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A Call to Action to Decrease Maternal Mortality Rates

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A campaign by Rutgers University and the Tara Hansen Foundation prompts New Jersey to designate January 23 of each year as Maternal Health Awareness Day

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Pregnancy App is a Hit with Moms-To-Be and Their Midwives

Midwives at MedStar Washington Hospital Center can now remotely monitor their pregnant patients’ progress and health using the Babyscripts app. It’s the first mobile clinical tool that allows the midwives to elevate the prenatal care experience for their maternity patients.

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Estrogen-Mimicking Compounds in Foods May Reduce Effectiveness of Breast Cancer Treatment

Scientists from The Scripps Research Institute have discovered that two estrogen-mimicking compounds found in many foods appear to potently reverse the effects of palbociclib/letrozole, a popular drug combination for treating breast cancer.

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New Norris Healthcare Center Opens on USC’s Health Sciences Campus

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Keck Medicine of USC is significantly expanding its patient care services and health care facilities with the opening of the new Norris Healthcare Center, a seven-story, state-of-the-art facility providing multidisciplinary ambulatory care.

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Pregnant Women in NC Exposed to Less Secondhand Nicotine After ‘Smoking Ban’

A new study from Duke Health has found pregnant women experienced less secondhand smoke exposure since the 2009 passage of the ‘smoking ban’ in North Carolina, which outlawed smoking inside public places such as bars and restaurants.

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Cancer Targeted with Reusable ‘Stinging Nettle’ Treatment

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Cancer cells can be destroyed more effectively and selectively with a unique new reusable treatment, activated with a substance found in stinging nettles and ants - thanks to new research by the University of Warwick.

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Gene Test to Predict Breast Cancer Recurrence Less Cost Effective in Real World Practice

The most commonly used gene expression profile test, Oncotype DX®, used to help predict breast cancer recurrence may not be as cost-effective as once thought, say a team of researchers.

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January Is Thyroid Awareness Month

Mount Sinai Doctors Stress Importance of Early Detection and Announce Expansion of Thyroid Services in NYC

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Lymphedema after Cancer Treatment – Special Issue of Rehabilitation Oncology Presents Research Update

Individuals who have been treated for cancer are at risk for a complication called lymphedema: swelling in the body region where lymph nodes were removed, causing pain and limited function. New research and insights on the management of cancer-related lymphedema are presented in the January special issue of Rehabilitation Oncology, official journal of the Oncology Section of the American Physical Therapy Association. The journal is published by Wolters Kluwer.







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