June 2017 Women's Health

Moderate Drinking Less Effective at Preventing Heart Disease Than Previously Thought

June 15, 2017

Heart Health Watch

Although moderate drinking is commonly thought to lower an individual’s risk of developing cardiovascular disease compared with heavy drinking or abstinence, the results of a recent study suggest that these protective benefits may only extend to certain heart conditions.

Mental Illness Linked to Heightened Cardiovascular Disease Risk

June 15, 2017

Heart Health Watch

The results of a recent study indicate that patients with severe mental illnesses, such as schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and major depression, are significantly more likely to develop cardiovascular disease than the general population.

Poor Diet Linked to Premenopausal Breast Cancer Risk

June 15, 2017

Women's Health Watch

A recent study has found that women who consume a diet associated with chronic inflammation as adolescents or young adults may face a heightened risk of premenopausal breast cancer.

Older Women Underscreened for Cervical Cancer

June 15, 2017

Women's Health Watch

Although current guidelines indicate that women at average risk do not need to be screened for cervical cancer after age 65, the results of a recent study suggest that women up to age 85 can benefit from these screenings.

Vaginal Progesterone Reduces Preterm Birth Rate

June 15, 2017

Women's Health Watch

The use of vaginal progesterone in women who are pregnant with twins and have a short cervix can reduce the risk of preterm birth, neonatal complications, and neonatal death, according to the results of a recent study.

Hospital Liability for Not Warning Patient of Driving Impairment

June 12, 2017

Legal Focus

Is a legal duty of due care owed to a nonpatient who is injured by a patient who received medications that arguably impaired her ability to operate an automobile safely or is liability limited to the patient with whom a relationship existed with the health professional?

Age-Related Vaccine Errors

June 10, 2017

Medication Safety

Since September 2012, the Institute for Safe Medication Practices has been operating the ISMP National Vaccine Errors Reporting Program to collect data about the types of vaccine errors and their underlying causes.