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What is preeclampsia?: Part 2

This blog recently discussed how a scientific panel concluded that there is a probable link between exposure to a chemical used by DuPont in manufacturing in West Virginia and the development of pregnancy-induced hypertension or preeclampsia in pregnant women. The previous post began to discuss what exactly the condition of

What is Erb’s palsy and shoulder dystocia?: Part 1

This blog will discuss several different birth injuries in five posts in order to explain what is involved in these conditions. In the previous post, excessive newborn jaundice was discussed. The second and third post in the series will discuss brachial palsy, Erb’s Palsy, brachial plexus injuries and shoulder dystocia.

What is Erb’s palsy and shoulder dystocia?: Part 2

The previous post began to discuss brachial plexus birth injuries, Erb’s palsy and other nerve injuries as part of a five-part series on birth injuries on this blog. The first post in the series discussed excessive jaundice and kernicterus in newborns. Brachial palsy can result from shoulder dystocia, which occurs

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