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  • May 02, 2019 2:30 PM | Deleted user

    May 2, 2019, Health.Gov via AAPA 

    Join us on Thursday, May 23, 2019 at 12:00 p.m. ET to learn about progress made toward achieving the Healthy People 2020 Maternal, Infant, and Child Leading Health Indicators. This webinar will highlight national and state efforts to reduce infant deaths and preterm births. You’ll also learn how the Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies Coalition of Georgia’s Prenatal Education Program is working to help pregnant women and their families get the information and resources they need to have healthy birth and postpartum outcomes.  

    The well-being of mothers, infants, and children determines the health of the next generation and can help predict future public health challenges for families, communities, and the health care system. Many factors can affect pregnancy and childbirth outcomes, including preconception health status, age, income, and access to health care before, during, and between pregnancies. Healthy birth outcomes and early detection and treatment of health conditions among infants can prevent death or disabilityenabling children to reach their full potential.  

    About Healthy People 2020 Leading Health Indicators 

    The Leading Health Indicators (LHIs) represent a smaller set of Healthy People 2020 objectives selected to communicate high-priority health issues and actions to help address them. LHIs are used to assess the health of the Nation, facilitate collaboration across sectors, and motivate action to improve the health of the U.S. population. 

    Register to join us today!

  • May 02, 2019 2:15 PM | Deleted user

    April 2, 2019. MedPage Today

    Quitting smoking significantly reduced the risk of bladder cancer development in postmenopausal women, with the largest risk reduction occurring in the first decade after smoking cessation, researchers reported. 

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  • April 30, 2019 9:35 AM | Deleted user

    April 30, 2019, News Medical 

    Urine testing may be as effective as the smear test at preventing cervical cancer, according to new research by University of Manchester scientists. The study, published in BMJ Open, found that urine testing was just as good as the cervical smear at picking up high-risk human papillomavirus (HPV), the virus that causes cervical cancer. 

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  • April 29, 2019 10:02 AM | Deleted user

    April 29, 2019, MedPage Today OB/GYN Update  

    Pregnant people should continue to be screened for asymptomatic bacteriuria via urine culture, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) said.

    Screening for and treating asymptomatic bacteriuria in pregnancy has moderate net benefit in reducing perinatal complications (B recommendation), which is a change from the 2008 A recommendation.

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  • April 29, 2019 9:52 AM | Deleted user

    April 29, 2019, HealthDay News via WebMD 

    Antibiotics can be lifesaving, but using them over a long period might raise the odds of heart disease and stroke in older women, a new study suggests. Researchers tracked the health of nearly 36,500 U.S. women over an average follow-up of nearly eight years. During that time, more than a thousand developed heart disease. The study found that women aged 60 and older who used antibiotics for two months or longer were 32% percent more likely to develop heart disease than those who did not use antibiotics.  

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  • April 29, 2019 9:48 AM | Deleted user

    April 29, 2019, Medical News Bulletin 

    Small cell carcinoma accounts for about 0.1% of ovarian cancer cases with reported long-term survival rates of 33% when the disease is diagnosed at an early stage. Of these, about two-thirds of women with small cell carcinoma of the ovaries have hypercalcemia (SCCOHT — small cell carcinoma of the ovary, hypercalcemic type). Researchers discovered that inhibition of certain enzymes called cyclin-dependent kinases 4 and 6 (CDK4/6) blocked the growth of SCCOHT cancer cells.  

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  • April 26, 2019 9:09 AM | Deleted user

    April 26, 2019, Medscape 

    Six factors are associated with the eventual development of invasive breast cancer after an initial diagnosis of ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS), an often benign condition, according to a new Dutch meta-analysis.

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  • April 25, 2019 9:33 AM | Deleted user

    April 24, 2019, HemOnc Today  

    Screening with 3-D digital breast tomosynthesis appeared associated with increases in both specificity and proportion of breast cancers detected with better prognosis than two-dimensional digital mammography, according to results of a retrospective observational study published in JAMA Oncology. The findings were especially true for a subgroup of women age 40 to 49.  

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  • April 24, 2019 8:38 AM | Deleted user

    April 24, 2019, HealthDay News 

    A type of cervical cancer that's less sensitive to Pap testing is increasing among white women in the United States, new research shows. An overall decline in cervical cancer rates in recent decades has been driven by decreases in squamous cell carcinomas. Most of the rest of cervical cancer cases are adenocarcinomas, which are less likely to be detected by Pap testing and are mainly caused by the human papillomavirus (HPV).

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  • April 24, 2019 8:32 AM | Deleted user

    April 24, 2019, Medgadget 

    Preeclampsia is one of the most common serious maladies that pregnant women encounter. It is a poorly understood condition with symptoms such as high blood pressure, proteinuria, and headaches, potentially even leading to seizures. The treatment options for preeclampsia are still very limited, mostly confined to hypertension medications, bed rest, and birthing the baby, which is essentially a cure for the disease. A new option has just been given Breakthrough Device Designation by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. 

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