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…

Mount Sinai Receives $4.6 Million From The Pershing Square Foundation to Support Women’s Health Research and Careers for Women in Science

The Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai has received a $4.6 million gift from The Pershing Square Foundation to support women’s health research and advance careers for female scientists

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

Catherine Spong, M.D., elected to the National Academy of Medicine

Catherine Spong, M.D., Chair and Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at UT Southwestern Medical Center, has been elected to the National Academy of Medicine (NAM) in recognition of her contributions to the field of maternal-fetal medicine, her leadership in women’s health research, and her dedication to advancing health care for mothers and babies.

New research led by Mays Cancer Center reveals how mutations in BRCA1 affect cancer susceptibility in women

Three decades after discoveries linking mutations in the BRCA1 gene to breast and ovarian cancer susceptibility, research led by Mays Cancer Center at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio (UT Health San Antonio) has pinpointed the molecular mechanism by which a large portion of these mutations cause cancers in women.

Mount Sinai Rehabilitation Centers Ranked Among the Best in the United States by Newsweek

Top rankings include Mount Sinai Morningside and The Mount Sinai Hospital, with stroke rehabilitation a standout program

Iron supplements provided in prenatal visits improved outcomes

Giving free prenatal iron supplements to medically underserved pregnant patients rather than only recommending them significantly reduced anemia and postpartum blood transfusions, researchers at UT Southwestern Medical Center and Parkland Health report in a study published in JAMA Network Open.

Maintaining Stable Weight Increases Longevity Among Older Women

UC San Diego Herbert Wertheim School of Public Health and Human Longevity Science researchers investigated the associations of weight changes later in life with exceptional longevity and found that women who maintained their body weight after age 60 were more likely to reach exceptional longevity.

Medical experts available: Backpack safety, Child Eye Health & Safety Month, preventing injuries in young athletes, and National Breastfeeding Month

As you plan your health coverage for this week and next, Ochsner Health has medical experts on standby to discuss backpack safety as kids head back to school, Child Eye Health & Safety Month, preventing injuries in young athletes, and…

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.

Excess Testosterone Can Lead to Increased Cardiovascular Risks in People with Polycystic Ovary Syndrome

Article title: Testosterone-associated blood pressure dysregulation in women with androgen excess polycystic ovary syndrome Authors: Tori Stone, Licy L. Yanes Cardozo, Toni N. Oluwatade, Cheryl A. Leone, Melanie Burgos, Faith Okifo, Lubna Pal, Jane F. Reckelhoff, Nina. S. Stachenfeld From…

Mount Sinai Receives Significant Funding to Study Which Coronary Revascularization Procedure Best Improves Survival and Quality of Life for Women and Underserved Minority Groups

The Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai will help lead and launch the first clinical trial focusing on women and minority populations to determine which coronary revascularization procedure best improves their survival and quality of life.

Less is best with caffeine, energy drinks during pregnancy

Millions of people drink coffee, soda, and/or tea daily, making caffeinated beverages the most commonly consumed stimulants in the world. Highly caffeinated energy drinks also have been a hugely popular pick-me-up for more than two decades, especially among younger adults and teens. But pregnant individuals should be careful regarding energy drinks and their overall intake of caffeine, according to an expert at UT Southwestern Medical Center.

Early diagnosis of pelvic floor disorders key for health

Pelvic floor disorders (PFDs), which occur when women’s pelvic floor muscles are weakened or injured, significantly affect quality of life and require surgery for hundreds of thousands in the U.S. each year. Now a study led by UT Southwestern Medical Center researchers has found a noninvasive test that could identify women at risk for these conditions and improve treatment.

Women with Long COVID May Develop High Blood Pressure

New research identifies parts of the cardiovascular system that are disrupted by long COVID. The study is published in the American Journal of Physiology-Heart and Circulatory Physiology and was chosen as an APSselect article for June.

Black maternal mortality expert available for interview following Olympic medalist Tori Bowie’s death

Olympic medalist Tori Bowe died from complications in childbirth last month at only 32 years old. Unfortunately, her story is too common — the U.S. has the highest mortality rate of any high-income country, and Black women are 2.6 times…

Women with polycystic ovary syndrome may face increased risk of death

People with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) have a 47% increased risk for death at a younger age compared with those without the condition, according to research being presented on Sunday at ENDO 2023, the Endocrine Society’s annual meeting in Chicago, Ill.

Body image concerns significantly higher in women living with PCOS

Women living with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) experience greater body image concerns than individuals without the condition, according to research being presented Saturday at ENDO 2023, the Endocrine Society’s annual meeting in Chicago, Ill.

Mount Sinai Health System to Lead Discussions on Women’s Health, New Paths to Treat and Prevent Brain Disease, and Closing the Health Disparity Gap at the 2023 Aspen Ideas: Health and Aspen Ideas Festival

Mount Sinai Health System experts will lead key discussions on women’s health, new paths to treat and prevent brain disease, and closing the gap on health disparities at this year’s Aspen Ideas: Health and Aspen Ideas Festival.

University Hospitals Portage Medical Center Brings New Healthcare Investments to Community

University Hospitals Portage Medical Center has made a number of recent investments in various areas to better serve patients in the community. Throughout the next few months, the hospital will be opening a new Breast Health Center, renovating its Cath Lab, enhancing women’s health services, and making new improvements in nuclear medicine, imaging, and across its facilities.

Women Have Less Age-related Decrease of Gray Matter in Brain than Men

Article title: Differential reduction of gray matter volume with age in 35 cortical areas in men (more) and women (less) Authors: Peka Christova and Apostolos P. Georgopoulos From the authors: “This study showed an overall decrease of cortical gray matter…

Statement on Passage of Diagnostic and Supplemental Imaging Legislation in Maryland

Susan G. Komen commended the Maryland General Assembly for passing diagnostic and supplemental imaging and Governor Wes Moore for signing it into law. The bill removes a financial barrier to a critical form of screening for some high-risk individuals and an important step in determining the need for a biopsy to rule out or confirm breast cancer.

Mayo Clinic study puts price tag on cost of menopause symptoms for women in the workplace

Menopause-related symptoms such as hot flashes, night sweats, mood changes, sleep disturbances, joint aches and cognitive difficulties damage the quality of life for millions of women. They also can adversely affect women in the workplace. A newly published Mayo Clinic study puts numbers on that cost: an estimated $1.8 billion in lost work time and $28 billion when medical expenses are added, in the U.S. alone.

Award-winning UT Southwestern/Parkland Health program improves health care for new mothers

Women with chronic hypertension and diabetes who were enrolled in an award-winning program for 12 months after childbirth were more likely to keep follow-up health care visits, which in turn led to improved care, according to initial findings of the program published in The Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety.

Medical experts available: Social Media challenges, signs of stroke, and National Women’s Health Week

Ochsner Health has medical experts on standby to discuss Social Media challenges and advice for parents, signs of stroke, and the importance of wellness exams and screenings in honor of National Women’s Health Week.  Advice for parents on social media…

Mount Sinai Experts Present New Research at 70th Annual Meeting of the Society for Reproductive Investigation

Reproductive health experts from the Mount Sinai Health System are presenting research at the 70th Annual Meeting of the Society for Reproductive Investigation (SRI) in Brisbane, Australia from March 21-25.

UC San Diego Health Experts Available during Endometriosis Awareness Month

With Bindi Irwin recently making headlines about her personal experience with endometriosis, experts at UC San Diego Health are available to discuss a variety of topics, including causes, symptoms and treatment options to manage the condition during Endometriosis Awareness Month…

Cynthia Gyamfi-Bannerman Named President of Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine

Cynthia Gyamfi-Bannerman, MD, MS, perinatologist at UC San Diego Health, named president of the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine.

Response to hormone therapy predicts radiation resistance in ER+ breast cancer

How estrogen receptor-positive (ER+) breast cancer responds to hormone therapy may hold keys to understanding how it will respond to radiation therapy, and an experimental drug that increases the effectiveness of hormone therapy also overcomes radiation resistance in breast cancer, a study by UT Southwestern Medical Center researchers shows.

Women with Obesity and Type 2 Diabetes May Improve Vascular Insulin Resistance through Weight Loss

Article title: Impact of sex and diet-induced weight loss on vascular insulin sensitivity in type 2 diabetes Authors: Camila Manrique-Acevedo, Rogerio Nogueira Soares, James A. Smith, Lauren K. Park, Katherine Burr, Francisco I. Ramirez-Perez, Neil J. McMillan, Larissa Ferreira-Santos, Neekun…

Researchers Uncover Mechanisms of Brexanolone and the Role of Inflammation in Post-partum Depression

Brexanolone, an IV infusion comprised of a derivative of progesterone, was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for the treatment of PPD in 2019. The fast-acting medication significantly reduces depression symptoms and provides effects for up to 90 days. However, exactly how the drug provides these therapeutic effects has remained a mystery – until now.

Young pregnant adolescents at increased risk of preeclampsia, C-section, UTSW study shows

Young adolescents face different challenges in pregnancy compared with their older teenage peers and adults that are sometimes exacerbated by high rates of obesity, a new study by UT Southwestern researchers suggests. The findings, published in the American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology MFM, could highlight at-risk populations for targeted prevention efforts.