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February 2019 Archives

Why do stillbirths occur?

According to the CDC, stillbirths affect approximately one percent of pregnancies each year. That amounts to roughly 24,000 babies that do not get the opportunity to take their first breath. More than 10 times the number of infants die from stillbirth than those that die from Sudden Infant Death Syndrome. Despite the many advances in medical technology, healthcare professionals are still unsure about what causes stillbirths. Because of this, many families are left grieving and without answers to their most pressing questions, the biggest of which is If you are like many women who lost babies in Louisiana, you may blame yourself. Do not do this, as stillbirths are rarely the result of something a woman did or did not do.

Animals and motor vehicle collisions

From bad weather to inexperience, distractions and fatigue, motor vehicle crashes have many causes. Some risk factors are overlooked because they are less common, however. For example, there are different ways in which animals (both wild and domesticated) can play a role in collisions. Someone who drives around with their dog may be distracted by the animal, interfering with their driving abilities. Or, someone may be surprised by a wild animal such as a deer that darts across the road, causing them to swerve into oncoming traffic.

Do doctors take invisible illnesses seriously?

Any chronic illness can be difficult to cope with. When your condition is largely misunderstood or minimized by the medical community and others, life can be especially challenging. Louisiana residents with so-called “invisible” illnesses may feel as if their concerns and struggles are also invisible.

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