More than half of rural counties in the United States have no hospital obstetrical services, many remaining services are closing at a frightening pace, and maternal and perinatal mortality and/or morbidity are rising as a consequence.
Charles J. Lockwood, MD, MHCM
Since hormonal contraception was introduced in the 1960s, the risks and benefits of the drugs have been the subject of considerable, and at times acrimonious, debate.
From our own experience in academic medicine, Dr. Ed Funai and I can vouch for the fact that most medical students are going into medicine for the right reasons—to help others via a career wedded in both science and humanity. Ironically, those same medical students are also experiencing record levels of burnout, substance abuse and depression as they enter their third and fourth years.
In the second part of Dr. Lockwood's editorial on opioids, he discusses steps that ob/gyns can take to help limit opioid use disorder in our pregnant and non-pregnant patients.
Like the road to hell, the road to the opioid crisis was paved with good intentions.
If we truly want to “make America great again” we should start with a national effort to address our tragically high maternal mortality rate.
Seven strategies to fight the rising tide.
Academic medicine is facing a funding crisis that's going to take some creativity to resolve.
In his August 2013 editorial, editor in chief Dr. Charles Lockwood discusses recent findings that obese women have a higher risk of extremely early preterm delivery.
Physicians should be no strangers to change, but recent events have led to an period of uncharacteristic uncertainty.