San Antonio Obstetrician and Gynecologist – 37 years in the making!

San Antonio Obstetrician and Gynecologist – 37 years in the making!

Dr. Bhatia highlights some of her favorite experiences and why she should serve as your obstetrician and gynecologist (hint: not many physicians can boast 37 years in solo practice in any field!)

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How to stay educated – as a patient and physician?

One of the most difficult tasks for each of us is to stay informed, no matter the context. Many of us struggle to find the time to read the newspaper or follow the news with busy personal and professional lives. To help my patients and keep myself informed, I strive to identify top women’s health headlines in the news each month.

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Moderate Exercise Reduces Risk for Gestational Diabetes

Moderate exercise during pregnancy reduces the risk for gestational diabetes and decreases maternal weight gain, according to a meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials.

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Primary Chemotherapy as Good as Primary Surgery for Advanced Ovarian Cancer?

Platinum-based chemotherapy followed by delayed surgery appears to be an effective and safe alternative to primary surgical debulking followed by chemotherapy in women newly diagnosed with advanced ovarian carcinoma, according to results from the CHORUS noninferiority trial.

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Subclinical Hyperthyroidism May Increase Fracture Risk

A study of over 70,000 patients has linked subclinical hyperthyroidism to increased risk for hip, spine, and other fractures.

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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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Women’s Reproductive Health Apps Lack Quality Standards

Some smartphone applications being used to monitor menstruation and fertility are not accurate, and standards are needed, researchers say.

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Weight Lifting Tied to Better Function in Breast Cancer Survivors

Weight lifting may be helpful for breast cancer survivors, a new study suggests.

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Maternal PCOS Linked to Poorer Health of Offspring

Children born to mothers with polycystic ovary syndrome were more likely to have serious metabolic and neurologic conditions, as well as asthma.

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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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