Everyone who has ever overdosed on entire pint of Ben & Jerry's knows: you can have too much of a good thing. Modern medicine has brought about miracles, increasing our health and lifespans. However, sometimes, medicine can be too much of a good thing. Too many procedures lead to more complications. Too many medications lead to more side effects. Too many hospitalizations lead to more infections. The list goes on and on. So how can we find a balance between too much and too little in OBGYN?
In addition to celebrating the wonders of leftover Thanksgiving dinner (how is it possible everything tastes even better 4 days later?), this week was marked by some excellent Women's Health articles. This week's most popular health articles include: ultrasound and IUDs, the Commonwealth Fund healthcare report, ethics and ART, sales reps in the OR, and vaccination requirements.
Thinking about getting an IUD but worried about how painful getting it placed will be? Although many women find IUDs to be a great contraception option once it's in place, the process of having an IUD placed can be very uncomfortable. A new study in the July 2015 issue of Obstetrics & Gynecology studied an intramuscular shot called Ketorolac (you may have heard it called "Toradol") given to women 30 minutes before the procedure.