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Vol 64 No 11

Is it cost-effective to do genetic testing on all women with breast cancer?

October 15, 2019

While current guidelines recommend genetic testing in women with breast cancer who have relevant family history or clinical criteria, a new study examined whether it makes more sense to test all women with breast cancer.

Early menopause and risk of CVD

October 11, 2019

A new study, which found that women with premature and early menopause were at increased risk of having a non-fatal cardiovascular disease event before age 60, has consequential public health and clinical implications.

Discussing vulvovaginal health at well-woman visits

October 11, 2019

Although nearly half of postmenopausal women reported having vulvovaginal symptoms (VVS), only a minority discussed their symptoms during a well-woman visit with a primary care provider or gynecologist, according to recent survey analysis.

Birth outcomes in impoverished areas of the US

October 08, 2019

A new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention compared the outcomes of mothers and their babies in Appalachia and the Delta with those of their counterparts elsewhere in the United States.