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Increased Breast Cancer Risk After Childbirth May Last Decades

Increased Breast Cancer Risk After Childbirth May Last Decades

Is there an association between breast cancer risk and recent childbirth?

Primary Care May Aid Genetic Counseling Referral for Ovarian Cancer Survivors

A pair of new case-finding strategies may help general practitioners identify and refer patients and survivors of ovarian cancer to genetic counseling and DNA testing.

2012 to 2016 Saw Increase in Syphilis Among Pregnant Women

Overall, 49% of pregnant women with syphilis did not report any of 15 risk factors.

Opinion

Treating premenopausal women with fibroids and dysmenorrhea

The standard treatment option for premenopausal women who do not wish to get pregnant is hysterectomy.

Teen pregnancy prevention program

The program strives to modify teen attitudes toward sexuality and bring about life-changing behavior.

Reconciling birth plans with reality

Patients who have birth plans should be prepared to make concessions to ensure the safety of their newborn.

Features

Early Pregnancy and Painless Spotting

Early Pregnancy and Painless Spotting

A 30-year-old woman who is 6 weeks pregnant calls into the after-hours Ob/Gyn line over the weekend with reported spotting.

Universal vs Risk-Based Screening in Pregnancy: An Expert Weighs In

Universal vs Risk-Based Screening in Pregnancy: An Expert Weighs In

There is a lack of consensus among experts and professional organizations whether HCV screening in pregnant women should be risk based or universal.

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