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Poverty Harder on Women’s Hearts, Research Shows

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Obesity Underrepresented in Medical Licensing Exams

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MONTHLY JOURNAL SUMMARY

December 2016 Briefing - OBGYN & Women’s Health

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Dr. A. De la Guerra's avatarBevacizumab for breast cancer: FDA grants a stay of execution

Author: Dr. A. De la Guerra. The Food and Drug Administration has after repeated delays proposed removing metastatic breast cancer as an indication from the Avastin label. The proposal is being contested by Roche/Genentech, the drug’s maker. In this article we review the evidence for and against this decision.

Debbie Miller, RN's avatarPregnancy Weight Gain Guidelines in the US - a Historical Overview

Author: Debbie Miller, RN. Prior to the introduction of the medical community in the natural birth process, any maternal recommendations and guidelines were passed from mother to daughter or through lay midwives, herbal and folk practitioners. Childbirth, though risky, was not considered pathological and the majority did not receive…

Tamer M. Fouad, M.D.'s avatarNew SBI and ACR recommendations - breast cancer screening should begin at age 40

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Tamer M. Fouad, M.D.'s avatar

Pregnancy test

By Tamer M. Fouad, M.D.

A pregnancy test is done to determine whether or not a woman is pregnant. All tests currently available to depend on testing for the presence of beta…

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Jeffrey A. Gordon, M.D.'s avatar

RE: Aspirin Use as Treatment in Colorectal Cancer: Teaching an Old Dog New Tricks

By Jeffrey A. Gordon, M.D.

Thank you for reading my article.  Interesting theory.  Lots of research is ongoing to figure out the many ways aspirin does it magic.

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