Postpartum heart risk: Tips for young moms who may be unaware of long-term dangers

Young women with healthy hearts may be unaware they face elevated risks of developing heart disorders after becoming pregnant. Even worse, the issue may go undetected for years after giving birth because symptoms may mimic those of pregnancy. Dr. Rina…

Study provides new explanation for why placenta may not properly separate at birth, putting mother and newborn at risk

A new study led by researchers at UCLA may change the way clinicians and scientists understand, diagnose and treat placenta accreta spectrum disorder, a serious condition in which the placenta fails to separate from the uterus at birth, jeopardizing the life and health of both mother and baby.

UC Irvine-led study links long-term air pollution exposure to postpartum depression in SoCal

Irvine, Calif., Oct. 31, 2023 — Long-term maternal exposure to common air pollutants, both before and after childbirth, has been linked to increased risk of postpartum depression for mothers – with symptoms ranging from anxiety and irritability to suicide – and may lead to cognitive, emotional, psychological and behavioral impairments in their infants, according to research led by the University of California, Irvine.

Oula Announces Third Clinic And Expanded Partnership With Mount Sinai Health System To Provide Wider Access To Collaborative Maternity Care

Oula-Mount Sinai West partnership offers patients the best of obstetrics and midwifery, with midwife-led delivery supported by leading hospital’s expertise and resources

Digital Therapeutics and Innovations in GI Highlighted in the August Issue of AJG

The August issue of The American Journal of Gastroenterology includes several articles on digital therapeutics and innovations in GI, encouraging adoption of emerging GI technologies to advance GI care.

Mitochondrial Changes Linked to High Blood Pressure in Pregnancy

A new study provides evidence for the possibility that mitochondrial dysregulation could be a contributing factor in the development of hypertensive disorders of pregnancy. The study is published in Physiological Genomics. It was chosen as an APSselect article for July.

Ohio State Receives $12 Million to Study Effectiveness of Therapies for Gestational Diabetes

Gestational diabetes is on the rise among pregnant people, and now Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center has received a $12 million funding award from the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) to define the best treatment. The study will compare oral metformin versus injectable insulin.

In historic procedure, donor liver protects heart transplant

Doctors in Seattle are reporting a history-making case in which a patient received two donor organs, a liver and a heart, to prevent the extreme likelihood that her body would reject a donor heart transplanted alone. In this innovative case, the organ recipient’s own healthy liver was transplanted, domino-like, into a second patient who had advanced liver disease.