Women’s Health

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Targeted cancer drug during pregnancy

The targeted cancer therapy alectinib was safe as a treatment for lung cancer during two pregnancies in a patient with non-small cell lung cancer, according to a case report from Vanderbilt physicians.

VUMC, Tennova Healthcare – Clarksville collaborate to provide OB-GYN hospitalist care

Expectant women in Clarksville, Montgomery County and the surrounding area will soon benefit from around-the-clock, enhanced medical care during their labor and delivery through a collaboration between Vanderbilt University Medical Center and Tennova Healthcare – Clarksville to establish an OB-GYN hospitalist program.

Study shows two vaccine doses for mothers eases COVID complications for infants

Infants younger than 6 months were better protected from COVID-19 complications when mothers received two doses of the vaccine while pregnant, according to Vanderbilt researchers.

Filling multiple opioid prescriptions after childbirth associated with maternal death risk

In a new study led by Vanderbilt University Medical Center researchers, women who filled two or more prescriptions for opioids after childbirth faced a 46% greater risk of death than women who did not.

Vanderbilt Center for Women’s Health merges with Women’s Health Center of Lebanon

Vanderbilt Center for Women’s Health will merge with Women’s Health Center of Lebanon (WHCL) on May 28, expanding access to care.

Calculating risk for uterine fibroids

Vanderbilt researchers have constructed a polygenic risk score for uterine fibroids that will be useful for exploring causes of these benign tumors and identifying novel drug targets and therapies.

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