How Well Do You Know a Woman's Heart?
QUIZ: These 5 questions will gauge your general knowledge of how heart disease impacts women.
Are You in Sleep Debt?
POLL: As a busy clinician, balancing work life and home life and personal time generally means that something gives. Is it your sleep?
The Cost of Untreated Vasomotor Symptoms
Women with hot flashes related to menopause carry the burden of these symptoms, but new research highlights the economic toll if left untreated.
10 Questions With Michael James McCoy, MD
Michael James McCoy, MD, the new Chief Health Information Officer at the ONC, offers tips and insight into how Ob/Gyn and health IT intersect.
Comprehensive Care in the Land of Ob/Gyn
Ilene Gewirtz, MD, discusses her comprehensive approach to well visits and cancer screens and says education, if not expanded services, is key.
Poll: Do You Talk About CMV Prevention?
CMV is a viral infection that can have devastating effects on unborn babies. Do you educate your obstetric patients about CMV prevention?
Sentinel Events and Severe Maternal Morbidity
The Joint Commission has revised its definition of sentinel event, causing confusion about how these events now relate to severe maternal morbidity.
Can You Identify a Sentinel Event?
Severe maternal morbidity is not always a sentinel event. Take this quiz to test your understanding of what constitutes an obstetric sentinel event.
Is It Ob-Gin or Ob-Gyne?
Almost nobody says "obstetrician-gynecologist" when speaking about these specialist physicians. But what's the "correct" way to pronounce OB/GYN?
Treating VVA: Objective and Subjective Measure of Benefit
Approved treatments of menopause-related symptoms can have narrow indications, but they may offer broader relief of the most bothersome menopause symptoms.
Vaginal Delivery in a C-Section Culture
Can patients who desire a natural birth or vaginal delivery truly participate in shared decision making in a system of care that trends toward c-sections?
Taking Your Medical Practice Virtual
In this Q&A, Jeff Livingston, MD, discusses how he's integrated a virtual practice into his busy life as an office-based OB/GYN.
Poll: Is Your State Forgoing Medicaid Expansion?
Do you practice in a state that is forgoing Medicaid expansion under the Affordable Care Act? If so, what do you think this means for your patients?
Q&A: How New Technology Can Improve GYN Surgery
Ever wonder about investing in 3D technology, the best candidates for LESS, and the utility of dual-function instruments? Here's one OB/GYN's opinion.
Improving Sexual Function in Postmenopausal Women
How much does ospemifene really help in the improvement of sexual function in postmenopausal women? David Portman, MD, discusses new study findings.
IVF Will Continue in ND as Voters Reject Measure 1
Voters in North Dakota sent a clear message that health care decisions, from pregnancy to end-of-life care, must involve only patients and their physicians.
Measure 1 Will End IVF in North Dakota
A consequence of Measure 1, which may or may not be a "personhood" amendment, is that IVF and other infertility services in North Dakota will end.
Add Sex Therapist to Your Ob/Gyn Repertoire
Sheryl Kingsberg, PhD, professor of reproductive biology and psychiatry, explains how OB/GYNs can provide office-based sex therapy by telling patients these 5 things.
Is Your Office Breastfeeding Friendly?
A patient in Texas was thrown out of her ObGyn/Pediatrician's office for breastfeeding. And we want to know what you think about it.
Use the PLISSIT Model for Patients With Low Libido
Many sexual desire problems in women can be addressed without a prescription, but OB/GYNs must first develop skills for frank discussions with patients about sex.
Activity Tracker for Sleep Habits in Menopause?
When evaluating vasomotor symptoms in menopause, including sleep-wake cycles, have you ever considered the utility of an activity tracker?
NAMS Launches Free Mobile Menopause App
A new mobile app is now available to help women and their providers make decisions about managing symptoms related to menopause.
Flu Shots in Pregnancy: What's Your Sell?
It is now recommended that all adults, including pregnant women, get a flu shot. So how do you-or don't you-convince your more skeptical patients?
The July Phenomenon: Are Residents of Other Specialties Your Problem?
As a specialty, Ob/Gyn seems immune to the so-called “July Phenomenon. But are your patients safe from the errors that eager first-years of other specialties may make?
10 Things Patients Wish Their OBs Told Them
Obstetricians: Want to know what your patients wish you had told them before delivery? We surveyed a group of moms and are sharing the top 10 responses.
US Supreme Court Decision Fails Women: Ginsburg’s Dissent
Hobby Lobby doesn’t have to offer contraceptives to their employees. If you’re mad, you’re not alone. Read what Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg had to say.
8 Simple Ways for Pregnant Patients to Reduce Exposure to Toxins
These simple tips can help pregnant patients reduce their exposure to environmental toxins and harmful chemicals, such as lead, mercury, BPA, and phthalates.
Earlier Diagnosis of Gestational Diabetes Is Linked to Preterm Birth
New research shows that obstetricians may need to rethink how they screen certain patients for gestational diabetes mellitus.
Use of Noninvasive PAMG-1 Is Cost-Beneficial in Certain Situations
New research shows when it’s cost-effective to use placental alpha-microglobulin-1 over pooling, nitrazine, and ferning for diagnosing premature rupture of membranes.
The Decline of the Preferred Approach to Hysterectomy
Vaginal hysterectomies are associated with superior patient outcomes and cost less than other methods of hysterectomy. So why is their rate of use declining?
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