What Does the T in TVH Stand For?

I’m glad you asked! Does TVH stand for Total Vaginal Hysterectomy or Transvaginal Hysterectomy? Seems like a simple enough question. There are a few different ways of answering this question. Both can be found in some books and literature today. Maybe the most straightforward way of answering this is to see what the American Board…

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How Should You Date a Pregnancy?

The estimated date of delivery (EDD) is incredibly important in providing quality prenatal care. Important decisions at the end of the pregnancy regarding the timing of delivery of both normal and high-risk pregnancies hinges upon the early establishment of the EDD. Based on the patient’s history and the earliest available ultrasound, the obstetric provider should…

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The Art of Medicine?

What do people mean when they invoke the phrase, “The Art of Medicine”? Clay Jones has posted this excellent piece on sciencebasedmedicine.org that’s worth reading about the topic. He rightly points out that it is often a phrase used to justify anecdotal practice. Physicians are all too happy to recall the phrase because it implies…

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