‘Fourth Trimester’ Focus Is Pushed to Prevent Maternal Deaths
‘They Treat Me Like I’m Old and Stupid’: Seniors Decry Health Providers’ Age Bias
The assumption that older people aren’t resilient and can’t recover from illness is implicitly ageist.
1 in 3 Had Postpartum Depression During Early Covid
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.
1 in 5 have a sexually transmitted infection, CDC says
Nearly 68 million Americans had a STI in 2018 and half of the 26 million new cases were people aged 15 to 24.
2022 Survey Reveals Women’s Perimenopause Knowledge Gaps
71% don’t know how to manage symptoms, 64% don’t know when to speak to a provider
5 Ways Rachel Levine and Biden’s Team Can Help Rural Health Care
One strategy: special maternity care payments that would allow rural hospitals to hire dedicated obstetrics nurses.
Abortion Pill Given Based on Patient Medical History as Safe as After an Exam: Study
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.
Abortion Restrictions Confuse Care for Miscarriages
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.
Add This Intervention to Cut Preeclampsia Risk
Black Women Show Even Greater Benefit, AHA Journal Study Finds
Addiction Treatment Proponents Urge Rural Clinicians to Pitch In by Prescribing Medication
Alcohol use is widely accepted in the US, but even moderate consumption is associated with many harmful effects
American Academy of Pediatrics Updates Breastfeeding Guidelines
Are At-Home Test Kits Reliable?
BMI: The Mismeasure of Weight and the Mistreatment of Obesity
Body dysmorphic disorder is more common than eating disorders yet few are aware of its dangers
Boost Now or Wait? Many Wonder How Best to Ride Out Covid’s Next Wave
The rapidly mutating virus has created a conundrum for the public and a communications challenge for health officials.
Call for emergency action to limit global temperature increases, restore biodiversity, and protect health
Wealthy nations must do much more, much faster.
Can Routine Mammograms Hold Clues to Cardiovascular Disease?
Can Vitamins Impact Uterine Fibroid (UF) Risk and Treatment?
Lit Review Finds ‘An Innovative Approach to Treating these Tumors’
Clinicians Often Miss Depression Symptoms for Certain Groups
Clinicians Often Overlook Vitamin B12 Deficiency
Consider Trauma in Your Menopausal Patients
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?
Disproving Penicillin Allergy in Low-Risk Pregnant Women
New Data on Safety—and Best Reasons to Advocate De-labeling
Doctors often aren’t trained on the preventive health care needs of gender-diverse people
Eating Alone May Contribute to Heart Disease in Older Women
Evidence murky for pregnant transgender men and nonbinary people to stop testosterone therapy
FDA Accepts Submission of New Drug BREXAFEMME That Prevents Vaginal Yeast Infections
FDA Approves Brexafemme For Recurrent Yeast Infections
FDA approves Pfizer and Myovant’s Endometriosis Drug Myfembree After Delay
FDA Receives Application for First OTC Birth Control Pill Approval Expected as Soon as Mid-2023
First-in-kind Yeast Infection Med Gets FDA Nod
And we have an app tool for dxing and treating these patients
For Patients With Sickle Cell Disease, Fertility Care Is About Reproductive Justice
Free preventive care under the ACA is under threat again
Genetic Screening Results Just Got Harder to Handle Under New Abortion Rules
Half of Women Said They Needed Mental Health Services in Past 2 Years
Healthcare for Transgender and Gender Diverse Individuals
How frontotemporal dementia, the syndrome affecting Bruce Willis, changes the brain – research is untangling its genetic causes
How Important Is the COVID-19 Booster Shot for 5-to-11-Year-Olds?
Hysterectomy May Increase Women’s Risk of Type 2 Diabetes
Increased Risk of Adverse Pregnancy Outcomes in Women with Psoriasis: Study
Providers Should be Aware Risk Factors in this Cohort
Infants Can’t Get Covid-19 Vaccine, But Their Moms Should: CDC
Lack of diversity in clinical trials is leaving women and patients of color behind
Latest Data on Body Composition, Obesity, and the Odds of Developing PCOS
Plus, Evidence-Based PCOS Practice Tools for You and Your Patients
Lung cancer rates have risen steeply for young women – an oncologist explains why
Many Ob/gyns Not Using Recommended Tools to Dx Depression, New Survey Finds
Few Reported Adequate Training in Suicide Risk Assessment
Many women uncertain about legality of abortion pill
Maternal Mortality Rates Continued to Rise in 2021
Mental Health Disorders in Women Associated with Increased Risk for Broken Heart Syndrome New Data Finds
Mounting research points to health harms from cannabis, THC and CBD use during pregnancy
New HPV Infections Fall More Than 80 Percent
Even women not vaccinated against HPV appear to be benefitting as signs of herd immunity emerge.
New thinking about urinary tract infections
No Bed Sharing with Infants Among New AAP Safe Sleep Guidelines
First Update since 2016 Applies to Children up to 1 Year
Nurse Midwives Step Up to Provide Prenatal Care After Two Rural Hospitals Shutter Birthing Centers
Midwives can provide many other types of care for women and for babies.
Nurse Practitioner Again Ranked Top Healthcare Job
Nurse Practitioner Fastest Growing Job in the Country
Online Data Could Be Used Against People Seeking Abortions if Roe v. Wade falls
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.
Pandemic Highlights Need for Urgent Care Clinics for Women
Urgent care OB-GYN clinics have begun popping up around the country in recent years, and the covid pandemic has increased demand.
Parkinson’s Risk Higher in Younger Women Who Have Had Bilateral Oophorectomy
Poll Explores Sex and Menopause
More than half of the women between age 50 and 64 reported being sexually active but nearly a third of them said menopause symptoms interfered,
Position Statement: Hereditary Breast and Ovarian Cancer Risk Assessment
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
Potassium-rich Foods Counteract High Salt Intake in Women: Study
Pregnancy With Infertility Treatments May Increase Risk of Vascular Complications
Researchers advise clinicians to educate patients about the risks associated with ART when they provide pre-pregnancy counseling
PrEP Is Supposed to Be Free. Why Are Some Patients Still Paying?
Women remain a neglected group when it comes to PrEP education and treatment.
Preventive Care May Be Free, but Follow-Up Diagnostic Tests Can Bring Big Bills
Prior Migraines May Mean Riskier Pregnancy
Privacy Rights in State Constitutions May Protect Their Abortion Access
In states where courts ruled their constitutions’ privacy rights extend to abortion rights, it could be legal even if Roe is overturned.
Progesterone to Prevent Preterm Birth Effective Only in Women with Short Cervix, Study Finds
Reassurance for Your Pregnant Patients on Antidepressants, Study Shows
Antidepressant Use During Pregnancy Does Not Raise Risk of Neurodevelopmental Disorders in Children
Recognizing the Symptoms of Ovarian Cancer Could Reduce Misdiagnosis
Without screening tests, many physicians wrongly assume that early diagnosis for ovarian cancer isn’t possible.
Rush for Covid Vaccines Left the Pregnant Behind
“Our failure as a society to vaccinate women in pregnancy will be remembered by the children and families who lost their mothers to this disease.”
Screening Patients on a Tablet Detected 2X as Many at Risk
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.
Screening women under 50 for colorectal cancer cuts risk in half
A new study has found that screening women for colorectal cancer (CRC) starting at age 45 reduced their risk 50 to 60 percent.
Self-compassion Reduces Heart Risk for Middle-aged Women
Middle-aged women who practice self-compassion may have a reduced risk of developing cardiovascular disease.
Seniors With Anxiety Frequently Don’t Get Help. Here’s Why.
Sex Trafficking Isn’t What You Think
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.
Shorter Hospital Stays, Milder Illness for Breastfed Babies
First Study to Measure Breastfeeding Effect on Disease Prognosis, Duration of Hospitalization
Skin Cancer May Be Overlooked in People With Dark Skin.
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.
STDs Increased During Pandemic in 2020, CDC Says
The lockdowns and social isolation prompted by Covid-19 pandemic in 2020 did not halt the rise in Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs).
Tea, Coffee, Protein May Reduce Hip Fracture Risk in Some Women
Test Post – Body dysmorphic disorder is more common than eating disorders yet few are aware of its dangers
Test Your Knowledge: New FDA Guidance on Mammography and How it Impacts You
The Whys of the Menstrual Product Shortage and Resources to Share with Patients
Urinary Incontinence Often Goes Undiagnosed
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
Vegetarian Diet May Increase Risk of Hip Fracture in Women, Study Finds
Vitamin D Supplementation in Pregnancy May Reduce Eczema in Babies
Which Patients Should Take Paxlovid?
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
Will omicron-specific booster shots be more effective at combating COVID-19? 5 questions answered
Women With Heart Disease Do Better With Female Doctors, Review Finds
The review found that women with cardiovascular disease have better outcomes with female physicians compared to male providers
Women with PMDD at Higher Risk of Suicide
Women with premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD) are at an almost seven times risk of suicide attempt.
Women with Preeclampsia have 4-Fold Higher Risk of Heart Attack and Stroke within 7 Years of Delivery
Risks Remain Elevated for >20 Years
Women with T2 Diabetes at Greater Risk for VTE Than Men with Diabetes
VTE Risk Especially High During Perimenopause
WPSI Issues New Clinical Guidelines for Obesity Prevention in Women 40 to 60
Advocates Preemptive Intervention to Address Obesity Risk Before Weight Gain
Youth Underestimate STI Risk of Oral Sex: Study
Young people are largely unaware of the risk of contracting sexually transmitted infections, or STIs, through oral sex.