2012 Women's Health News

Soy supplementsMenopause quality of life unchanged by soy supplements DEC 2012

After a large study, OHSU's Paula Amato, M.D., and other researchers conclude soy isoflavone supplementation offers no benefit to quality of life in postmenopausal women.

As featured in: NBC News

Doctor at OHSU measuring babyVitamin D in Pregnancy May Be Key for Baby's Brain SEP 2012

OHSU perinatologist, Leo Periera, M.D., discusses why adequate levels of vitamin D are important for moms and the need for more research into supplementation.

As featured in: WebMD

Women's Health Annual from Portland MonthlyWomen's Health Annual SEP 2012

A guide to the latest developments in women’s health - from OHSU experts in infertility, obstetrics, high-risk pregnancy care, urogynecology, and oncology.

As Featured in: Portland Monthly Magazine

Health ScreeningsWhen it comes to a Pap test, less may be more SEP 2012

The most recent guidelines from the American Cancer Society and the US Preventive Services Task Force actually recommend that women 21 to 65 have a Pap test every three years.

As Featured in: Portland Monthly Magazine

Midlife and menopauseMenopause: Flash Forward SEP 2012

Women can anticipate about four years of perimenopause as the body prepares itself to stop ovulating; the transition time can last anywhere from one to 10 years.

As Featured in: Portland Monthly Magazine

MenopauseMenopause: Handle with Care SEP 2012

OHSU ob/gyn doctor, Dr. Karen Adams, answers some common questions on life after menopause, and encourages women to take charge and stay healthy through midlife changes.

As Featured in: Portland Monthly Magazine

Fertility articleThe Waiting Game SEP 2012

Two women share their experiences with fertility treatments. OHSU's Dr. Paula Amato talks about helping patients understand their chances and their options.

As Featured in: Portland Monthly Magazine

ContraceptionContraception: Not Your Mother's Birth Control SEP 2012

Young women today may still reach for the pill, but alternative methods are on the rise. To help all women – the more choices, the better.

As Featured in: Portland Monthly Magazine

Healthcare reformHealth Watch: Reform School SEP 2012

OHSU's Dr. Michelle Berlin, explains why the legislation as it now stands is poised to have a profoundly positive impact on the health of women at every stage of life.

As Featured in: Portland Monthly Magazine

DNAOncology: Magic Markers SEP 2012

When it comes to cancer, treatment gets personal. Each cancer is different, and the most effective treatment targets each cancer individually.

As Featured in: Portland Monthly Magazine

Family eatingObesity Gets an Early Start in the Womb AUG 2012

Researchers looking for underlying causes of obesity find surprising complexity. Studies at OHSU reveal links to prenatal diet.

As Featured in: The Oregonian

KingBirdNative American mother risks difficult pregnancy for fresh start JULY 2012

The Oregonian shares one of the many birth stories that happen here at OHSU. "We are seeing the summit of the mountain we are climbing together," Dr. Tolosa.

As Featured in: The Oregonian

Recognized Best HospitalU.S. News: OHSU ranked No. 1 in Portland and state JULY 2012

According to U.S. News Best Hospitals 2012-13, OHSU ranks No. 1 in the Portland metro area as well as across Oregon. OHSU was ranked as "high-performing" in gynecology and 10 other specialties. Read more

As Featured in: US News and World Report

PregnancyExcess Maternal Iodine Linked to Congenital Hypothyroidism JULY 2012

Dr. Kara Connelly and colleagues report on three cases of infants with congenital hypothyroidism detected through a newborn screening program. More

As featured in:  Science Daily News

Screening volunteerFree Cervical Screening Program To End after Serving 3,600 Women JUNE 2012

Thank you to all our supporters and volunteers. Since its inception three years ago, the landmark Free Screening Program has had an enormous and positive impact. Read more

BabyVitamin C improves lung function in newborns of pregnant smoking women MAY 2012

Women unable to quit smoking during pregnancy can significantly improve the lung function of their newborns by taking Vitamin C daily. Read more

As featured in: Huffington Post abc 2 News TV Eyes UPI.com

Mother and DaughterMotherhood is worth the wait, but fertility won't wait forever MAY 2012

As more women choose to wait until their 30's to have children, OHSU's Diana Wu discusses how fertility decreases with age and what women need to know.

As featured in: The Columbian

Baby with pacifierBreastfeeding is best for moms and babies, but what about pacifiers? APRIL 2012

Hospitals are removing pacifiers from their newborn units to achieve '"Baby-Friendly" status, but researchers at OHSU Doernbecher believe more research supporting this recommendation is needed. Read more

As Featured in:  MSN News Time US News and World Report CNN News

Woman at OHSUOHSU Works To Reduce the Number of Cesarean Section Births MARCH 2012

Discussing birth outcomes on a week-by-week basis may account for the dip in C-section births

As featured in: The Lund Report

Portland Monthly - 2012 Top DoctorsPortland Monthly names 13 of our providers as top doctors of Portland JAN 2012

Featured physicians include: Mary Ames, Paula Bednarek, Michelle Berlin, Aaron Brandon Caughey, Mary Anna Denman, Alison Edelman, S. Renee Edwards, W. Thomas Gregory, Jeanne-Marie Guise, Catherine M. Leclair, David M. Lee, Elizabeth G. Munro, and Meg O’Reilly.

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