Obstetrics & Gynecology

Managing Thromboembolism in Pregnancy

Thromboembolism is a leading cause of maternal morbidity and mortality in the United States. The risk of venous thromboembolism (VTE) is increased four-fold during pregnancy and another five-fold for 6 weeks following delivery....

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Teen Birth Rates Declining

Data from the CDC indicate that the birth rate for females aged 15 to 19 declined 25% from 2007 to 2011, dropping from 41.5 to 31.3 births per 1,000, the lowest rate ever recorded for the United States. The figure below depicts...

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Gaps in Gestational Hypothyroidism

In 2011, the American Thyroid Association (ATA) recommended more strin­gent thyroid stimulation hormone (TSH) testing criteria. More women will now be defined as having hypothyroidism during pregnancy. A study by scien­tists at...

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