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2014-02-12 08:29:58

ST. PAUL, Minn., Feb. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Four leading national medical associations -- the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP), the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), the American College of Physicians (ACP), and American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) -- together with the Immunization Action Coalition and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, have issued a call urging physicians across the U.S. to educate their patients about...

2011-07-21 13:03:12

The American College of Radiology (ACR) and Society of Breast Imaging applaud and support updated American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists' (ACOG) recommendations that women begin getting annual mammograms at age 40. The updated ACOG recommendations now correspond with those of the American Cancer Society, ACR, Society of Breast Imaging (SBI), American Society of Breast Disease (ASBD) and many other major medical associations with demonstrated expertise in breast cancer care. Three...

2011-03-14 07:30:00

AUSTIN, Texas, March 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- (Nasdaq: VRML) -Vermillion, a molecular diagnostics company, announced today the inclusion of OVA1® as part of the recently published ACOG/SGO committee opinion. In the March edition of Obstetrics and Gynecology, the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) and Society of Gynecologic Oncologists (SGO) published an update committee opinion on the role of the obstetrician-gynecologist in the early detection of...

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2010-07-22 13:04:36

New guidelines from the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists said that Pap smears in women under the age of 21 do more harm than good. Dr. Mark Einstein of the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in the Bronx, New York told Reuters Health that in most cases these types of tests reveal only human papillomavirus (HPV) infections, which rarely lead to cervical cancer in women under 21. "They have a better chance of winning the lottery than getting cancer at that age," said...

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2010-07-22 10:09:06

Doctors and hospital staff should allow a woman to undergo a vaginal birth, even if she previously had undergone a cesarean section, according to new guidelines set forth by the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) on Wednesday. It is believed that having a vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC) increases the risk that a scar left behind by a previous cesarean delivery could tear, causing massive bleeding and endangering the baby's life. However, according to Frederik...

2010-06-01 08:00:00

MAPLE GROVE, Minn., June 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Upsher-Smith Laboratories, Inc. announces the availability of a new formulation of PreNexa® Rx prenatal vitamins with changes to the amounts of folic acid and iron. According to the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG), women need extra iron and folic acid during pregnancy.(1) PreNexa®'s newest formulation contains 1.25 mg of folic acid and 27 mg of iron.(2) Folic acid supplementation,...

2010-01-27 06:00:00

MAPLE GROVE, Minn., Jan. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Clinical and experimental evidence suggests that non-patch, transdermal estrogen therapies, such as Divigel® (estradiol gel 0.1%), prescribed for the management of moderate-to-severe hot flashes, including night sweats, associated with menopause are effective alternatives to oral estrogen and compounded bioidentical hormones.(1) A review of the evidence was recently published in the January issue of the Journal of Women's...

2009-09-21 08:52:29

A new report from the American Psychiatric Association (APA) and the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, which is published by Elsevier in the September-October 2009 issue of General Hospital Psychiatry, explores the management of pregnancy and depression. Depression is not uncommon in pregnant women. Between 14 and 23% of pregnant women will experience a depressive disorder while pregnant. In 2003, approximately 13% of pregnant women took an anti-depressant at some point...

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2009-01-08 13:20:00

Cesarean births that occur too early may increase infants' risk of future health complications, researchers warned on Wednesday. The normal length of human gestation is 39 or 40 weeks, however doctors found that more than half of all C-section births are done by choice and one third (36 percent) are performed too early. The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) claim that C-section operations are safe at 39 weeks, but many deliveries are being performed as early as 37...


Word of the Day
endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'kardia,' heart.
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