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Ther-Rx Corporation announced that it has taken several steps to reduce the cost of Makena™ for prevention of pre-term labor. Read More
Babies born to obese mothers have a much greater risk of dying before, during, or up to one year after birth, a new British study says. Read More
Babies born early may have a small increased risk of diabetes when they grow up, a Swedish study says. Read More
The teen pregnancy rate in 2009 hit its lowest since tracking began 70 years ago, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Read More
A study appearing in the April 2011 edition of Pediatrics provides a cost comparison of baby-friendly and non-baby-friendly hospitals in the United States. Read More
A new report sheds new light on the rising maternal mortality rate in California and strategies to reverse the trends. Read More
Women taking so-called "third generation" contraceptive pills, those developed in the 1980s, are up to three times more likely to suffer a blood clot than those who use older varieties, according to new research based on British and American records. Read More
Children and adolescents in the United States exposed to secondhand smoke (SHS) are at risk of developing major depressive disorder, generalized anxiety disorder, attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, and conduct disorder, new research suggests. Read More
The majority of patients and physicians have a positive perception of electronic medical documentation, according to a survey conducted by Sage Healthcare Division, a unit of Sage North America. Read More
Many people who have herpes do not have any symptoms and may be transmitting the virus unknowingly, according to a new study in the Journal of the American Medical Association. Read More
New analysis finds that the risk of stroke from estrogen-only therapy for menopausal symptoms fades with time. Read More
Extreme weight gain increases breast cancer survivors' risk of cancer recurrence and death, but moderate weight gain has no effect on outcomes, according to a new study. Read More
Girls are maturing faster than ever and hitting puberty younger than any generation in history. Read More
ACNM’s Director of Professional Practice & Health Policy, Tina Johnson, recently presented at a symposium held by the Nursing Alliance for Quality Care and the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners that addressed the important role advanced practice registered nurses (APRNs) serve in delivering higher quality, lower cost primary care and the provisions for nurse-led medical homes under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA). Register here to view an online archive of this event.