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Bariatric Surgery and Safer Interval for Pregnancy A study, published in JAMA, concurs with the recommendation from the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology for women with bariatric surgery to wait for two years or more after the procedure before getting pregnant.  The authors indeed suggest extending this wait to three years.  The researchers, from…

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You recently had a DEXA bone density scan. You have been told you have osteopenia or osteoporosis – i.e. mild or more significant bone thinning, respectively – which carry a higher risk of fracture than normal bone density. Your physician recommends treatment with medication. When you go to research options, you are overwhelmed by the…

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Several days ago, I went with many women physician friends to Montgomery County Medical Society meeting.  Part of the meeting included a panel discussion of physician wellness.  Physician burnout is not a new topic but has taken on a serious toll, with about 400 physician suicides each year.  Women physicians have a four times higher risk of…

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