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Miranda Hester
Ms. Hester is Content Specialist with Contemporary OB/GYN and Contemporary Pediatrics.
Could severe teen acne signal risk of endometriosis?
According to a recent prospective cohort study in Human Reproduction, women who have a history of severe acne in their adolescent years may be at greater risk of developing endometriosis.
Docs miss counseling kids about tobacco use
Physicians may be missing a chance to prevent tobacco use among adolescents by not discouraging the use of tobacco products or advising patients against smoking during annual visits, according to a recent study.
Emphasizing vaccine benefits could be key
How vaccines are presented to parents can increase their intention to vaccinate their children, according to a recent study on emphasizing the benefits of the measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) vaccine to parents.
Not enough teens protected from UV exposure
Despite overwhelming information on the benefits of sunscreen and the harms of tanning, the number of high school students using sunscreen has been on the decline since 2001 while the number using tanning devices has risen in prevalence, according to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Exercise may trim atrial fibrillation risk
According to a recent study in the Journal of the American Heart Association, postmenopausal women who increase their physical activity may reduce their risk of developing incident atrial fibrillation (AF).
Rate of labor inductions on the decline
A recent report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows that the number of induced deliveries is on the decline after almost 20 years of increases. The data are taken from the Natality Data File from the National Vital Statistics System and represent births in singleton deliveries, which are the majority of newborns.
Do bisphosphonates really decrease breast cancer risk?
Despite earlier observational studies, bisphosphonate treatment for 3 to 4 years appears not to decrease the risk of invasive postmenopausal breast cancer, according to a new study in JAMA Internal Medicine.
Exercise may cut breast cancer risk in African Americans
According to a new study in Cancer Epidemiology Biomarkers & Prevention, brisk walking or vigorous exercise may help reduce risk of breast cancer in African-American women.
FDA approves angiogenesis inhibitor for late-stage and aggressive cervical cancer
Avastin (bevacizumab) has been approved to treat patients with persistent, recurrent, or metastatic cervical cancer by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
Perception of PPACA flatlines
Americans generally adopt the party line on PPACA assessment even three years later