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How We Can All Better Advocate For Black Maternal Health

By | February 22nd, 2024|Categories: In the News|

By Jenn Sinrich, Feb 2024 Food desserts are also a thing, explains Kecia Gaither, M.D., double board-certified in OB/GYN and Maternal Fetal Medicine and Director of Perinatal Services/Maternal Fetal Medicine at NYC Health and Hospitals/Lincoln in the Bronx. “Decreases in the ability to obtain nutritious foods leads to an increase in vitamin deficiencies,” she says. “Many individuals reside [...]

NIH grants $2.3M to evaluate the impact of ViTrack® on maternal and child health during pregnancy

By | February 20th, 2024|Categories: In the News|

News Provided by Dynocardia, Feb 20, 2024 The study addresses a long-standing unmet need for wearable technology to facilitate the accurate diagnosis of high blood pressure and early detection of preeclampsia, a leading cause of complications and mortality during pregnancy. "ViTrack technology offers a new and unprecedented ability to continuously measure blood pressure and other critical heart and [...]

4 home remedies for BV (and what to do if they don’t work)

By | February 20th, 2024|Categories: In the News|

By  Racheal Ede, Feb 20, 2024 Recurrent bacterial vaginosis is a public health problem. “Recurrent BV refers to three or more confirmed BV infections in a year,” says Kecia Gaither, MD, double board-certified OB/GYN and director of Perinatal Services/Maternal Fetal Medicine at NYC Health + Hospitals/Lincoln in the Bronx. “Recurrent BV could reflect reinfection, inadequate treatment, infection relapse, or [...]

NYC Health + Hospitals Women’s Health Chief And Harlem/Lincoln Doctors Named ‘2024 Top Doctors’

By | February 16th, 2024|Categories: In the News|

Feb 16, 2024 “As we celebrate Black History Month, I am thrilled to honor the exceptional Black physicians from our health system who were recognized by Castle Connolly,” said Ivelesse Mendez-Justiniano, NYC Health + Hospitals’ Vice President and Chief Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Officer. “The unique, lived experiences of Dr. Joan A. Culpepper-Morgan, Dr. Kecia Gaither, Dr. Lewis W. [...]

A new urine test may be able to detect ovarian cancer early

By | February 10th, 2024|Categories: In the News|

By Eileen Bailey, Feb 10, 2024 “Nanotechnology is the new frontier not only for diagnostic purposes but for therapeutic utilization as well,” said Dr. Kecia Gaither, an OB/GYN and expert in maternal fetal medicine as well as the director of Perinatal Services/Maternal Fetal Medicine at NYC Health + Hospitals/Lincoln in the Bronx. “[It] has been utilized in the [...]

What Experts Want You to Know About Vulvar Eczema

By | February 8th, 2024|Categories: In the News|

By Gabrielle Kassel, Feb 8, 2024 The symptom that often tips people off to the fact that they have vulvar eczema is intense itching between their legs, according to Dr. Smith. But that’s not the only symptom vulvar eczema can cause, according to Kecia Gaither, M.D., a double board-certified physician in OB/GYN and maternal fetal medicine and the director [...]

Dementia risk linked to shorter time between first period and menopause

By | February 8th, 2024|Categories: In the News|

By Jessica Freeborn, Feb 8, 2024 “Estrogen has an impact on multiple systems within the body — skin, heart, vasculature, hair, pelvic musculature, brain, mucus membranes, and the urinary system,” non-study author Dr. Kecia Gaither, double board certified OB-GYN and maternal-fetal medicine specialist and director of Perinatal Services at NYC Health + Hospitals/Lincoln in New York City, told MNT. Estrogen [...]

Premature Births Have Increased 12% In the Past Decade, CDC Report Says

By | February 5th, 2024|Categories: In the News|

By Kaitlin Vogel, Feb 5, 2024 The medical term for people over 35 who become pregnant is “advanced maternal age,” said Dr. Kecia Gaither, MPH, double board certified in OB-GYN and maternal-fetal medicine and director of Perinatal Services/Maternal Fetal Medicine at NYC Health + Hospitals/Lincoln in the Bronx. “With increased age comes an increased risk of attendant co-morbidities [...]

Black women are less likely to receive epidurals during labor. Here’s why.

By | February 2nd, 2024|Categories: In the News|

By Taayoo Murray, Feb 2, 2024 Access may play a role in substandard pain management during labor and childbirth. “There are many health care facilities across the country which have a paucity of trained anesthesia providers,” Dr. Kecia Gaither, director of perinatal services at NYC Health + Hospitals/Lincoln in the Bronx, tells Yahoo Life. Click HERE for [...]

Higher antioxidant intake may lower risk of low back pain in women

By | January 23rd, 2024|Categories: In the News|

By Jessica Freeborn, Jan 23, 2024 Dr. Kecia Gaither, double board certified in OB/GYN and Maternal Fetal Medicine, Director of Perinatal Services/Maternal Fetal Medicine at NYC Health + Hospitals/Lincoln in the Bronx, who was not involved in the study, said it was not surprising that back pain is experienced at a higher frequency in females. She [...]

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