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Making Health Care Accessible for Somali Women

Jan 24, 2020 It’s an early Saturday evening, and nurse practitioner Muna Osman and her team are setting up a community meeting room at the Living Well Kent center for one of their health care classes. Osman has hosted these classes on health and well-being for Somali women in the …

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Business Briefs: Women’s health initiative; $1M gift for Barrington Stage; new LitNet executive director; Greylock scholarships; Wheeler joins BMM |

VIM Berkshires launches women’s health initiative Great Barrington — Volunteers in Medicine Berkshires has launched a women’s health initiative, thanks in part to a grant from the Massachusetts Medical Society. While VIM has been providing women’s health-centered visits one day a month, it will now offer a weekly women’s health …

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Focus On with Dr. Sadek: Women’s Health and Epilepsy

Pregnancy poses a unique set of challenges to women with epilepsy. Although women with epilepsy have certain risks that need to be assessed and monitored, most women with epilepsy go on to have healthy babies. Planning is key when it comes to managing epilepsy during pregnancy. Anti-seizure medications can pose …

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Trump administration restores women’s health funds to Texas

Eight years after Texas lost federal dollars over barring Planned Parenthood in a women’s health program, the Trump administration Wednesday allowed the state to resume getting as much as $350 million in another reversal of an Obama-era decision. Texas can receive the money over the next five years while still …

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Donald Trump restores women’s health funding in Texas stripped by Obama

The federal government is restoring funding for Texas’ publicly funded women’s health programs, bringing as much as $350 million into state coffers and sending a clear message to conservative states: It’s OK to defund providers affiliated with abortion. The Wednesday announcement from the Trump administration reverses an Obama-era decision to …

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CEOs of Women’s Health Companies Fight to Open Investment Floodgates

Sarah de Crescenzo January 22nd, 2020 @sarahdc@xconomyLike Us Xconomy San Diego —  Talking about sex with potential investors? For EvoFem Biosciences CEO Saundra Pelletier, it’s the first item on the docket. Her company recently submitted Amphora, a non-hormonal contraceptive gel, to the FDA for review. EvoFem (NASDAQ: EVFM)—and the rest …

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Women’s Health Center slated to open in September

Women’s Health Center Slated to Open in September Media Contact: Maryellen Apelquist[email protected] 802-728-2284 RANDOLPH, Vt.—Renovations will begin this month to create a new Women’s Health Center at Gifford with a grand opening slated for September. The center will house Gifford’s OB-GYN and Midwifery services and providers in an improved location …

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Gifford Medical Center to open women’s health center

RANDOLPH — Gifford Medical Center plans to open a women’s health center adjacent to the Randolph hospital’s birthing center in the fall, according to a news release on Monday. Renovations of the 5,700-square-foot space on the south end of the medical center are slated to begin this month and be …

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Heart health: Are women getting incorrect treatment?

Share on PinterestDifferences between men and women may mean that the latter do not receive the right treatment for heart conditions. A review published in Nature Medicine reveals an alarming failure to successfully treat cardiometabolic disorders, such as diabetes, heart disease, and stroke, in women. The authors urge health services …

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A Topeka health advocate films documentary on black women’s health

TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) — A long-time Topeka health advocate develops a documentary film to increase awareness about black women’s health. (WIBW/Danielle Martin) She’s a familiar face to many, Chris Omni, also known as the “health hippie” created a documentary film called, ‘Kujima Health’ to shed light on the health disparities …

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