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Risky dating behavior among women aged 50+: A growing public health concern

When was the last time you spoke with your patients—older female patients, in particular—about their sexuality and sexual health? If you can’t remember, you’re...
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Sexual Activity and Contraceptive Use Among Teenagers USA 2011-2015

Objective - This report presents national estimates of sexual activity and contraceptive use among males and females aged 15–19 in the United States in...
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Reducing barriers to glucose control in patients with gestational diabetes

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 9.2% of pregnant women develop gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) as a serious complication during...

von Willebrand disease 101

Learn the basics about the most common inherited bleeding disorder.

Study: More focus on maternal mental health needed

Maternal depression is more common at 4 years following childbirth than at any other time in the first 12 months after childbirth, according to...

Study: Premature menopause may affect later-life cognition

Premature menopause is associated with long-term negative effects on cognitive function, suggests a study in BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology. Compared...

Benefits of exercise training in heart failure

Exercise training reduces the risk for subsequent all-cause mortality or all-cause hospitalization in women by 26%, compared with 10% in men, according to a...

Study: Gestational diabetes may increase risk for atherosclerosis later in midlife

Pregnant women who develop gestational diabetes may be at risk for early atherosclerosis during midlife before the onset of diabetes and metabolic diseases, according...

Study: U.S. women don’t know most stroke warning signs

According to a study in Stroke, many U.S. women don’t know most of the warning signs of stroke. Of the 1,205 women in the...

Weapon use predicts subsequent abuse incidents

Women are up to 83% more likely to experience repeat abuse by their male partners if a weapon is used in the initial abuse...

Guiding your patients through menopause

The more you know about menopause, the more you can help patients understand and cope with symptoms.

New intravaginal ring

Researchers have developed a new intravaginal ring for the sustained 90-day co-delivery of tenofovir and levonorgestrel, an anti-human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) drug and a...

A woman’s reproductive health: Clues to future heart disease?

Reproductive status, hormonal therapy, oral contraceptives, irregular menstrual cycles, and pregnancy complications may raise woman’s risk of cardiovascular disease.