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  • June 24, 2019 9:16 AM | Grant Dvorak (Administrator)

    June 24, 2019, MedPage Today OB/GYN Update 

    Women who reported exposure to cannabis during pregnancy had higher rates of preterm birth compared to unexposed women, researchers found.

    Cannabis exposure in pregnant women in Canada was significantly associated with a higher risk of preterm birth (relative risk 1.41, 95% CI 1.36-1.47), reported Daniel J. Corsi, PhD, of Ottawa Hospital Research Institute in Canada, and colleagues.

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  • June 20, 2019 8:49 AM | Grant Dvorak (Administrator)

    June 20, 2019, North Carolina Health News 

    An increase in sexually transmitted diseases across the country isn't as surprising to health professionals as is the insight that rates of STDs are rising more in rural areas than in urban areas. Health officials are working to educate rural residents about the dangers of unprotected sex and to make residents aware that STDs are present in their area. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Sexually Transmitted Disease Surveillance Report, rates for chlamydia, gonorrhea and syphilis all increased from 2016 to 2017. 

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  • June 19, 2019 8:26 AM | Grant Dvorak (Administrator)

    June 19, 2019, Medical Xpress 

    Breast cancer is a leading cause of cancer death in women. According to the World Health Organization, some 627,000 women died from it in 2018, accounting for about 15 percent of all cancer deaths among women. Early detection is crucial to improve breast cancer outcomes and survival. There has been significant progress on this front in recent years thanks to various imaging techniques such as mammography and MRI. 

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  • June 18, 2019 8:30 AM | Grant Dvorak (Administrator)

    June 18, 2019, MedPage Today 

    A 39-year-old obese Russian female presents in 2016, after 10 days of copious vaginal bleeding that followed a 26-day delay in her menstrual cycle. 

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  • June 17, 2019 9:53 AM | Grant Dvorak (Administrator)

    June 17 2019, Infectious Disease News  

    A new type of female indwelling catheter technology reduced inpatient catheter-associated UTIs, or CAUTIs, by 51.7%, according to data presented at the annual conference of the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology. 

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  • June 13, 2019 8:57 AM | Grant Dvorak (Administrator)

    June 13, 2019, MedPage Today 

    New surgical techniques may address the recently reported safety issues associated with laparoscopic radical hysterectomy for early-stage cervical cancer, researchers found.

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  • June 12, 2019 9:03 AM | Grant Dvorak (Administrator)

    June 12, 2019, Medscape 

    Rates of nonsuicidal self-harm (NSSH) are rising, especially among adolescent girls and young adult women. Few of these people receive medical or psychological help, new research suggests. 

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  • June 11, 2019 8:39 AM | Grant Dvorak (Administrator)

    June 11, 2019, JAAPA 

    Ample resources exist detailing the variety of contraceptive options for patients who want to prevent an unintended pregnancy; however, few resources provide tools to guide clinicians in best practices for history taking and patient education about contraceptive use. This article attempts to fill this gap by reviewing current recommendations on timing of patient education, techniques to open a discussion, and common patient misunderstandings about pregnancy and contraception. 

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  • June 07, 2019 7:41 AM | Grant Dvorak (Administrator)

    June 7, 2019, HealthDay News

    THURSDAY, June 6, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Wendy Lybarger lived an hour's drive from the hospital where her breast cancer would be treated, so she was looking forward to a heaping helping of hassle.

    For as many as six weeks, she'd have to travel there every weekday to receive radiation treatments after surgery to remove the small lump in her breast.

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  • June 04, 2019 9:01 AM | Grant Dvorak (Administrator)

    June 4, 2019, Medscape 

    Both passive and active thoughts of suicide occur concurrently in a subset of women with premenstrual syndrome, new research suggests. The findings were presented at the American Society of Clinical Psychopharmacology (ASCP) 2019 annual meeting. 

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