Women’s Health

March 6, 2013

FDA panel sees risk in long-used osteoporosis drug

By Logan Lafferty loganlafferty

A panel of federal health experts says a long-established bone strengthening drug should no longer be used by women because there is little evidence it works and it may actually increase the risk of cancer…”We have a whole lot of patients who can’t take the other drugs, and I think our patients would be in […]

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Tags: bone strength, Dr. Bart Clark, federal health, MPR, osteoperosis, risk increase


February 19, 2013

Too Much Coffee in Pregnancy Tied to Smaller, Later Newborns, Study Says

By Logan Lafferty loganlafferty

“As the risk for having a low birth weight baby was associated with caffeine consumption, pregnant women might be counseled to reduce their caffeine intake during pregnancy as much as possible,” said lead researcher Dr. Verena Sengpiel, an obstetrician/gynecologist at the Sahlgrenska Academy of Sahlgrenska University in Goteborg, Sweden…According to the Mayo Clinic, the average […]

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Tags: caffeine consumption, Dr. Verena Sengpiel, HealthDay, low birth weight, Sahlgrenska Academy


February 1, 2013

Go Red for Women: Woman’s Day for Women’s Lives

By Logan Lafferty loganlafferty

Last year, as I started the search for the 2012 Red Dress Award honorees — an event that Woman’s Day holds annually to spotlight doctors, researchers and advocates who are making a difference in the fight against heart disease in women — I came across two incredible women: Katherine Leon and Laura Haywood-Cory… She then asked Sharonne […]

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Tags: Dr. Sharonne Hayes, heart disease, Huffington Post, Katherine Leon, Laura Haywood-Cory, Red Dress Award, Woman's Day, Women's Heart Center


January 17, 2013

H1N1 Flu Vaccines Safe During Pregnancy

By Logan Lafferty loganlafferty

A new study confirms that giving H1N1 flu vaccines to pregnant women during the 2009 swine flu pandemic was safe for them and their babies, and likely reduced the risk of miscarriage and stillbirth…The Norwegian study — supported by the Norwegian Institute of Public Health and the U.S. National Institutes of Health — involved a […]

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Tags: Gregory Poland, H1N1 flu, Norwegian Institute of Public Health, pregnancy, U.S. National Institutes of Health, USA Today, vaccine


January 8, 2013

Ties That Bind: Women’s Health, Heart Disease and Hormone Therapy

By Logan Lafferty loganlafferty

After studying estrogen’s effects on blood vessels in the lab for 20 years, Mayo Clinic physiologist Virginia Miller, Ph.D., will soon see her work help millions of women concerned about the effects of hormone therapy. Dr. Miller is part of the national network of experts leading the Kornos Early Estrogen Prevention Study, usually referred to […]

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Tags: Arab Health, blood vessels, Dr. Virginia Miller, estrogen, hormone therapy, Kornos Early Estrogen Prevention Study


January 7, 2013

Antidepressants And Pregnancy: SSRIs Do Not Up Risk Of Infant Death, Study Says

By Logan Lafferty loganlafferty

Taking the most popular type of antidepressants during pregnancy does not increase the risk of stillbirth or newborn death, according to the latest sweeping study in a string of investigations probing the safety of pregnant women taking the drugs…”This data is some of the best in the world [for] doing population-based research,” said Dr. Katherine […]

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Tags: antidepressants, Dr. Katherine Moore, Huffington Post, newborn death, pregnancy, SSRI use, stillbirth


January 7, 2013

Skin Cancer Kills

By Logan Lafferty loganlafferty

According to a recent Mayo Clinic study, the incidence of melanoma has increased eightfold among women ages 18 to 39 since 1970. “Melanoma is a new epidemic in young women,” says Jerry Brewer, M.D., a Mayo Clinic dermatologic surgeon and author of the study, who admits even he was shocked by these findings. “Other studies […]

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Tags: Dr. Jerry Brewer, melanoma, skin cancer, Woman's Health


January 4, 2013

Antidepressants During Pregnancy Won’t Lead to Stillbirth, Infant Death, Study Says

By Logan Lafferty loganlafferty

Antidepressants won’t increase an expecting mother’s risk for stillbirth or having a baby that dies during infancy, a new study shows…Some earlier studies have suggested a low risk of limb deformities or rare lung and heart problems in newborns from taking certain classes of antidepressants, notes The Mayo Clinic. Other studies have found depression can […]

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Tags: antidepressants, CBS News, depression, infant death, newborn, stillbirth


August 3, 2012

Mayo Clinic in the News Weekly Highlights

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  August 3, 2012 Mayo Clinic in the News is a weekly highlights summary of major media coverage. If you would like to be added to the weekly distribution list, send a note to Emily Blahnik with this subject line: SUBSCRIBE to Mayo Clinic in the News. Thank you. Karl Oestreich, manager enterprise media relations CNN […]

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Tags: Boston Globe, celiac disease, CNN, Dana Vollmer, Dr. John Noseworthy, Dr. Joseph Murray, Dr. Robert Jenkins, Dr. Tim Lineberry, EKG, Fox News, George B. Bartley, Journal of the American Medical Association


July 26, 2012

Mayo Clinic in the News Weekly Highlights

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July 26, 2012 Mayo Clinic in the News is a weekly highlights summary of major media coverage. If you would like to be added to the weekly distribution list, send a note to Emily Blahnik with this subject line: SUBSCRIBE to Mayo Clinic in the News. Thank you. Kelley Luckstein Public Affairs Associate Guest Editor […]

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Tags: Alzheimer's Treatment, Associated Press, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, Dr. David Hayes, Dr. Michael Joyner, Dr. Ron Petersen, Edith Perez, heat-related medical problems, Mayo Clinic Comprehensive Cancer Center, Pfizer, Post Bulletin, Reader's Digest Canada


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