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Birth control is sexy, not scary

Birth control is sexy, not scary

In its various forms and methods, the goal of contraception is to assist with planning when to have children. However, navigating through which method is best for each particular situation can be challenging. Our nation’s culture has made it somewhat uncomfortable to talk about sex. On the road to overall health, we cannot avoid talking about sexual health.

SPOTLIGHT ON STARS in MEDICINE

SPOTLIGHT ON STARS in MEDICINE

Interview with Dr. Hilda Hutcherson by Premedical Board Member Lewsey

What is Past is Prologue: How the Fight Against Breast Cancer has Evolved

According to the German writer and philosopher Goethe, “the most beautiful discoveries are made not so much by men as by the period.” History has shown that the methods of diagnosing and treating breast cancer have mirrored the thoughts of clinicians during the eras in which they have practiced. Indeed, breast cancer has been conceptualized within social and cultural norms over time. Today as we continue to strive for cures, we consider new treatment options based on the context of the period.

Mother’s Obesity May Lead to Infertility in the Next Generation

Levels of the hormone ghrelin are low in obese women and a recent study accepted for publication in Endocrinology, a publication of The Endocrine Society, reports that mice whose mothers had low ghrelin levels were less fertile due to a defect in implantation.

Strides Made in Recruiting Women to Neurosurgery – More than 20 Percent of Neurosurgical Residents Now Female

In 2007, the American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS) recognized the need to take bold steps to recruit and retain more women in neurosurgery and requested that Women in Neurosurgery (WINS) author a white paper. “The article, which was published in the September 2008 issue of Journal of Neurosurgery, has clearly made an impact on the field with the number of new female neurosurgical residents nearly doubling from just two years ago,” said Deborah Benzil, MD, lead author of that article.