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Hypertension in Pregnancy

One of the most significant developments in Obstetrics for 2013 was the publication of a 99-page report by the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, Hypertension in Pregnancy. Hypertension (elevated blood pressure) affects over 10% of all pregnancies and there … Continue reading

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Cell free DNA for Prenatal Genetic Testing

Prenatal detection of chromosome abnormalities has been available for over 40 years. Amniocentesis started in the early 1970s and then chorionic villus sampling (CVS) in the 1980s. Given that increasing maternal age is associated with a higher risk of genetic … Continue reading

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Detecting and Treating Cancer of the Uterus

I’m writing a series of articles about cancer. This subject is scary to everyone, but the more you know about it, the safer you are. Almost every week I see someone who has had cancer or pre-cancer previously, and now … Continue reading

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