 1 in 7 women will suffer from postpartum depression after giving birth. Progesterone is the most common hormone in pregnancy, and the dramatic drop in progesterone after giving birth may have a role in depression postpartum. OB/GYN Dr. Kirtly Parker Jones talks about the pros and cons of brexanolone, a newly FDA-approved synthetic version of the allopregnanolone steroid, meant to treat postpartum depression.

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3 Things that Can Kill Young, Healthy People

Jun 6, 2019

Generally, people who are young and healthy aren't necessarily prone to dying—but, there are still exceptions. Emergency room physician Dr. Troy Madsen talks about the top three health conditions that can kill people who are otherwise healthy and the warning signs that may be overlooked or mistaken for other conditions.

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Choosing Between Botox vs. Fillers

Jun 4, 2019

If you’re looking for cosmetic facial rejuvenation but don’t want to go under the knife, Botox or fillers are a common option to smooth out troublesome areas on the face. Cosmetic surgeon Dr. Eric Cerrati explains the difference between the two products, risks, side effects, and what kind of results you can expect from the procedure.

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Study Reveals Need for More Autism Screening in Toddlers

May 31, 2019

A recent study shows that the number of children diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder during early childhood, between the ages of 2 and 3, has remained stagnant over many years. Autism specialist Dr. Deborah Bilder explains why the statistics are troubling and how early diagnosis and intervention can make a difference.

Learn more about early signs of autism spectrum disorder.

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