ObGyn

December 8, 2011

US revisits safety of newer birth control drugs

By Mystery User

Birth control drugs that were heavily promoted as having fewer side effects and the ability to clear up acne and other hormonal bothers are under new scrutiny from U.S. safety regulators…Newer drugs like Yaz are no more effective than older pills, generally allowing one unplanned pregnancy per year for every 100 women. “Many women will […]

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December 7, 2011

Listen Up, Doc!

By Mystery User

Worried your practitioner isn’t really hearing you? Acknowledge her good intentions but restate your concerns, suggests Bobbie Gostout, M.D., a Mayo Clinic ob0gyn. “Say, ‘I can see where you’re coming from, but that treatment hasn’t worked for me in the past’.” If your words still fall on deaf ears, it might be time to shop […]

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Tags: Bobbie Gostout, M.D.


December 1, 2011

Oh Baby! Woman Gives Birth in Airport Bathroom

By Mystery User

A woman gave birth to a healthy baby boy in the bathroom of the Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport Sunday afternoon, shortly after stepping off an incoming flight, the Baltimore Sun reported. According to Dr. Roger Harms, obstetrician at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., commercial airline travel is generally safe for pregnant women. But, […]

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November 29, 2011

Survey reveals the good and the bad of pregnancy in 2011

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What is it like to be pregnant in 2011? The must-have manual for parents to be, “The Mayo Clinic Guide to a Healthy Pregnancy,” joined forces with American Baby, and found out the experiences of more than 1,000 moms-to-be. Kansas City Star, 11/28/11 Additional coverage: Lexington Herald Leader (Ky.)

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November 18, 2011

A Mother’s Fight for Newborn Hearts

By Mystery User

As a pediatric cardiologist, I had grown increasingly concerned over the years about the many seemingly healthy newborns who left the hospital, only to return a few hours or days later in shock as a result of undetected heart problems. Two years ago, I wrote about the problem on the Well blog in an article, […]

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November 17, 2011

More fruit tied to lower risk of uterine fibroids

By Mystery User

In a study of more than 20,000 black women in the U.S., those who said they ate two or more servings of fruit each day were less likely to be diagnosed with uterine fibroids than women who barely touched fruit…”Many women have assumed that developing fibroids and developing fibroid symptoms is something that they can’t […]

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November 15, 2011

‘Top Chef’ Host Padma Lakshmi On Dealing With Her Chronic Pain From Endometriosis

By Mystery User

Padma Lakshmi, an author, model and Emmy-nominated host of Bravo’s “Top Chef,” suffered chronic pain every month for 23 years before she was finally diagnosed with endometriosis at age 36…ndiagnosed and untreated, endometriosis causes abnormally painful cramping, bloating and nausea, and can even lead to infertility, according to the Mayo Clinic…Risk factors for the condition include having a […]

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November 15, 2011

Urine Test Could Predict Fatal Pregnancy Condition

By Mystery User

Doctors at the Mayo Clinic believe a simple urine test could predict whether women will go on to develop potentially fatal pre-eclampsia during pregnancy. The doctors found that certainkidney cells are found in the urine of women who have high blood pressure and are more likely to develop pre-eclampsia. This separates them from women who justsuffer high blood pressure.  A team of researchers […]

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November 15, 2011

Newborns Hooked on Moms’ Painkillers Go Through Agonizing Withdrawal

By Mystery User

At the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., neonatologist Dr. Robert V. Johnson said he saw one way in which pregnant women’s use of prescription painkilling pills was slightly less risky to their babies than abuse of injectable street drugs like heroin. “Street drugs posed an increased risk of infections, HIV and other blood-borne diseases. At […]

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November 14, 2011

Simple urine test can predict fatal pregnancy condition

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Scientists have discovered a highly accurate way to establish which women will develop pre-eclampsia, a condition which can be fatal if left untreated.  The key problem so far has been separating which women only have high blood pressure and which have high blood pressure linked to pre-eclampsia. Doctors at the Mayo Clinic, which has hospitals […]

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