Author Archives : Medline

Covering up when going out in the cold is important to prevent frostbite.

Hypothermia and frostbite: Easier to develop than you might think

Hypothermia: Easier to develop than you might think   Cold temperatures can cause hypothermia, which occurs when body temperature drops below 95 degrees Fahrenheit. Warning signs include shivering, exhaustion, confusion, memoryRead More

When To Test Calculator for Individuals calculates your estimated risk of having COVID-19 and spreading it to others.

New decision-support tool for COVID-19 testing can help you get back to your life, safely

Almost two years into the COVID-19 pandemic there’s still so much uncertainty about how to live with this virus. We have safe and effective vaccines, and now masks, social distancing, andRead More

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Mother spreads awareness after multiple preeclampsia diagnoses

When Mavis Stephens became pregnant with her first child in 1995, she expected a healthy pregnancy. She was young and active and had no reason to think otherwise. But duringRead More

Woman holding pregnant belly.

Reducing health disparities around pregnancy

Despite many medical advances and improvements in maternal health care, significant health disparities in the care of pregnant people still exist today. We talked with Juanita Chinn, Ph.D., program directorRead More

Prgnant woman getting blood sugar levels taken

NIH research may help predict gestational diabetes earlier in pregnancy

 Cuilin Zhang, M.D., Ph.D. Gestational diabetes is a disease that develops during pregnancy and affects how the body turns food into energy. In the U.S., about 6% to 9% ofRead More

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How to stay healthy during pregnancy

A healthy pregnancy is one of the best ways to promote a healthy birth. Early and regular prenatal care can help prevent complications and educate women about things they canRead More

Pregnant woman getting vaccine shot

Updates on COVID-19 vaccines in pregnant people

 Andrea Edlow, M.D. Andrea Edlow, M.D., is a maternal-fetal medicine specialist at Massachusetts General Hospital. When COVID-19 hit, her lab began researching the immune response in vaccinated pregnant and lactatingRead More

Young girl with cancer smiling at nurse

The legacy of the National Cancer Act: 50 years later

 Norman Sharpless, M.D. In 1971, President Nixon signed the National Cancer Act as part of the War on Cancer. In honor of the act’s 50th anniversary, Norman Sharpless, M.D., directorRead More

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Pregnant during COVID-19? Tips to stay safe

Pregnant people are at an increased risk for severe illness from COVID-19 compared with nonpregnant people. Andrea Edlow, M.D., a maternal-fetal medicine specialist at Massachusetts General Hospital, says that’s whyRead More