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Miranda Hester
Ms. Hester is Content Specialist with Contemporary OB/GYN and Contemporary Pediatrics.
Why are women having nonindicated early deliveries?
Despite the increasing volume of evidence that infants born before 39 weeks can have complications, a new study shows that nearly 4% of uncomplicated births are induced before 39 0/7 weeks without a medial indication.
Is 3D mammography the future of breast cancer screening?
Adding tomosynthesis, or 3D mammography, to digital mammography may increase cancer detection and reduce false-positive results from screening, according to study in JAMA.
What do women want in contraceptives?
What do women want in contraceptives?
What matters most to women and healthcare providers when it comes to contraceptive choices may vary dramatically, according to a recent study in Contraception.
Cutting carbs may reduce IGF1 breast cancer recurrence
A reduced-carbohydrate diet may reduce breast cancer recurrence in women whose tumor tissue is positive for insulin-like growth factor-I (IGF1) receptor, according to a new study in Cancer Epidemiology Biomarkers & Prevention.
Is PTSD another risk factor for preterm birth?
A history of at least 1 major depressive episode and a diagnosis of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) may increase the risk of preterm birth (PTB) 4-fold, according to a recent study in JAMA Psychiatry.
Inductions: Up or down?
According to a recent report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the number of women undergoing induced labor is finally on the decline after many decades on the rise. One benefit is that the number of deliveries before 39 weeks has similarly fallen.
What do moles have to say about breast cancer risk?
Women with a greater number of cutaneous nevi may be more likely to develop breast cancer than those with fewer, according to a recent study in PLoS Medicine.
Does less time between pregnancies lead to more preterm births?
Women with interpregnancy intervals (IPIs) of less than 18 months may be at increased risk of preterm delivery, according to a new study in BJOG.
Prolonged second-stage labor may carry risks
According to a new retrospective study in Obstetrics & Gynecology, second-stage labor that lasts more than 2 hours may increase the risk of complications.
Infants of overweight mothers at risk of asphyxia at birth
According to a recent study in PLoS Medicine, infants born to mothers who are overweight or obese may be at increased risk of experiencing birth asphyxia.

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