Obstetrics/Gynecology

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New Vital Signs Monitor Provides Advance Warning of Patient Deterioration

The EarlyVue VS30 device from Philips offers Early Warning Scoring technology to detect warning signs of declining patient health before a potential adverse event. The monitoring system may be customized to each patient,...


New Study Explores Association Between Paternal Smoking and Congenital Heart Defects in Babies

Babies born to fathers who smoke are more likely to have congenital heart defects, according to a recently published study.


Study Finds Marked Increase in Marijuana Use among Pregnant Women

Use of marijuana by expectant mothers in the United States rose 62 percent from 2002 through 2014, raising concerns among researchers even as legalization of pot has spread.


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Gauging Cancer Treatments’ Effectiveness

Many scientists believe the failure of chemotherapy and radiation therapy to kill cancer stem cells leads to relapses. A new device may allow more accurate determination of whether emerging treatments targeting those particularly dangerous cells are...


A Focus on Women

Recent data paint an alarming portrait of threats to women’s health.


The Peril of Quitting: Assessing the Risk of Ending Hormone Replacement Therapy

For many women, stopping hormone replacement therapy (HRT) may involve significant medical risk, recent research has found.


Research Highlights Benefit of Ovarian Tissue Transplantation after Cancer Treatment

Gonadal toxicity can be a side effect of chemotherapy and radiation therapy. However, a recent study in Denmark confirms what many physicians have suspected: Ovarian tissue cryopreservation and transplantation is a safe, effective method of preserving fertility.


Study Further Complicates C-section Debate

The line between medically indicated and non-medically indicated Caesarean section is becoming less clear, data from a Norwegian study published in the journal BMC Pregnancy & Childbirth suggests.


WVU Children’s Hospital at Ruby Memorial: A Valuable Resource for Pediatric Cardiology

The Pediatric Cardiology Section at WVU Children’s Hospital at Ruby Memorial offers a full complement of advanced diagnostic and treatment modalities. Services include pediatric cardiac MRI and pediatric arrhythmia diagnosis and management.


Allegheny Health Network: A Regional Pacesetter for Mother-baby Care

Through a comprehensive Maternal-Fetal Medicine Program and the availability of Level III NICUs at West Penn Hospital and Saint Vincent Hospital, Allegheny Health Network (AHN) is redefining care for women with high-risk pregnancies and infants who require the highest levels of specialized expertise and capabilities.