Women's Health

May 19, 2017

A recent study evaluated the use of fish oil (EPA/DHA) supplementation during the 3rd trimester of pregnancy to prevent the development of wheezing and asthma in children.  Does it work?  Who should receive fish oil supplementation during pregnancy?  Watch this vidcast and find out!

 

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Jan 8, 2016

With increased emphasis on disease prevention, gestational diabetes (GDM) is worthy of more attention. The incidence of GDM is on the rise not only in the United States (U.S.) but worldwide.1,2 Complications of GDM such as preeclampsia, cesarean delivery, neonatal hypoglycemia, macrosomia, and birth trauma negatively impact maternal and fetal health.  And result in a heavy economic burden.

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Jun 8, 2014

According to the Centers for Disease Control, the percentage of children diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) has risen significantly from 7.8% in 2003 to 9.5% in 2007 and 11% in 2011.1 Could a common over-the-counter medication be to blame?  Acetaminophen is used by more than 50% of pregnant women in the United States for pain during pregnancy and is considered the first-line drug of choice.2 Historically it is regarded as safe, although a prev

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Mar 14, 2014

After publication of the Women’s Health Initiative (WHI) in 2002, postmenopausal women have often been discouraged from using hormone therapy (HT) due to concerns regarding thromboembolic disease, cancer, and cardiovascular events.  But results from a recent study suggest that HT isn’t as bad as you may think.  When HT is initiated shortly after menopause, it may actually improve cardiovascular outcomes and have no impact on cancer risk.1  Is it possible that we were wrong all these years about HT and have been denying our patients a beneficial treatment? 

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May 23, 2013

The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that only 53% of pregnant women worldwide received any antiretrovirals during pregnancy to prevent mother-to-child HIV transmission in 2009.  In the absence of any intervention, the risk of transmission is high (upto 45%).1  Therefore it is crucial that infants born to previously untreated mothers receive postexposure prophylaxis.

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