Elaine Brown, MD's MedHelp Blogs http://www.medhelp.org/user_journals/show/603463 Medical communities and forums staffed by doctors from leading medical centers. Over 325 forums and communities providing medical information and medical help. en What's New in Infertility, a three part series In the United States 1 in 8 couples has difficulty when they wish to start a family. ***What's ne Elaine Brown, MD Thu, 27 Dec 2012 07:58:56 -0600 http://www.medhelp.org/user_journals/show/635374/Whats-New-in-Infertility--a-three-part-series http://www.medhelp.org/user_journals/show/635374/Whats-New-in-Infertility--a-three-part-series Preterm Labor--Advances in Dagnosis, Management and Prevention Srategies What is preterm labor? Preterm labor is labor and before 37 completed weeks of pregnancy (normally p Elaine Brown, MD Tue, 27 Nov 2012 07:08:05 -0600 http://www.medhelp.org/user_journals/show/607725/Preterm-Labor--Advances-in-Dagnosis--Management-and-Prevention-Srategies http://www.medhelp.org/user_journals/show/607725/Preterm-Labor--Advances-in-Dagnosis--Management-and-Prevention-Srategies What Do I Need to Know About Group B Strep? Prior to the mid 1960's Group B streptococcal (GBS) infections in humans were almost unheard of. By Elaine Brown, MD Sat, 22 Sep 2012 07:47:32 -0500 http://www.medhelp.org/user_journals/show/553734/What-Do-I-Need-to-Know-About-Group-B-Strep http://www.medhelp.org/user_journals/show/553734/What-Do-I-Need-to-Know-About-Group-B-Strep Pap Smears and Hpv: New Guidelines from the American Society for Colposcopy and Cervical Pathology The pap smear was introduced in the 1960's in the United States, and since that time, the rate of cer Elaine Brown, MD Fri, 07 Sep 2012 14:34:26 -0500 http://www.medhelp.org/user_journals/show/549170/Pap-Smears-and-Hpv--New-Guidelines-from-the-American-Society-for-Colposcopy-and-Cervical-Pathology http://www.medhelp.org/user_journals/show/549170/Pap-Smears-and-Hpv--New-Guidelines-from-the-American-Society-for-Colposcopy-and-Cervical-Pathology Screening for Birth Defects in the First Trimester -- a New Trend Historically antenatal screening was offered primarily to women older than 35. These mothers were o Elaine Brown, MD Sat, 04 Feb 2012 13:01:36 -0600 http://www.medhelp.org/user_journals/show/339643/Screening-for-Birth-Defects-in-the-First-Trimester----a-New-Trend http://www.medhelp.org/user_journals/show/339643/Screening-for-Birth-Defects-in-the-First-Trimester----a-New-Trend Urinary Incontinence Treatment Options Reviewed Urinary incontinence affects 10-70% of women. Including over 200,000 women world-wide. Prevalance inc Elaine Brown, MD Tue, 27 Dec 2011 12:58:54 -0600 http://www.medhelp.org/user_journals/show/332484/Urinary-Incontinence-Treatment-Options-Reviewed http://www.medhelp.org/user_journals/show/332484/Urinary-Incontinence-Treatment-Options-Reviewed Egg Freezing -- A New Option for Women At long last, it seems, it has become possible to successfully freeze (and thaw) human eggs. Vitrific Elaine Brown, MD Mon, 21 Mar 2011 11:52:50 -0500 http://www.medhelp.org/user_journals/show/277153/Egg-Freezing----A-New-Option-for-Women- http://www.medhelp.org/user_journals/show/277153/Egg-Freezing----A-New-Option-for-Women- How To Prevent Pregnancy In An Emergency Unfortunately, many women are unaware of the availability of emergency contraception. Also known as Elaine Brown, MD Sun, 08 Feb 2009 21:55:01 -0600 http://www.medhelp.org/user_journals/show/60693/How-To-Prevent-Pregnancy-In-An-Emergency http://www.medhelp.org/user_journals/show/60693/How-To-Prevent-Pregnancy-In-An-Emergency An Attempt to Explain the Menstrual Cycle in Plain Language Period Facts: Menstruation occurs only in humans and other closely related species (like chimps). Elaine Brown, MD Wed, 26 Nov 2008 15:30:43 -0600 http://www.medhelp.org/user_journals/show/44065/An-Attempt-to-Explain-the-Menstrual-Cycle-in-Plain-Language http://www.medhelp.org/user_journals/show/44065/An-Attempt-to-Explain-the-Menstrual-Cycle-in-Plain-Language When You Need to Know If You're Pregnant Manufacturer's of today's home pregnancy tests claim that they are 99% effective when properly used. Elaine Brown, MD Thu, 11 Sep 2008 17:24:31 -0500 http://www.medhelp.org/user_journals/show/27340/When-You-Need-to-Know-If-Youre-Pregnant http://www.medhelp.org/user_journals/show/27340/When-You-Need-to-Know-If-Youre-Pregnant