Well Woman

Gynecologic Care Needs to Improve in Women With Down Syndrome

April 12, 2021

A team of investigators has found that women with Down Syndrome received gynecologic care at lower-than-recommended rates and at substantially lower rates than other forms of health care. The investigators have called for efforts to improve gynecologic care for this vulnerable population.

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.”

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?