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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.
Morcellator manufacturer investigated by FBI
The FBI is investigating how much the manufacturer knew about the safety of the design. Plus, how does the clotting profile of new oral contraceptives compare to earlier formulations and a look at the impact of the PALB2 mutation on breast cancer prognosis.
Do dense breasts mean more imaging?
Do dense breasts mean more imaging?
A new study looks at whether or not women with dense breasts require alternative screening methods. Conventional wisdom about reducing salt intake to lower blood pressure may not be correct. What's the impact of breastfeeding on reducing the recurrence of certain breast cancer types.
Administration clarifies Obamacare birth control coverage
Following confusion, the White House has clearly defined which contraceptive methods are to be covered at no cost to patients. Additionally, are EHR prompts the answer to timely completion of HPV vaccines? How are very premature infants surviving?
Another insurer curtails morcellation coverage
Another insurer has taken steps to restrict morcellator use. Two studies examine the effect of low molecular weight heparin and its effects on recurrent pregnancy loss.
News from ACOG 2015
Research looks at ACOG's 39-week initiative, whether a diagnosis of GBS in 1 pregnancy increases likelihood in future pregnancies, and more data on open versus in-bag morcellation.
USPSTF mammography guidelines spark debate
USPSTF mammography guidelines spark debate
The USPSTF updated recommendations on mammography have sparked discussion on screening in younger women. Plus, does exposure to gestational diabetes increase risk of autism? What are the implications of genome editing?
Babies of young teens at high risk of complications
NASPAG 29th conference featured research on the increased risk of complications in teen pregnancy, the desire on over-the-counter contraception, and a tool to help identify patients with menorrhagia.
Does being a preemie dispose to delivering a preemie?
New research looks at the possibility that women who were themselves born prematurely are at greater risk of delivering their children prematurely. Also research on how much women worry about the genetic risks of their breast cancer and a new algorithm for stratifying breast cancer prevention.
US bill for false-positive mammograms: $4 billion annually
US bill for false-positive mammograms: $4 billion annually
A recent report sheds light on how much false-positives and overdiagnosis of breast cancer cost. Additionally, new research examines the impact of the number of live births on future heart health in the mother and provides further evidence of the efficacy of cfDNA testing.
Women's Health Update: Breast biopsies read as atypia may warrant a second look
Plus: research on systemic HT, type II diabetes and post-pregnancy obesity