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PARP-1 inhibitors can reduce ovarian cancer recurrence risk by 70% in half of patients

PARP-1 inhibitor drugs can reduce the risk of BRCA- and HRDS-associated ovarian cancer by 70%. New research at UT Southwestern Medical Center may help expand treatment to more patients.

Your Pregnancy Matters

Prenatal hepatitis C screening can spare women and babies from long-term liver damage

Pregnant patients are now being screened for hepatitis C, a liver-damaging virus that can infect a fetus during pregnancy. Learn about the screening and treatments now.

Your Pregnancy Matters

Hot, hot, hot! Tips to beat the summer heat during pregnancy

Summer pregnancy? Use these tips to stay cool and comfortable as the temperatures rise.

Your Pregnancy Matters

Fetal hiccups won’t harm your baby – they’re totally normal!

Many articles about fetal hiccups end with a cautionary tale, but the science says fetal hiccups are likely nothing to worry about. Robyn Horsager-Boehrer, M.D., discusses why in the Your Pregnancy Matters blog.

Your Pregnancy Matters

Feeling tired during pregnancy? You might have sleep apnea

Approximately 20% of pregnant patients have sleep apnea, which can increase the risk of health complications in pregnancy and long term. Learn the symptoms and treatment options in this week's Your Pregnancy Matters blog.

Your Pregnancy Matters

Biotin and lab tests: Beauty supplement poses risks for pregnant women

After the pregnancy "glow" subsides, many women take biotin (vitamin B7) to restore radiant hair, skin, and nails. But taking too much poses serious health risks. Learn more.

Your Pregnancy Matters

Choosing an Ob/Gyn: Questions to ask the provider and hospital

Choosing an Ob/Gyn and delivery hospital are big decisions in pregnancy. Ask your potential doctors these questions to make the best choice.

Your Pregnancy Matters

Genital herpes and pregnancy: Understanding the risks

Genital herpes is one of the most common conditions in the U.S. Find out what women need to know about safe pregnancy and delivery with herpes.

Your Pregnancy Matters

Standing against racial bias in obstetric care

Fixing racial disparity in maternity care is long overdue. Robyn Horsager-Boehrer, M.D., discusses how Ob/Gyns can help eliminate racial bias.

Cancer; Your Pregnancy Matters

Can uterine fibroids harm my pregnancy?

Large or multiple uterine fibroids can pose risks to mom and baby during pregnancy. Find out why in this week's Your Pregnancy Matters blog.