Women's Health

Lisa Sammaritano, MD: Final Thoughts, ACR Guidelines on Reproductive Health

September 15, 2020

The recently published American College of Rheumatology guidelines on reproductive health is a great resource for rheumatologists.

Lisa Sammaritano, MD: Rheumatic Diseases, Pregnancy, and the Importance of Communication

September 14, 2020

Rheumatologists and OB-GYNs must communicate openly with each other and to patients with rheumatic diseases who are considering pregnancy.

Lisa Sammaritano, MD: Rheumatic Diseases in Pregnant Patients

September 11, 2020

An expert discusses the risks that rheumatic diseases pose for pregnancies as well as the conversations rheumatologists need to have with their patients.

PCOS Increases Risk of Psychiatric, Neurodevelopment Disorders in Offspring

September 02, 2020

Children of mothers with PCOS need additional psychological support and longer mental health follow-up.

Premenopausal Women Demonstrate Better Long-Term Heart Attack Outcomes

August 31, 2020

According to late breaking data, younger women exhibit a decreased risk for heart attack mortality due to estrogen’s protective effect

Physical Fitness Significantly Influences Obese Women's Cardiovascular Risk

August 30, 2020

New findings suggest the "obesity paradox" may be explained by rates of exercise among women.

Higher Prepregnancy BMI Increases Rate of Infant Mortality

August 26, 2020

Higher prepregnancy BMI results in higher rates of infant mortality.

Secnidazole Effective for Trichomoniasis

August 15, 2020

Findings of a new phase 3 trial support the use of secnizadole in patients with trichomoniasis.

Menopausal Hormone Therapy Reduces Urinary Tract Infection Risk

July 21, 2020

Women who have recurrent infections have fewer types of bacteria in their urine than those who do not have infections.

Oral Apixaban Shows Safe, Beneficial Thrombosis Prevention Post-Surgery

July 16, 2020

The first prospective safety trial using oral factor Xa inhibitor in patients undergoing laparotomy shows women preferred and adhered to the drug.