Bonding Problems Emerge Early and Persist Across the First Year of Life

A mother’s emotional relationship with her baby begins during her pregnancy.  After her baby is born, the mother’s feelings about her baby, described as bonding, typically grow and intensify and become the foundation of the mother’s relationship with her child. Postpartum depression can profoundly affect how a mother interacts with her child and is a… Read More »

Modifier Gene May Explain Why Some with Cystic Fibrosis are Less Prone to Infection

Cystic fibrosis is caused by an inherited mutation in the cystic fibrosis transmembrane conductance regulator (CFTR) gene. Due to this mutation, the CFTR protein doesn’t embed in cell membranes to form a channel for chlorine ions the way it should. As a result, mucus-producing cells secrete a thicker-than-normal mucus that can create blockages in the lungs and… Read More »

AMA: ONC proposed rule leaves patients’ data, privacy vulnerable

While the American Medical Association supports enabling patient access and sharing of their own electronic healthcare information, the physician group is concerned that a proposed federal rule will put sensitive data at risk. AMA charges that the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT is making a policy decision to “not prioritize patient privacy”… Read More »

Here’s What Will Happen in the 24 Hours After You Finish a Season of ‘The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel’

The third season of The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel dropped recently, which means you’ve probably already finished all eight episodes in less time than it took you to read this sentence. Well done. Finishing a season of a show you love is a life event significant enough to warrant a Facebook status, and you’re probably looking… Read More »