Linda Hunter, CNM, EdD, FACNM, and Linda Nanni, CNM, MS, FACNM, are among a group of 15 midwives recently honored by the American College of Nurse-Midwives (ACNM) for demonstrating outstanding professional achievement and contributions to the midwifery community. A limited number of midwives are selected for this highly coveted distinction each year and are inducted as fellows during the ACNM Annual Meeting & Exhibition, held earlier this month.
Women & Infants Participating in Study of Common Viral Infection in Pregnancy
Women & Infants, through its participation in the Maternal-Fetal Medicine Units Network, is the lead center in a 14-site, $25 million study of cytomegalovirus (CMV), the most common infection during pregnancy. Researchers want to see whether giving recently infected pregnant women antibodies against CMV lowers the rate of CMV infection in their babies. See news story.Details
Breast Health Center Is Here to Help
A risk factor is something that indicates a woman is more likely to develop breast cancer than average. They are not harmful in themselves. In fact, a woman's risk of developing breast cancer remains low even if she has several risk factors. Read this powerful article by Angelina Jolie about her decision to have a double mastectomy because she is BRCA1 positive. Read more
New Technology Makes Robotic Surgery Even Less Invasive
The Women & Infants Hospital Robotic Surgery Program for Women is the only program in the area with Single-Site™ Instrumentation, which enables some surgeries to be even less invasive and conducted through one tiny incision.
Raymond O. Powrie, MD, FRCP(C), FACP, underscored his belief in the “team approach” by drawing together a multidisciplinary group to edit an international textbook on medical disorders in obstetric patients.
Meet five patients who are being cared for at Women & Infants Hospital, women and newborns whose treatment has been enhanced by the incredible research, compassion, and commitment to excellence that is Women & Infants. » Patient Stories