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Health-related quality of life issues in women with polycystic ovary syndrome.
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the influence of obesity, fertility status, and androgenism scores on health-related quality of life in women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). DESIGN Cross-sectional,Expand
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Educating Nursing Students on Issues Related to Smoking during Pregnancy to Improve Regional Intervention Efforts
Professional Issues Poster Presentation Objective To implement and evaluate training session related to smoking during pregnancy for baccalaureate nursing students in rural Southern Appalachia.Expand
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Infant Birth Outcomes Among Substance Using Women: Why Quitting Smoking During Pregnancy is Just as Important as Quitting Illicit Drug Use
Poor birth outcomes are associated with illicit drug use during pregnancy. While prenatal cigarette exposure has similar effects, cessation of illicit drug use during pregnancy is often prioritizedExpand
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First trimester depression scores predict development of gestational diabetes mellitus in pregnant rural Appalachian women
Abstract Gestational diabetes (GDM) occurs in up to 9% of pregnancies. Perinatal depression affects up to 20% of women during pregnancy, and can extend into the postpartum period. A number of studiesExpand
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Burden of Elective Early-Term Births in Rural Appalachia
Objectives Infants delivered at ≥37 weeks’ gestation are considered full term, but research has demonstrated those born at 37 to 38 weeks (early term) have a higher risk for poor birth outcomes thanExpand
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Quitting Smoking During Pregnancy and Birth Outcomes: Evidence of Gains Following Cessation by Third Trimester
Background: Research has clearly shown that babies born to smokers are significantly smaller at birth than those born to non-smokers. Programs exist to assist pregnant women in their efforts to quitExpand
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