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A World AIDS Day Reminder: No One Should Be Left Behind

β€” Investing in at-risk communities at home and abroad is essential

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Breast Cancer Screening Frequency Makes a Big Survival Difference

Keeping those mammogram appointments is life-saving, study finds

Nov 30, 2023
AI Model Can Predict Breast Cancer Risk Regardless of Patient's Race

Algorithm proved accurate where traditional risk models have failed, but needs more testing

Nov 30, 2023
Texas Abortion Case Spotlights Issues Around Medical Exceptions to Abortion Bans

Plaintiffs say doctors fear losing their license or going to prison if they act too soon

Nov 28, 2023
Mailing HPV Self-Sampling Kits to Patients Boosted Cervical Cancer Screening

The strategy was effective for patients who were due or overdue for screening

Nov 28, 2023
Texas Abortion Case Spotlights Issues Around Medical Exceptions to Abortion Bans

Plaintiffs say doctors fear losing their license or going to prison if they act too soon

Mailing HPV Self-Sampling Kits to Patients Boosted Cervical Cancer Screening

The strategy was effective for patients who were due or overdue for screening

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Healthy Young Woman Experiences Heart Palpitations in the Last Month of Pregnancy

Pregnancy can cause a range of changes in cardiac function and ECG findings

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Treating Uterine Fibroids While Preserving Fertility

Myomectomy or uterine artery embolization? The debate continues...

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Large Uterine Fibroid in Pregnant Woman

Cesarean myomectomy of large fibroids is safe in the right setting

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Days Before Surgery, Clerical Error Cuts Off Patient's Insurance

Lost in the mix of Medicaid "unwinding"

Nov 26, 2023
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Early Interventions for Autism; Imaging After Stenting

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Nov 25, 2023
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Cancer Patient's Final Act: Destroying Medical Debt

Viral campaign will erase some $60 million in medical debt

Nov 22, 2023
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Adaptive Functioning Not Affected in Children of Women With Epilepsy

But increasing medication exposure in third trimester tied to a decline in function

Nov 22, 2023
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HPV Tumor DNA May Offer Early Warning of Cervical Cancer at High Risk of Relapse

Worse PFS associated with circulating tumor DNA detected as early as end of treatment

Nov 21, 2023
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Nudging Parents Plus Auditing Providers Increased HPV Vaccine Uptake in Tweens

Interventions worked best in combination, according to cluster randomized trial

Nov 20, 2023
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Infertility Linked With Small Autism Risk

Association may be mediated by some adverse pregnancy factors

Nov 20, 2023
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Impaired Neurodevelopment in Preemies Screened for Retinopathy: Nature or Nurture?

Study highlights role of insurance type/socioeconomic factors in neurodevelopmental outcomes

Nov 18, 2023
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First AKT Inhibitor Approved for Advanced Breast Cancer

Capivasertib plus fulvestrant doubled progression-free survival versus fulvestrant-placebo

Nov 17, 2023
FDA APPROVED capivasertib (Truqap) over a computer rendering of breast cancer.
Three Ways to Protect Infants From RSV This Winter

Paul Offit, MD, discusses vaccines, monoclonal antibodies, and the importance of breastfeeding

Nov 17, 2023
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ASTRO Updates Guidelines on Partial Breast Irradiation for Early Invasive Cancer

Evidence from RCTs indicates "oncologic equivalence" between partial and whole-breast irradiation

Nov 16, 2023
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First At-Home Test for Chlamydia and Gonorrhea Authorized by FDA

OTC option arrives amid rising cases of the sexually transmitted infections

Nov 16, 2023
FDA MARKETING Diagnostic test for chlamydia and gonorrhea with at-home sample collection (Simple 2 Test) over the product.
Self-Monitoring Lowers Blood Pressure After Pregnancy Complicated by Hypertension

Intervention trial shows impact that could pay off long-term

Nov 13, 2023
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