The following is for informational purposes only and not intended to be personal medical advice. We get many questions from our patients as to our opinion on vaccination during pregnancy for pertussis (whooping cough). This is the Tdap vaccine which includes pertussis, tetanus and diptheria. Our current recommendation is to avoid the Tdap during pregnancy. …

Researchers are finding a disturbing correlation between a parasite called Toxoplasmosis and a wide variety of chronic diseases. Toxoplasmosis was recently found in humans to interact with over 3,000 susceptibility genes to diseases such as: Schizophrenia Alzheimer’s Parkinson’s disease Cancer Heart disease Multiple Sclerosis Bipolar disorder Depression ADHD Lupus Autism Asthma The estimated number of …

Researchers from the CDC analyzed data from 13,155 women who had children with birth defects. They found statistically significant correlations with antibiotic use. Two classes were identified as the main culprits: sulfonamides and nitrofurantoins (commonly used to treat UTI’s e.g., Macrobid). Other classes of antibiotics such as penicillins, erythromycins and cephalosporins seemed safer and were …