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Frequent blood draws are a dreaded part of IVF. At Columbia’s fertility center, blood can now be drawn painlessly at home, thanks to an innovative laboratory test developed by center staff.
The center at Columbia University Irving Medical Center, funded by the NIH, will support research to reduce pregnancy-related morbidity and mortality while promoting equity.
Columbia OB/GYN Ryalynn Morgan Carter, MD, discusses the FDA-approved oral contraception that will be available without a prescription.
- February 13, 2013
Prenatal folic acid supplements appear to reduce the risk for autistic spectrum disorders, according to a study in the Journal of the American Medical Association.
- February 6, 2013
Women with the greatest risk of having a heart attack know the least about heart attack symptoms, according to a new study.
- December 19, 2012
A team of scientists from The New York Stem Cell Foundation Laboratory and CUMC has developed a technique that may prevent the inheritance of mitochondrial diseases in children.
Source:The Wall Street JournalDecember 13, 2012
CUMC's Ob/Gyn Chair Mary D'Alton: Hospitals should follow standard prevention measures, e.g., giving a blood thinner to patients after a C-section.
- December 10, 2012
Women with breast cancer for whom chemotherapy is most critical are most likely to begin treatment.
Source:Time MagazineDecember 7, 2012
Chromosomal microarray, which compares a fetus' DNA to that of a normal genome, should be offered to all expectant mothers, say CUMC researchers.
- December 7, 2012
A new genetic test may help detect abnormalities in 40% more cases of stillbirth - co-authored by Columbia's Dr. Brynn Levy.
- December 5, 2012
A new genetic test, microarray, found significantly more clinically relevant information than the standard method - results in NEJM.
Source:New York Daily NewsOctober 5, 2012
Dr. Alfred Neugut plans to analyze how costs & other factors affect breast cancer treatment adherence--study sponsored by American Cancer Society
Source:The New York TimesAugust 28, 2012
Dr. Ethel Siris notes the severity of fractures late in life. “When you break a hip at 80, it can be a life-ending experience.”