Posts Written by: Shannon M. Abikhaled, MD

Work-life balance – You are kidding

by | February 8th, 2016

When you hear the topic work-life balance and you are in the medical field, it often makes you roll your eyes. “There is no such thing as balance,” says the female OB-GYN. I am here to say there are ways for female physicians to have balance in this culture of changing medical practice that are

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Six breastfeeding tips to celebrate National Breastfeeding Month!

by | August 21st, 2015

Happy National Breastfeeding month! There are many benefits of breastfeeding that we are all aware of. Namely, breast milk contains the right balance of nutrients for your baby and is easier to digest than commercial formula. The antibodies in the breast milk boost your baby’s immune system and it may even help you lose weight

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Are more ultrasounds really best?

by | August 7th, 2015

Several patients have asked me about a recent article in the Wall Street Journal concerning the use of multiple ultrasounds during routine pregnancy without clear medical need. The article suggests that many expectant mothers have too many ultrasounds, some even receiving up to a dozen in one pregnancy. The article states that some experts recommend

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