Women's Health Review - Elm Tree Medical

Women's Health Review - Elm Tree Medical

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Women in Women's Health: Who Holds the Leadership Roles?
May 30, 2017

The vast majority- 80%- of new OBGYN residents are women, and the proportion of male and female OBGYNs is quickly shifting to majority female. Now, women OBGYNs hold 57% of faculty positions. So, as women take over the majority of positions in the spec

Cervical Dysplasia Now... Pregnancy Complications Later?
May 16, 2017

Screening for cervical cancer starts at a young age- 21 for most women- which often occurs before childbearing and pregnancy. When we screen women for cervical dysplasia and subsequently treat it, it's easy to get caught up in the primary objective (pr

Guidelines for Diagnosing Early Pregnancy Loss Emphasize Reduction in False Positives
May 02, 2017

Early pregnancy is one of the most exciting- and nerve-wracking- times for a new mother. Amidst the joy of expecting a new baby are usually worries about whether the pregnancy is healthy and normal. Early pregnancy loss occurs when there is an intraute

Is Spermicide a Good Choice for Your Patient? A New Quiz
April 18, 2017

Are you a Rachel or a Monica or a Phoebe? What is your spirit animal? Is spermicide a risky choice for birth control? Just like a classic magazine personality quiz, researchers at Penn have created a simple quiz that can help women decide whether sperm

Seeing Double: How Do Twins Form?
April 11, 2017

There are few bigger surprises than learning that you are pregnant with twins. We can all picture the shocked mother and father looking at an ultrasound of two growing babies with wide eyes. The incidence of twins is on the rise, mostly due to the incr

With 1,116 Period Tracker Apps, How Can You Choose?
April 04, 2017

If you search for a period tracker app on the iTunes store, you will get about 1,116 results. That's what happened when a group of researchers from Columbia University decided to sort and rank existing menstrual cycle apps. Read on to learn about their

A Balancing Act: Ideal Delivery Timing & Chronic Hypertension
March 28, 2017

Delivery, like all things in life, is a balancing act, especially in the case of pregnancies with complications. Depending on the complication, be it high blood pressure or diabetes, scheduled delivery earlier than labor starts naturally can be in ever

Plasma Energy Ablation, A New Option for Treating Endometriomas
March 21, 2017

Endometriosis is the number 1 cause of infertility in the US. Endometriosis occurs when the endometrial tissue that makes up the inner lining of the uterus migrates to other places, like the ovary or pelvic wall. Endometriosis affects up to 10% of US r

Delayed Cord Clamping Has It's Day
March 14, 2017

During my obstetric training, I was taught to delay cord clamping whenever possible for about 30 seconds to 1 minute. The simple idea was that it allowed the baby to receive one last infusion of blood from the cord, but not so much blood that it led to

How exactly does obesity affect fertility?
March 08, 2017

The obesity epidemic is a popular topic in the media. Our news feeds are flush with articles about the dangers of obesity: hypertension, sleep apnea, cancer, dyslipidemia, and cardiovascular disease. In the OBGYN world, every month brings new journal a