Women’s Health

Women’s health refers to the branch of medicine that focuses on the treatment and diagnosis of diseases and conditions that affect a woman’s physical and emotional well-being. Learn more about women’s health disorders, signs, symptoms, screening, and tests that may help detect hidden disease, early diagnosis, and treatment.
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Type Title Category Year
Women’s Health
Clinical
Education Webinar

Improving Cardiovascular Health for Women: The Essentials for Every OB/GYN Practice Dr. Gersh discusses how to assess cardiovascular (CV) risk for women patients within an OB/GYN practice and learn how to utilize key laboratory tests, beyond standard lipid panels, to gain a deeper insight into the cardiovascular risk of your patients...

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2019 +
Peer-Reviewed Study

Prenatal cell-free DNA screening for fetal aneuploidy in pregnant women at average or high risk: Results from a large US clinical laboratory The American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics recommends informing all pregnant women that noninvasive cell-free DNA (cfDNA) prenatal screening is the most sensitive screening option for detecting. Carrie Guy, Quest Diagnostics Nichols Institute, San Juan Capistrano, CA...

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2019 +
Peer-Reviewed Study

Comparison of cervical cancer screening results among 256,648 women in multiple clinical practices In the United States, concurrent human papillomavirus (HPV) and Papanicolaou (Pap) testing (co-testing) is recommended for cervical cancer screening among women ages 30 to 65 years...

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2016 +
Peer-Reviewed Study

Gaps in Diabetes Screening During Pregnancy and Postpartum A study published in Obstetrics and Gynecology reports on screening rates and prevalence of gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) and the prevalence of postpartum diabetes. In a large, national sample of pregnant women, Dr. Harvey W. Kaufman, senior medical director at Quest Diagnostics...

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2011 +
Peer-Reviewed Study

National Status of Testing for Hypothyroidism during Pregnancy and Postpartum The aim of this study was to estimate thyroid testing rate and positivity during pregnancy and postpartum, including testing and positivity rates. Jon M. Nakamoto, Laboratory Medical Director, Quest Diagnostics Nichols Institute, San Juan Capistrano, CA, Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Endocrinology, University of California...

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2012 +
Peer-Reviewed Study

Neighborhood Socioeconomic Status in Relation to Serum Biomarkers in the Black Women’s Health Study Lower neighborhood socioeconomic status (SES) is associated with higher cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk...

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2016 +
Peer-Reviewed Study

Predicted 25-hydroxyvitamin D in relation to incidence of breast cancer in a large cohort of African American women Vitamin D deficiency, which has been linked to an increased risk of colorectal cancer, is particularly common among African Americans. Previous studies of vitamin D status and breast cancer risk, mostly conducted in white women...

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2016 +
Research
Findings Article

Recurrent Pregnancy Loss: Finding Hope Many different medical conditions can cause infertility in both men and women. Some of these conditions may result in an inability to conceive, while others may cause recurrent pregnancy loss. Approximately 15% to 25% of recognized pregnancies end in a miscarriage...

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2019 +
Peer-Reviewed Study

Hepatitis C Virus in Women of Childbearing Age, Pregnant Women, and Children In 2015, a total of 0.38% (n=14,417) of live births were delivered by hepatitis C virus–infected women. Births delivered by hepatitis C virus–infected women, compared with births overall, occurred more often in women who were aged 20–29 years (60.7% vs 50.9%); white...

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2018 +
Research Findings Article

Cervical Cancer Screening This guide discusses the benefits of co-testing for women 30 to 65 years of age, and reviews screening options for cervical cancer in other age groups...

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2019 +
Clinical
Education Article

Hepatitis C—The Primary Care Physician’s Role in Reducing the Epidemic’s Impact Paul E. Sax, MD, Clinical Director of the Division of Infectious Diseases, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Boston MA, discusses the critical role of primary care physicians in identifying those infected with HCV and reducing the burden of chronic liver disease through timely intervention...

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2013 +

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