Rachel Zimmerman worked as a reporter for The Wall Street Journal for 10 years, most recently at the Boston bureau covering health and medicine. She’s also written for The New York Times, the (now-defunct) Seattle Post-Intelligencer, and the alternative paper, Willamette Week, in Portland, Oregon, among other publications. She is the co-author of The Doula Guide To Birth (2009), published by Bantam/Random House. In 2008, she spent the year as a Knight Science Journalism Fellow at MIT. Rachel lives in Cambridge with her two daughters.
Now, the influential professional group of U.S. obstetricians and gynecologists is saying it even more forcefully: If you’re pregnant and facing no complications, you really should exercise — it’s the ideal time to improve your health, including your weight.
Researchers at Boston Medical Center report that the risk of such undetected cancer is about 1 in 352 women.
The study “highlighted the difficulty in repeatedly logging on to computer systems when [patients] are clinically depressed,” researchers wrote.
The number of women using long-acting reversible contraception has almost doubled in recent years, and most of the increase is due to the growing popularity of IUDs.
In general, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for this condition hinges on reframing the patient’s thinking about the approaching winter — away from a negative attitude about the shorter, darker, freezing, snowbound days, and toward a more positive approach, for instance: What kind of fun, frolicking things can I get out and do in the cold?
A new analysis found that weight discrimination was associated with an increase in mortality risk of nearly 60 percent.
The project was born out of frustration with a medical system that no longer has the time to really listen to patients, says Dr. Annie Brewster, an MGH internist who’s been developing the kiosk.
A Harvard professor said there’s no need for everyone to suddenly become vegetarian. But, he said, he hopes the WHO announcement will spark real dietary change.
Compared to white men, black men with localized prostate cancer were 35 percent less likely to undergo surgery within three months of diagnosis, 45 to 48 percent more likely to require a visit to the emergency department after surgery, and 28 percent more likely to be readmitted after surgery, researchers report.
The new recommendations come at a time of growing awareness about the potential downside of screening and the harms of over-diagnosis.
New research says most women under 50 don’t need routine mammograms. That’s confusing news to a 45-year-old woman whose recent mammogram turned up a calcification.