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More than two decades ago (while I was practicing obstetrics), I was sued. To this day, I am upset; moreover, I remember the details of the case as if it happened yesterday: A patient was in spontaneous labor at term and the baby was head down (vertex), however, instead of the head presenting in a…

Apparently yes… but before you buy stock in Bayer or stock up on years’ worth of aspirin at Costco, let me give you the result of some pooled (meaning statistically conjoined) studies: A recent article published in the medical journal Lancet analyzed 8 aspirin trials which included a total of 25,570 patients. Most of the…

I just don’t know what to discuss this week amidst our national and global economic woes, the famine in the horn of Africa and the conflicts throughout the world all of which seem to be escalating. So I’ll escape to a review journal (Obstetric and Gynecological Survey to be exact) and discuss a new hypothesis… that a…

This calls for a 101 on ovarian function: During our reproductive lives, the ovaries provide us with our essential female hormones… estrogen and progesterone which are taken up by receptors in every cell in our body. These hormones are produced through the development of primordial eggs or oocytes within the ovaries. The ovary of the…

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