Study: Pregnancy and Congenital Heart Disease
For women with congenital heart disease, the risk of pregnancy and delivery complications isn't as high as expected, new research shows.
Simple Physics May Make Mammograms Less Painful
Pressure isn't always a bad thing, researchers have found when exploring ways to minimize pain during mammograms without reducing image quality.
A Statin's Role in Uterine Fibroid Treatment
What does a cholesterol medication have to do with uterine fibroid tumors? New animal research explains one drug's effect on uterine leiomyoma cells.
Not Enough Birthing Hospitals Promote Pertussis Vaccine
Whooping cough can equal hospitalization for a baby, so why aren't more hospitals promoting Tdap vaccines and offering preventive measures on their websites?
PTSD Increases Risk of Preterm Birth
PTSD and preterm birth are associated, so knowing your patients' mental health history, particularly when symptoms were last present, is important.
Minor Cosmetic Services Deemed Safe, BUT . . .
More and more OB/GYN practices are supplementing their medical services with aesthetic services. New data show they are safe, but there's a caveat.
Race Isn't Really a Factor in Maternal Mortality
Researchers from the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) made an unexpected finding when evaluating racial disparities in dying from childbirth.
New App Predicts Ovarian Tumor Cancer Risk
A new app, called ADNEX, helps distinguish between benign and malignant ovarian tumors, potentially improving triage and management decisions.
Obstetric Quality Indicators Need Revamping
Morbidity measures used to evaluate obstetric quality care at hospitals don't sufficiently identify areas of care that actually need improvement.
Fried Food Ups Gestational Diabetes Risk
Women who consume fried foods more than 7 times a week pre-pregnancy are more likely to have gestational diabetes when they become pregnant.