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Severe Birth Complications On the Rise in United States Severe Birth Complications On the Rise in United States
  Severe complications like kidney failure and heart attacks during and immediately after labor and delivery are rising nationwide, says a CDC report.
OTC Contraception May Soon Be Reality for American Women OTC Contraception May Soon Be Reality for American Women
  68 percent of women in America who are having unprotected sex say that they would be able to get birth control if they didn't have to first obtain a doctor's prescription.
Women: Be Wary About “Vaginal Rejuvenation” Surgeries Women: Be Wary About “Vaginal Rejuvenation” Surgeries
  Women who are interested in changing the appearance of their vulva may want to pay attention to a new study released in the journal Obstetrics & Gynecology this month.
Abortion Rate Hits All-Time Low Abortion Rate Hits All-Time Low
  Questions about the impact of current abortion and sex education laws remain after a new CDC report indicates that abortion rates are at an all time low.
Doctors Call for Pre-Emptive Plan B Prescriptions Doctors Call for Pre-Emptive Plan B Prescriptions
  Pediatricians should consider giving teenage girls a prescription for emergency contraception before they need it, according to a recent report released by the American Academy of Pediatrics.
Study Questions Whether All Double Mastectomies are Necessary Study Questions Whether All Double Mastectomies are Necessary
  Researchers are re-examining breast cancer treatment protocols after several recent studies have indicated that breast cancer may be overdiagnosed and overtreated in the United States.
Bone Marrow Stem Cells after Heart Attack Doesn’t Help Bone Marrow Stem Cells after Heart Attack Doesn’t Help
On November 5, 2012, the National Institutes of Health announced that patients who receive stem cells from their own bone marrow three to seven days after a heart attack do not show greater heart function within six months.
Sapien Artificial Heart Valve Use Expanded Sapien Artificial Heart Valve Use Expanded
On October 19, 2012, the Food and Drug Administration approved the expanded use of the Sapien Transcatheter Heart Valve (THV).
Head-First Births Safe Before 32 Weeks Head-First Births Safe Before 32 Weeks
On September 21, 2012, the National Institutes of Health reported that infants delivered head-first in standard deliveries before the 32nd term are just as likely to survive as infants delivered by a planned cesarean.
NY Courts Streamline Medical Malpractice Suits NY Courts Streamline Medical Malpractice Suits
  New York courts specializing in the state’s 4,000 medical malpractice cases filed annually have begun expanding following the success of a Bronx judge in expediting the settlement process.

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