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Judith M. Orvos, ELS
Judith M. Orvos, ELS, is a a BELS-certified medical writer and editor and an editorial consultant for Contemporary OB/GYN.
The Zika Virus: What you need to know
This mosquito-borne virus is linked with microcephaly, but causation is still being investigated.
Breast cancer risk in childhood cancer survivors
A new study examines the breast cancer risk for women who survived childhood cancer. Plus: Should doctors be more careful about using fluconazole during pregnancy? And, do elderly women derive benefit from breast cancer screening?
FDA reclassifies mesh for POP
Surgical mesh for pelvic organ prolapse (POP) is a class III or high-risk medical device requiring premarket approval application (PMA) following new action by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
Does OC use lead to longer progression-free survival in ovarian cancer?
A look at whether or not oral contraceptives help with ovarian cancer survival. Plus: Do false-positive mammogram results serve as a sign of future breast cancer risk?
Protocols for High-Risk Pregnancies Snapshot
The key messages of Protocol 42: Preterm Labor.
Is treatment of AUB in adolescents standardized?
A NASPAG study conducted at the University of Colorado finds that standardization is called for.
Can Apgar scores also predict maternal health?
Research looks at whether the Apgar score can be an indicator of maternal health as well. Plus: Do important reproductive milestones have an impact on long-term health? And, using another imaging tool for breast cancer detection.
Questioning the FDA estimate of occult sarcoma
Dispatches from the 44th AAGL Global Congress looks at the incidence of occult sarcoma and a look at what patient characteristics may lead to using morcellation during hysterectomy.
United States scores barely passing grade on premature birth
The March of Dimes releases their annual report card on the United States and prematurity. Plus: Can anything be done about HPV vaccine rates? Also, a look at the place of ultrasound in breast cancer detection.
Does preeclampsia increase risk of infant heart defects?
A population analysis examines if preeclampsia may serve as a warning sign for heart defects in the neonate. Also, do chlamydia antibodies mean reduced fertility? Plus: Can ovary removal help CVD risk in diabetic women?