Nichole Richardson

Nichole Richardson is a St.Louis based freelance writer with a B.A. in Journalism from the University of Missouri-St.Louis. Richardson was selected and attended the National Media Convention hosted in Orlando, Florida and worked at Barnes Jewish Hospital (ranked in the top ten in the nation) in Public Relations writing press releases, online, and print copy. She has had articles published in BJC Today, BJH website, Suite101.com, The Current, The Independent News, and Patch.com amongst others. While the author writes on a variety of subject matters, she specializes in the areas of Children and Parenting, Mass Communications and Home Health Care. Feel free to e-mail Nichole with any questions, comments, or concerns. The author encourages an open dialogue and looks forward to your communications.

Nichole Richardson is a St.Louis based freelance writer with a B.A. in Journalism from the University of Missouri-St.Louis. Richardson was selected and attended the National Media Convention hosted in Orlando, Florida and worked at Barnes Jewish Hospital (ranked in the top ten in the nation) in Public Relations writing press releases, online, and print copy. She has had articles published in BJC Today, BJH website, Suite101.com, The Current, The Independent News, and Patch.com amongst others. While the author writes on a variety of subject matters, she specializes in the areas of Children and Parenting, Mass Communications and Home Health Care. Feel free to e-mail Nichole with any questions, comments, or concerns. The author encourages an open dialogue and looks forward to your communications.

  When estrogen levels rise during pregnancy, they can throw the acid, bacteria, and yeast found in a healthy vagina out of balance. Many women develop yeast infections at some point in their lives, but it's even more common for women to contract them when they are pregnant. Pregnancy causes so many ...

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The 401 on Strabismus

Wednesday, October 15th, 2014 by from Blogs
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It has been a widely supported topic in online forums and among acupuncturists and herbalists, but what is the real story behind pineapple consumption aiding in implantation? We asked Acupuncturist Heather Pentland, pineapple advocate, and Dr. Amber Cooper, board-certified OB/GYN and REI, about their thoughts on this controversial subject. ...

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The fertility drugs Clomiphene Citrate (Clomid) and Letrozole (Femara) are both used by women with cycle abnormalities and are prescribed to help the pituitary gland improve stimulation of developing follicles, or eggs, in the ovaries. Both these drugs are pills that stimulate the release of FSH and LH, which are crucial hormones to egg production. ...

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