In the News

FERTILITY APPS

Courtney Marsh, MD, MPH, discusses the convenience of fertility apps using sensors to identify the fertile days in a cycle during a KCTV 5 news segment. Watch to learn more.


INCREASE IN PRENATAL DEPRESSION

Kimberly Vandegeest-Wallace, PhD, a psychologist at the University of Kansas Health System, discusses some of the causes of prenatal depression in a recent Healthline post, Why More Women are Becoming Depressed During Pregnancy. Learn the reasons, symptoms and when to seek help. 


Interdisciplinary approach to patient careINTERDISCIPLINARY SURGICAL APPROACH TO PATIENT CARE

“Our interdisciplinary surgical approach means our patients have leading-edge surgeons working together to meet their needs,” says OBGYN Meredith Gray, MD. “Completing each surgery is a privilege – and only possible when combining each of our unique surgical backgrounds.”

From left to right, plastic surgeon Satish Ponnuru, MD, OBGYN Meredith Gray, MD, and urologist Joshua Broghammer, MD.



LEARN HOW INTRAUTERINE INSEMINATION (IUI) WORKS

Dr. Courtney A. Marsh discusses medicated versus unmedicated IUIs and circumstances when medication is helpful for ovulation in a recent Parents article. Learn what to expect with IUI.


VITAMIN D INFLUENCES IVF SUCCESS RATES

The Journal of Human Reproduction has published the analysis of five trials with the conclusion that women with sufficient levels of vitamin D are more likely to have an IVF cycle resulting in a higher live birth rate. Learn more.


DREAMING OF DIAPERS

Dr. Michael L. Lydic discusses the advances being made in fertility preservation in Dreaming of Diapers, December issue of Healthy Kansas City.


STUDY: NUMBER OF PREGNANT WOMEN USING MARIJUANA ON THE RISE

Dr. Carl Weiner discusses the increase in marijuana use during pregnancy on KCTV 5 news feature. Learn about the health risks of fetal exposure and watch the video.


IMPACT OF OPIOID ADDICTION AND PREGNANT WOMEN FEATURED ON KSHB NEWS

Dr. Carl Weiner discusses the increase in opioid addiction and impact to pregnant women on prescribed pain killers and their addicted newborn babies. Learn more and watch the video.


PROMPT SYMPOSIUM IN THE UNITED KINGDOM

Professional training for obstetric emergencies and maternity caregivers is March 2-3 in Bath, United Kingdom. “Sustainable, Effective Training Across the World” symposium offers programs on improving maternity safety, teamwork, training, research and innovation. Learn more about the symposium.

Dr. Carl Weiner is a leader in bringing PROMPT to the United States and incorporating it with our maternity team with a reduction in cesarean sections to 21.6% (national average 32%) and the near elimination of birth injuries (zero brachial plexus injuries in 6 years). Learn more about PROMPT at The University of Kansas Physicians Women's Health.


OVARIAN TISSUE CRYOPRESERVATION ON A YOUNG GIRL FEATURED IN KC STAR

An eight year old battling leukemia undergoes fertility treatment to help protect her chances of becoming pregnant one day and having children of her own. Learn more.


IUD BIRTH CONTROL FEATURED ON NEWS

There is a rising demand for IUD birth control. On KCTV5, Dr. Lisa French addresses the reasons why this method is a preferred choice for many patients.


435 Magazine Top Doctors

CONGRATULATIONS TO DR. MADHURI REDDY AND DR. CARRIE WIENEKE BROGHAMMER

435 Magazine has published its annual Top Doctors issue. Two of our Women's Health physicians made the list! Congratulations to Dr. Madhuri Reddy and Dr. Carrie Wieneke Broghammer for being recognized by area physicians as the most skilled in Kansas City. Of the 367 physicians listed in the article, 112 are part of The University of Kansas Health System. 



CENTER FOR ADVANCED REPRODUCTIVE MEDICINE IS NOW A CENTER OF EXCELLENCE

Optum/United Healthcare has designated the Center for Advanced Reproductive Medicine as a Center of Excellence providing increased insurance coverage for infertility services. The designation is based on strict clinical criteria including superior clinical outcomes, provision of comprehensive reproductive services, exceptional facility operations and staffing, continuous quality assurance, physician credentials and experience, and industry accreditation and affiliations. If you participate in an Optum/United Healthcare insurance plan, contact your insurance representative to see if you have infertility benefits at the Center for Advanced Reproductive Medicine. 


MIND/BODY PROGRAM FOR FERTILITY

The Center for Advanced Reproductive Medicine (CARM) is excited to announce an addition to our ART (assisted reproductive technology) program. In January of 2016, we began offering all ART patients the opportunity to participate in a Mind/Body program as part of our ART package. Learn about the Mind/Body Program.


CANCER PROTECTION NOW OFFERED IN TWO DOSES OF HPV VACCINE INSTEAD OF THREE

Adolescents can now protect themselves from six different types of cancer caused by human papillomavirus (HPV) with just two shots of the HPV vaccine instead of three. Dr. Kevin Ault, gynecologist with The University of Kansas Health System, commented that this simplified schedule will make it easier for doctors, parents and children to complete the vaccination series. 


One of the top Gynecology programs in the country

EXCELLENCE IN PRACTICE

Our gynecology team ranks number 38 among the nation's top 50 in the U.S. News & World Report's 2016-2017 hospitals. Read the report.