Feb 13th, 2019
Every year, there are reports of measles outbreaks among children who have not been vaccinated, and it can be fatal. “While death rates have been falling worldwide as more children receive the measles vaccine, the disease still kills more than 100,000 people a year, most under the age of 5,” according to Mayo Clinic. Here is ...
Understanding this devastating disease is key to accurate ICD-10-CM code selection. Ovarian cancer ranks fifth in cancer deaths among women in the United States, but is the deadliest of the gynecologic cancers, with a five-year survival rate of 46.5 percent. Because of the location of the ovaries in the body, most ovarian cancers go undiagnosed ...
September is National Ovarian Cancer Awareness month, and a good time to focus on detection, treatment, and coding. Ovarian cancer is a growth of abnormal malignant cells that begins in the ovaries. Fallopian tubes are also a site of origin in a fraction of ovarian cancers. Ovarian cancer ranks fifth in cancer-related deaths among women ...
Screening recommendations continue to change for cancers and osteoporosis in women. Preventive care has been a moving target in the past few years. The number of possible screening tests, who should be screened, how often, and with which test seem to change every few months. Here are the latest recommendations for women’s health screening tests ...
Ovaries are female gonads, the primary reproductive organs of the female reproductive system. Located in the pelvis, one on each side of the uterus, their main purpose is to produce ova, or eggs. Ovaries are also endocrine glands and produce sex hormones (progesterone, estrogen, etc.) that govern the early development of the female reproductive system ...