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What you missed this week on Contemporary OB/GYN

It was a very busy week for the Contemporary OB/GYN team.

This week’s top articles included:

Cannabis for managing menopause symptoms

The first from the 2020 Virtual Annual Meeting of the North American Menopause Society (NAMS), this article highlights a new study of midlife women veterans using cannabis for menopause symptom management. You can read more here.

COVID-19 Pregnancy Data in the United States: September 28 Update

Our weekly update of COVID-19 Pregnancy Data, collected by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), totals 21,573 cases, 48 deaths, and 4,954 hospitalizations. See more of the data here.

Cognition decline after menopause

The second article reports on findings presented at the 2020 Virtual Annual Meeting of the North American Menopause Society (NAMS). “Evidence, largely from animal studies, suggests there is a change in mitochondrial function from the premenopause to the perimenopause, and the change is a deleterious one resulting in brain dysfunction,” said co-principal investigator Pauline Maki, PhD, a professor of psychiatry, psychology and ob/gyn at the University of Illinois at Chicago. “This change in mitochondrial function would indicate a critical change in the way that the brain generates and uses energy as women age.” Read the full article here.

Season 2, Episode 4 of Pap Talk by Contemporary OB/GYN

This episode features Aleha Aziz, MD, as she tells her story as a fellow on the frontlines of COVID-19. Dr. Aziz was one of many fellows involved with caring for patients during the peak of the COVID-19 pandemic in New York City earlier this year. Listen to the episode now.

Test your knowledge of this rare vulvar condition

The upcoming October issue of Contemporary OB/GYN features an in-depth look at Rhizopus. Could you recognize it in a patient? Take the quiz to find out.