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…
Su riesgo de tener cáncer de mama aumenta con la edad, especialmente después de la menopausia. Alrededor de 8 de cada 10 casos de cáncer de mama ocurren en mujeres de más de 50 años.
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-Mount Sinai West partnership offers patients the best of obstetrics and midwifery, with midwife-led delivery supported by leading hospital’s expertise and resources
Women with a high genetic predisposition for blood clots are six times more likely to develop a blood clot during the first two years of using contraceptive pills according to a new study from Uppsala University. The results have been published in the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Do you know your risk for breast and ovarian cancer? How about steps you can take to reduce your chances of developing cancer or what a family history might mean for your risk of the disease?
Mercy’s breast health experts Dr. Deepa Masrani and Dr. Wen C. Liang are guests for the October 2023 edition of “Medoscopy”; October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
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.
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.
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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.
The American Cancer Society estimates about 115,000 women will be diagnosed with a gynecologic cancer this year. That’s one case about every five minutes. These types of malignancies originate in the female reproductive organs, most commonly the cervix, endometrium or ovaries. This…
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.
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…
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.
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…
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.
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.
Hot flashes, mood swings and sleep problems are common as a woman approaches and passes menopause. Much less common but as disruptive is another condition that can afflict perimenopausal and postmenopausal women: burning mouth syndrome.
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.
Susan G. Komen® filed an amicus brief supporting the U.S. Department of Justice’s request that the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals issue a stay in Braidwood v. Becerra.
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.
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…
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.
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 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.
Susan G. Komen thanked lawmakers in Minnesota for passing and Gov. Tim Walz for signing legislation that eliminates out-of-pocket costs for diagnostic and supplemental breast imaging.
With the Food and Drug Administration’s approval of Veozah, a drug to treat hot flashes, one West Virginia University medical expert expects it to serve as a game changer in the quality of life for menopausal women. However, Roberta Renzelli-Cain,…
Susan G. Komen thanked Tennessee lawmakers and Governor Bill Lee for signing legislation into law that removes out-of-pocket costs for diagnostic and supplemental breast imaging.
It’s often adorable, beautiful and touches your soul. It’s also essential for childhood development. A Penn State Health expert talks about why the first moments between mother and child are so important.
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.
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…
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.
Ochsner Health has medical experts on standby to discuss National Nurses Week, signs of stroke, the importance of wellness exams and screenings in honor of National Women’s Health Week, and restoring your sense of control as we recognize Mental Health…
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.
Susan G. Komen® commends passage of diagnostic and supplemental imaging legislation in Montana. The bill was signed into law by Governor Greg Gianforte.
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.
Women searching for the right OB-GYN have an extra layer to search. Offices must be accessible, insurance must be compatible ― and personalities need to mesh. Two Penn State Health OB-GYNs talk about how to pick the right doctor.
“As many as 4 in 10 women who get a UTI will get at least one more within six months,” says Dr. Omotola Ashorobi, urologist at Ochsner Health.
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…
Statement from Suzanne Bell, an assistant professor in the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health’s Department of Population, Family and Reproductive Health, following the ruling from Judge Matthew J. Kacsmaryk in Amarillo, TX, that suspends the FDA’s approval of mifepristone.
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.
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…
Stigma leads to discrimination and can affect all aspects of a person’s life. Dr. Bruna Nucera talked with Mary Secco from the International Bureau for Epilepsy (IBE) about addressing stigma through listening to people with epilepsy and their lived experiences.
Cynthia Gyamfi-Bannerman, MD, MS, perinatologist at UC San Diego Health, named president of the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine.
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.
Endometriosis can take seven to 10 years to diagnose definitively. But patients don’t have to wait to begin treatment.
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…
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 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.