Category: Medical

To Promote Breastfeeding, Fewer Hospitals Hand Out Formula

Fewer U.S. hospitals are giving away free infant formula, a new study finds, a shift that may help encourage more new mothers to breastfeed.

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New Study on ‘Very Hot Topic’ in BRCA Testing

Multigene panels have equal accuracy in detecting BRCA mutations compared with BRCA-only tests, and also provide patients with more information about their risk for hereditary breast cancer.

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OBGYN San Antonio

Dr. Neera Bhatia’s San Antonio OBGYN services provide experienced, top notch care for all stages of a woman’s life. Many of her OBGYN services in San Antonio include preventative care and treatment that is tailored to suit a woman’s everyday needs.

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How to stay educated – as a patient and physician?

Dr. Bhatia’s take: read articles of interest and stay current with trends in the field.

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Cervical Cancer Prevention Efforts May Be Lacking

Gynecologists are not generally complying with guidelines for cervical cancer screening and human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination, a survey shows.

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NCI Panel: Stop Calling Low-Risk Lesions ‘Cancer’

A group sanctioned by the National Cancer Institute (NCI) has published a 5-point proposal; one big idea is to reclassify indolent and low-risk lesions and drop the term cancer.

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ACOG Issues New Practice Bulletin on Gestational Diabetes

The new document reviews recent clinical trial data but concludes that the management of gestational diabetes should remain the same. However, it does propose a new performance measure for physicians.

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HPV Vaccine Use Stalls in US Girls

HPV vaccination rates in US girls aged 13 to 17 years failed to increase between 2011 and 2012, which has US federal health officials concerned.

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HPV: Less Than a Third of Patients Vaccinated

The reality of HPV vaccination does not match the professional support for the prevention strategy.

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Similar Outcomes with Oral and IUD Hormonal Therapy for Endometrial Neoplasia

For women with endometrial hyperplasia or early cancer who require or prefer a nonsurgical approach, hormone therapy yields similar outcomes whether delivered orally or via an intrauterine device (IUD), a new study shows. Overall, however, women with early adenocarcinoma had considerably fewer complete responses to primary hormone therapy compared to women with hyperplasia, the researchers…

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