The Economics of Surgical Gynecology: How We Can Not Only Survive, but Thrive, in the 21st Century
Barbara S. Levy, M.D., spent 29 years in private practice before accepting an appointment as vice president of health policy at the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG). As a result, she offers an informed and well-rounded perspective on the economics of surgical gynecology - the subject of a keynote address she delivered at the 2012 Pelvic Anatomy and Gynecologic Surgery (PAGS) symposium.View Article
Turning to Web for Diagnosis
Thirty-five percent of American adults said they had used the Internet to diagnose a medical condition for themselves or someone else, according to a study released last week by the Pew Research Center.View Article
Are Hysterectomies Really on the Decline?
The number of hysterectomies in the United States appears to be on the decline, despite a 10 percent increase in minimally invasive cases. Based on updated surveillance data, an estimated 479,229 hysterectomies were performed in the United States in 2009, of which 24 percent used a laparoscopic approach. View Article
Extra Poiunds Actually Good for You?
Obesity Experts Sort This One Out
A controversial new government study released this week has shaken some dieters' resolutions to lose weight.
The research showed that people who are moderately heavy, up to 30 or so pounds above normal, have a slightly lower risk (6%) of premature death than those at a normal weight...View Article
Doubt About Ovarian Cancer Screening
As an advocate for women with ovarian cancer, I know that it is never easy to tell someone that screening for this disease does more harm than good ("Ovarian Cancer Screenings Have No Benefit, Panel Says, and Some Risks," news article, Sept. 11). Yet that is what the evidence tells us and what the United States Preventive Services Task Force has confirmed...View Article
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