March 28th 2023
In a recent study, female offspring of mothers with a positive COVID-19 test during pregnancy were at a decreased risk of developing neurodevelopmental disorders compared to male offspring.
March 27th 2023
Lack of health insurance directly reduces cancer screening rates, most recent and long-termNovember 8th 2021
Disparities across the globe continue to surface as we approach year 2 of the COVID-19 pandemic, especially in health care. As one considers its implications, a research team from the American Cancer Society investigated its potential impact on early cancer detection.
ACOG releases guidance to help physicians tackle vaccine misinformationOctober 12th 2021
The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) has released resources to help its members fight the spread of COVID-19 vaccine misinformation, especially among pregnant people.
COVID vaccination during pregnancy does not increase risk of spontaneous abortionSeptember 22nd 2021
A research letter in JAMA has concluded that the risk of spontaneous abortion is not increased by COVID-19 vaccine exposure in the 28 days prior to spontaneous abortion compared to women with ongoing pregnancies.
NIH awards $470 million to long COVID researchSeptember 21st 2021
Long COVID remains a mystery, more than a year after the condition first arose. To find answers, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) has created a research initiative, awarding grants totaling roughly $470 million.
ACOG joins organizations in favor of vaccine mandates for all health care workersAugust 5th 2021
The American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology (ACOG) announced today that it has joined nearly 100 health care organizations and societies in favor of vaccine mandates for all health care workers.
Breast cancer and cervical cancer screenings on the declineAugust 2nd 2021
According to data from the Centers for Disease Control’s (CDC) National Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program, the total number of cancer screening tests declined 87% for breast cancer and 84% for cervical cancer during April 2020.
ACOG and SMFM recommend COVID-19 vaccine for pregnant individualsAugust 2nd 2021
The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) and the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine (SMFM) recommend the COVID-19 vaccine for all pregnant individuals. The recommendations come amid the current low vaccination rates and increase in cases.
Plant-based and pescatarian diets lower odds of COVID-19 infectionJune 15th 2021
A plant-based or pescatarian diet—which includes fish and seafood—significantly reduces the odds of developing moderate-to-severe COVID-19, according to new research in BMJ Nutrition Prevention & Health.
Beyond the Pandemic: Articles and Resources for Self-EducationJune 11th 2021
This list was compiled by Christine R. Isaacs, MD; and William M. Leininger, MD, as a supplement to their presentation from the 2021 American College for Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) Annual Clinical and Scientific Meeting (ACSM), held virtually April 30-May 2.