Women’s Health

Women’s Health

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Primary Care of Refugee Women Free

Many factors influence refugees' health status and ability to access and engage in U.S. medical systems.

Reproductive and Other Health Considerations for Women Undergoing Bariatric Surgery Free

Weight-loss surgery can have lasting ramifications for contraception, pregnancy, and bone health.

Special Issues for Women After Bariatric Weight-Loss Surgery Free

Be prepared to prevent or delay pregnancy and maintain bone health.

Guideline Watch

Assessing and Managing Adnexal Masses

New guidance from ACOG clarifies how adnexal masses should be triaged.

Is Calcium Supplementation Associated with Higher Cardiovascular Risk?

A new guideline suggests that dietary and supplemental calcium intakes lower than 2500 mg daily don't affect CV risk.

Another Maternal Safety Bundle: Obstetric Venous Thromboembolism

Evidence-based guidance has been developed by the National Partnership for Maternal Safety.

News In Context

Use of Certain Antibiotics in Pregnancy Tied to Spontaneous Abortion Free

Many commonly used antibiotics seem associated with increased risk for spontaneous abortion, according to a case-control study in the Canadian Medical Association Journal.

No Age Cut-off for Breast Cancer Screening? Free

The prevalence of breast cancer clearly increases with age, but do women older than 75 benefit from detection of these tumors? Guidance to older patients regarding screening mammograms is best accomplished via shared decision making.

In Practice

Changing Health Care — Reflections from Across the Pond Free

The high cost of American care looks even higher to blogger Megan Tetlow from her current vantage point — as a visiting PA in England. Read her story in this week's In Practice blog post.

Practice Watch

Screening for Preeclampsia Remains Relevant Free

USPSTF continues to recommend that women be screened for hypertensive disorders of pregnancy.

Conservative Management Can Avert Surgery for Benign Adnexal Masses Free

International consensus suggests that, with expert imaging, rates of surgery for asymptomatic benign adnexal masses can be lowered.