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Miranda Hester
Ms. Hester is Content Specialist with Contemporary OB/GYN and Contemporary Pediatrics.
Preeclampsia as a harbinger of longer-term cerebral damage
A study looks at the long-term impact that preeclampsia can have on mothers' brains. Plus: A study examines the impact of maternal obesity on a child's risk of childhood epilepsy.
Surgery risky for women with ureteral endometriosis symptoms
Dyspareunia, urinary functional symptoms, and dysmenorrhea were found in 47% of the women in the study.
Who is being tested for BRCA?
A study looks at who is being tested for BRCA mutations as testing becomes more common. Also, a look at the impact of Zika virus on birth defects using benchmark data. Plus: How is the United States doing with infant mortality?
Does ART failure signal CVD risk?
A study looks at the impact of failed ART on the cardiovascular health of women. Plus: Does a pregnancy near the time of breast cancer lead to worse outcomes. Also, a look at how many women may have little to no access to fertility services.
Does early menstruation increase risk of GDM?
A new study looks at whether who begin menarche early in life are more likely to develop GDM. Plus: USPSTF issues their final recommendations on pelvic exams. Also, a look at the efficacy of vaginal progesterone in preventing preterm birth in twin pregnancy.
Postpartum depression on the decline
A study examines whether postpartum depression is on the decline. Plus: Are women who develop preeclampsia at greater risk of cardiovascular disease than those who didn't? Also, a look at the impact of severe nutrition deficiency in pregnancy on the development of mental health disorders in offspring.
Is there a link between CVD and preterm birth?
A study looks at the impact of a preterm birth on the mother's future risk of cardiovascular disease. Plus: Do shift work and physical labor negatively impact a woman's fertility? Also, are women who get a false-positive mammogram more likely to delay their future screenings?
How quality measures can decrease cesareans
Can adopting quality measures decrease the cesarean rate? Plus: The Government Accountability Office issues a report on power morcellators and the FDA's system of evaluation. Also, does the volume of one type of heart fat indicate the risk of heart disease?
Does diet affect bone mineral density?
An analysis looks at the impact of diet on bone mineral density. Also, an examination of which antidepressants in pregnancy may increase the risk of birth defects. Plus: Is the mortality rate of cervical cancer underestimated?
Brain volume, microcephaly on US associated with Zika
Research looks at the science showing associations between microcephaly and Zika virus. Plus: Can cervical pessaries help prevent preterm birth? Also, a study examines whether inadvertent HPV vaccination during pregnancy leads to adverse outcomes for mother and baby.