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Charles J Lockwood, MD, MHCM
Dr Lockwood, Editor-in-Chief, is Dean of the Morsani College of Medicine and Senior Vice President of USF Health, University of South Florida, Tampa. He can be reached at [email protected]
Zika virus and microcephaly
On November 11, 2015, the Brazilian Ministry of Health declared a public emergency precipitated by reports of a 10-fold higher rate of fetal microcephaly occurring in these same Zika-affected states.
Dr Lockwood's 2016 resolutions
Dr Lockwood reflects on the potential challenges of 2016.
The benefits of weight loss in obese gravidas
Obese patients should be advised to avoid excessive weight gain in pregnancy.
Do genetic factors explain recurrent pregnancy loss?
Do genetic factors explain recurrent pregnancy loss?
There are 3 major patient populations affected by recurrent pregnancy loss. An editorial by Charles J. Lockwood, MD, MHCM.
Autism and the obstetrician
What you need to know about recent research on genetic causes and prevention. An editorial by Editor in Chief Charles J. Lockwood, MD.
That could be us again
Medical advances mean nothing if our government and infrastructure are broken
Industrialization of medicine: Coming soon to a practice like yours!
Arguing that a relentlessly rising volume of care driven by our discounted fee-for-service payment system is exacerbating both cost inflation and suboptimal care, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has decided to adopt value-based purchasing.
The HEALTH Act of 2011: Another doomed Congressional effort at malpractice liability reform
Once more, ob/gyns are being teased with the prospect of federal medical liability reform.
Accountable care organizations: How will they affect your practice?
Across the country, the author has been hearing ob/gyns discuss selling their practices to, or merging them with, a hospital or academic medical center and/or joining an accountable care organization.
The changing face of maternal mortality
It is gratifying to know that worldwide maternal mortality ratios have declined over the past 2 decades, from 320 per 1,000 to 251 per 100,000 live births.

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