New Drug Product: Duavee

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

HRT and Cardiovascular Disease Risk

A new study assessed atherosclerosis progression and risk factors for CVD in healthy recently menopausal women given HRT.

HPV Test Better Than Pap

Primary HPV testing every three years seems to be a better screening alternative to Pap testing every three years.

Dalteparin for Pregnancy Complications

A blood thinner prescribed to pregnant women who have an increased risk of thromboembolic events many not actually be beneficial after all.

Contraceptives and Gestational Diabetes

The type of contraceptives used before pregnancy may influence the risk of gestational diabetes mellitus.

Lose Weight, Lose Hot Flashes?

A behavioral weight-loss program may be effective in helping overweight or obese women lose weight and reduce hot flashes.

Woman Arrested Under Pregnancy Law

A woman was arrested because of a new controversial TN law that considers illegal drug use during pregnancy an assault.

Chart: Drugs Used in Pregnancy

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

Videos

News

Apple's HealthKit Raises Concerns Among Doctors

The upcoming release of the latest Apple mobile operating system will include HealthKit, an application (app) that allows users to collect and input information on a range of health data, including heart rate, calories burned, blood glucose, and cholesterol. However, some physicians are concerned about the potential for patient harm with this app.

Fertility Treatment Rates Vary by Race, Sexual Orientation

White, straight women are much more likely to seek treatment for infertility than minority, bisexual, or lesbian women. Lack of insurance was a major reason why minority lesbian and bisexual women didn't seek infertility treatments.

Breastfeeding Could Lower Depression Risk

Breastfeeding cuts new mothers' risk of depression by half, according to a study published online.

Post-Mastectomy Reconstruction Rates at 40%

More than 40% of women undergo breast reconstruction following mastectomy and most patients are satisfied with the reconstruction decision-making process.

CDC: U.S. Teen Birth Rate Down From 1991-2013

From 1991-2013 there has been a consistent decrease in U.S. teenage birth rates.

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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