How Yelp is providing maternity care rating data to make hospitals more 'shoppable'
A new partnership with the nonprofit California Health Care Foundation means that clinical maternity data like C-section rates will be displayed on Yelp hospital listings. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - August 1, 2017 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Kevin Truong Source Type: news

Your NEJM Group Today: Wheezing Interactive Medical Case / Excessive Opioids After C-Section / New Mexico Hospitalist Opportunities (FREE)
By the Editors Here's what we chose for you from NEJM Group today:NEJM Clinical Practice Center: Interactive Medical Case: A 20-year-old with a history of allergic rhinitis presented to … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - July 31, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

This area hospital has upgraded its women's center
Baptist Health La Grange has unveiled a $2.5 million renovation of its George& Beverly Rawlings Women's Center. The newly renovated center has an expanded nursery, two new OB triage rooms for monitoring expectant mothers, all-private postpartum rooms and labor/delivery suites with updated furnishings and decor, a new operating room for cesarean-section procedures, a dedicated lactation room and expanded fam ily waiting areas. The hospital worked with LMH Architecture LLC; Biagi, Chance, Cummins,… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - July 21, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Carolyn Tribble Greer Source Type: news

Good Diet, Exercise While Pregnant Could Cut C-Section Risk
These healthy habits also lower odds for other obstetric complications, study shows Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Cesarean Section, Pregnancy and Nutrition (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - July 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

C-Section Risk Reduction Linked to Healthy Lifestyle (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Lowered gestational diabetes risk also tied to diet, exercise (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - July 20, 2017 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Good Diet, Exercise While Pregnant Could Cut C-section Risk
WEDNESDAY, July 19, 2017 -- Eating a healthy diet and exercising during pregnancy isn't just good for the developing baby. A new analysis of 36 studies including a total of more than 12,500 women suggests these behaviors can also lower a... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - July 19, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Baby is scarred after her C-section delivery
Emma Edwards', 21, daughter Karmen was left with a one-and-a-half-inch scar between her eye and ear after she was delivered by C-section. Her family claim they were kept in the dark about investigations. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Rwanda: C-Section - What You Should Know About This Birth Option
[New Times] Every expectant woman always looks forward to delivering a healthy baby. But no matter the circumstances, medics say one cannot rule out the possibility of cesarean section, which they advise should be only recommended by a gynecologist. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - July 17, 2017 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Woman undergoes C-section, open-heart surgery to save baby
Four teams were assembled at Sanger Heart & Vascular Institute to save a mother. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - July 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Surgeons perform C-section and open-heart surgery to save mom and baby
Four teams were assembled at Sanger Heart & Vascular Institute to save a mother. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - July 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

WATCH: Open-heart surgery and emergency C-section save mom and baby
Danielle Gaither arrived with a split aorta when surgeons made the decision to save her and the baby by performing a simultaneous open-heart surgery and an emergency C-section. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - July 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Monitoring pulse rate before C-section improves maternal health
New research shows tracking the pulse rate before a Cesarean section can help determine whether a woman needs blood pressure medication after a spinal block. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - July 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Pulse rate monitoring before a C-section can improve maternal health
(Springer) Doctors often prescribe preventative drugs to women who are to receive spinal blocks while giving birth via a Caesarean section. Such preventative treatment against hypotension, however, can have side-effects. In a study in Springer's journal Annals of Biomedical Engineering, Augusto Navarro of the Miguel Servet University Hospital in Spain and collaborators investigate how clinicians can use aspects of pulse rate to decide whether blood pressure medication should be provided. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 11, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

UCLA team performs emergency surgery to save mom and newborn baby
UCLA Health When mom-to-be Malisa was just a few weeks away from delivering her first child, she felt a sudden pain in her chest while at the movies with a friend.Her doctors ruled out any problems with the pregnancy but did learn she had a rare, life-threatening heart condition called an aortic dissection, a tear in the aorta located just above the aortic valve involving the arteries that take blood to the heart and brain. The condition often leads to sudden death, but with unusual luck she was able to survive.Once diagnosed, Malisa, who lives about 80 miles from Los Angeles, was airlifted to  Ronald Reagan UCLA...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - June 30, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Police: Pregnant woman overdoses, charged with baby assault
A Pennsylvania woman who police say overdosed on heroin while pregnant and had to undergo a cesarean section is being charged with assault on her unborn child (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - June 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

A ‘superstar’ homecoming: Julia’s journey for bladder exstrophy care
Julia Ryan was born on March 2, but her journey to Boston Children’s Hospital began months before her birth. During Tori Ryan’s pregnancy, doctors near her home in South Carolina diagnosed her unborn child, Julia, with bladder exstrophy, a rare and complex birth defect where the bladder develops inside out and is exposed outside of the body. “There were a lot of tears,” says Tori’s husband, Sean, of receiving the news about their daughter. “It was hard. We had to balance our own worry with the excitement our two older daughters felt about having a little sister.&...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - June 26, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Maureen McCarthy Tags: Our Patients’ Stories Advanced Fetal Care Center bladder exstrophy bladder exstrophy program Department of Urology Joseph Borer Source Type: news

The Virtual Doctor Will See You Now
A law that eases restrictions in the way telemedicine is delivered in Arkansas goes into effect in August and will help Arkansas hospitals expand their range of virtual services. The law will allow patients to receive telemedicine services wherever they happen to be, rather than having to visit a health care facility.  Making the patient travel to a health care office was "a pretty onerous burden," said Adam Greathouse, a health policy expert at the ERISA Industry Committee of Washington, a national association that advocates for large employers on health policies. "That's like having to go to an intern...
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - June 26, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Modest Gain with Pricey Combo Breast Ca Tx: Clin Onc Report
(MedPage Today) -- Also, C-section delivery tied to ALL risk in children (Source: MedPage Today OB/GYN)
Source: MedPage Today OB/GYN - June 21, 2017 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Medical technology startup getting noticed for device that might help moms
Medical technology startup Raydiant Oximetry Inc. has been garnering attention lately for its prototype fetal pulse oximeter device that's geared toward giving doctors better information to help prevent unnecessary cesarean section deliveries. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - June 16, 2017 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Victor A. Patton Source Type: news

Medical technology startup getting noticed for device that might help moms
Medical technology startup Raydiant Oximetry Inc. has been garnering attention lately for its prototype fetal pulse oximeter device that's geared toward giving doctors better information to help prevent unnecessary cesarean section deliveries. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - June 16, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: Victor A. Patton Source Type: news

Can you really have a natural birth — by Caesarean?
Charlotte Philby was asked to be the guinea pig for a new type of delivery known as a ‘natural’ Caesarean. It mimics a natural birth and is much gentler than a traditional C-section. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mom's Raw Post-C-Section Photo Offers Empowering Message
Blogger Mel Watts aka The Modern Mumma went viral in April thanks to her honest post about sex during pregnancy. Now, she’s returned with an empowering take on postpartum body image.  Four days after giving birth to her fourth child on June 5, Watts posted two photos of her belly ― one taken when she was 30 weeks pregnant and one from a few days after her caesarean section delivery. A post shared by M E L W A T T S - MUMMA LIFE (@themodernmumma) on Jun 9, 2017 at 3:12am PDT ”Honestly it’s no castle or bloody piece of art,” she wrote. “Sure it’s filled with str...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - June 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Leg Elevation and Post-spinal Hypotension in C-Section Leg Elevation and Post-spinal Hypotension in C-Section
Hypotension is a common complication after spinal anesthesia for cesarean section. Can leg elevation performed immediately after spinal block reduce the risk?BMC Anesthesiology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - June 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Anesthesiology Journal Article Source Type: news

'Gentle C-section' is growing in popularity
(Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - June 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mothers Given Too Many Painkillers After C-Sections, Researchers Say
BOSTON (CBS) –- Researchers are warning about a danger for some new mothers -– being prescribed too many painkillers after a Cesarean section. A study conducted by Brigham & Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School found that the average prescription is double the number of pills the patients actually use. Oxycodone is often prescribed to women who have C-Sections, and they’re frequently left with extra pills. Most women studied reported keeping the pills in an unlocked cabinet. Researchers say this all adds up to an estimated 20 million pills that could be misused. “We are the source o...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - June 9, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health Local News Syndicated Local C-section opioid abuse Source Type: news

Opioids wildly over-prescribed after c-sections in the US
Most new mothers received double the amount of painkillers they need for a c-section - 40 pills rather than 20 - according to a nationwide study by Brigham and Women's Hospital. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 9, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

You Had A C-Section, But Do You Really Need All The Opioid Pills Your Doctor Prescribed For Pain?
Women are prescribed about twice as many opioid tablets for post-C-section pain than they end up taking, resulting in a lot of leftover pills, a new study suggests. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - June 9, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Rita Rubin, Contributor Source Type: news

Opioids Over-Prescribed After C-Sections: Studies
Pills women don't use may end up in the wrong hands, researchers suggest Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Cesarean Section, Opioid Abuse and Addiction, Postpartum Care (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - June 9, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Opioids Over-Prescribed After C-Sections
Pills women don't use may end up in the wrong hands, researchers suggest Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Cesarean Section, Opioid Abuse and Addiction, Postpartum Care (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - June 8, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Breastfeeding reduces the risk of pain after a C-section
Researchers from Our Lady of Valme hospital in Seville revealed anxiety significantly increases a woman's risk of suffering discomfort at the site of her caesarean section four months after the operation. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 5, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Having a 'natural' C-section is better for baby and mum
Childbirth experts are increasingly advocating the technique, which mimics normal birth by allowing the baby to emerge slowly at its own pace, without being pulled straight out by a doctor. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 4, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Chronic pain after C-section may be reduced by breast-feeding
Breast-feeding for at least 2 months after a C-section may reduce the risk of chronic pain 4 months after the procedure, a new study finds. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - June 4, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pregnancy / Obstetrics Source Type: news

Natural Caesarean section is safe, popular and feasible and is not encouraging maternal requests for C-section births
(ESA (European Society of Anaesthesiology)) An expert speaking at this year's Euroanaesthesia congress in Geneva (June 3-5) will say that 'Natural Caesarean Section' -- in which women enjoy enhanced contact and bonding with their baby just as they would in a vaginal birth -- is safe, popular and feasible, and is not encouraging mothers to request C-section birth when it is not medically necessary. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 4, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Breast - Feeding May Reduce Pain From C - Section
Study authors say finding provides another good reason to encourage women to nurse (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - June 4, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Family Medicine, Gynecology, Obstetrics, Psychiatry, News, Source Type: news

Breast-Feeding May Reduce Pain From C-Section
SATURDAY, June 3, 2017 -- Breast-feeding for a longer time may help women reduce the risk of chronic pain after a cesarean delivery, a new study suggests. Researchers from Spain followed 185 women who had a C-section. Almost one-quarter (23 percent)... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - June 3, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Breastfeeding may protect against chronic pain after Caesarean section
(ESA (European Society of Anaesthesiology)) Breastfeeding after a Caesarean section (C-section) may help manage pain, with mothers who breastfed their babies for at least two months after the operation three times less likely to experience persistent pain compared to those who breastfed for less than two months, according to new research being presented at this year's Euroanaesthesia Congress in Geneva (June 3-5). (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 3, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Mothers should chew gum three times a day after C-section
Chewing gum three times a day for 30 minutes after a c-section helps ease postoperative ileus, which causes nausea, bloating and constipation, according to Philadelphia researchers. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 1, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Why Mental Health Has Become Political
Last week, Women’s Health posted on Instagram about the newly proposed health care bill. Were it to pass in its current state, we said, the 51 percent of women with pre-existing conditions could be priced out of insurance. We shared photos of our editors, including myself, holding signs listing our pre-existing conditions. A few opened up about physical issues such as heart murmurs, blood clots, and migraines. Others mentioned mental ones, including anxiety and depression. I held a sign that mixed both: “OCD & C-section.” The post led to a lively debate. Some women applauded with words of thanks, clap...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 31, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Tanzania: Health Minister Promises 100 Operating Theatres On Fistula Day
[Citizen] Dar es Salaam -The government is planning to improve 100 health centers in the country by constructing operating theaters in the coming financial year that will facilitate emergency obstetric care like C-section. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 23, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

7 medtech stories we missed this week: May 19, 2017
[Image from unsplash.com]From FDA clearances to touting study data, here are 7 medtech stories we missed this week but thought were still worth mentioning. 1. XpandOrtho wins FDA 510(k) clearance XpandOrtho announced in a May 17 press release that it has received FDA 510(k) clearance for its electronic soft tissue balancing instrument for total knee replacement surgery. The sterile-packaged wireless disposable device uses miniature sensors and actuators to balance knee joints during full-range motions. Using constant pressure bellows systems, the device communicates with a display for multiaxial balance and selection of th...
Source: Mass Device - May 19, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Danielle Kirsh Tags: 510(k) Clinical Trials Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Regulatory/Compliance Research & Development Body Vision Medical Exactech Inc. Lombard Medical Technologies MedTech NxThera Inc. Rivanna Medical Visionsense XpandOrtho Source Type: news

Tattoo Artist Offers Free Tattoos For Moms With C-Section Scars
(Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post)
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Amber Tamblyn's Sweet Poem For Her Daughter Captures A Mother's Love
For Mother’s Day, Amber Tamblyn wrote an emotional poem for her daughter about the day she welcomed her via C-section. Tamblyn announced she gave birth to her daughter, Marlow, in February. In her poem Y for Yes, which was published on Amy Poehler’s Smart Girls, the actress and activist addresses her daughter and explains how her “abdomen opened” and how she “blinked” her into being, “like an eye.” “Yes, after you dripped loose, they stapled me closed with two dozen metal eyelashes batting into my skin,” she wrote. Tamblyn, who has written poetry since she wa...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study: Rivanna ’ s anesthesia placement device boosts accuracy, efficacy
Rivanna Medical touted data from 3 trials today showing that its Accuro automatic spinal navigation system boosts the accuracy of epidural and spinal anesthesia placement compared to traditional techniques, even for residents-in-training. Accuro is a pocket-sized ultrasound system that automatically detects spinal midline, epidural depth and trajectory. One trial at the University of Virginia Medical Center compared anesthesiology residents’ success placing spinal anesthesia in C-section patients using the Accuro system to conventional methods. Study participants were not experienced in reading ultrasounds and receiv...
Source: Mass Device - May 16, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Sarah Faulkner Tags: Clinical Trials Drug-Device Combinations Pharmaceuticals Spinal Surgical Rivanna Medical Source Type: news

Mom's Post Goes Out To Anyone Who Thinks C-Sections Are 'The Easy Way Out'
After hearing multiple people say her caesarean section delivery “wasn’t a real birth,” an Australian mom decided to put to bed the myth that C-sections are “the easy way out.” On May 11, Olivia White, who blogs at House of White, posted a postpartum photo of herself on Instagram. Look I know it might not be my best angle (or is it?) but who wouldn't take selfies hours post birth so they can see where they sliced you open and yanked out a whole person (if you couldn't tell I still couldn't see past my still inflated uterus) This is what you really look like a few hours post ...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Odds for C-Section May Depend on Hospital
Consumer Reports finds rates vary from 7 to 64 percent across U.S. Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Cesarean Section, Health Facilities (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - May 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Odds for C-Section May Depend on Hospital
TUESDAY, May 16, 2017 -- An expectant mother's biggest risk for undergoing an unnecessary C-section can be the hospital she chooses for the delivery, a new analysis contends. Hospital cesarean, or C-section, rates vary widely across the United... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - May 16, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

More Opioids After C-Section = More Opioids at Home (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Nearly half of opioids prescribed not taken 2 weeks later (Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry)
Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry - May 10, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Is Health Insurance A Right Or A Privilege?
Now more than ever, health insurance is a staple story in the 24-hour news cycle. Opinions vary widely on the issue, as do politician’s thoughts on the matter. Debates rage, tensions grow, and deeper divides are formed as our government wrestles with this colossal dispute. Nestled at the heart of it all though is a basic question: Is health insurance a right or a privilege in the United States? I’m alive today because my school district, where I’ve now taught for 20 years, offers the ‘Cadillac of insurance plans.’ On April 26, 2006, I checked into the hospital for a scheduled C-section. Due to...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 8, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Glove Change During C-Section Boosts Wound Outcomes (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- New gloves donned prior to abdominal closure (Source: MedPage Today Meeting Coverage)
Source: MedPage Today Meeting Coverage - May 8, 2017 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news