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How Hospitals Can Tackle The Maternal Mortality Crisis

Tuesday, November 06, 2018

American women are more likely to die from preventable childbirth complications than women in other developed countries. A group of obstetricians says hospitals can do a lot to change this.


Legal Battle Over Missouri Clinic Could Foretell Abortion Fights In Other States

Friday, October 19, 2018

Two rules have forced closure of all but one Planned Parenthood center in the state. Abortion-rights supporters say it is an example of an "abortion desert" that could result if Roe is overturned.


Why Are Black Women Less Likely To Stick With A Breast Cancer Follow-Up Treatment?

Tuesday, October 09, 2018

Black women are more likely to die from breast cancer than white women. One reason may be that they face economic and cultural barriers to taking the medications that can prevent recurrence.


Sexual Assault And Harassment May Have Lasting Health Repercussions For Women

Wednesday, October 03, 2018

In a small study of middle-aged women, a history of sexual assault and workplace harassment was linked to health problems like hypertension, sleeplessness and depression.


Do IVF And Other Infertility Tech Lead To Health Risks For The Baby? Maybe

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

A small study of teens who were conceived via assisted reproductive technology finds a significant number already have hypertension and premature "age-related changes" in their blood vessels.


Doctors Today May Be Miserable, But Are They 'Burnt Out'?

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

There's a lively debate going on in the medical community about physician burnout. Who has it? How bad is it? Is it even real?


More Older Americans Are Turning To Marijuana

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

As marijuana gains popularity among people 65 and older, geriatricians call for more research on how it affects elderly patients. Shifts in metabolism as we age can intensify any drug's side effects.


A Medical School Tradition Comes Under Fire For Racism

Wednesday, September 05, 2018

A prominent medical school has pulled back from electing students for a sought-after honor society, saying the award reinforces racial bias in medical education.


Open Medical Records Can Spur Frank Talk Between Doctors And Patients

Thursday, August 23, 2018

As more doctors' offices give patients electronic access to their medical records, both patients and their physicians are asking: Exactly how much of your medical record should you get to see?


Should You Get That Scan? Your Doctor Might Not Be Great At Helping You Decide

Saturday, August 18, 2018

In a new study, researchers found that doctors are better at explaining the benefits of a common cancer screening that its potential downsides. But overtesting comes with risks and costs of its own.