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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.
Teens, repeat birth and postpartum contraception
A CDC report looks at how effective messaging on postpartum contraception is in teenagers and the impact on repeat births. Plus: Does preeclampsia increase the risk of stroke? Also, a look at whether an old imaging technique could increase fertility.
CDC issues advisory on Zika testing
The latest on testing guidelines for Zika from the CDC. Plus: Are corticosteroids effective when administered only hours before delivery? Also, a look at the prevalence of hepatitis C among pregnancy women in the United States.
Robotic vs laparoscopic hysterectomy: Is there a place for both?
A collegial debate on robotic versus laparoscopic hysterectomy highlighted the difficulties in researching the efficacy of robotics and whether it had a place in gynecologic surgery.
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?

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