Early diagnosis and treatment play a substantial role in a patient's prognosis and result in a decreased risk of malignancy and scarring.
The standard treatment option for premenopausal women who do not wish to get pregnant is hysterectomy.
The prevalence of COPD globally is increasing more rapidly in women than in men.
The largest increase in reported STD cases occurred in P&S syphilis, gonorrhea and chlamydia.
Women who use hormonal contraception have an increased risk for first use of an antidepressant and first diagnosis of depression.
Screening for asymptomatic bacteriuria may not lead to better outcomes among pregnant women and exposes them to unnecessary antibiotics.
LGBT practice management includes routine cancer screening in accordance with current guidelines.
50% of women studied met the American Cancer Society requirements for early mammography screening.
In an update to its 2009 recommendations, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force has presented its final guidelines on mammography screening for breast cancer.
Couples conceiving within the 0- to 3-month interval are more likely to achieve live birth.
Denosumab may reduce the risk of fracture in women with breast cancer on aromatase inhibitor therapyJanuary 06, 2016
Denosumab has been shown to reduce fracture risk in women with breast cancer with bone metastases.
Vitamin D deficiency is especially prevalent in postmenopausal women, and recommendations from current guidelines are inconsistent regarding vitamin D use.
Starting January 1, the state of Oregon no longer requires a prescription for birth control for women 18 years of age and older.
For women who are pro-life advocates, copper IUD devices that prevent fertilization may be an acceptable alternative.
Confusion surrounds the current screening recommendations and guidelines.
False-positive results on a screening mammogram are associated with a greater risk of developing breast cancer in the 10 years following the result.
Correctly position your patient to ensure a proper Pap smear.
A new study of women with at least 2 risk factors for breast cancer found that ultrasound and mammography have similar breast cancer detection rates.
The ACOG issued new guidelines for cervical cancer screening, recommending that screening start at age 21.
In a study of over 278,000 patients with stage 1 through stage 3 breast cancer, African American women had the lowest rate of pathologic complete response.
Researchers found 512 incident and 478 recurrent fibroid cases in patients with high testosterone and high estradiol.
Researchers confirmed increased risks for infertility and natural menopause before age 50 in women who are either active smokers or regularly exposed to secondhand smoke.
ACOG's current recommendations regarding Pap smear testing for cervical cancer may be the best evidence-based practice for patients.
Using the correct names for parts of the reproductive system can lead to better knowledge and care of the body.
Female veterans who served in Vietnam developed PTSD at a significantly higher rate than women who served at bases near Vietnam or in the US, says JAMA Psychiatry.
While heart disease mortality has dropped significantly in the past 25 years, women still experience higher rates of heart disease mortality, and 45% of women are not aware that heart disease is the most common killer of U.S. women.
Digital screening mammography is as accurate without computer-aided detection (CAD) as it is with the technology.
New guidelines issued by the Endocrine Society and published in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism suggest that clinicians should provide patients with individualized menopause treatments.
Data released by the American Cancer Society show that, for the first time, breast cancer incidence is nearly identical in black and white women.
Compared with men with diabetes, women with diabetes have a 34% higher risk of experiencing cardiovascular events.