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Stem Cell Myths Debunked

Stem cell therapy has revolutionized modern medicine and has grown into one of the most formative areas of research and therapy options today. However, there is still a lot of controversy surrounding the subject. But, why? Well, the truth of the matter is that most of these viewpoints and objections stem from misconceptions and myths […]

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Why Are Parents Saving Cord Blood?

As new or expectant parents, we tend to do a lot of research on the internet. One thing that seems to pop up quite a bit is cord blood banking. Although it is a relatively new option available to parents, it has continued to grow in popularity, but the question remains: why are parents choosing […]

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Planning Ahead and Other Things To Do While Pregnant

You just found out that you’re pregnant, and can’t wait to share the news! The rush of the initial excitement continues as you make your “we’re expecting” announcements online and in person for family and friends. The excitement and anticipation are far from over, but with nine months ahead of you, you might be asking […]

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Is The Nextgen System The Best Cord Blood Collection Kit?

If you are considering storing your newborn’s stem cells, there is a lot to know and understand about the collection process. Depending on what stem cells you are looking to store, you may want to consider your options when it comes to choosing the right cord blood collection kit. At AlphaCord, we currently use the […]

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Baby Shower Makeup Looks For Moms-To-Be

So many special moments and big days throughout our lives require a celebration. Birthdays, weddings, promotions, and baby showers (just to name a few) are all wonderful occasions that call for the perfect beauty style! However, there are unspoken rules about acceptable styles for these types of celebrations (i.e., don’t wear white to a wedding), […]

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What is a Geriatric Pregnancy Called Today?

When you hear the term “geriatric pregnancy,” it’s hard to believe that this was once the term used to describe a pregnancy over the age of 35. By all accounts, 35 is hardly considered geriatric and has actually become a pretty common age for women to become pregnant. So why is 35 the age where […]

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