Pregnant Women & Influenza

With flu season once again upon us, it is critically important to remind our patients of the need for flu vaccination.  However, I see many patients who continue to refuse the vaccine despite the risks associated with flu, especially during pregnancy.  When I question those resistant to vaccine, I almost …

Revised Cervical Cancer Screening(Pap Test) Guidelines

ACOG has recently revised cervical cancer screening guidelines based on the most recent research available.  Although the guidelines are quite complex for physicians(especially when management of abnormal pap results in different age groups with different past medical histories are considered), the new guidelines are quite simple for patients.  The important …

Total Laparoscopic Hysterectomy

Laparoscopic hysterectomy was first performed in 1989. The impetus for trying a new approach to a common gynecologic procedure was to reduce the morbidity and mortality of abdominal hysterectomy to the level observed with vaginal hysterectomy. There are considerable differences among surgeons as to what they mean by laparoscopic hysterectomy. …

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