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Breast Awareness and Early Cancer Detection

Breast Awareness and Early Cancer Detection

By Monique Fox, MDDon’t  Forget To Do Your Monthly And Yearly Clinical Breast Exam In Addition to Your Yearly Mammogram So many of my patients casually mention to me that they do not do their monthly breast exam because they get a yearly mammogram and think that they are covered.  While…

Important Facts About The Flu And Flu Shot In Pregnancy

Important Facts About The Flu And Flu Shot In Pregnancy

By Vandna Jerath, MD Pregnant women are more prone to severe illness and pregnancy complications from the flu. Physiologic changes and an altered immune system in pregnancy make pregnant women high-risk candidates for the flu. In pregnancy, the flu can cause dehydration, pneumonia, acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS), miscarriage, preterm…

PMS:  A Woman’s Monthly Madness

PMS: A Woman’s Monthly Madness

Vandna Jerath, MDDr. Jerath will be discussing this topic live on Denver Channel 7News on June 14, 2011 at 6:30am. Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS) is defined by the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) as “the cyclic occurrence of symptoms that are of sufficient severity to interfere with some aspects of…

Dr. Vandna Jerath on Parker Adventist Hospital TV – Q&A Regarding Preparing and Planning Pregnancy

Dr. Vandna Jerath on Parker Adventist Hospital TV – Q&A Regarding Preparing and Planning Pregnancy

Photo & Video Credit: Parker Adventist Hospital

Do’s and Don’ts During Pregnancy

Do’s and Don’ts During Pregnancy

By Vandna Jerath, MD THINGS TO DO: Be excited:  Relax and enjoy the pregnancy.  Share your experience with your friends and family. Make an appointment with an Ob/Gyn:  An appointment between 6-10 weeks from your last menstrual period is ideal. Take prenatal vitamins:  These should include at least 400 mcg…

Dr. Vandna Jerath Denver 7NEWS Interview on cervical cancer screening, HPV, and pap smears

Dr. Vandna Jerath Denver 7NEWS Live Interview on the Flu and Flu shot in Pregnancy

Herbs During Pregnancy

  By Michele Conklin, Author/Writer Grow Magazine Dr. Jerath was interviewed regarding this topic and this article was originally published in the Spring 2010 issue of Grow, a health publication from Parker Adventist Hospital.  Approximately one in 10 pregnant women take some sort of  herbal product, potentially risking the health…

To Pap or Not To Pap?

By Vandna Jerath, MD To pap or not to pap . . . that is the question?  Cervical cytology also known as the pap smear is the primary reason for a 50% decrease in the incidence of cervical cancer over the past 30 years.  For years we as ob/gyn doctors have…

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