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Massachusetts Maternal Mortality Rates Rising: Opioid Abuse and Psychiatric Illness Play a Role

Pregnancy-associated mortality, defined as the death of a woman during pregnancy or within one year of the termination of pregnancy, is increasing in Massachusetts.  In 2012, there were 30.4 deaths/100,000 live births. In 2014, the rate increased by 33%, to 40.4 deaths per 100,000 live births. Because pregnancy-associated mortality rates have historically been relatively low… Read More »

Studies Clarify Role of Extended AI in Breast Ca

SAN ANTONIO — Extending adjuvant endocrine therapy with an aromatase inhibitor to 10 years led to significant improvement in disease-free survival (DFS) and distant (DDFS) in postmenopausal women with hormone receptor-positive (HR-positive) breast cancer, Japanese investigators reported here. Patients randomized to receive an additional 5 years of endocrine therapy had a DFS of 91.9% at… Read More »