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January 18, 2017
Pegalis & Erickson, LLC, Attorneys at Law
Happy New Year ! 
We hope this month's health updates are useful to you. 
Managing your medical records is important to ensure your doctors have information needed to provide you with proper care. But it is also critical that you keep track of your medical history and the treatments being provided to you. Being an informed medical care consumer can save your life! Manage your records on and offline each time you see a provider. Here is how:

The Zika infection during pregnancy can cause babies severe brain defects including microephaly and is also linked to Gillian-Barre disease in adults. It is recommended that pregnant women, men and women that intend to or may become pregnant, and people with weakened immune systems, do not travel to Zika-infected areas. Some common warm weather destinations unfortunately have Zika-infected mosquitoes, and people who have been infected. Since there are still no vaccines or specific medicines for the Zika virus infection, avoiding mosquito bites and sexual transmission are the recommended precautions.  The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) now offers phone text updates about the Zika Virus so you can be aware, as you plan your travel. Text the word PLAN to 855-255-5606 to receive Zika updates from the CDC about your destination. As of today there are nearly 3,000 pregnant women in the U.S. and its Territories with lab evidence of possible Zika virus.  Pegalis & Erickson, LLC keeps Zika information updated on our Patient Safety  page. If you have any concerns for your pregnancy, loved ones, or your baby, please talk to your doctor about all preventative measures.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 300 women's deaths in the U.S., of the approximate 600 who die from complications during pregnancy and delivery, are preventable! Factors such as unhealthy lifestyle choices and medical malpractice during prenatal care or during delivery can all put a mother's life at risk. There are several steps that can reduce the tragedy of maternal death: read here
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