Tag: gynecology

Patient Care & Research: Inside the Lab of a Physician-Scientist

Patient Care & Research: Inside the Lab of a Physician-Scientist

Kelle Moley, MD, is a Washington University obstetrician and gynecologist at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. Moley also is co-director of the Women’s Reproductive Health Research program at Washington University. Though much of what happens in Moley’s lab, or in any research lab for that matter, is complex and often painstakingly detailed, the
basic premise is simple: A researcher asks a scientific

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There’s Something Special About Dr. Turner

There’s Something Special About Dr. Turner

It was two weeks before her scheduled cesarean delivery and Sylvia Searleman, 32, was going into labor. This would be Searleman’s third baby and her third C-section. Her obstetrician-gynecologist, Jacqueline Turner, MD, rushed to the hospital to meet her. Before long, Searleman was in a crowded delivery room at Barnes-Jewish Hospital, numb from the waist

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Tweeting About Medicine

Tweeting About Medicine

Though medical school didn’t teach Anthony Shanks, MD, and Kenan Omurtag, MD, FACOG, how to use Twitter, they are finding ways to incorporate tweeting into their professional routines. In addition to surgeries, examinations, consultations and all the attendant duties of their work as obstetricians and gynecologists at Barnes-Jewish Hospital, these two physicians share information about

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C-section rates drop for the first time in a decade

It appears word is getting out to providers, physicians and patients about the risks associated with having a c-section.
According to the CDC, the rate of cesarean sections has decreased for the first time in over ten years.
Dr. George Macones, Chairman of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Washington University School of Medicine,

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Breast-feeding can help reduce risk of breast cancer

When we think of modifiable risks associated with breast cancer, things like weight, alcohol consumption, and even hormone replacement therapy immediately come to mind.
Another modifiable risk that often isn’t thought of immediately, or even at all, is breast-feeding.
Breast-feeding is often overlooked and completely natural, and it’s something that many women can do to

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New study links certain dietary supplements with risk of death in older women

An article in the October 10 issue of Archives of Internal Medicine states that consuming dietary supplements, including multivitamins, folic acid, iron and copper, among others, appears to be associated with an increased risk of death in older women.
The study used data collected during the Iowa Women’s Health Study, which was conducted to examine

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For the 19th straight year, Barnes-Jewish makes the U.S. News "Honor Roll"

It’s that time of year again! The  2011-2012 Honor Roll of Best Hospitals by U.S.News & World Report magazine has been published, and we are proud to announce that once again, Barnes-Jewish Hospital and Washington University physicians are being recognized as national leaders in medicine.
In this 19th consecutive year of being on the list

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