Dr. Robert W. Chalmers, MD

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  • Intermountain Healthcare

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  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Healthcare:

    TUESDAY, April 22, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Nearly 70 percent of Americans support the new health care law's mandated coverage of birth control, a nationwide study finds.

    University of Michigan researchers surveyed adults in all 50 states and the District of Columbia about universal cover...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Obstetrics & Gynecology:

    MONDAY, April 21, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- There is no connection between inducing labor in childbirth and autism, according to a new statement released Monday by the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists.

    Existing guidelines on when and how labor should be induced or accele...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Maternal & Fetal Medicine:

    THURSDAY, April 17, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Changing how newborns are held immediately after birth could boost the use of delayed cord clamping and potentially reduce the number of infants with iron deficiency, according to a new study.

    Waiting until about two minutes after birth to clam...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Obstetrics & Gynecology:

    WEDNESDAY, April 16, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Extended and heavy menstrual bleeding during menopause is common, according to a new study.

    "For most women in their 30s, menstrual periods are highly predictable. With the onset of the menopausal transition in their...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Oncology:

    MONDAY, April 14, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A new study found that 10 percent of women with a personal or family history of breast or other cancers had at least one gene mutation that would lead their doctors to recommend changes in their routine care, including increased cancer screening.

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  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Obstetrics & Gynecology:

    WEDNESDAY, April 9, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Women with irregular menstrual cycles may have more than double the risk of ovarian cancer compared to women who have regular monthly periods, new research suggests.

    This finding suggests that women with irregular periods -- including those wi...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Maternal & Fetal Medicine:

    TUESDAY, April 8, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Pregnant women may face increased risk for early-term delivery during heat waves, according to a large new study from Canada.

    Researchers analyzed data from 300,000 births in Montreal between 1981 and 2010, and also looked at summer temperatures ...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Infectious Disease:

    WEDNESDAY, March 12, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A new vaginal gel has the potential to protect women from HIV, even if it is applied several hours after sex, animal research suggests.

    The antimicrobial gel protected five out of six monkeys from a hybrid simian/human AIDS virus when it was u...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Maternal & Fetal Medicine:

    TUESDAY, April 8, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Despite a drop in teen birth rates in recent years, too many girls under 18 are still getting pregnant, U.S. health officials said Tuesday.

    Even though births to teens aged 15 to 17 have declined, a quarter of teen births occur in this age group ...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Reproductive Endocrinology & Infertility:

    THURSDAY, April 3, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Widely used fertility drugs don't seem to increase a woman's risk of breast cancer, according to a new study.

    Researchers analyzed data from more than 9,800 American women who were evaluated for infertility between 1965 and 1988 and followed unt...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Obstetrics & Gynecology:

    TUESDAY, April 1, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The benefits of mammography screening are probably oversold, while the risks -- especially "overdiagnosis" -- are underappreciated, a new review concludes.

    The report, published in the April 2 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Assoc...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Oncology:

    FRIDAY, March 28, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- One-quarter of breast cancer survivors are worse off financially four years after their diagnosis, and 12 percent still have medical debt from their cancer therapy, a new study finds.

    "As oncologists, we are proud of th...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Oncology:

    MONDAY, March 24, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A minimally invasive treatment that delivers radiation directly to tumors may slow progression of breast cancer that has spread to the liver, a new study suggests.

    The treatment is called yttrium 90 (Y-90) radioemboliza...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Oncology:

    MONDAY, March 24, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Where you're treated for ovarian or other gynecologic cancers makes a difference. Women with these conditions live more than a year longer on average if they're treated at hospitals that deal with a large number of these cancers, according to a new study

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  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Pulmonary & Respiratory Medicine:

    FRIDAY, March 21, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A lung ultrasound can quickly reveal if a pregnant woman with a serious condition called preeclampsia is at risk for respiratory failure, according to a new study.

    Preeclampsia, which causes extremely high blood pressure, can lead to stroke, blee...Full Article