This week I was drawn to stories about sacrifice for the betterment of others, the power of oxytocin for infant bonding with men/adoptive parents/women alike, and the surprising truth about the storing and potential sale of DNA material from the "blood spot" heel prick test done on all newborns. Links to the articles and commentary… Continue reading Weekly Wrap Up: Top Interesting Articles
Weekly Wrap Up
Interesting articles this week are linked below. Highlights include a 132 pound tumor, a new (and basic) approach to helping the homeless, and an in utero first. 132-pound ovarian tumor removed from Connecticut woman CNN Apparently, this tumor had been growing at a rate of about 10 lbs per week since November. It is unclear… Continue reading Weekly Wrap Up
Wednesday Wrap Up
Interesting articles abound in the health care community. See the latest below: Tele-Monitoring Can Reduce Medical Appointments for Low-Risk Pregnancies Kaiser Health News A program relying on tele-monitoring must have a robust patient education element (including teaching materials, literature, etc.) as well. The majority of prenatal visits are not about taking blood pressures but answering… Continue reading Wednesday Wrap Up
Should Women in Medicine be Freezing their Eggs?
You may have heard about tech companies in Silicon Valley offering an “egg freezing” benefits package to lure the top candidates for demanding, all consuming careers that eat up their precious fertile years in their late 20’s and early 30’s. Most women who are leading the workforce are not thinking about having children early… Continue reading Should Women in Medicine be Freezing their Eggs?
Not Everyone with Endometriosis Should Get a Hysterectomy Like Lena Dunham
The simple fact is that endometriosis pain is tied to estrogen provided by the ovaries. Therefore, even if the uterus is removed, the pain may continue if even just one ovary remains.