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Low-risk pregnancies may result in fewer interventions with midwives

A new study from Obstetrics & Gynecology indicates that women with low-risk pregnancies, who delivered in a hospital setting with a midwife, may need fewer interventions and cesarean sections (C-sections) than women who saw obstetricians. However, these results may reveal more questions than answers.

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Longer estrogen exposure improves cognitive function

Based on a new study, postmenopausal women may see improved cognitive function with endogenous estrogen exposure (EEE).

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Do alternative therapies help with menopause?

A recent study examined the use of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) to help women as they transition into menopause. These CAM therapies included nutrition-based options, physical treatments, psychological therapies, herbal medicines, and folk medicines.

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Suggestions to help parents reduce child’s anxiety

The Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry released a study in March 2019 that showcases steps parents can take, in addition to standard therapy, to help lower or prevent anxiety in their children.

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Recent Articles

Do alternative therapies help with menopause?

Author: By Lydia L. Kim, Digital Content Editor

A recent study examined the use of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) to help women . . .

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Position Statement

Brain Health is Womenʼs Health

March 2019 Vol. 7 No. 1

The National Association of Nurse Practitioners in Women’s Health (NPWH) supports collaborative action to . . .

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Focus on sexual health

The history of secnidazole

March 2019 Vol. 7 No. 1

Author: By Brooke M. Faught, DNP, WHNP-BC, NCMP, IF and Kecia Harris, PhD

In September 2017, the FDA approved secnidazole for the treatment of bacterial vaginosis. Although new . . .

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NPWH news & updates

NPWH news & updates

September 2019 Vol. 7 No. 3

Author: By Gay Johnson, CEO

Gay Johnson, CEO

Message from the CEO
For almost 23 years, I have had the . . .

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Editor-in-chief's message

Editor-in-Chief's Message | September 2019

September 2019 Vol. 7 No. 3

Author: By Beth Kelsey, EdD, APRN, WHNP-BC, FAANP

Dear Colleagues,
In July 2019, the NPWH Board of Directors approved a position statement entitled . . .

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Pregnancy and Postpartum

Preventing Postpartum Depression Closer to Home

Author: By Melissa Schenkman, MPH, MSJ

About one out of every nine expectant mothers in the United States experiences symptoms of . . .

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Commentary

My work on a mobile OB/GYN unit     

Author: By Angela D. Alston, DNP, APRN-CNP, WHNP and Randee Masciola, DNP, APRN-CNP, WHNP

Five years ago, I transitioned into a leadership role as manager of the advanced practice . . .

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BV Supplement

Focus on sexual health | Bacterial vaginosis: Impact of sexual activity, implications for sexual health

September 2019 Vol. 7 No. 3

Author: By Brooke M. Faught, DNP, WHNP-BC, NCMP, IF

Brooke M. Faught

Bacterial vaginosis (BV) is the most prevalent vaginal infection. Although BV is . . .

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