Women’s Health

Yeast infections in skinfolds

Yeast infections in skinfolds

Preventing yeast infections in skinfolds by using hand sanitizer.

Menopausal transition linked to rapid increase in metabolic syndrome severity

Menopausal transition linked to rapid increase in metabolic syndrome severity

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The American Heart Association found that during menopausal transition, women have a rapid increase in metabolic syndrome severity.

Abnormal uterine bleeding linked to hematologic malignancies

Abnormal uterine bleeding linked to hematologic malignancies

Women presenting with new-onset heavy menstrual bleeding plus thrombocytopenia or pancytopenia should be evaulatued for a possible hematologic malignancy.

USPSTF releases statement on genital herpes screening

USPSTF releases statement on genital herpes screening

A Grade D recommendation discourages routine screening in asymptomatic adolescents and adults.

FDA approves new HPV test

FDA approves new HPV test

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A new HPV screening test that uses cervical cells collected for a Pap test has been approved by the FDA.

Healthcare issues of the LGBT community: What the primary care clinician should know

Healthcare issues of the LGBT community: What the primary care clinician should know

A greater understanding of the healthcare issues specific to the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender community may improve the quality of care.

Acupressure effective for fatigue linked to breast cancer

Acupressure effective for fatigue linked to breast cancer

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Nearly 70% of participants who self-administered acupressure therapy experienced improved levels of fatigue.

Exercise during pregnancy does not increase preterm birth risk

Exercise during pregnancy does not increase preterm birth risk

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Women who participated in an aerobic exercise program 3 to 4 times per week during their pregnancies were not likely to give birth prematurely.

Postpartum readmission rates increase

Postpartum readmission rates increase

Readmission was more common among publically insured, black patients presenting with comorbidities including hypertension and diabetes.

In place of vaginal steroid cream

In place of vaginal steroid cream

Itching is a serious concern for patients with atrophic vaginitis, and alternative treatments can help.

Long-term breast cancer care transitioning to primary care clinicians

Long-term breast cancer care transitioning to primary care clinicians

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As breast cancer survivorship increases, NPs have taken on long-term patient care.

Recommendations for prevention and repair of obstetric lacerations

Recommendations for prevention and repair of obstetric lacerations

Researchers recommend applying a warm compress and limiting episitomy procedures.

Long-acting reversible contraception effective in nulliparous adolescents

Long-acting reversible contraception effective in nulliparous adolescents

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LARC is safe and effective in nulliparous adolescents and should be considered as a viable alternative to oral contraception.

Pregnant women with HIV retained in care

Pregnant women with HIV retained in care

Many women were found to have poor postpartum virologic control.

Posthysterectomy Pap testing may benefit women with HIV

Posthysterectomy Pap testing may benefit women with HIV

More than 30% of women with HIV and no prehysterectomy had abnormal Pap test results.

Additional adjuvant aromatase inhibitor therapy improves breast cancer outcomes

Additional adjuvant aromatase inhibitor therapy improves breast cancer outcomes

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Extending adjuvant aromatase inhibitor treatment can decrease disease recurrence and increase survival in breast cancer patients.

Fruit consumption linked to lower breast cancer risk

Fruit consumption linked to lower breast cancer risk

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Fruit intake in adolescence may be associated with decreased breast cancer rates in adulthood.

Levonorgestrel, low-dose estrogen associated with lower risk for adverse vascular events among oral contraceptives

Levonorgestrel, low-dose estrogen associated with lower risk for adverse vascular events among oral contraceptives

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Compared with other estrogen doses and progestogen types, low-dose estrogen with levonorgestrel had a decreased risk of adverse events.

Identifying cervical lesions


Identifying cervical lesions


One clinician took issue with the image published in a January 2016 Clinical Advisor article.

Rotating night shift work linked to elevated CHD risk in women

Rotating night shift work linked to elevated CHD risk in women

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Study results showed a higher risk of CHD in women who work rotating night shifts.

Increased use of Gardasil 9 for HPV prevention would reduce cervical cancer rates, healthcare costs

Increased use of Gardasil 9 for HPV prevention would reduce cervical cancer rates, healthcare costs

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The new vaccine protects against 9 types of HPV and 5 cancer-causing strains.

ACOG issues recommendations for prenatal genetic screening, diagnostic testing

ACOG issues recommendations for prenatal genetic screening, diagnostic testing

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Published practice bulletins offer guidance to clinicians on patient education during pregnancy.

Asthma prevalence higher in obese adults

Asthma prevalence higher in obese adults

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A National Center for Health Statistics study found significantly higher rates of asthma prevalence among obese women compared with men.

Hair loss after steroid injections

Hair loss after steroid injections

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A patient begins rapidly losing her hair after an epidural steroid injection.

MI risks, symptoms different in women compared with men, per AHA

MI risks, symptoms different in women compared with men, per AHA

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Women and men experience different symptoms, risks, and outcomes of myocardial infarction.

MRI after breast cancer diagnosis

MRI after breast cancer diagnosis

Despite the guideline, clinicians may choose to order MRI's for patients with dense breasts.

FDA to require Black Box warning for Essure birth control device

FDA to require Black Box warning for Essure birth control device

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The agency will require Bayer to conduct clinical studies examining the device's benefits and harms.

HPV prevalence declines since introduction of vaccine in young females

HPV prevalence declines since introduction of vaccine in young females

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Data collected between 2009 and 2012 show a significant decline in cases of HPV in females aged 14-19 and 20-24.

Weighing the benefits and harms of transvaginal mesh

Weighing the benefits and harms of transvaginal mesh

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Low- and moderate-quality evidence suggests no difference between artificial mesh and native tissue repair of vaginal prolapse.

Smoking still prevalent among pregnant young women

Smoking still prevalent among pregnant young women

In 2014, nearly 9% of women who gave birth smoked during pregnancy.

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