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Many U.S. Women Unhappy With Maternal Health Care, Poll Finds

By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, June 5, 2024 (HealthDay News) -- Many women are unhappy with the state of U.S. maternal health care, but...

U.S. Maternal Death Rate Remains Much Higher Than Other Affluent Nations

By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, June 4, 2024 (HealthDay News) -- Maternal mortality rates in the United States continue to exceed those in other...

9.6 Percent of Medical Visits Took Place Via Telehealth in 2021

Percentage of telehealth visits was higher for mental health than other clinicians

Preeclampsia Linked to Increased Risk for Young-Onset Dementia

Even higher risk for young-onset dementia seen for preeclampsia before 34 weeks of gestation or superimposed on chronic HTN

Maternal Serum Alpha-Fetoprotein Levels Higher in Black Than White Women

These racial differences need to be accounted for in prenatal open neural tube defect screening

Age at Menarche Decreasing, Time to Cycle Regularity Increasing

Forty-six percent of estimated temporal trend in age at menarche was explained by BMI

More Physical Activity Tied to Higher Odds of Hot Flashes

Findings seen for objectively measured and subjectively reported hot flashes during waking and sleeping periods

Pandemic Had Temporary Negative Effect on Breast Cancer Screening

However, prolonged negative effect was seen on follow-up screening

Patient Characteristics Linked to Performance of AI Algorithm for DBT

Patient characteristics linked to AI algorithm performance when analyzing negative screening digital breast tomosynthesis mammograms

At-School Vaccination Boosts HPV Vaccination Coverage

No significant effect seen for increasing adolescent, parent, and provider education