New Drug Product: Duavee

Treatment of moderate-to-severe vasomotor symptoms associated with menopause. Prevention of postmenopausal osteoporosis.

Vitamin D May Not Prevent Vaginosis

A new study suggests that high doses of vitamin D may not help prevent the return of bacterial vaginosis (BV).

Pap Testing Overuse Factors

Demographic variables associated with overuse of Papanicolaou (Pap) testing have been identified.

Limit Fried Foods, Even Before Pregnancy

What women eat prior to conception may be as important as what they eat during pregnancy when it comes to gestational diabetes risk.

Spotting as Endometriosis Marker with Infertility

Premenstrual spotting for two or more days is associated with endometriosis in women with infertility.

Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders: Rates Identified

As many as one in 20 U.S. children may have health or behavioral problems related to alcohol exposure before birth.

Worse Perinatal Outcomes with Eating Disorders

Maternal eating disorders are associated with adverse pregnancy, obstetric, and perinatal health outcomes.

Chart: Drugs Used in Pregnancy

Review this newly updated chart on drugs used in pregnancy for quick information when you need it.

News

"Keepsake" Fetal Imaging May Do More Harm Than Good, FDA Warns

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is warning consumers that fetal ultrasound imaging and Doppler fetal ultrasound heartbeat monitors are prescription devices designed to be used by trained healthcare professionals and are not intended for over-the-counter (OTC) sale or use for creating fetal keepsake images and videos.

Fatal Case of Legionnaires' in Infant After Water Birth

A Texas infant has died from Legionnaires' disease after being born in a whirlpool tub.

Low Risk of Malignancy for Small Complex Adnexal Masses

A new study reports that for older women with small complex adnexal masses, the overall risk of malignancy is low.

Preeclampsia Prediction Similar, Modest with Two Algorithms

Two algorithms offer similar and modest performance for predicting preeclampsia in nulliparous women at 11-13 weeks of gestation.

Chlamydia, Gonorrhea Cases Down But Syphilis Rates Up

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has released its annual fact sheet of the three reported sexually transmitted diseases (STDs): chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis.

Case Studies

Are Postpartum Women Prone to IUD Uterine Perforation?

Are Postpartum Women Prone to IUD Uterine Perforation?

Ms. R, a 28-year-old G1P1 presents at four weeks postpartum requesting long-acting contraception via an IUD.

Heavy Menstrual Bleeding Case Reveals More Underlying Conditions

Heavy Menstrual Bleeding Case Reveals More Underlying Conditions

Mrs. A, a 35-year-old G2P2 reports for an annual exam and contraceptive counseling as a new patient to your practice. She states that her menstrual cycles are "regular," occurring monthly, but reports heavier bleeding, often passing clots. She also is experiencing increased cramping with her periods.

Postmenopausal Palpable Ovary Discovered

Postmenopausal Palpable Ovary Discovered

Mrs. E, a 55-year-old G1,P1 presents as a new patient, having just moved to the area. She admits to "missing" her annual GYN exams for "several years." She describes herself as "healthy and active" and states that she engages in regular exercise (walking).

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