The truth about aspirin and statin prescription for CVD preventionSeptember 24th 2021
Cardiovascular disease (CVD) remains the leading cause of morbidity for women in the United States. Prior to the update in 2020, published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology, there had been no formal guidelines from the American College of Cardiology (ACC)/American Heart Association (AHA) specifically addressing CVD in women since 2011.
How to treat weight gain in menopauseSeptember 22nd 2021
Many women gain weight during menopause. Aging and lifestyle are the main factors, and women generally become less active as they go through midlife. At any age, it is known that burning fewer calories increases weight and fat mass. But what can providers do?
Changes in heart health begin in perimenopauseSeptember 22nd 2021
“Don’t it always seem to go, that you don’t know what you’ve got ‘til it’s gone.” Samar R. El Khoudary, PhD, MPH, used Joni Mitchell’s popular song lyrics to introduce the crowd to her session, “Health is Where the Heart Is,” which addressed the connection between heart health and menopause.
Mindset and Wellness: Advising your patientsSeptember 22nd 2021
Holly Wyatt, MD’s session, "The Tao of Wellness," kicked off the North American Menopause Society’s (NAMS) 2021 Annual Meeting. It was the springboard for the Utian Translational Science Symposium, themed “Charting the Path to Health in Midlife and Beyond: The Biology and Practice of Wellness.”
What you need to know about wellness at midlifeSeptember 22nd 2021
This week, Contemporary OB/GYN® will be covering the North American Menopause Society’s (NAMS) 2021 Annual Meeting, which is taking place Sept. 22-25 in Washington, D.C. We spoke with NAMS President Hadine Joffe, MD, MSc about wellness at midlife and why it is crucial in menopause.
The truth about mobile health apps and remote monitoring from ACOG 2021May 2nd 2021
During the 2021 American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists Annual Clinical and Scientific Meeting, 3 experts—Kathryn Marko, MD, NCMP; Katherine T. Chen, MD, MPH; and Tamika Auguste, MD—led presentations on different types of mobile health apps and remote monitoring, as well as the role they play in patient care.
Care considerations for pregnancy in transmasculine and non-binary patientsMay 2nd 2021
If the oath “First, do no harm” is to be carried out by medical practitioners, one area in which this can truly be practiced involves the care of transmasculine or nonbinary patients who want to become pregnant or are already pregnant, according to a session from the 2021 American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) Clinical and Scientific Meeting.
Implementing recommendations to improve women’s healthMay 1st 2021
“When you leave populations behind from the data, you disadvantage the population that bears the brunt of the disease,” said Melissa Simon, MD, MPH, during her presentation on recommendations to improve women's health at this year's ACOG meeting.
ACOG’s COVID-19 Task Force UpdatesMay 1st 2021
A session held virtually at the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology’s (ACOG) Annual Clinical and Scientific Meeting, which started on April 30, reviewed updates from its COVID-19 task force as we continue to witness the vaccine rollout.
ASCCP guidelines prioritize risk for management of abnormal screeningsMay 1st 2021
A session held virtually at the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology’s (ACOG) Annual Clinical and Scientific Meeting, which started on April 30, focused on the new ASCCP guidelines and highlighted the importance of identifying risk for management of abnormal screenings.
Diversity, equity, and inclusion capture attention on day 1 of conferenceApril 30th 2021
Diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) was a key theme that helped to kick off the annual meeting, which was held virtually. During the Hale Lecture: Diversity and Equity in Obstetrics and Gynecology – The Patient and the Provider – Care Delivery to Employment, several ob/gyns provided their own perspectives, including sharing data on diversity in the specialty now and its implications for the future pipeline.