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Stroke risk higher in women with preeclampsia

We recently told you about new recommendations calling for vigilant blood pressure screening in pregnant women. New research shows just how important that screening may be. Although pregnancy-related stroke is rare, women with preeclampsia are at higher risk of stroke … Continue reading

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A new call to screen for preeclampsia

The US Preventive Services Task Force, an independent panel of experts that makes evidence-based recommendations about preventive medical services, recently updated its guidance on preeclampsia. It recommends that doctors screen all pregnant women for preeclampsia, a serious complication tied to … Continue reading

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Daily aspirin may help prevent preeclampsia, study finds

A study out of Europe has found that taking a low-dose aspirin daily lowered the odds of developing preeclampsia 62 percent for high-risk women. “Preeclampsia is one of the most serious complications of pregnancy, with a high risk of death … Continue reading

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Screen pregnant women for preeclampsia throughout pregnancy, Task Force recommends

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recently published a final recommendation statement on screening for preeclampsia, or high blood pressure during pregnancy. The Task Force recommends screening pregnant women for preeclampsia with blood pressure measurements throughout pregnancy. Preeclampsia is one … Continue reading

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Can a new test predict pre-eclampsia?

A new blood test may help doctors identify pregnant women who are unlikely to develop a dangerous complication called pre-eclampsia, despite having suspicious signs or symptoms. If the results are confirmed by further research, the test could go a long … Continue reading

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Do commercial preeclampsia tests work?

No, says the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG). Though many commercial tests are being marketed for use in the first trimester to predict the risk of early onset preeclampsia, new recommendations from ACOG say there’s no evidence that … Continue reading

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Preeclampsia now may mean high blood pressure later

High blood pressure during pregnancy, known as preeclampsia, subsides after the baby is born. But new research finds that women with high blood pressure during pregnancy are more likely to develop it again later in life. In addition, brothers and … Continue reading

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Guarding against gestational diabetes

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force has released new recommendations, published in the Annals of Internal Medicine, that call for universal screening of expectant mothers for gestational diabetes once they are 24 weeks into their pregnancy. “The number of women who … Continue reading

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New test for preeclampsia on the horizon

Preeclampsia, a severe form of high blood pressure in pregnancy, can damage the mother’s internal organs and lead to fetal complications such as premature delivery, low birth weight and stillbirth. It affects 6 percent to 8 percent of pregnant women … Continue reading

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Pregnancy do’s and don’t’s

Doctors have long known that smart lifestyle choices may improve women’s chances of having a healthy pregnancy. A new study of more than 5,600 women in England, Ireland, Australia and New Zealand has pinpointed which lifestyle factors at 15 to … Continue reading

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