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Mammogram referral, screening rates boosted with point-of-care screening program

Mammogram referral, screening rates boosted with point-of-care screening program

A breast cancer screening program helped improve mammography referral and screening rates in a federally qualified health center.

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Postpartum antiretroviral therapy is beneficial in HIV-positive women

Continued antiretroviral therapy was found to be safe and beneficial in HIV-positive postpartum women with high CD4+ T cell counts.

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Majority of birth defects have unknown etiology

About 80% of birth defects between 2005 and 2009 have an unknown etiology.

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Too much or too little gestational weight gain increases risk of adverse outcomes

Gestational weight gain greater than or less than guideline recommendations is associated with an increased risk of adverse outcomes.

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Tenofovir prevents prenatal transmission of HBV in pregnancy

Pregnant women with a high hepatitis B viral load who receive tenofovir have a reduced risk for passing the virus to their child.

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One alcoholic drink per day may increase breast cancer risk

Drinking the equivalent of a small glass of wine or beer a day increases pre-menopausal breast cancer risk by 5% and post-menopausal breast cancer risk by 9%.

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Antibiotic use during pregnancy linked to increased risk of spontaneous abortion

Use of azithromycin, clarithromycin, metronidazole, sulfonamides, tetracyclines, and quinolones was associated with an increased risk of spontaneous abortion during pregnancy.

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Integrative therapies during and after breast cancer treatment: a clinical practice guideline

Evidence supports the routine use of mind-body practices, such as yoga, meditation, relaxation techniques, and passive music therapy, to address common mental health concerns in patients with breast cancer.

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Screening for preeclampsia throughout pregnancy recommended by USPSTF

The USPSTF recommends that pregnant women receive screening for preeclampsia with blood pressure measurements throughout pregnancy.

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Probiotics may lower risk of gestational diabetes

Women who took probiotics in their second trimester had lower rates of gestational diabetes.

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