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Cervical Cancer Survivors Have High Scores for Sexual DistressHigher levels of distress were linked to increased vaginal sexual symptoms, worry about dyspareunia, dissatisfaction with a relationship, and concerns about body image in a study looking at sexual well-being among cervical cancer survivors.
Lower-Dose Estradiol Vaginal Cream Effectively Relieves Postmenopausal DyspareuniaA lower-dose estradiol vaginal cream than is currently available in the United States was an effective and well-tolerated treatment for dyspareunia in postmenopausal women, according to a recent phase 3, randomized, multicenter, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial.
Vulvar pruritus in postmenopausal womanA 62-year-old woman presents for her annual gynecologic exam, stating that she has had a 4-month history of worsening vulvar pruritus. Can you make the correct diagnosis and treatment plan?
3 modern financial tips for new attending physiciansCongratulations on becoming a new attending. To jump-start your career, you'll find innovative ways to save on student loan payments, protect yourself with essential insurance products and supercharge your retirement savings.
Top 5 locations physician salaries are declining
Top 5 locations physician salaries are decliningWe told you the top 10 most in demand metros for physicians, as well as the top 10 metros doctors are getting the biggest pay raises, but what about the worst places for physicians who are looking for a salary bump?
AAO practice patterns offers ‘awareness’ to proper AMD treatmentThe American Academy of Ophthalmology’s Preferred Practice Pattern on Age-Related Macular Degeneration “are based on the best available scientific data as interpreted by panels of knowledgeable health professionals.” These patterns offer solid clinical guidelines for treating and counseling AMD patients.
Most-talked-about journal articles bring ‘awareness’ to AMDTwo of the top 10 “most-talked-about” articles in JAMA Ophthalmology are about age-related macular degeneration (AMD). One of the current top 5 “most-read” articles in the American Journal of Ophthalmology is also about AMD. Here are a brief synopsis of those three papers.
A love/hate divideOur latest survey paints a picture of ob/gyns simultaneously dedicated to their profession and increasingly frustrated by external stressors.
Decreasing cesareans: VBAC and patient empowermentExpert commentary on Practice Bulletin No. 184: Vaginal Birth After Cesarean Delivery.
Changing perception increases medication adherenceFear associated with perceived pain from injectable biologics has been shown to be successfully addressed by employing anchoring bias interventions, researchers report in JAMA Dermatology.