Women's Health

New Findings May Allay Fear of Complications among Breast Reconstruction Patients

Research in the journal Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery challenges the traditional view that older women have a greater risk of complications following both implant-based and autologous breast reconstruction.


New Book Details Surgeon’s Journey to Successful Body-contouring Approach

This month, Springer.com publishes Comprehensive Body Contouring: Theory and Practice. The 230-page, 190-image compendium highlights the 16-year clinical experience of innovative University of Pittsburgh plastic surgeon Dennis Hurwitz, MD, in treating dysmorphia after massive weight loss, pregnancy and aging.


Mommy Makeover: Is It Safe?

During the past 10 years, an extraordinary social phenomenon has been increasing in plastic surgeons’ offices across the country. Middle-aged mothers are having their sagging breasts enhanced, their loose abdomens tightened and their excess waist fat liposuctioned away.


Allegheny Health Network: A Regional Pacesetter for Mother-baby Care

Through a comprehensive Maternal-Fetal Medicine Program and the availability of Level III NICUs at West Penn Hospital and Saint Vincent Hospital, Allegheny Health Network (AHN) is redefining care for women with high-risk pregnancies and infants who require the highest levels of specialized expertise and capabilities.


Underdiagnosed Cause of Female Pelvic Pain, Pelvic Venous Congestion

Chronic pelvic pain is very common among women, accounting for as much as 40% of all gynecologic office visits.


Tracing the Link Between Menopause and Cognition

She can’t find her keys. She struggles to calculate a tip at a restaurant. Doing her taxes is out of the question. As many as two-thirds of menopausal women report forgetfulness, lack of focus and other cognitive difficulties, according to a University of Rochester Medical Center report.


Too Much Calcium Can Be Bad for Your Heart, New Study Finds

In a new study from the National Institutes of Health, startling results showed that men who took calcium supplements were more apt to die of heart disease than those who didn't get extra calcium in supplement form.


SLUCare–The Physicians of Saint Louis University: Providing Comprehensive Maternal-Fetal Care

Equipped with expertise and offering a range of maternal-fetal care for complex and uncomplicated pregnancies alike, SLUCare–The Physicians of Saint Louis University provides women across the Midwest a skilled partner to safeguard their health and the health of their babies.


St. Luke’s University Health Network Initiative Offers Precise Guidance on Breast Screening

While widespread use of mammograms has reduced mortality from breast cancer, specialists at St. Luke’s University Health Network have developed an algorithm to help providers offer additional, nuanced screenings that take into account individual variations in breast density. At the same time, St. Luke’s University Health Network is incorporating advanced technology to aid early detection.


Research Points to Test for Early Detection of Cancer Recurrence

A recent breakthrough by researchers at The Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center at Johns Hopkins may lead to the development of a routine blood test to detect early signs of breast cancer recurrence and predict patient response to therapy.