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2014-05-29 20:22:54

New offering through an agreement with Meda AB expands Mission's women's healthcare options SAN ANTONIO, May 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Mission Pharmacal Company has begun exclusive promotion of Elestrin® (estradiol gel) 0.06% in the United States through an agreement with Meda AB. Elestrin is a prescription medicine approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for use as a topical hormone replacement gel to treat moderate-to-severe hot flashes due to menopause. Using estrogen-alone may...

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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 12:55:00

The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists said Thursday that a cup of coffee a day during pregnancy probably would not increase a woman's risk of miscarriage or premature birth. Studies have had conflicting findings, until recently, about the effect of moderate caffeine consumption on pregnancy complications. But, "I think it's time to comfortably say that it's okay to have a cup of coffee during pregnancy," Dr. William Barth, the chair of a College committee that reviewed the...

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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...

2010-05-18 14:25:14

Loyola physicians report findings that will guide care for women Two popular procedures for female stress incontinence were found to be equivalent in efficacy but differed in side effects, according to data published in the New England Journal of Medicine and presented at the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists' 58th Annual Clinical Meeting. These surgical techniques, called mid urethral slings, are increasingly common for the treatment of stress incontinence or urine loss...

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2009-11-20 10:45:00

US women only need a pap smear once ever two years, says the new guidelines released Friday that are trying to lessen the chances of frequent and redundant treatment. The news released from the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) now suggest that women under 30 should receive a cervical cancer screening once every two years. It also says that women that are 30 and older only need a pap once every three years. The suggestions are taken from scientific verification that...

2009-11-03 04:00:00

PHOENIX, Nov. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- A healthy 44-year-old woman will celebrate many future birthdays thanks to the efforts of Dr. Keri Sweeten and a new blood test for breast cancer. Dr. Sweeten, a board-certified gynecologist and Fellow of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, recently incorporated the Provista Life Science BT Test®, a blood test for the detection of breast cancer, into her patient care practice. Sweeten noted a case where a 44-year-old...

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2009-08-23 09:14:25

Pregnant women can be assured that safe treatments are available to treat depression during their maternity malaise, such as "talk therapy" and certain antidepressants, according to updated professional guidelines released last week. "Depression in pregnant women often goes unrecognized and untreated in part because of concerns about the safety of treating women during pregnancy," lead author of the guidelines, said Dr. Kimberly Ann Yonkers of Yale University in a statement. The American...

2009-05-04 04:59:00

Important New Surgical Site Infection Study Presented Issuance Of Notice of Allowance of Key Stapler Patent MINNEAPOLIS, May 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Incisive Surgical, Inc. today announced that it will launch a significantly more user-friendly next generation version of its INSORB Absorbable Skin Stapler at the Annual Meeting of the American College of Obstetricians & Gynecologists being held in Chicago from May 4 - 6, 2009. The INSORB(R)|25 Skin Stapler is a patented medical device that...


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tesla
  • The unit of magnetic flux density in the International System of Units, equal to the magnitude of the magnetic field vector necessary to produce a force of one newton on a charge of one coulomb moving perpendicular to the direction of the magnetic field vector with a velocity of one meter per second. It is equivalent to one weber per square meter.
This word is named for Nikola Tesla, the inventor, engineer, and futurist.