osteoporosis

Animal study reveals causes and consequences of how bone cells “age”Premature cellular aging induced by glucocorticoids during puberty may cause children’s bone loss, osteoporosis, and fracture risk later in life.
Are vaginal estradiol tablets better for VVS than OTC moisturizer or placebo?Results of a randomized clinical trial (RCT) suggest that over-the-counter moisturizer may be just as effective as vaginal estrogen tablets for treatment of vulvovaginal symptoms (VVS) in postmenopausal women. Plus: Does a Mediterranean diet help protect bones in postmenopausal women? Also: Metformin, an oral diabetes medication, seems to reduce the likelihood of late miscarriage and premature birth in women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), according to results of a multicenter study.
Study: Annual ob/gyn visits decliningResearchers note that the number of women who annually visit an ob/gyn has steadily declined since 2000. Plus: MAb may reduce risk of fracture in women with osteoporosis. Also, a study shows that postmenopausal hormone therapy is not associated with risk of all-cause, cardiovascular, or total cancer mortality.
WHI data shed light on risks of long-term bisphosphonate useAnalysis of data from the Women’s Health Initiative study adds to concerns about potential risks of long-term use of bisphosphonates in elderly women.
Atopic dermatitis comorbiditiesEmerging data suggest that atopic dermatitis is not just a skin disease. In terms of its impact on the whole patient and its potential for multi-organ involvement, it is a systemic disease, according to one dermatologist.
Do midpelvic vaginal operative deliveries lead to greater trauma?A new study looks at whether midpelvic operative deliveries have greater trauma than other delivery forms. Plus: A look at the long-term effects of using bisphosphonates. Also, is lithium use in early pregnancy as dangerous as previously thought?
Does diet affect bone mineral density?An analysis looks at the impact of diet on bone mineral density. Also, an examination of which antidepressants in pregnancy may increase the risk of birth defects. Plus: Is the mortality rate of cervical cancer underestimated?
Payer-provider partnership drives value: Execs share lessons learnedHumana and Oak Street Health share the challenges and opportunities of moving away from the fee-for-service model to value-based care.
Top ob/gyn stories of 20162016 was a year of change and new challenges. Find out what the top news stories of 2016 were.
One insurer proves that value-based reimbursement works in practiceHumana’s value-based reimbursement model with physicians has helped to improve care quality and health outcomes for its Medicare Advantage (MA) program members.