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Miranda Hester
Ms. Hester is Content Specialist with Contemporary OB/GYN and Contemporary Pediatrics.
Are CAD mammograms a waste of money?
Are CAD mammograms a waste of money?
A study examines whether computer-assisted detection on mammography provides sufficient benefit for the cost. Plus: Do first-time pregnancy cesarean deliveries increase the preterm birth in subsequent pregnancies. And, is conventional wisdom surrounding pregnancy and cancer accurate?
Does MRI use impact breast cancer treatment?
Does MRI use impact breast cancer treatment?
Preoperative magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) may lead to more aggressive care for breast cancer, including contralateral prophylactic mastectomies, according to the results of a Canadian retrospective cohort study.
Morcellation risk and age
A look at the risk-benefit equation of power morcellation and age. Plus: Does exercise prior to pregnancy reduce pelvic pain in pregnancy? And, are hospitals doing enough to promote breastfeeding in new mothers?
Essure safety a high-priority issue, says FDA
The FDA looks at the benefit/risk profile of Essure. And, what place does MRI have in breast cancer treatment? Plus: A look at ovarian stimulating agents.
New data show no miscarriage link for HPV vaccination
A new study looks at whether or not the HPV vaccine increases miscarriage risk. And, is there a link between nocturnal enuresis and sleep apnea in postmenopause? Plus: The impact of the Mediterranean diet on breast cancer risk.
FDA’s morcellation safety communication and hysterectomy trends
A look at the ramifications of the FDA safety communication on morcellation. Plus: Are the odds better for extremely preferm infants? And, how technology may improve LARC adherence.
Red flags for pregnant women with headaches
A new study looks at what severe headaches in pregnancy could be indicative of. And, does exposure to a common environmental toxin increase the risk of miscarriage? Plus: Does hypertension in pregnancy not only impact the woman's future cardiovascular health, but also her siblings?
Alcohol consumption, mammographic density and breast cancer risk
Alcohol consumption, mammographic density and breast cancer risk
Could alcohol consumption have an impact on breast cancer screening? Plus, how has the HPV vaccine impacted CIN2+ rates. And: Can metformin plus changes in lifestyle mitigate PCOS.
What links stillbirth and obesity?
A new study examines what factors of obesity can increase the risk of stillbirth. Plus: The number of black women with BRCA mutations may be higher than previously thought. And, does prematurity increase the risk of ADHD?
Vaginal microbiome may predict preterm birth
A new case control study examines whether looking at the vaginal microbiome can predict preterm birth. And, do women who work in fields with long hours and physical demands have a more difficult time becoming pregnant? Plus: Do oral contraceptives moderate arthritis outcomes?