Well Woman

Early menopause and cardiovascular disease

July 09, 2020

The authors noted that, although recent guidelines embrace using history of menopause before age 40 to refine atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (ASCVD) risk assessments in middle-aged women, “robust data on cardio-vascular disease risk in this population is lacking.”

Discussing patients' sexual concerns

July 02, 2020

Patients and practitioners may be hesitant to delve into sexual health, but talking about it is one way to normalize it.

Breast density laws and patient knowledge

June 23, 2020

Currently, 38 states and the District of Columbia have enacted dense breast notification (DBN) laws mandating that mammogram results include language informing women of risks related to dense breasts.

Managing BRCA results from 23andMe

May 15, 2020

During a routine office visit, a patient mentions that she recently submitted a saliva sample to 23andMe. The company performed BRCA analysis and the patient wants to discuss the results with you. How should you approach the discussion?

Exercise, bone mass and caloric restriction

April 08, 2020

Physical training can preserve and even significantly bolster bone mass in the hip and femoral neck of individuals under caloric restriction, according to new research.