Postpartum Depression: Brexanolone and Other Treatments

Postpartum Depression (PPD) affects between 10-15% of new mothers. PPD causes mothers to suffer from a long-lasting depression that, if severe, can put both the mother and the child in danger. Though PPD is common, available antidepressants are not guaranteed to help. A new treatment, brexanolone, offers hope for some mothers but also has severe side effects.

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Lyme Disease: The Signs and Symptoms You Need to Know

Lyme disease is a bacterial infection caused by ticks. Lyme disease infects approximately 300,000 people in the United States each year according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). However, some experts believe that the number is much higher since only 30% of patients develop the bull’s-eye rash that is the well-known early sign of the disease. While most patients recover from Lyme disease with a course of antibiotics, some experience persistent symptoms. Researchers are unsure of why some patients do not fully recover from Lyme disease, making it difficult to treat.

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Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria: MRSA and C. diff

Janet Phoenix MD MPH, Amanda Bisnath, Megan Peterson, Elizabeth Sack Since the discovery of the first antibiotic, penicillin, in 1928, antibiotics and antimicrobial drugs have been widely used in the United States. Over time, some bacteria have developed ways to survive these drugs. Unfortunately, the widespread use of antibiotics has contributed to the development of […]

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