women's health

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CNN
September 30, 2019 - 3:14 pm
Two women a day are dying unnecessarily from heart attacks in England and Wales because of a gender gap in awareness, diagnosis and treatment. Read more here.
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Sen. Kamala Harris
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May 22, 2019 - 2:13 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Two Democratic women running for president unveiled plans Wednesday to improve maternal health care, with Sen. Kamala Harris reintroducing a bill aimed at addressing racial disparities in childbirth care and Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand promising to make adoptions and high-tech...
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Jackson Women's Health Organization
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May 21, 2019 - 9:24 am
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A federal judge who struck down Mississippi's 15-week abortion ban last year is hearing arguments about a new law that puts the ban even earlier. The law would prohibit most abortions once a fetal heartbeat can be detected, at about six weeks, when many women may not know they...
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Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards
Gerald Herbert/AP, Pool, File
May 17, 2019 - 4:56 pm
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Nearly three decades ago, when Democratic Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards' wife was 20 weeks pregnant with their first child, a doctor discovered their daughter had spina bifida and encouraged an abortion. The Edwardses refused. Now, daughter Samantha is married and working...
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April 06, 2019 - 7:12 pm
LA MESA, Calif. (AP) — A Southern California hospital issued an apology to the women who claimed they were secretly filmed during gynecological surgeries. More than 80 women sued Sharp Grossmont Hospital in La Mesa last week, alleging they were recorded by motion-activated cameras set up in three...
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Dreamstime
March 26, 2019 - 3:00 am
KYW Newsradio’s Medical Reports are sponsored by Independence Blue Cross. By Dr. Brian McDonough, Medical Editor PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — For those of us who have worked night shifts over the years, we know how this can interfere with our natural sleep rhythms and impact metabolism. One of...
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Dreamstime
March 06, 2019 - 3:00 am
KYW Newsradio’s Medical Reports are sponsored by Independence Blue Cross. By Dr. Brian McDonough, Medical Editor PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — There is no doubt that for many women, menopause and the associated symptoms — hot flashes, sleep issues, mood swings, fatigue — can be frustrating. There...
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John Mayer
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March 01, 2019 - 6:16 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — John Mayer is launching a foundation focused on improving the health of veterans through scientific research. The Grammy-winning singer on Friday announced The Heart and Armor Foundation, which plans to focus on veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder and meeting the emerging...
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Dreamstime
February 25, 2019 - 3:00 am
KYW Newsradio’s Medical Reports are sponsored by Independence Blue Cross. By Dr. Brian McDonough, Medical Editor PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Women who have had a heart attack or a stroke before the age of 35 have almost double the risk of going into menopause early. The research was performed in...
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Madison Tolchin leaves after having a health checkup at a Planned Parenthood clinic on April 14, 2017 in Wellington, Florida.
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February 04, 2019 - 11:17 am
By Jacqueline Howard (CNN) — There was a significant increase in women with commercial insurance getting long-acting reversible contraception , or LARC, in the month after the 2016 presidential election, according to a new research paper. It was long speculated that women were rushing to get LARC...
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