Stacy Higgins

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Cervical cancer

Cervical cancer I. What every physician needs to know. With nearly 500,000 new cases diagnosed annually, cervical cancer is the third most common cancer diagnosed worldwide and accounts for over 200,000 deaths from cancer in women, the second most common cause of cancer-related mortality. More than 80% of these cases occur in developing countries where…

Asthma in pregnancy

Asthma in pregnancy I. What every physician needs to know. Asthma is one of the most common potentially serious medical problems that occur during pregnancy, with an estimated prevalence of 3% to 12% of all pregnancies being affected without regard to ethnicity or socioeconomics. It is defined as a chronic inflammatory disorder of the airways,…

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