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Miranda Hester
Ms. Hester is Content Specialist with Contemporary OB/GYN and Contemporary Pediatrics.
Youth cardiorespiratory fitness continues to fall
The number of adolescents aged from 12 to 15 years with adequate cardiorespiratory fitness continues to decline, according to the latest research from National Center for Health Statistics.
Coaching leads to more preventive services
Pediatric practices that have a practice facilitator with public health, primary care, and coaching experience can improve quality of care, particularly with preventive care services, according to a recent study.
CHD risk greater in diabetic women than men
According to a recent study in Diabetologia, women with diabetes have more than a 40% greater risk of coronary heart disease (CHD) than their male counterparts.
How did Massachusetts’s healthcare reform impact low-income women?
Low-income women in Massachusetts received roughly the same preventive care services after the state passed landmark healthcare insurance reform as they did under the previous Women’s Health Network (WHN), according to a new study in The Journal of Women’s Health.
Early menopause tied to heart failure
According to a recent study in Menopause, women who go through natural menopause at ages 40 to 45 may be at increased risk of developing heart failure and smoking may produce a similar risk among those who experience menopause at ages 46 to 49.
Cervical cancer more prevalent in older women, black women than thought
According to a new study in Cancer, the incidence of cervical cancer in older women may be higher than has been previously reported.
Is the cardiovascular risk of calcium supplementation exaggerated?
Calcium supplements may not increase the risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD) according to a recent study in Osteoporosis International.
Premature menopause associated with risk of lower cognitive function
Early menopause—whether natural or surgical—may be associated with negative effects on cognitive function that are not entirely offset by postmenopausal hormone therapy (HT), according to a new study in BJOG.
Collaborative treatment may improve depression outcomes
Women who are treated for depression at an ob/gyn clinic with a collaborative care approach may have improved outcomes, according to a recent study in Obstetrics & Gynecology.
WHI report says physical activity may help prevent death due to ovarian cancer
Women who engage in vigorous physical activity before a diagnosis of ovarian cancer may be at lower risk of dying of the disease, according to a new report by investigators from the Women’s Health Initiative (WHI).

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