2012 Women's Health News
Menopause quality of life unchanged by soy supplements
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.
Vitamin D in Pregnancy May Be Key for Baby's Brain
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.
Menopause: Handle with Care
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.
The Waiting Game
Two women share their experiences with fertility treatments. OHSU's Dr. Paula Amato talks about helping patients understand their chances and their options.
Health Watch: Reform School
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.
U.S. News: OHSU ranked No. 1 in Portland and state
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
Excess Maternal Iodine Linked to Congenital Hypothyroidism
Dr. Kara Connelly and colleagues report on three cases of infants with congenital hypothyroidism detected through a newborn screening program. More
Free Cervical Screening Program To End after Serving 3,600 Women
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
Vitamin C improves lung function in newborns of pregnant smoking women
Women unable to quit smoking during pregnancy can significantly improve the lung function of their newborns by taking Vitamin C daily. Read more
Breastfeeding is best for moms and babies, but what about pacifiers?
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
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.