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Miranda Hester
Ms. Hester is Content Specialist with Contemporary OB/GYN and Contemporary Pediatrics.
Survey suggests that majority favor universal coverage for birth control
Survey suggests that majority favor universal coverage for birth control
According to a recent study in the Journal of the American Medical Association, the majority of Americans support universal coverage for birth control.
American Heart Association releases new guidelines for care of fetal heart problems
New guidelines from the American Heart Association are designed to help practitioners make decisions when faced with caring for unborn babies with heart issues.
Adverse pregnancy outcomes common in women with chronic hypertension
According to a recent study in the British Medical Journal, women who suffer from chronic hypertension are at higher risk of adverse pregnancy outcomes like low birth weight and neonatal death.
Heavy or prolonged bleeding in menopause is not uncommon
Heavy or prolonged bleeding in menopause is not uncommon
Women undergoing the menopausal transition may be prone to prolonged bleeding with periods of heaviness, according to a new study in BJOG.
Is paternal obesity a risk factor for autism?
According to a recent study in Pediatrics, paternal obesity could be an even greater risk factor than maternal obesity for developmental disorders such as autism spectrum disorders (ASD).
Emergency doctors missing stroke in young women
Stroke symptoms are frequently missed in women, minorities, and young patients who visit an emergency department (ED), according to a recent study in Diagnosis.
Extreme heat may increase risk of early-term birth
When temperatures remain over 32° C for at least 4 days, the probability of an early-term delivery may increase by as much as 27%, according to new research in Epidemiology.
Is the link between fertility drugs and breast cancer exaggerated?
A recent study in Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention indicates that the link between breast cancer and fertility drugs may not be as strong as previously suspected.
Smoking bans reduce preterm births, but not low birthweight
According to a recent study in The Lancet, a reduction in preterm births and childhood hospital visits for asthma are additional benefits to public smoking bans.
Pregnancy weight gain can take cardiovascular toll in just a year
Failure to lose any ‘baby weight’ in the first year postpartum could increase a woman’s risk of diabetes and cardiovascular disease, over the long term, according to a recent study in Diabetes Care.

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