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Miranda Hester
Ms. Hester is Content Specialist with Contemporary OB/GYN and Contemporary Pediatrics.
Endocrine Society releases PCOS guidelines
The Endocrine Society's new clinical practice guideline on polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) recommends diagnosis based on two of three key features of he condition. The advice, published in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism, is aimed at reducing the need for ultrasound or hormone tests in patient evaluation.
Fibroids affect more than health in African Americans
Fibroids affect more than health in African Americans
Uterine fibroids can have a significant impact on the health, workplace performance and quality of life of women—particularly African-American women—according to a new study published in the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology.
Fertility treatment not an ovarian cancer risk
Fertility treatment isn’t linked to an increased risk of ovarian cancer, according to a National Cancer Institute (NCI)-supported study spanning nearly two decades and published in Fertility and Sterility.
Hyperemesis treatment not linked to risk of birth defects or stillbirth
The use of metoclopramide to treat nausea during pregnancy is not associated with an increased risk of stillbirth, major congenital malformations, or spontaneous abortion, according to a recent study in JAMA.
Car accidents lead to adverse pregnancy outcomes
Motor vehicle accidents have long been linked to serious trauma during pregnancy, but a recent study published in American Journal of Preventive Medicine tied crashes to adverse pregnancy outcomes.
FDA approves drug for postmenopausal symptoms
The first drug combining estrogens with bazedoxifene has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for treatment of moderate-to-severe vasomotor symptoms associated with menopause and prevention of postmenopausal osteoporosis.
Rate of sepsis during delivery on the rise
A new study in Anesthesia & Analgesia indicates that the incidence of severe and fatal sepsis during labor and delivery is on the rise in the United States.