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December 22, 2014

Not all birth defects can be prevented, but a woman can take some actions that increase her chance of having a healthy baby. Many birth defects happen very early in pregnancy, sometimes before a woman even knows she is pregnant. Remember that about half of all pregnancies are unplanned.

ABC’s…Pregnancy Tips (A-Z)

A – Avoid exposure to toxic substances and chemicals — such as cleaning solvents, lead and mercury, some insecticides, and paint. Pregnant women should avoid exposure to paint fumes. B – Be sure to see your doctor at Belize Medical Associates and get prenatal care as soon as you think you’re pregnant. It’s important to see your doctor regularly throughout pregnancy, so be sure to keep all your prenatal care appointments. and… Breastfeeding is the healthiest choice for both you and your baby. Talk to your doctor, your family and friends, about how you choose to feed your baby and how they can support you in your decision. C – Cigarette smoking during pregnancy can result in low birth weight babies. It has been associated with infertility, miscarriages, tubal pregnancies, infant mortality and childhood morbidity. Additionally, cigarette smoking may cause long-term learning disabilities. If you smoke, you should try to quit. Secondary smoke ma

December 22, 2014

   

December 22, 2014

Belize Medical Associates Traveler’s Guide has been established to assist international patients and their accompanying family members while visiting our beautiful country. We will guide you through many phases of your visit, from the time of your personal inquiry to your departure from the hospital.

Business travelers as well as recreational travelers can benefit from this guide which was developed with an emphasis on preparedness. We understand that business travelers may be under stress and pressure. The traveler needs to have a resource available to turn to when faced with medical concerns while traveling abroad. Therefore, Belize Medical Associates will keep you healthy and productive while away on assignments or pleasure.

December 22, 2014

Content Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Belize Medical Associates advises the general public that if you have flu-like symptoms, kindly advise the clinic nurse immediately as you may be at risk for Swine flu. You will be required to wear a mask and seen promptly by a doctor.

December 22, 2014

Sunscreen: How to Select, Apply, and Use It Correctly

Sunscreens help shield you from the sun’s dangerous ultraviolet (UV) rays in two ways. Some work by scattering the light, reflecting it away from your body. Others absorb the UV rays before they reach your skin.

Modified from:

http://www.webmd.com/parenting/sunscreen-use-correctly and http://www.webmd.com/content/article/133/118761.htm

Submitted by: Dr. Jorge Lopez-Granja

December 22, 2014

December 22, 2014

Content Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Belize Medical Associates advises the general public that if you have flu-like symptoms, kindly advise the clinic nurse immediately as you may be at risk for Swine flu. You will be required to wear a mask and seen promptly by a doctor.