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29 million people remain uninsured in the USA
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29 million people remain uninsured in the USA

Although the Affordable Care Act improved coverage, economic, gender, and racial inequalities still persists

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Subclinical hypothyroidism tied to risk for early miscarriage

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Have we addressed income-based disparities in health care?

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  • Clinical Essentials from BJOG
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Self-administered first trimester medical termination acceptable to women

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  • Clinical Essentials from Taiwan J Obstet Gynecol
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Severity of endometriosis is not related to age

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  • Clinical Essentials from J Bone Oncol
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Joint position statement: AI-induced bone loss in postmenopausal breast cancer

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  • Clinical Essentials from Fertil Steril
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Oral contraceptives may affect perceived well-being

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FDA: codeine, tramadol contraindicated in kids

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  • Clinical Essentials from JAMA Intern Med
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‘Dispiriting’ findings: 4 out of 5 PCPs recommend mammography to women in their early 40s

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Do diet sodas cause dementia?

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Strategic use of extenders can boost profit

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Study links cannabis laws to fewer drug prescriptions

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AMA supports EHR training for medical students

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Physician doesn't have to treat cannabis-using patient: court

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Will birth control affect my quality of life?

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  • Clinical Essentials from Taiwan J Obstet Gynecol
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Asymptomatic pyuria: a risk factor for adverse pregnancy outcomes

Asymptomatic pyuria increases risk for preterm delivery, PPROM, low birth weight, and low Apgar scores.

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  • Clinical Essentials from Taiwan J Obstet Gynecol
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Management of placenta previa/accreta: consider pre-op aortic catheterization

Include radiology in the management of placenta previa/accreta.

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  • Clinical Essentials from Psychiatr Serv
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Cervical cancer: only 20% of women with severe mental illness are screened

Study suggests white women are least likely to be screened.

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  • Clinical Essentials from JAMA Pediatr
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Pregnancy: do antidepressants raise risk for autism spectrum disorders?

Association seen but further studies needed to clarify relationship.

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  • Clinical Essentials from Prenat Diagn
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Antepartum surveillance of the fetus with Down syndrome

One-third of women elect to continue pregnancies diagnosed with Down syndrome.

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  • Clinical Essentials from Osteoporos Int
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Longer oral contraceptive duration, fewer fractures

Especially in younger women.

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  • Clinical Essentials from Midwifery
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Maternal positions in 2nd stage of labor may affect delivery outcome

Hands-and-knees position may improve blood circulation and prevent persistent malpresentation.

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  • Clinical Essentials from Am J Obstet Gynecol
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No place for tocolytics in the setting of PPROM

Randomized controlled trials needed to determine effect of tocolysis on neonatal outcomes.

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  • Clinical Essentials from Hum Reprod
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Treatment of early pregnancy loss: two doses of misoprostol better than one?

Spontaneous abortion is common in the first trimester.

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  • Clinical Essentials from Womens Health Issues
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Pregnant women with mental health disorders at risk for opioid abuse

Anxiety, alcohol, tobacco, and marijuana use all risk factors for opioid abuse.

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  • Clinical Essentials from Eur J Obstet Gynecol Reprod Biol
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Endometriomas affect ovarian response to superovulation

The debate on management of endometriomas prior to infertility treatment continues.

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  • Clinical Essentials from Pediatr Infect Dis J
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Congenital Zika virus syndrome: fatality rates may be higher than previously estimated

Brazilian data.

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  • Clinical Essentials from Eur J Obstet Gynecol Reprod
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Risk factors identified for iatrogenic urinary bladder injury during cesarean delivery

The incidence of urinary bladder damage during CD is estimated to be 0.0016% to 0.92%.

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KS: controlling HIV replication promptly after HIV diagnosis important for prevention

Kaposi sarcoma remains an issue among HIV-infected persons.

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