When the Delta variant hit Mississippi, the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) published alarming statistics for maternal and perinatal deaths. Pregnant women were dying at three times the pre-COVID baseline rate. These young, healthy women would rapidly deteriorate in a matter of days, with three weeks as the average time to death. And those […]
Before there was doom-scrolling, there were sad books. For me, it was Chapter 18 in Life and Fate by Vasily Grossman. The chapter is a fictional portrayal of Mr. Grossman imagining his mother’s last words. The protagonist—modeled on the author—and their two mothers have the same fate at the hands of the Nazis. I tried
Metro Docs Weigh in on What You Need to Know The U.S. Surgeon General, Dr. Vivek Murthy called for a fight against social media disinformation regarding COVID vaccines. Providers are being censured by their accrediting boards for spreading false information. We will diligently provide up-to-date research from prestigious medical journals, well-designed peer-reviewed studies, and from
In honor of every “Pinktober” and pink ribbon and breast cancer awareness walk, we wanted to share some words of wisdom from the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology (ACOG). Did you know that breast cancer affects one in eight women, or 12%, and it counts for 30% of new cancers diagnosed in women annually?
Article Features Metro’s Dr. Benjamin: 5 Aspects to Consider when Selecting a Hospital to Have a Baby
We know you have a lot to consider when it comes to the care of your newborn, even before you give birth! “Most couples have a very specific vision of how they imagine bringing their child into this world, and it’s important to choose a facility that can provide an experience as close to that