Learn about how a history of previous miscarriage raises the risk of a future low weight baby in this medical report.
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This is Insidermedicine in 60. From Virginia, a history of previous miscarriage raises the risk of a future low weight baby. Women who had had one, two, or three or more previous miscarriages or abortions were about three, five, and nine times as likely to give birth to an underweight baby. In addition, a past history of miscarriage or abortion raised the risk of premature delivery by 67%. From Boston, hospitalists, physicians that specialize in hospital-based medicine, appear to provide care that results in shorter hospital stays and less costly admissions. In a study comparing hospital admissions managed by hospitalists, general internists and family physicians, those linked to a hospitalist were in hospital half a day less and consumed fewer resources. And finally from San Antonio, stem cells may be useful in regenerating breast tissue in women who have had a cancerous lump removed. Researchers evaluated the benefits of using stem cells derived from the patients' own fat cells when applied to the area formerly occupied by the cancer. Six months following the procedure, nearly 80% of the women were satisfied with the results. For Insidermedicine in 60, I'm Dr. Susan Sharma.