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Tomosynthesis Better Detects Cancer in Dense Breasts
Evidence is mounting that digital tomosynthesis has better cancer detection rates than digitial mammography, especially for women with dense breasts.
For those who focus so much on getting through the pregnancy that they forget to prepare for when baby comes home.
Availability of Rapid Test for Syphilis Widens
The FDA has granted a first-ever waiver for a rapid screening test for syphilis, allowing the test to be used in a greater variety of health care settings.
Can Salpingo-Oophorectomy Protect Against Prolapse?
Removal of the ovaries and fallopian tubes at the time of a hysterectomy doesn't increase the risk of pelvic organ prolapse, new research finds.
Story Telling and the Emotional Component of Healing
Addressing the emotional component of a patient's diagnosis isn't often feasible, but these tools can help patients with this important aspect of healing.
What Happens When Hospital Obstetric Units Close?
As obstetric units close and consolidate around the country, ways to improve interhospital communication and to assess patient outcomes are needed.
Image IQ: Fetal Neck
Challenge your diagnostic skills: Can you identify the condition causing the abnormality seen in these images of the fetal neck?
New Model for Genetic Testing, Breast Cancer Risk
A new (theoretical) model using multiple data points, including genetic testing for BRCA genes, could identify women at greatest risk for breast cancer.
A Man, a Birth, and Social Media
This cartoon highlights priorities, and what no OB wants—a third patient.
Could Infrared Light Improve Blood Draws?
A simple device may make blood draws and IV placement easier for fearful patients, or for patients with difficult-to-feel veins.
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