OBGYN & Women's Health News

FDA Down to 5 Weeks of Funding to Review New Drug Applications
Breast Cancer Patients Do Not Overreact to Genetic Testing
Prevalence of Knee OA Lower With Menopausal Hormone Therapy
Achieving Healthy Diet From Sustainable Food Feasible
Low-Income Women Lack Menstrual Hygiene Supplies
Adoption of Advanced Health IT Capabilities Inconsistent
Review Shares Best Practices for Evaluating Penicillin Allergy
Intermittent Fasts Plus Energy Restriction Best for Weight Loss
Replacing Sitting Time With Activity Lowers Mortality Risk
Components of Ideal Cardio Health Cut Diabetes Risk
USPSTF Recommends Risk-Reducing Meds for Breast Cancer
Delayed Contraception Leads to Early Unwanted Pregnancy
Comorbidities Adversely Linked to Cancer Trial Participation
American College of Physicians Releases 7th Edition of Ethics Manual
Study Explores Influence of Genetics, Environment in Disease
Opioids Now More Deadly for Americans Than Traffic Accidents
Breast Cancer Incidence Up With Persistent Vasomotor Symptoms
Postpartum New-Onset Mental Illness Risk Up With IBD
Menopausal Hormone Tx Use Down Post-WHI Recommendations
Drug Overdose Death Rate Increasing Among Middle-Aged Women
CDC: Flu Cases Hit 7 Million in the United States
Prices Still Explain High U.S. Health Care Spending
Adverse Birth Outcomes Up for Women With H1N1 Flu in ICU
Use of Diabetes Monitoring Tests in Primary Care Suboptimal
High Fiber Intake Tied to Lower Risk for Noncommunicable Disease
Algorithm Evaluates Cervical Images to ID Precancer, Cancer
CDC: E. Coli Outbreak Linked to Romaine Lettuce Is Over
Doctors Question State Lawsuits Over Pelvic Mesh Products
Private Equity Acquisition of Physician Practices Discussed
Transdermal HRT Not Linked to Increased Risk for VTE
Total Fertility Rates Vary by State
Obesity Linked to Lower Gray Matter Brain Volume
Increase in Brand-Name Drug Cost Mainly Due to Existing Drugs
Many Female Health Care Workers Live in Poverty
No Increased Fall Risk With HTN Treatment in Older Women
Long Work Hours Tied to Poor Glycemic Control in T2DM
Medical Marketing Has Increased in Past 20 Years
USPSTF Affirms Guidance for Hep B Screening at First Prenatal Visit
Women With CVD Have Worse Self-Reported Outcomes
Cancer Death Rate in U.S. Decreased Continuously From 1991 to 2016
ACA Coverage Gains Could Erode Without Individual Mandate
Cervical Cancer Screening Rates 'Unacceptably Low'
Screening Donated Blood for Zika Not Cost-Effective
Childhood Hodgkin Lymphoma Survivors at Risk for Later Cancers
Gabapentin Improves Sexual Function in Provoked Vulvodynia
Prenatal Valproate Exposure Linked to Increased ADHD Risk
Health Benefits of Nonsugar Sweeteners Uncertain
Psychoeducational Intervention of Little Benefit in Breast Cancer
Breast Cancer Disparities Mostly Explained by Facility Factors
Partner-Delivered HIV Self-Testing Can Up Linkage to Care
Three Novel Loci Associated With Polycystic Ovary Syndrome ID'd
Second-Line Antidiabetic Meds May Impact Cardiovascular Risk
ACOG Updates Guidelines for Gestational HTN, Preeclampsia
Having Children Tied to Higher Risk for Cardiovascular Disease
Risk for Breast Cancer Increased With False-Positive Screening Result
Pregnancy Complications Up for Women Born at Low Birth Weight
Toll on Health From Depression, Anxiety Akin to Smoking, Obesity
Low-Priced Generic Drugs Most Likely to Have Shortages
Dancing Tied to Lower Odds of Disability in Activities of Daily Living
More Than Two-Thirds of Drug OD Deaths in 2017 Involved Opioids
ASH Develops Practice Guidelines for Venous Thromboembolism
New BP Treatment Cutoffs May Not Yield Survival Benefit
More Americans Reporting Less Than Six Hours Sleep Per Night
Health Care Screening Practices Impact Skin Cancer Diagnosis
Initiative Can Cut Gender Gap in Medical School Faculty Salaries
Updated Guidelines Developed for Diagnosing, Treating Influenza
ACOG: Interpregnancy Period Should Maximize Women's Health
Vit C for Pregnant Smokers May Improve Newborn Lung Function
EMS Treatment for Possible Heart Attack Varies by Sex
HPV Ups Cervical Cancer Risk, Even With No Cellular Signs
FDA Announces Safety Monitoring Measures for the Essure Device
FDA: Fluoroquinolones Tied to Heart Vessel Ruptures, Tears
CDC: Weight, Waist Size, BMI Increased for Many U.S. Adults
Growth in Use of Telemedicine Seen From 2005 to 2017
CDC: ~65 Percent of U.S. Women Currently Using Contraceptives
Affordable Care Act Sign-Ups Higher Than Expected
ADA 2019 Standards of Care Emphasize Patient-Centered Care
Exercise Promotes Executive Functioning in Sedentary Adults
Endocrine Tx Does Not Impair Neuropsychological Performance
Edentulism Tied to Greater Risk for High BP After Menopause
Cardiac Malformations Not Up With First-Trimester Ondansetron
Postmenopausal Vaginal Estrogen Not Tied to Negative Health Outcomes
Delivery Mode Tied to Pelvic Floor Disorder Risk Post-Childbirth
EHR Data ID Differences in HTN Control Across Health Systems
Routine Supplements to Prevent Chronic Disease Not Advised
Exclusion of Doctors From Public Health Insurance Up 2007 to 2017
Type 2 Diabetes Risk Lower in Women With Active Migraine
Some With Type 2 Diabetes Inappropriately Monitoring Blood Glucose
Pediatricians Have Role in ID'ing Postpartum Depression
Emotional Stress of Holidays Can Trigger Heart Attacks
Subfertility Linked to Increased Asthma Risk in Offspring
Medication Beliefs Affect Uptake of Preventive Tx for Breast Cancer
Guidelines Developed for Opioid Use in Vaginal Birth
Persistent Discrimination ID'd Among Physician Mothers
T2DM Linked to Decline in Verbal Memory, Fluency in Older Adults
Pregnancy Losses Linked to Risk for Cardiovascular Disease
Medication Errors Resulting in Death Most Common in Elderly
Novel Breast Imaging Technique Might Cut Unnecessary Biopsies
Dementia Risk Up in Women With Military-Linked Risk Factors
Negative Attitudes Reported Toward Weight-Loss Surgery
Sleep Length, Quality Linked to Risk for Falls, Fractures
Recalled Kotex Tampons Can Unravel Inside Body
Enrollment Under the Affordable Care Act Down From Last Year
Continuity of Care Tied to Lower Expenditures, Hospitalization
Young Breast Cancer Patients Face Higher Risk for Osteoporosis
Fasting-Evoked Hypoglycemia in Diabetes Is Prevalent
Greater Patient Delays for Women With STEMI Than Men
2017 Saw Slowing in National Health Care Spending
CDC Identifies Drugs Frequently Involved in Drug Overdose Deaths
U.S. Medical Schools See Increase in Diversity
Paid Childbearing Policies Lacking for Residents
Free Flap Breast Reconstruction Safe in Elderly Patients
Mail-Based HPV Testing May Increase Access
Consensus Decision Pathway Developed for Tobacco Cessation
Fetal Famine Exposure Tied to Early Menopause
Breast CA Detection Rate Up With Digital Mammography in the U.K.
Higher Risk for Breast Cancer After Childbirth May Last 20+ Years
HIT-Related Stress Linked to Burnout Among Physicians
Smaller Heads Related to Opioid-Related Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome
Women Face Less Kidney Disease Morbidity and Mortality Than Men
2012 to 2016 Saw Increase in Syphilis Among Pregnant Women
AHA Scientific Statement: Low Risk of Side Effects for Statins
Fear Impacts Quality of Life for Young Adults With Type 1 Diabetes
Most Insured Patients Not Using Online Portals
Ultrarestrictive Opioid Rx Protocol Cuts Postoperative Opioid Use
Breast Screening Linked to Lower Risk for Breast Cancer Death
Pregnant Women Commonly Refuse Vaccines
Secondhand Smoke Exposure Saw Big Drop From 1988 to 2014
SABCS: Breast Cancer Outcomes Worse for Blacks Despite Similar Gene RS
Since 1999, Uterine Cancer Incidence, Mortality Up
New Guidance Addresses Early Dx of Dysmenorrhea in Adolescents
SABCS: Low-Dose Tamoxifen Cuts Risk for Breast Dz
High Sensitivity, Specificity for Chlamydia Point-of-Care Test
SABCS: Delaying Chemo Lowers Survival in Triple-Neg Breast CA
Imaging, Biopsy Often Still Needed After Mastectomy
History of Partner Violence Tied to Menopause Symptoms
Few Physicians Work in Practices That Use Telemedicine
SABCS: T-DM1 Cuts Recurrent Invasive HER2+ Breast CA Risk
Many Patients Withhold Information From Clinicians
Exposure to Phthalates May Impact Timing of Puberty in Girls
HHS Issues Draft Strategy for Reducing Health IT Burden
At-Home Self-Collected Samples Valid for Detecting High-Risk HPV
Mean Cumulative Lifetime Prevalence of Eczema 9.9 Percent
Rare Variants Associated With Interval Breast Cancers
Cost-Related Insulin Underuse May Affect One in Four Patients
Shifting Pattern Seen for Primary Care Office Visits
Targeted Hep C Testing Misses High Number of Cases in Prisons
Higher Staffing Linked to Lower C-Section Rates
Several Risk Factors More Strongly Linked to MI in Women
Increase Seen in Amphetamine, Opioid Use in Pregnant Women
Genetic Analysis Shows Higher BMI May Up Risk for Depression
Climate Change Ups Heat Deaths, Especially Among Elderly
Age-Related Vaginal Symptoms Tied to Worse Quality of Life
Large at Birth, Maternal Diabetes Up Child's Risk for Obesity
RSNA: Mammography May Benefit 30-Year-Olds With Risk Factors
Healthy Lifestyle Tied to Less Atherosclerosis for Women
FDA: Kratom Products Have High Levels of Heavy Metals
FDA: Safe to Eat Romaine Lettuce Again, but Check Labels
FDA to Update Medical Device Approvals Process
Pregnancy-Associated Mortality Involving Opioids Up
Four Principles Underlie Patient and Family Partnership in Care
ACA Coverage Substantial, but Did Not Impact Labor Markets
Newborns Infected With Ebola in Congo Outbreak
USPSTF Suggests Universal HIV Screening, PrEP for High-Risk Patients
Obesity Tied to Increased Risk for Early-Onset CRC in Women
Insulin Needed for T2DM Tx Set to Increase >20 Percent by 2030
CDC: U.S. Abortion Rate Declined 24 Percent From 2006 to 2015
Switching to High-Deductible Insurance Delays Diabetes Care
RSNA: Mammography Has Value in Women Age 75 or Older
FDA: Another E. coli Outbreak Linked to Romaine Lettuce
Prenatal Nitric Oxide Exposure Linked to Higher Risk for Autism
FDA Warns Against Giving Honey-Filled Pacifiers to Infants
HIV Transmission Risk Small With Antiretroviral Compliance
MS Relapse Drops During Pregnancy but Rises After
Opioid Misuse Varies With Sexual Orientation
Higher Risk for Amputation, DKA With SGLT2 Inhibitors for T2DM
CDC: 8.8 Percent Uninsured in U.S. in First Half of 2018
Name-Brand Medications Driving Spike in U.S. Drug Spending
Breast Cancer Recurrence Rate Not Up With Autologous Fat Transfer
Patient Experiences Shed Light on Diagnostic Errors
CDC: Many Americans May Have Prediabetes and Not Know It
AMA to Collect Data on Suicide Among Doctors-in-Training
Short Interpregnancy Intervals Tied to Adverse Outcome Risk
Heart Disease Leading Cause of Death in Low-Income Counties
AHA: Cardiogenic Shock Ups Mortality in Takotsubo Syndrome
USPSTF Recommends Screening Adults for Unhealthy Alcohol Use
Denosumab Promising for TDT-Induced Osteoporosis Treatment
AHA: Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans Updated
Many Women Have Not Heard of Ovarian Cancer Before Dx
Urinary Incontinence Common in Women Over 50 Years
Soy Feeding in Infancy Linked to Menstrual Pain in Blacks
Progress Toward Goals in Global Health Is Slowing
CDC: Increases in Yoga, Meditation for Children in 2012-2017
Trump Administration Finalizes Birth Control Coverage Opt-Out
Improved Long-Term Pregnancy Outcomes for Goserelin + Chemo
Zoliflodacin Seems Effective for Some Gonococcal Infections
Quantity of Opioids Prescribed Postop Linked to Consumption
Medicaid Expansion Approved in Three Republican-Leaning States
Abx-Resistant Enterobacteriaceae Tied to Clinical Failure in UTI
Excess Gestational Weight Gain Not Better for Child Bone Health
Over Two Million People Living With Hep C From 2013 to 2016
Most Meds Affecting Neurotransmitters Not Linked to Autism Risk
Older Paternal Age Linked to Adverse Perinatal Outcomes
Age to Stop Cervical Cancer Screening Depends on Test Used
Sign-Up Season Begins on HealthCare.gov
HPV Vaccination Uptake Increasing, but Still Too Low
CDC: Prevalence of Gestational Diabetes 6.0 Percent in 2016
Second Hypertension Drug Recalled Due to Contamination
Infant Ab Levels Highest With Tdap Vax in Early 3rd Trimester
Fewer Parents Have Sexuality, Gender Concerns About HPV Shot
Financial Conflicts of Interest Prevalent Among CPG Authors
Minimally Invasive Sx May Up Mortality in Early Cervical Cancer
Black, Low-Income Women May Not Report Barriers to Care
Genetic Risk Score IDs Breast CA Risk in Female Child CA Survivors
USPSTF: Evidence Lacking for Lead Screen in Kids, Pregnancy
AMA Announces Initiative to Reinvent Physician Training
New Method Estimates Risk for Recurrence in Breast Cancer
Community Health Worker Intervention Beneficial
Prenatal Exposure to Phthalates Linked to Language Delay
Many Hospitals Noncompliant With Record Request Regulations
Paid Family Leave Policies May Modestly Increase Breastfeeding
Trump Administration Announces Plan to Cut Drug Prices
Early Natural Menopause Linked to Shorter Life Expectancy
Infant HIV Infection Ups Risk for Congenital CMV Infection
Outcomes Studied for Surgical Tx of Stress Urinary Incontinence
Pace of Change Has Accelerated in Alternative Payment Models
Midwifery Care Cuts Poor Birth Outcomes Versus Physician Care
Hispanics With HIV Face Higher Risk for HPV-Related Cancer
Most Supplements Contain Prohibited Stimulants
Preeclampsia Tied to Increased Risk for Vascular Dementia
USPSTF Recommends Screening Women for Partner Violence
White House Unveils New Insurance Option for Small Firms
Diagnostic Strategy Can Rule Out PE in Pregnant Women
Chemoimmunotherapy Ups Survival in Triple-Negative Breast Cancer
Glucose Dysregulation Seen Years Before Diabetes Diagnosis
Guidelines Outlined to Ease Peds Transition to Adult Health Care
Limited Success for Changing Diet and Exercise Among Nurses
Variability in Geographic Availability of New Antibiotics
Light Use of Topical Skin Tx Before Radiotherapy Seems Safe
2014 to 2016 Saw 470 Percent Increase in HIV PrEP Use in U.S.
HPV Vaccination Not Tied to Risky Sexual Behavior in Teen Girls
Mortality Due to Suicide, Alcohol, Accidents Up in Diabetes
Sharp Drop in U.S. Life Expectancy Rankings by 2040
Maternal Trauma Associated With Low Male Infant Birthweight
CDC: Many Pregnant Women Not Receiving Immunizations
Limited Evidence for OTC Preps to Treat Nasal Symptoms of Colds
Deep Learning Algorithm Can ID Mammographic Breast Density
Procurement Requirements Drive Interoperability in Health Care IT
Giving Flu Shots in Pharmacies Could Up Vaccination Coverage
Recreational Marijuana Now Legal in Canada
Seven-Day Metronidazole Better for Trichomoniasis Tx in Women
Lung Cancer Deaths 28% Lower in California Than Rest of U.S.
Fertility Rates Down for Each Urbanization Level 2007 to 2017
Positive HPV Status Tied to Better Cervical Cancer Prognosis
High Risk for Readmission for Takotsubo Syndrome
CHF in Pregnancy Up for Cancer Survivors With Cardiac Toxicity
β-Blockers in 1st Trimester Do Not Up Congenital Malformations
Without Medicaid Expansion, Poor Patients Forgo Medical Care
Active Pharmaceuticals ID'd in >700 Dietary Supplements
More Socioeconomic Challenges for Hispanic Women With HIV
Flu Vaccine Cuts Hospitalization Rates in Pregnant Women
Hormone Therapy Not Beneficial in Subclinical Hypothyroidism
Minority Women at Higher Risk for Severe Maternal Morbidity
High Circulating Prolactin Level Inversely Linked to T2DM Risk
Global Rates of Cesarean Section on the Rise Since 2000
Low-Dose Aspirin May Reduce Ovarian Cancer Risk
Higher Perceived Stress Linked to Lower Fecundability in Women
Accepted Manuscripts Meet More Criteria for Research Reporting
Aetna-CVS Merger Approved
Retention in HIV Care Drops Steadily After Prison Release
ADA, EASD Issue New Recommendations for T2DM
Lorcaserin Beneficial for Diabetes in Overweight, Obese
Timing of Pushing Does Not Impact Spontaneous Vaginal Delivery
FDA Approves HPV Vaccine for People Through Age 45
Minority Residents Experience Burdens Linked to Race/Ethnicity
Weight Loss May Cut Breast CA Risk in Postmenopausal Women
Stillbirth Reduction Strategy Unproven
Industry-Funded Trials Often Involve Employees in Studies
Congress Passes Bill to Fight Opioid Crisis
Sexual Harassment, Assault Tied to Women's Health Issues
More Than 14 Million Preteens Need to Receive HPV Vaccine
Tips Provided for Budgeting in Medical Residency
Three-Quarters of Health Care Workers Got Flu Shot Last Year
Price Hikes Noted in Small Subset of Generic Drugs
Opioid Use Down With 'Enhanced Recovery After Surgery' Program
Genomic Screening Can ID Undetected BRCA1/2 Cancer Risk
Cancer Risk Varies for Hispanics, Including in Puerto Rico
FDA Seizes Documents From E-Cigarette Maker JUUL
Treatment Linked to Cognitive Scores in Breast Cancer Survivors
JUUL Laboratories Have Largest Market Share of E-Cigarettes
Uninsured Rate at 8.8 Percent in First Quarter of 2018
Increasing Water Intake Can Cut Cystitis Recurrence
For Employer-Based Plans, Spending Across Services Steady
Southern Dietary Pattern Mediates Racial Difference in HTN
Interviews Can Help Ensure Physician Candidates Fit Culture
Number of Health-Related Data Breaches Increasing
Ondansetron in Pregnancy Not Linked to Most Birth Defects
Second Opinion at NCI Center Valuable for Breast CA Patients
Risk of Venous Thromboembolism Recurrence High
More Non-Elderly Americans Uninsured in 2017 Versus 2016
Physicians Often Don't Address Their Burnout
No Benefit to Negative Pressure Wound Therapy After C-Section
Implementing EMRs Affects Time Spent With Patients in Clinic
Surgical Mesh Itself Not Tied to Increased Complications
CDC: Congenital Syphilis More Than Doubled Since 2013
Business Degree Increasingly Useful for Doctors
80,000 Americans Died From Influenza Over Last Year
Practices Should Set Rules for Staff Social Media Use
Newer Hormonal Contraception May Cut Ovarian Cancer Risk
Heading a Soccer Ball Found to Be Riskier for Female Players
Burnout, Career Choice Regret Prevalent in U.S. Residents
Many Countries Failing on Non-Communicable Dz Death Targets
Physician-Group ACOs Generate Medicare Savings
AAP Report Addresses Managing Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder
In 2016, Proportion of Uninsured Americans Down to 10 Percent
Positive Link Between Air Pollution, Diagnosis of Dementia
Total Diabetes at 14 Percent in U.S. Adults for 2013-2016
New Risk Factors Identified for Varicose Vein Disease
Participation Up With Online Diabetes Prevention Program
MRI Indicates Sacroiliitis in Some Healthy Individuals
Most Breast Cancer Diagnoses Given Over the Phone
Mortality Rate From Heart Failure Higher in Women Than Men
Some Clinicians, Patients Record Clinic Visits for Patient Use
Long-Term Outcomes of Breast Implants Explored
Ground Beef Recalled After E. Coli Outbreak
Promising New Way to Identify Breast Cancer Tumors
Lifestyle Interventions Cut Excess Gestational Weight Gain
Dozens of Medical Groups Join Forces to Improve Diagnoses
Research Links Doctor Burnout to Patient Safety Incidents
Study Provides Estimates of U.S. Prevalence of Type 1, 2 Diabetes
Residents Should Take Advantage of Paid Time Off
Cardiac Monitoring Needed for High-Risk Breast Cancer Patients
Hospitals Charge 479 Percent of Cost of Drugs on Average
Gestational Diabetes Tied to Subsequent Glucose Disorders
Patient-Directed IV Remifentanil Cuts Epidural Conversions
California Lawsuit Claims AbbVie Paid Doctors to Prescribe Humira
20% of Children, Adolescents Use Prescription Medications
Patient Health Information Often Shared Electronically
Second HPV-Related Primary Cancers Common in Survivors
Global Prevalence of Insufficient Activity 27.5 Percent
Active Choice Intervention Tied to Increase in Flu Shot Rates
U.S. Senate Passes Opioids Bill
2006 to 2015 Saw Increase in Severe Maternal Morbidity
Compliance With Requirement to Report Results on EUCTR Is Poor
Drug Prices Increase More Than Expected After Shortages
Scribes Improve Physician Workflow, Patient Interaction
Association Health Plans Can Help Small Businesses Offer Coverage
Use of Aspirin in Healthy Elderly Questioned in Three Studies
Poor Maternal Bonding for Women Denied Abortion
Situation Framing, Language Can Influence Decision-Making
Folic Acid Past First Trimester Doesn't Prevent Preeclampsia
CDC: Some Sexual Minorities Have Higher Sexual Risk Behaviors
CDC: About One in Five U.S. Adults Have Chronic Pain
CDC: Infant Mortality Rate Varies Greatly Among States
Gains in Insurance Coverage Seen for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual Adults
Six-Step Analysis Can Help Improve Practice Logistics
Residents Working Long Hours Can Increase Alertness
Sexual, Physical Abuse Up Odds of Injury for Female Athletes
Total of 43,371 New Cases of HPV-Associated Cancers in 2015
Data Age in Clinical Trials Is About Three Years at Publication
Medicaid Work Requirements Don't Impact Many Enrollees
Many Opportunities for Doctors Using Twitter
Docs, Consumers Agree on Benefits of Virtual Care
Physician Burnout Rates Vary by Medical Specialty
Robotic Surgeries Up, but Cost Questions Remain
Gender Minorities Less Engaged in Health-Promoting Behaviors
Social Determinants Linked to Provision of Primary Care
Personalized Weighting Could Enhance Hospital Rating Tools
Adding Fish Oil in Pregnancy May Lead to Higher Child BMI
Better Training Needed to Boost LGBTQ Patient Health Care
Hospital Groups Launch Own Generic Drug Company
Goop Reaches Settlement in False Advertising Lawsuit
Perinatal Mortality Rates Remain Unchanged From 2014 to 2016
Physical Activity Not Linked to Natural Early Menopause
Recent Increase in Contraception Use Noted Among U.S. Teenagers
Baloxavir Superior to Placebo for Alleviating Flu Symptoms
WHO Issues Recommendations for Tx Intensification in T2DM
Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program Has Uncertain Future
Enrollment in High-Deductible Health Plans Up From '07 to '17
Clinicians Should Learn to Engage With Transgender Patients
FDA: Montelukast Tablet Bottles Recalled
Adding Pharmacist to Team Can Improve Patient Outcomes
Breast Cancer Surgery Outcomes Poor for Nursing Home Residents
CDC: Increase in Rate of STDs for Fourth Consecutive Year in U.S.
USPSTF Reaffirms Screening for Syphilis in Pregnancy
Ground Chuck Products Recalled by Publix Super Markets
Medical Bills in Collections Decrease With Patient Age
Medicaid Expansion Ups Access to Family Planning Services
Excess Cardiac Risk Varies With Age of Onset of T1DM
FDA: Common Diabetes Meds Tied to Serious Genital Infection
Oral High-Risk HPV Prevalence Appears to Be Low in England
No Meaningful Increase in Physician Compensation Last Year
Label Mix-Up Spurs Recall of Accord Blood Pressure Meds
Marketplace Premiums Increase More With Monopolist Insurers
High-Quality Diet Linked to Lower Mortality in Cancer Survivors
CDC: Most Babies Born in 2015 Started Out Breastfeeding
Medical Practices Should Address Negative Online Reviews
FDA: Hundreds of Human, Pet Homeopathy Products Recalled
Skin Microbiota Differ for Obese, Non-Obese Undergoing C-Section
Artificial Intelligence Holds Promise in Medicine
Experts Address Loss of the National Guideline Clearinghouse
Cannabinoid in Breast Milk Up to Six Days After Marijuana Use
Alcohol Is Leading Risk Factor for Global Disease Burden
Prevalence of E-Cigarette Use 4.5 Percent in U.S. Adults
Pediatricians Advise Against Use of Marijuana in Pregnancy
Most Research Participants Not Concerned About Data Sharing
Doctors Have Difficulty Finding Practices Offering Deliveries
Emergency Department Visits After Abortion Extremely Rare
Smartphone App Can Help Improve Outcomes With HIV
Odds of Marijuana Use Up With Nausea, Vomiting in Pregnancy
AMA Adopts Policy Promoting Health Equity As a Goal
Arkansas Law Restricting Abortion Pills Remains on Hold
Broader Scope of Practice Linked to Lower Rates of Burnout
Education RE: Herd Immunity Can Up Readiness to Be Vaccinated
Breastfeeding Linked to Lower Risk of Stroke Post-Menopause
Frailty in Middle-Aged With Multimorbidity Tied to Mortality
Increased First-Trimester HbA1c Predicts Gestational Diabetes
Most Surgical Residents Want Financial Education
Time to Stop Cancer Screenings: What Do Patients Want to Hear?
1997 to 2015 Saw Increase in HIV Viral Suppression Rates
Information Lacking on Effect of Prenatal Use of Marijuana
Small Practices Also at Risk for Data Breaches
Prophylactic Tranexamic Acid Doesn't Cut Postpartum Bleeding
National Provider Identifiers Are Vulnerable to Theft
Strategy Outlined for Shooter Incident in Health Care Facility
Catch-Up HPV Doses Effective to Age 21 Against Cervical Neoplasia
Advantages for HDHP Enrollees in Large Versus Small Firms
Similar Outcomes for Rural, Urban Cancer Patients in SWOG Trials
Patient Education Urged to Prevent Opioid OD After Sobriety
Doctors Often Not Discussing Risk Factors With Patients
USPSTF Updates Guidance for Cervical Cancer Screening
Plan to Relax Coal-Fired Power Plant Rules Could Up Mortality
Sentinel Lymph Node Mapping Most Cost-Effective for Uterine CA
Interim Guidance Provided for Men With Possible Zika Infection
Hypnosis Doesn't Cut Post-Op Pain in Breast Cancer Surgery
Pennsylvania Case Could Affect Evidence for Malpractice Defense
WPSI Recommends Annual Urinary Incontinence Screening
Experts Offer Tips for Provider Appeal of Denied Medical Claims
NYU Becomes First Medical School to Cover All Tuition
Lumpectomy + Radiation May Cut Breast Cancer Mortality in DCIS
Review Addresses Cell-Free DNA Sequencing in Pregnancy
Little Global Development Assistance for Adolescent Health
Tobacco Content Still Common on U.K. Prime-Time Television
Declines in Life Expectancy in Many High-Income Countries
EHR Review Can Measure Diagnostic Uncertainty
Comments Open on End of NIH Review for Gene Therapy Studies
Residents' Sleep Deteriorates During Training
Risk of Death Not Up in T2DM When Risk Factors Within Target
Practice Names, Logos Should Be Carefully Designed
NIH Panel Will No Longer Review Gene Therapy Experiments
Steps Provided for Discharging Patient From Practice
Counseling Needed for Pediatric Patients With Impaired Fertility
Patient Portals Don't Appear to Have Much Traction
Liposomal Bupivacaine Block No Aid for Cesarean Pain
Two Strategies for Preventing Diabetes in Minority Patients
ACA Coverage Gains Include Workers Without Insurance
Weight Gain After Quitting Smoking May Up T2DM Risk
Ibalizumab Active in Multidrug Resistant HIV-1 Infection
Talazoparib Beneficial in Patients With Advanced Breast Cancer
Integration of Opioid, Infectious Disease Treatment Needed
Primary Care Provider Burnout Rate Low in Small Practices
Labetalol Use Up for Patients With Preeclampsia and Asthma
Many Americans Not Being Assessed for Depression
HPV Legislation Doesn't Impact Teen Sexual Behaviors
cfDNA Screening First for Trisomy 21 Doesn't Cut Miscarriage Rate
Trends in HIV/AIDS Have Worsened in African-Americans
Most Postmenopausal Bleeding Not Associated With Cancer
Zika, West Nile Cases Reported in Alabama
6 Factors Related to Inclusion in Health Care Workplace ID'd
Many Sexual Assault Victims Don't Complete Evidence Kits
Intervention Cuts Risk for HIV in Young Transgender Women
Four Pros to Integrating EHR, Practice Management Software
Prenatal Tdap Vaccination Not Linked to Autism Risk
Male Underwear Choice Affects Sperm Counts
Neurodevelopmental Anomalies, Birth Defects Linked to Zika ID'd
CDC: Rates of Opioid Use Disorder Seen at Time of Delivery Up
AMA Adopts Policy on Augmented Intelligence
Sufficient Preconception Vitamin D Tied to Lower Miscarriage Risk
Childbearing Surgical Residents Often Feel Career Dissatisfaction
Sexual Minorities Have Lower Health-Related Quality of Life
AMA Adopts Policy to Advance Gender Equity in Medicine
AHA: A Diverse Diet May Not Promote a Healthy Weight
Insurance Status Tied to Higher Self-Perceived Poor/Fair Health
High BP Seen at School Age for Extreme Preterm Infants
Vit D Supplementation Doesn't Improve Fetal, Infant Growth
Cyber Insurance Recommended for All Physician Practices
Inducing Labor at Term Appears to Reduce Cesarean Risk
Steps Taken to Increase Use of Electronic Tools in Medicine
AMA Proposes Policy Opposing Medicaid 'Lockout' Provisions
HIV, Syphilis Screening Low With ED-Diagnosed PID in Adolescents
Thyroid Dysfunction Linked to Gestational Diabetes
'Good' Cholesterol May Not Be So in Postmenopausal Women
AMA Calls for Greater Electronic Cigarette Regulation
Disparities Remain in Prevalence of Cancer Screening Tests
Combined Digital Screening Best for Detecting Breast Cancers
CDC: Half of U.S. Adults Tried to Lose Weight From 2013 to 2016
Variation in Specialty Drug Coverage Across Health Plans
Some Bacteria Now More Tolerant of Alcohol-Based Sanitizers
Groups Urge CMS to Reconsider Suspending Risk Adjustment
ASCO Endorses SIO Guideline for Integrative Tx in Breast Cancer
Health Affairs Announces Launch of New Three-Year Initiative
Three Financial Metrics Can Improve Practice Performance
How Doctors Receive Feedback Is Key for Antimicrobial Programs
Single Threshold May Not Be Feasible for Gestational Diabetes
TGFB1 Mutation Ups Radiation-Induced Breast Fibrosis Risk
E-Cigarettes Don't Seem to Aid Smoking Cessation Efforts
AMA Calls for Alleviating Racial Housing Segregation
New Short-Term Health Plans Have Large Coverage Gaps
Alcohol Exposure Via Breastmilk May Affect Infant Development
National Guideline Clearinghouse Offline Due to Funding Cuts
Nut Intake Reduces HbA1c Among Adults With T2DM
Steps Can Be Taken by Doctors to Minimize Risk of Lawsuits
Protease Inhibitors May Worsen Outcomes for HIV + Heart Failure
Learning to Change Important for Improving Practice
FDA Warns of the Dangers of 'Vaginal Rejuvenation'
Weak Recommendation to Screen for Bacteriuria in Pregnancy
Front Desk Staff Can Set Up a Practice for Successful Billing
One in Four Older Adults With Diabetes Uses Alternative Meds
Few Published Programs Address Medical Trainee Mistreatment
Medical Boards May Contribute to Mental Health Stigma for Doctors
AMA Opposes Proposed Cuts, Gag Orders for Reproductive Health
Health Coverage Interruptions Common in Adults With T1DM
Four Strategies Help Doctors Make Personal, Professional Gains
Few Health Differences for Trans, Cisgender Veterans
No Higher Risk of Autoimmune Disorders After HPV4 Vaccination
Cross-Continuum Communication Beneficial After Discharge
NFID Initiative Working to Up Hepatitis B Vaccination Rates
2002 to 2014 Saw Hike in AMI Rate in Pregnancy, Puerperium
PFO Closure Plus Antiplatelet Tx Advised for Cryptogenic Stroke
July 28 Is World Hepatitis Day
Use of 2017 ACC/AHA Guidelines Would Increase HTN Prevalence
Assessing, Improving Patient Satisfaction Cuts Malpractice Risk
Insurers May Be Underpaying Doctors
ACOG, Others Come Out Against Proposed Rule on Title-X
Regulations Restrict Providers' Ability to Offer Info on Abortions
One-Third of Hep C Rx Receive Absolute Denial From Insurers
FDA Approves Magnetic System for Guiding Lymph Node Biopsies
First IVF Baby Louise Brown Turns 40
Coal and Oil Power Plant Pollution May Lower Fertility Rates
Many U.S. Adults View Marijuana Use Positively
Tools, Methods of RCTs Can Be Adapted to Real-World Settings
HerbList App Launched to Provide Information on Herbal Products
Guidelines for ART Updated for Those With or at Risk for HIV
Physicians and Practices Should Prepare for Emergencies
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OBGYN & Women's Health Conference Highlights

December 4 2018 - December 8 2018CTRC-AACR San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium, Dec. 4-8
November 15 2018 - November 19 2018American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology, Nov. 15-19
November 10 2018 - November 12 2018American Heart Association, Nov. 10-12
October 23 2018 - October 28 2018American Society of Nephrology, Oct. 23-28
October 21 2018 - October 24 2018American Society for Radiation Oncology, Oct. 21-24
October 6 2018 - October 10 2018American College of Chest Physicians, Oct. 6-10
October 3 2018 - October 7 2018Infectious Diseases Society of America, Oct. 3-7
August 25 2018 - August 27 2018National Association of Chain Drug Stores, Aug. 25-27
June 22 2018 - June 26 2018American Diabetes Association, June 22-26
June 2 2018 - June 5 2018Digestive Disease Week, June 2-5
May 18 2018 - May 21 2018American Urological Association, May 18-21
May 5 2018 - May 9 2018American Psychiatric Association, May 5-9
April 27 2018 - April 30 2018American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, April 27-30
April 19 2018 - April 21 2018American College of Physicians, April 19-21
March 17 2018 - March 20 2018The Endocrine Society, March 17-20
March 10 2018 - March 12 2018American College of Cardiology, March 10-12
March 2 2018 - March 5 2018American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology, March 2-5
February 16 2018 - February 20 2018American Academy of Dermatology, Feb. 16-20

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