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Women’s Health

Women’s Health

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Andrew M. Kaunitz, MD

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USPSTF Guide to Clinical Preventive Services, 2014

Recommendations of the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force offers a free pocket guide for all providers of primary care services. The clinical summaries are abridged versions of USPSTF recommendations.

Feature/Patient Information

Thyroid Disease in Women at Midlife

This overview offers an approach to diagnosis and treatment of common perturbations of thyroid function.

Patient Information Sheet: Thyroid Problems in Midlife

Symptoms of hypo- or hyperthyroidism are similar to changes that occur during the menopause transition, sometimes making them difficult to interpret.

Guideline Watch

New Recommendations for Lab-Based Sexually Transmitted Disease Diagnosis

Nucleic acid amplification tests are preferred for diagnosing gonorrhea and chlamydia in both genital and extragenital infections.

Starting at the Very Beginning: Preventing the First Cesarean Delivery

Two obstetric professional societies collaborate in recommendations aimed at lowering primary cesarean delivery rates.

News In Context

HPV Vaccination Increasing, But Missed Opportunities Abound Free

Missed opportunities for vaccination — any healthcare visit in which an age-appropriate adolescent received at least one vaccine but not the first dose of HPV vaccine — were frequent.

No Reduction in Atherosclerosis Progression with Menopausal Hormone Therapy Free

Although the long-term effects on cardiovascular events are unclear, this study does not support using hormone therapy to prevent CVD events.

Practice Watch

Tamoxifen and Endometrial Neoplasia: Updated Statements from the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists

In asymptomatic tamoxifen users, routine endometrial surveillance is not recommended, but baseline assessment to exclude endometrial polyps seems warranted.