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May 2013 Archives

Rise in at-home births sparks revision of safety standards

Although a vast majority of women still choose to give birth in a hospital setting, the last several years have been witness to a surge in the number of pre-planned births at home. In response to this growing trend, the American Academy of Pediatrics has created a new set of safety criteria to mitigate the risk of birth injuries, which may be of interest to North Carolina residents looking into at-home birth.

Misdiagnosis is on the rise in busy hospitals

The demand for health care is on the rise. As more people seek medical treatment, North Carolina's hospitals will only become busier. Already, the medical community is seeing the impacts of expanding the duties of physicians. Hospital doctors are being given larger amounts of responsibility, and the number of medical malpractice claims have grown during the same period.

Undiagnosed gestational diabetes poses threat to mothers, infants

When expecting a new family member, North Carolina parents often take several steps  to make sure they are ready for the big day. Although many things are within grasp of expecting parents, such as building a nursery or arranging daycare, other things are not. This is why many women expect their obstetricians to be on the look out for various pregnancy complications.

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