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Pressure isn't always a bad thing, found a group of researchers when exploring ways to minimize pain during mammograms without reducing image quality.
Drug Helps Protect Ovaries from Chemotherapy
The GnRH agonist goserelin, when given during chemotherapy, may protect against ovarian failure and early menopause in women with breast cancer.
HRT Unlikely to Have Cardioprotective Effects
Hormone replacement therapy won't protect postmenopausal women against stroke or heart disease, but don't discount it for symptoms of menopause just yet.
Are You Using Enough Force on Breast Exams?
Clinicians conducting breast examinations who don’t apply enough force during palpation risk missing deeper lesions.
Protecting Ovary Function During Breast Cancer Chemotherapy
The risk of early, sudden-onset menopause in women treated for early-stage breast cancer can be reduced with goserelin, a gonadotropin-releasing hormone agonist.
Comprehensive Care in the Land of Ob/Gyn
Ilene Gewirtz, MD, discusses her comprehensive approach to well visits and cancer screens and says education, if not expanded services, is key.
Menstrual Cycle Effects Nicotine Cravings
Women crave cigarettes more strongly during their periods, so waiting until after ovulation to quit may make the process slightly less difficult.
Two New Drugs Show Promise for Endometriosis
Two new compounds, oxabicycloheptene sulfonate and chloroindazole, were successfully tested in early studies to treat endometriosis.
10 Things Patients Wish Their OBs Told Them
Obstetricians: Want to know what your patients wish you had told them before delivery? We surveyed a group of moms and are sharing the top 10 responses.
8 Simple Ways for Pregnant Patients to Reduce Exposure to Toxins
These simple tips can help pregnant patients reduce their exposure to environmental toxins and harmful chemicals, such as lead, mercury, BPA, and phthalates.
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