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Fetal Physiology Myometrium Preterm Birth Placenta Endometrium

SGI Plenary Lectures

Dr Leroy Hood (Seattle) "Individualized Medicine" Dr Janet Rossant (Toronto) "Stem Cells and Individualized Medicine" Dr David Relman (Stanford) "Microbiome and Individualized Medicine"

SGI Mini-symposia

New Frontiers in Placental Biology

The Art and Science of Embryo Selection

Obesity: Impact on Reproduction and Development:

Reproductive Epigenomic Health

Stem Cells and Reproductive Health

Women and Children’s Health: A Global Perspective

Maternal Health Following Complicated Pregnancies

Aging and Reproductive Function

Personalized Medicine in Reproductive Health

Corticotropin Releasing Factor (CRF) and Reproduction: A 30-Year Journey

Early Programming of Lifelong Health: A Focus on Mechanism

The Microbiome in Pregnancy and its Relationship to Health and Disease

Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month: What you need to know
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September is National Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month. Ovarian cancer is the fifth-leading cause of cancer death among U.S. women. While prevention and early detection can help save lives, according to the American Cancer Society, only 20 percent of ovarian cancers are found at an early stage. "Ovarian cancer has unfortunately been known as a silent killer because its symptoms are often not recognized or misdiagnosed as something else," said Ami Vaidya, M.D., gynecologic surgical oncologist at John Theurer Cancer Center at Hackensack University Medical Center. "If we can educate women on how to identify risks and watch for early signs of ovarian cancer, we can potentially save thousands of lives." More

'50/50' and cancer: can humor help us heal?
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VideoBrief"Have you ever seen 'Terms of Endearment'?" That's how 27-year-old Adam breaks the news of his diagnosis to his on-screen worrywart mom Diane over dinner in the new film "50/50." The line takes the cake for how-not-to-tell-your-mother-you-have-cancer. "I'm moving in," Diane replies. "No, Mom, no." "I'm your mother, Adam." "Exactly." More

Cervical cancer virus fuels oral cancer type
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A prolonged sore throat once was considered a cancer worry mainly for smokers and drinkers. Today there's another risk: A sexually transmitted virus is fueling a rise in oral cancer. The HPV virus is best known for causing cervical cancer. But it can cause cancer in the upper throat, too, and a new study says HPV-positive tumors now account for a majority of these cases of what is called oropharyngeal cancer. More

Eating better during pregnancy reduces birth defects
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Pregnant women who eat a healthier diet are more likely to have babies without birth defects, according to a study from the Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine. Although it is imperative to take folic acid supplements during pregnancy, it does not protect against all birth defects, the authors of the study said, namely neural tube defects. More

How old is too old to have kids?
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A naked pregnant woman appears on the cover of this month's New York Magazine. She proudly shows off motherhood in the famous Demi Moore pose, one hand curved over her breasts, the other cradling her swollen belly. But this mom-to-be doesn't have flawless skin or dark brown hair as the Hollywood actress did when she bared all on the cover of Vanity Fair in 1991. This woman's skin is wrinkly and her hair silvery gray. She's 63 years old, and her pregnant belly is enormous. More

Is an obsession with natural birth putting mothers and babies in danger?
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There is no doubt that for most women in this country, childbirth remains a safe and happy experience. But it is also true that for too many, it is a highly risky and frankly horrific experience. Stories abound of mothers-to-be left alone in labor, sometimes refused pain relief or surgical intervention, putting their babies' health or even lives in danger. More

New obstetrician knows importance of women's health
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While Dr. LaToya Walker takes her job as an obstetrician and gynecologist seriously, her approachable demeanor and ease-putting laugh helps women feel comfortable — sometimes in their most uncomfortable moments. Natchez Regional Medical Center's newest OBGYN joined the hospital staff in August. More

Obesity, a major threat to health
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As long as cheap, energy dense, nutrient-poor foods are available, obesity will continue, says Dr. Paul Ward, and it presents a particular challenge when dealing with pregnancy. Ward, a prominent local obstetrician and gynecologist, was one of the speakers at the Grand Bahama Medical and Dental Association's conference and noted that obesity has become a major threat to health. More

Ovarian cancer eludes early testing
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VideoBriefSusan Leighton knew she was in trouble when the other cancer patients felt bad for her. Leighton joined a support group soon after being diagnosed with ovarian cancer in 1997 and as members went around the circle introducing themselves and their diseases, she found most were optimistic — until she spoke. More

Survey: Genital pain not uncommon among women
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As many as one in 12 women say they have a type of genital pain known as vulvodynia, yet few have been diagnosed with it, a new survey suggests. Vulvodynia refers to pain in the external genital area that can either be chronic or arise from contact, including sex, tampon insertion or exercise that puts pressure on the area, like bike riding. The problem was once thought to be rare, but researchers now estimate that it affects up to 14 million U.S. women at some point in their lives. More

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