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Miranda Hester
Ms. Hester is Content Specialist with Contemporary OB/GYN and Contemporary Pediatrics.
Could bisphosphonates reduce risk of bone metastasis in breast cancer?
According to a recent study, low-dose oral bisphosphonates administered to prevent or treat postmenopausal osteoporosis may be associated with a lower risk of skeletal metastasis in patients with early- or more advanced-stage breast cancer.
Increasing clothing size tied to breast cancer risk
Results from a study of nearly 100,000 women suggest that increasing skirt size over a lifetime--a proxy for waist circumference—may be an indicator of increased risk of postmenopausal breast cancer.
Very short or long pregnancy intervals linked to autism?
Women who become pregnant again within a year of birth or more than 5 years later may be at increased risk of having a child with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), according to a recent study.
New evidence for cancer-related benefit of breastfeeding in African-Americans
According to a recent study in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute, the evidence continues to mount for an association between breastfeeding and reduced risk of aggressive breast cancers in African-American women.
Does assisted reproductive technology up autism risk?
According to a recent study in Fertility and Sterility, assisted reproductive technology (ART) does not increase the risk of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in children conceived using the technology.
ACIP updates flu vaccine guidelines
The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) has updated its influenza vaccination recommendations for the 2014-15 influenza season.
USPSTF updates guidelines preeclampsia prophylaxis
The US Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) has issued a new report supporting prophylaxis with low-dose aspirin (81 mg/d) after 12 weeks’ gestation in women at high risk of preeclampsia.
Sodium intake on the rise in kids
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), most US children aged 6 to 18 years consume more than the daily recommended amount of less than 2300 mg sodium.
Which comes first: obesity or asthma?
After years of knowing that obesity and asthma had some connection, but not whether obesity brought about asthma or vice versa, new evidence may finally hold the answer.
Untreated hot flashes may impact work productivity
Many women who suffer from moderate to severe vasomotor symptoms (VMS) appear to go untreated, potentially leading to work loss, according to a new study in Menopause.