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  • May 28, 2019 8:59 AM | Grant Dvorak (Administrator)

    May 28, 2019, MedPage Today 

    Among all U.S. women, rates of more aggressive non-endometrioid cancer subtypes have been rising rapidly. And trends show marked racial differences and disparities, with higher rates of uterine corpus subtypes and poorer survival among non-Hispanic black women, according to a new study in the Journal of Clinical Oncology.

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  • May 28, 2019 8:57 AM | Grant Dvorak (Administrator)

    May 28, 2019, MedPage Today 

    Two diagnostic tests for gonorrhea and chlamydia infection may be used with throat and rectal samples, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said on May 23. Hologic's Aptima Combo 2 Assay and the Cepheid Xpert CT/NG had previously been cleared for diagnostic testing to detect Chlamydia trachomatis and Neisseria gonorrhoeae in urine, vaginal and endocervical samples. The FDA noted that no chlamydia or gonorrhea tests had been cleared for use on samples from the throat and rectum. 

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  • May 24, 2019 1:45 PM | Grant Dvorak (Administrator)

    May 24, 2019 

    APAOG Board member Heather Adams, MPAS, PA-C, recently presented the webinar Centering Pregnancy: A Group Healthcare Model for Prenatal Care published by Elsevier. In addition, she also contributed to the Women’s Health, An Issue of Physician Assistant Clinics, 1st Edition in 2018.

    Access the free webinar via youtube by clicking here.

    Issues of Women's Health, An Issue of Physician Assistant Clinics 1st Edition are available for purchase from Elsevier here.

    Heather currently serves as the APAOG Publications Chair. Heather is currently a practicing Physician Assistant at Women's Wellness & Gynecology and serves as an Associate Professor in the Physician Assistant Program at Gannon University in Erie, PA. 

  • May 24, 2019 10:12 AM | Grant Dvorak (Administrator)

    May 24, 2019, MedPage Today 

    Immunotherapy is emerging as a new treatment option in breast cancer, with improved understanding of immune evasion by cancer cells and the discovery of selective immune checkpoint inhibitors creating novel opportunities for treatment. 

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  • May 24, 2019 10:11 AM | Grant Dvorak (Administrator)

    May 24, 2019, Medical Xpress 

    Women experiencing a minor stroke or transient ischemic attack (TIA) are less likely to be diagnosed with a stroke compared to men — even though they describe similar symptoms in emergency departments. In the study, men were more likely to be diagnosed with TIA or minor stroke, and women were 10% more likely to be given a non-stroke diagnosis, for example migraine or vertigo, even though men and women were equally likely to report atypical stroke symptoms. 

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  • May 23, 2019 9:02 AM | Grant Dvorak (Administrator)

    May 23, 2019, HealthDay News

    Maternal vitamin D deficiency, as early as the first trimester of pregnancy, is associated with an increased risk for gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM), according to a study recently published in Diabetes, Obesity and Metabolism. Researchers used data from the Fetal Growth Studies-Singleton Cohort to prospectively investigate the relationship between vitamin D status during early to midpregnancy and GDM risk.  

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  • May 23, 2019 8:59 AM | Grant Dvorak (Administrator)

    May 23, 2019, HealthDay News 

    Women with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) appear to have a harder time than men with the progressive lung disorder, a new study suggests. Smoking is its leading cause, and while women report smoking less than men, those with COPD have more trouble breathing, more frequent flare-ups and a poorer quality of life, researchers found. 

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  • May 22, 2019 9:40 AM | Grant Dvorak (Administrator)

    May 22, 2019, MedPage Today 

    SAN DIEGO -- Pregnant women with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) were at markedly increased risk for intrahepatic cholestasis in pregnancy (ICP), in which bile acids accumulate in circulation and cause intense itching, researchers said here. 

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  • May 22, 2019 9:25 AM | Grant Dvorak (Administrator)

    May 22, 2019, HemOnc Today  

    An investigational blood-based assay identified new potential biomarkers for ovarian cancer and, with a multiprotein classifier, may be able to detect early stages of the disease, according to study results.

    “A blood-based assay could signicantly improve the survival of patients if it identied [ovarian] cancers earlier,” Amy P.N. Skubitz, PhD, researcher at the University of Minnesota, and colleagues wrote.

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  • May 15, 2019 8:38 AM | Grant Dvorak (Administrator)

    May 15, 2019, MedPage Today

    A single dose of antibiotics administered to women following operative vaginal delivery (via forceps or vacuum extraction) was associated with a reduction in infections, a randomized trial found.

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