Judith M. Orvos, ELS
Judith M. Orvos, ELS, is a a BELS-certified medical writer and editor and an editorial consultant for Contemporary OB/GYN.
Zika on the ground: Clinical impact update
An update on the Zika virus and its impact on your practice. And, a look at whether or not vaginal delivery increases risk of incontinence. Plus: What was the impact of the HPV vaccine on HPV rates?
Is there a link between asthma and infertility?
A small Danish study examines if a link exists between asthma and infertility. Plus: Can regular exercise during pregnancy prevent maternal hypertension?
Does prehypertension in pregnancy increase risk of stillbirth?
A look at the impact of prehypertension on the risk of stillbirth. And, the CDC issues guidance on alcohol consumption in women of childbearing years. Plus: Does the type of hysterectomy alter endometrial cancer survival?
ACOG, SMFM issue updated guidance on Zika
The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) and the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine (SMFM) have released updated guidelines for clinicians caring for women of reproductive age amidst the Zika virus outbreak.
How routine should screening for preterm birth be in at-risk nulliparas?
Dispatches from the SMFM 36th Pregnancy meeting looks at how routine screening for preterm birth should be in at risk pregnancies; a look at the role of cervical smooth muscle cells in preterm birth; the potential association between preterm birth and maternal mortality. Plus: A look at the impact of recommendations on cesarean delivery.
Impact of menopause on migraine frequency
Do women suffer from more migraines as they transition into menopause? Plus: A report indicates that hospitals may not be adequately supporting breastfeeding in teenaged mothers. And, a look at prenatal exposure to bronchodilators and autism.
Does postterm pregnancy increase risk of neonatal morbidity?
A retrospective study examines if postterm pregnancies increase the risk of neonatal morbidity, even in low risk pregnancies. Plus: What's the impact of maternal consumption of fish during pregnancy on the child's brain development?
Vaccine for cervical cancer precursors holds promise
If proven effective, the vaccine, called VGX-3100, would be the first non-ablative therapy for cervical precancer.
The Zika Virus: What you need to know
This mosquito-borne virus is linked with microcephaly, but causation is still being investigated.
Breast cancer risk in childhood cancer survivors
A new study examines the breast cancer risk for women who survived childhood cancer. Plus: Should doctors be more careful about using fluconazole during pregnancy? And, do elderly women derive benefit from breast cancer screening?

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