One in three mothers experienced postpartum depression during the early stages of the Covid pandemic and one in five screened positive for major depressive symptoms.
Shifting toward remote screening means primary care providers who work in rural, low-income and other marginalized communities could conduct medication abortion screening and increase equitable access to abortion care.
It’s an emotional and legal dilemma that potentially faces not just obstetricians and midwives, but also nurse practitioners, family physicians, emergency physicians, pharmacists, and anyone else who might become involved with pregnancy care.
Alcohol use is widely accepted in the US, but even moderate consumption is associated with many harmful effects
COVID-19 Vaccines for Children: How Parents Are Influenced by Misinformation, and How They Can Counter it
How can pediatricians and other health care professionals empower parents to feel confident in the choice to get their children vaccinated for COVID-19?
Deadly fungus Candida auris is spreading across US hospitals – a physician answers 5 questions about rising fungal infections
Eating disorders among teens have more than doubled during the COVID-19 pandemic – here’s what to watch for
FDA approves first daily over-the-counter birth control pill, Opill – a pharmacist and public health expert explain this new era in contraception
it is important to note that over-the-counter access to hormonal birth control does not replace the importance of regular office visits or discussion about reproductive health with clinicians.
FDA’s greenlighting of maternal RSV vaccine represents a major step forward in protecting young babies against the virus
How frontotemporal dementia, the syndrome affecting Bruce Willis, changes the brain – research is untangling its genetic causes
Mental Health Disorders in Women Associated with Increased Risk for Broken Heart Syndrome New Data Finds
More adults than ever have been seeking ADHD medications – an ADHD expert explains what could be driving the trend
Anyone in a state where abortion becomes illegal who relies on the internet for information, products and services related to reproductive health would be subject to online policing.
Approximately 5% to 10% of breast cancers and 20% to 25% of ovarian cancers are associated with a hereditary predisposition from an inherited pathogenic variant
Researchers advise clinicians to educate patients about the risks associated with ART when they provide pre-pregnancy counseling
Prescriptions for fruits and vegetables can improve the health of people with diabetes and other ailments, new study finds
In states where courts ruled their constitutions’ privacy rights extend to abortion rights, it could be legal even if Roe is overturned.
The lead researcher believes the accuracy of oral screening is hampered by patients’ hesitation to reveal sensitive information and providers’ time pressure or discomfort with the questions.
Frontline workers inconsistently define and apply the label “trafficking victim” – especially when it comes to sex trafficking. That makes it harder to get trafficked people the help they request.
Skin cancers may appear different on fairer skin than on darker skin, and because clinicians may have been trained only with fair-skin depictions, the chance for misdiagnosis in people with dark skin increases.
Skin cancer screening guidelines can seem confusing – three skin cancer researchers explain when to consider getting checked
The FDA’s rule change requiring providers to inform women about breast density could lead to a flurry of questions
Those who get one of the new RSV vaccines now should take a brief pause of at least two weeks before getting any other vaccination because there isn’t much data on whether they interact with other shots when received concurrently. Both covid and flu shots are worth getting, but it might be a good idea to wait a little bit.
Urinary incontinence (UI) is so uncomfortable for some women to talk about that only 40 percent seek treatment, some waiting years before discussing it with a primary care provide.r
Even as specialists in infectious diseases praise the treatment’s effectiveness, many practitioners say they have questions about prescribing the drug and want better data
Rickey Whitlow stepped into the telehealth kiosk, pressed a button, and saw a nurse practitioner appear on a large vertical video screen positioned at eye level.