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Miranda Hester
Ms. Hester is Content Specialist with Contemporary OB/GYN and Contemporary Pediatrics.
Tdap vaccine not linked to preterm birth
Women who receive the tetanus toxoid, reduced diphtheria toxoid, and acellular pertussis vaccine (Tdap) may not be at increased risk of preterm birth or other adverse birth outcomes, according to a new study in JAMA.
1 in 4 breast-conserving procedures lead to repeat surgery
A new study in JAMA Surgery shows that roughly 25% of women with breast cancer who undergo conservative surgery will undergo a subsequent procedure to establish negative margins.
Is thyroid dysfunction more common in children conceived via IVF?
First-trimester exposure to maternal estradiol may increase risk of thyroid dysfunction in offspring conceived via in vitro fertilization (IVF), according to a study in Fertility & Sterility.
Can vitamin D reduce recurrence of BV?
High doses of vitamin D may not help prevent recurrence of bacterial vaginosis (BV), according to results of a randomized controlled trial.
Gestational diabetes in mothers may predict obesity in daughters
In utero exposure to maternal gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) or hyperglycemia may increase risk of childhood adiposity in girls, according to a new study.
Do women understand mammograms?
Do women understand mammograms?
A new report finds that many women are unaware that health insurers are required to cover yearly mammograms. A high rate of “false alarms” contributes to women’s mixed feelings about mammography screening.
What’s behind the wide variation in US cesarean rates?
A study of nearly 1.5 million births in the United States shows that while rates of cesarean delivery vary widely from hospital to hospital, identifying the underlying cause with existing data is difficult. The findings underscore a need for collection by hospitals of comprehensive patient data in order to fully understand and optimize use of cesarean delivery.
USPSTF guidelines may miss osteoporosis in at-risk younger postmenopausal women
National guidelines for osteoporosis screening may miss postmenopausal women ages 50 to 64 years destined to suffer a fracture, according to a new study.
Healthy lifestyle may cut stroke risk
Women who engage in a low-risk lifestyle with a healthy diet may be able to significantly reduce their risk of stroke, according to a new study.
Healthy pre-pregnancy lifestyle may reduce risk of gestational diabetes
Adopting and adhering to a low-risk, healthy lifestyle before pregnancy is associated with a low risk of gestational diabetes and could be an effective way to prevent the complication, according to a new study in the BMJ.

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