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Miranda Hester
Ms. Hester is Content Specialist with Contemporary OB/GYN and Contemporary Pediatrics.
Do dense breasts mean more imaging?
Do dense breasts mean more imaging?
A new study looks at whether or not women with dense breasts require alternative screening methods. Conventional wisdom about reducing salt intake to lower blood pressure may not be correct. What's the impact of breastfeeding on reducing the recurrence of certain breast cancer types.
Administration clarifies Obamacare birth control coverage
Following confusion, the White House has clearly defined which contraceptive methods are to be covered at no cost to patients. Additionally, are EHR prompts the answer to timely completion of HPV vaccines? How are very premature infants surviving?
Another insurer curtails morcellation coverage
Another insurer has taken steps to restrict morcellator use. Two studies examine the effect of low molecular weight heparin and its effects on recurrent pregnancy loss.
USPSTF mammography guidelines spark debate
USPSTF mammography guidelines spark debate
The USPSTF updated recommendations on mammography have sparked discussion on screening in younger women. Plus, does exposure to gestational diabetes increase risk of autism? What are the implications of genome editing?
Does being a preemie dispose to delivering a preemie?
New research looks at the possibility that women who were themselves born prematurely are at greater risk of delivering their children prematurely. Also research on how much women worry about the genetic risks of their breast cancer and a new algorithm for stratifying breast cancer prevention.
US bill for false-positive mammograms: $4 billion annually
US bill for false-positive mammograms: $4 billion annually
A recent report sheds light on how much false-positives and overdiagnosis of breast cancer cost. Additionally, new research examines the impact of the number of live births on future heart health in the mother and provides further evidence of the efficacy of cfDNA testing.
Women's Health Update: Breast biopsies read as atypia may warrant a second look
Plus: research on systemic HT, type II diabetes and post-pregnancy obesity
Morcellation risk outweighed by risks of laparotomy
More information on the risks of morcellation when treating fibroids; a look at the price tag associated with post-fracture use of bisphosphonates; and research on the developmental impact of a variety of air pollution.
Does patient-controlled analgesia have benefits over an epidural? Plus CKD research
Which form of pain relief provides better relief satisfaction in patients? Plus, does chronic kidney disease increase the risk of adverse pregnancy outcomes?
Is there a lack of CVD benefit with hormone therapy? Plus The Endocrine Society's Expo
A Cochrane meta-analysis examines if there is any cardiovascular disease prevention benefit from postmenopausal hormone therapy. Plus from The Endocrine Society's 97th Annual Expo, the benefits of abaloparatide in treating osteoporosis and the impact of smoking while pregnant on the diabetes risk of female children.

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