In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, we will be featuring our Mammography Technicians throughout October. We asked each Tech to share what this month means to her individually. Karyn, who started working for Columbus OB-GYN in October, 1987 shares her story below.

“I’ve been a mammographer for 30 years. I can’t see myself doing anything else or working at any other facility. I am very passionate about mammography because I’ve witnessed countless women beat breast cancer because they come in for their annual mammogram screening.

Mammograms have the reputation of being an...

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Did you know that the age range of women who are screened for breast cancer is the same as those who would most benefit from assessment of heart risk? A recent study presented suggests breast screening mammogram could be an aid for heart risk assessment.

Researchers say the breast screening mammogram could play an important role in identifying women who may benefit from coronary artery disease prevention. 

One of the investigators, Laurie Margolies, associate professor of...

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Our very own Dr. Olah completed 50 miles in Pelotonia for the second year in a row. She rode with team Ascena and her friend Gaby Haffer. This is why she rides: "Pelotonia is an amazing experience. Everything from the crowds on the side of the road, to the riders as they announce who they are riding for is so moving and powerful. Every moment of the day holds so much meaning. Over the last year, I have been a part of many patients' lives who have been diagnosed with cancer.  I am overwhelmed and proud to be a part of Pelotonia which is able to have such an impact of research towards the...
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There are few topics as emotionally driven as food choices. For most of us, our dietary choices are guided mostly by our taste preferences, familiarity (think comfort foods), and convenience. In fact, much of what passes as nutritional science in the popular media is incorrect or overstated. As a result, there are often widely held misconceptions and untruths about what is a "healthy food."

A classic example is soy-based food products. Several ago, Robert Greene, MD wrote a column to debunk the popular (and inaccurate) belief that some of the hormone called phytoestrogens, in these...

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A new Johns Hopkins Medicine study that looked at over 10,000 people who attended an STI clinic in Baltimore has found that the occurrence of gonorrhea or chlamydia in extragenital areas like the throat or rectum is significant in women, particularly younger women.

If the women examined in this study had only received genital STI tests -- as is the standard recommendation -- nearly 14 percent of chlamydia infections and more than 30 percent of gonorrhea infections would have been missed.

"Gonorrhea and...

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LILETTA™ (levonorgestrel-releasing intrauterine system) 52 mg is now available in the U.S. for use by women to prevent pregnancy for up to three years.

LILETTA was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on February 26, 2015, based on the largest hormonal IUD trial conducted in the U.S., ACCESS IUS (A Comprehensive Contraceptive Efficacy & Safety Study of an IUS). LILETTA is placed in the uterus by a healthcare professional and works by continuously releasing levonorgestrel, a progestin, to prevent pregnancy.

With the availability of LILETTA, IUD-...

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Breastfeeding is associated with a 30% overall decreased risk of breast cancer recurrence among women who have previously had one subtype of the disease, according to a new study published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute.  Breastfeeding may make the breasts less susceptible to carcinogens, leading to slower growing tumors.

The team behind the new study...

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I was a brand-new mom, about four days into the whole parenting schtick. And I was flailing. Or was it failing? No one ever told me how hard it was to get your baby to breast-feed. Maybe they did, but I just couldn't believe it would really be THIS difficult.  
My son wasn’t latching and I was (unknowingly) 24 hours away from full-fledged mastitis and being bed-ridden with a 103-degree fever. The only person not crying in the house was my husband. And that’s because he’s British so he’s naturally awesome at repressing his emotions. But I know he was crying on the...
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Fetal exposure to endocrine-disrupting environmental pesticides called organochlorines was associated with increased risk for being overweight at age 7, according to a study published online in Environmental Health Perspectives. The results were similar whether researchers looked at each chemical individually or at organochlorines as a group, according to Martine Vrijheid, PhD and colleagues at the Centre for Research in Environmental Epidemiology.

"To our knowledge, this study is the first to investigate the combined effects of pre- and perinatal exposure to 27 suspected EDCs (...

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In an effort to keep our patients informed, please take a moment to read about the recent listeria risks in the United States. 


Listeriosis is a foodborne illness produced by the bacteria-listeria.  It is important to know the effects that listeria can have on pregnant women- as they are at a higher risk of contracting the bacteria. 


If a pregnant woman believes she has come into contact with listeria, it is important to seek medical attention, as the bacteria has the capability to harm the baby.  There are a number of foods that should be avoided...

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