pregnancy en This week: the importance of good perinatal care and more <p>While the number of babies who die in infancy has decreased, the number of mothers who die giving birth is on the rise, says Dr. Alexandra Spadola,&nbsp; obstetrical director of the regional perinatal program at Upstate Medical University.</p><p><strong>Why is this the case?</strong></p> Fri, 20 Jun 2014 13:55:12 +0000 HealthLink on Air 57644 at This week: e-cigarettes, drug dependence during pregnancy and more <p>Health authorities are very aware of the increasing popularity of electronic cigarettes. Some think these tobacco products lure teens and young adults to the habit of smoking not only e-cigarettes but traditional cigarettes as well.</p><p>The number of high school students using e-cigarettes has doubled from 2011 to 2012. Dr. Leslie Kohman, the medical director of the Upstate Cancer Center, explains some dangers of these devices.</p> Fri, 04 Apr 2014 15:41:30 +0000 Leah Landry 53763 at Syracuse group opens home to take in pregnant women <p></p><p>A house that opens its doors to pregnant women who don’t have anywhere to live will soon open on Syracuse's Northside.</p> Wed, 19 Mar 2014 10:18:42 +0000 Ellen Abbott 52508 at Syracuse group opens home to take in pregnant women HIV screening crucial for pregnant women <p>The <a href=";utm_medium=feed&amp;" target="_blank">reported cure</a> of a baby girl born with HIV in Mississippi has sparked excitement in the medical community. Doctors say the apparent disappearance of her infection is due to very early treatment of the infant with standard drug therapies. They say the case is a proof of concept that <a href="" target="_blank">HIV infection</a> could potentially be curable in infants. Sat, 09 Mar 2013 12:04:00 +0000 Kate O'Connell 34498 at HIV screening crucial for pregnant women