Tag: women’s health

Trump record, Republican National Convention hint at GOP healthcare policy priorities

Editor's Note As the Republican National Convention meets in Milwaukee to nominate Donald Trump, the party is not expected to unveil a detailed healthcare platform. However, a July 15 report in Modern Healthcare covers what plans and past records reveal about the potential direction of health policy under a GOP…

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By: Matt Danford
July 15, 2024
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Study: Secondary conditions go unaddressed in female heart surgery patients

Editor's Note Female patients undergoing heart surgery are less likely than male patients to have concomitant procedures—that is, having additional ailments addressed during cardiac procedures—despite guidelines recommending such treatments, according to two studies led by Michigan Medicine. News-Medical.Net reported the news June 28. The first study, involving over 5,000 patients…

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By: Matt Danford
July 3, 2024
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Vasectomies, tubal ligations rise after Supreme Court actions

Editor's Note New research highlights sharp, nationwide increases in both male and female sterilization procedures since the Supreme Court overturned landmark decision Roe vs. Wade in 2022. Published in JAMA Health Forum, the research on how many 18- to 30-year-olds were getting sterilized before and after the ruling was the…

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By: Matt Danford
July 2, 2024
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Florida allows C-sections outside hospitals amid controversy over safety, cost

Editor's Note Florida became the first US state to permit doctors to perform cesarean sections (C-sections) outside hospitals, siding with a private equity-owned physicians group advocating for cost reduction and a homier birthing environment, KFF Health News and HealthLeaders May 28 reports. However, the hospital industry and the American College…

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By: Tarsilla Moura
May 29, 2024
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How awareness evolves to action on surgeon, patient gender gaps

Takeaways Although women comprise half the population, they were left out of medical research on major causes of death for both women and men—cancer, heart disease, and stroke—until 1990. Using surgical tools designed by men, for men can impact every aspect of a woman surgeon’s work, from learning new procedures…

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By: Brita Belli
May 24, 2024
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Industry leaders share main growth opportunities for ASCs

Editor's Note Following are various growth opportunities for ambulatory surgery centers (ASCs), as identified by four industry leaders and published by Becker’s ASC Review on May 10: Sean Hartzell, principal of ECG Management Consultants, identified: Growth potential in shifting low- to medium-acuity and single-night stay cases from hospitals to ASCs…

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By: Tarsilla Moura
May 15, 2024
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Death, hospital readmission less likely for women treated by female doctors

Editor's Note A new study showing women treated by female doctors are less likely to die or be readmitted to the hospital adds to the growing body of evidence that women and minorities tend to receive worse medical care than men and white patients, NBC News reported April 22. Published…

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By: Matt Danford
April 26, 2024
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Alabama immunity legislation shields IVF patients, providers

Editor's Note A new Alabama law provides civil and criminal immunity for providers and patients of in vitro fertilization (IVF) services, the Associated Press reported March 7. Last month, the Alabama Supreme Court effectively ruled that frozen embryos are people with a constitutional right to life, casting doubt on the…

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By: Matt Danford
March 7, 2024
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New surgical gel could promote wound healing in pelvic organ prolapse surgery

Editor's Note A new synthetic surgical gel developed by a researcher at Radboud University may one day help reduce the need for recurring surgeries for women with pelvic organ prolapse. Advanced Therapeutics published the findings September 6, 2023. According to a recent EurekAlert! report, the researcher received her PhD for…

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By: Brita Belli
March 4, 2024
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Sonio, AI-powered prenatal ultrasound management solution, announces implementation by Pediatrix MFM Practice

New York, New York (January 31, 2024)–Sonio today announced that Pediatrix Medical Group, the U.S.’s leading provider of highly specialized health care for women, children and babies, has deployed Sonio, a cloud-based, AI-powered prenatal care reporting and image management solution. This new technology is intended to simplify and streamline ultrasound…

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By: Tarsilla Moura
January 31, 2024
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