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Breastfeeding and Coronavirus: My Experience From the Frontlines With an Infected Mom

Breastfeeding and Coronavirus: My Experience From the Frontlines With an Infected Mom

One of the challenging features of COVID-19 is its ability to sweep through families. In my experience, this is more prevalent in multigenerational family living situations.

I recently tested a young, symptomatic mom of a 15-month-old toddler and a 26-day-old infant. Her elderly father-in-law was also living in their home and was the first household member to become infected with COVID-19. The patient (mom) tested positive for SARS-CoV-2 by polymerase chain reaction about 7 days afte... Continue Reading

Filed under: Infectious Diseases, Public Health, Women's Health

Using Policy to Impact HPV Vaccine Rates

Using Policy to Impact HPV Vaccine Rates

For more than 10 years we have had a safe and effective vaccine that can prevent several types of cancer. I understand the reluctance to accept a vaccine whe... Continue Reading

Filed under: Health Policy and Trends, Infectious Diseases, Preventive Medicine, Women's Health

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