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Dementia Risk Tied to Menopausal Hormone Therapy, Even in Women 55 and Younger

— But experts disagree about what the findings actually mean

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TXA Holds Its Own for Heavy Menstrual Bleeding in von Willebrand Disease

In phase III study, recombinant VWF not superior to cheaper alternative for type 1 and 2 cases

Jun 29, 2023
PET-CT Superior to Conventional Scans for Spotting Distant Breast Cancer Mets

Study shows twice as many locally advanced patients upstaged with PET-CT vs conventional staging

Jun 26, 2023
One Year After Dobbs: Where Do We Go From Here?

We need policies that expand access to abortion care

Jun 26, 2023
One Year After Dobbs: Where Do We Go From Here?

We need policies that expand access to abortion care

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Healthy Young Woman Experiences Heart Palpitations in the Last Month of Pregnancy

Pregnancy can cause a range of changes in cardiac function and ECG findings

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Treating Uterine Fibroids While Preserving Fertility

Myomectomy or uterine artery embolization? The debate continues...

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Large Uterine Fibroid in Pregnant Woman

Cesarean myomectomy of large fibroids is safe in the right setting

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Maternal Outcomes at Rural Hospitals Hinge on Delivery Volume

Excess severe maternal morbidity in lower-volume rural hospitals

Jun 24, 2023
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The Dangerous Reality of Pregnancy in the U.S.

All states should offer 12-month postpartum Medicaid coverage

Jun 24, 2023
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Hysterectomy Ultimately Needed After 1 in 8 Endometrial Ablations

Ballpark figures of treatment failure suggest rising need for surgery over time

Jun 23, 2023
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IG Live June 27: The Evolving Landscape of Gender-Affirming Care

Experts discuss how healthcare providers can best support gender-diverse patient populations

Jun 23, 2023
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Biden to Sign Executive Order to Expand Contraception Access

Order is part of a three-pronged strategy on reproductive rights

Jun 23, 2023
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In-Hospital Delivery-Related Maternal Mortality on the Decline

But the prevalence of severe maternal morbidity increased

Jun 22, 2023
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Breast Cancer Recurrence Risk Varies by Molecular Subtype

Korean study suggests need for individualized surveillance, optimized use of breast MRI

Jun 21, 2023
MRI images of stage I breast cancer.
A Year Later, Doctors Feel Impact of Dobbs Decision 'Every Single Day'

"Sometimes, I feel that I am not able to fulfill the Hippocratic Oath"

Jun 21, 2023
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ENDO 2023 Roundup: More Imcivree Data; Statement on Aging; Novel Hypoparathyroid Tx

Some more highlights from the Endocrine Society's annual meeting

Jun 20, 2023
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Breast Cancer Drugs May Weaken Effects of Weight-Loss Drugs

Survivors on aromatase inhibitors lost significantly less weight

Jun 18, 2023
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Clinicians: Pay Attention to Body Image Concerns in Patients With PCOS

The first step is "acknowledging it, supporting, and listening," researcher says

Jun 18, 2023
ENDO over a photo of McCormick Place West in Chicago, IL.
Early Invasive Breast Cancer Now Leaves Mostly Long-Term Survivors

Mortality risk has decreased substantially since the 1990s

Jun 15, 2023
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Could Extreme Heat Make It Harder to Breastfeed?

We need more research on the impact of environmental factors

Jun 15, 2023
A photo of a young mother breastfeeding her baby on a city bench.
In Wake of Tori Bowie's Death, Doctor Warns Preeclampsia 'Spares No One'

"The most important thing is to make sure that women ... do not dismiss their own symptoms"

Jun 14, 2023
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