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Miranda Hester
Ms. Hester is Content Specialist with Contemporary OB/GYN and Contemporary Pediatrics.
AAP updates media use guidelines
The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has issued updated recommendations for media use by children that attempt to reconcile their increasing exposure to media with their developmental needs.
Vaccine shows promise for early-stage HER2-positive breast cancer
A study looks at the effectiveness of a dendritic cell vaccine in early-stage HER2-positive breast cancer. Plus: A look at whether fish oil consumed during pregnancy reduces the risk of asthma in offspring.
Tdap vaccine: No connection found to microcephaly
A study looks at whether receiving the Tdap vaccine in pregnancy increases the risk of microcephaly. Plus: Are younger or older women more at risk of stroke during pregnancy?
What to look for at AAGL 45th congress
A look at what to expect at AAGL's 45th congress.
Is the prevalence of endometriosis on the rise?
Researchers gathered survey data to find out.
Endometriosis, ART, and pregnancy complications: Is there a connection?
Women with endometriosis who have become pregnant through use of assisted reproductive technology may face increased rates of pregnancy complications.
Did FDA safety communication reduce myomectomies?
A study looks at whether myomectomies were also impacted by the FDA safety communication. Also, chronically ill mothers may be more likely to give birth to children with heart disease. Plus: Can antenatal steroids reduce mortality in extreme prematurity?
Does night shift work increase risk of breast cancer?
A study examines whether night shift work actually increases the risk of breast cancer. Plus: What perinatal risk factors may increase the risk of obsessive compulsive disorder in children?
Should HPV screening intervals be extended for some women?
A new study questions whether current HPV testing intervals can be extended for some. Plus: Can azithromycin prophylaxis prevent post infection in women who have undergone a cesarean?
Does gender make a difference in sleep patterns?
A study looks at whether women are at greater risk of sleep problems than their male counterparts. Also, are cesarean deliveries increasing the risk of childhood obesity? Plus: A study highlights the need for further research in postpartum psychosis.

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