The Drs: Banned Baby Names
Some countries, such as New Zealand, are banning the use of certain names. Dr. Jim Sears said Denmark has a list of 7,000 pre-approved names for parents to consider. He shared some out-there names of twins, Lemonjello and Orangejello, which he said are memorable but could be trouble on the playground.
Weird Celebrity Baby Names
Celebrities are no strangers to weird baby names. Beyonce and Jay-Z named their new arrival Blue Ivy. Gwenyth Paltrow and Coldplay’s Chris Martin named their baby Apple. Alicia Silverstone named her son Bear Blu.
Top US Baby Names in 2011
Dr. Travis Stork shared the top baby names used in America in 2011. Leading boy names were Aiden, Jackson, and Mason. At the top of the girls list were Sophia, Emma, and Isabella.
The Doctors: Pregnant Women Disability Law
Should pregnancy be considered a disability? At least one woman thinks so.
Jeanette Cox, an associate law professor at the University Of Dayton, recently proposed expanding the Americans With Disabilities Act to include protections for pregnant women. She said this would allow them to have accommodations that would make it easier for expecting moms to work.
Courts say the physical effects aren’t significant enough to qualify as a disability. Some critics say that calling pregnancy a disability is offensive to women.
Pregnancy Bed Rest Vs Keeping Your Job
Dr. Lisa Masterson said, “If anything, it’s a super ability.” She said that part of being responsible is being able to maintain your job. She added that the ADA Act is more of a reflection on adequate working conditions than a person’s physical ability.
Dr. Lisa said often when she prescribes bed rest, women face a difficult choice of protecting their health and their baby’s health or keeping their job. Dr. Andrew Ordon wondered whether the law protected patients who are prescribed bed rest. Dr. Lisa said in some places it’s not possible for pregnant women on bed rest to qualify for paid leave.
Dr. Travis said we shouldn’t call pregnancy a disability. The Doctors agreed that it can sometimes create limitations.
The Doctors: Nick Cannon Kidney Failure
The Doctors talked about celebrity Nick Cannon, who was recently hospitalized for kidney failure. He recently had twins with his wife, Mariah Carey.
The kidney filters your blood, but kidney failure is a common condition, Dr. Travis said. It can sometimes respond quickly to IV fluids or other treatments to reverse kidney failure.
Diabetes and High Blood Pressure are the two leading causes of kidney failure. Dr. Lisa said that the kidney gets smaller when it is distressed. It’s the opposite of the heart, which has more trouble as it becomes enlarged.