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Birmingham Women’s March draws activists, local groups

Dozens of people attended the Birmingham Women’s March on the city’s west side Saturday morning to march for equality and learn about resources available for women’s wellness. The march began at 11 a. m., starting and ending at Parker High School. Gun control groups, Planned Parenthood, and other women’s health …

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‘Shrill’ Is the Mona Lisa of Body Positive Television

Within the first five minutes of Shrill, Annie Easton (Aidy Bryant) pauses while getting dressed and kneels down to stretch out her sweater over her knees. I immediately yelped. My tall, thin best friend didn’t understand what she was doing, at first. “Is it a self-esteem thing?” she asked. “Is …

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What If Sex Ed Focused On Teaching Pleasure

It’s time to have The Talk. In this episode of VICELAND’s SLUTEVER, Karley Sciortino dives into the world of what she calls “alternative sex ed”—the variety of programs that aim to teach actual sexual education to make up for all the ways traditional sex ed has failed young adults. Sex …

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We cannot let changes to Title X put women’s health at risk

As physicians, we know that any law or regulation that interferes with or limits our obligation to talk openly with our patients about their health is antithetical to quality care and undermines the patient-physician relationship. That’s why the American Medical Association and leaders across medicine will fight to oppose efforts …

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How Caregiving Affects Women’s Health

Historically, women have served as both paid and familial caregivers. And while the demographics of caregiving are shifting, with more men and millennials stepping up to help care for aging loved ones, the majority of family caregivers remain women. Taking into account the myriad financial, emotional and physical demands that …

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All hail Rihanna, the queen of self-love and empowerment

While it may not generate as much buzz as the latest diet craze or workout, a big part of wellness is empowering yourself—and others. And when it comes to self-love and empowerment, no one does it quite like Rihanna. There may have been a time when Rihanna had the singular …

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The Push To Provide Pregnant Women With Mental Health Services

A government task force is recommending that primary care providers provide counseling services, or referrals to counselors, to all pregnant and postpartum women who are at high risk of developing depression. The move could increase access to counseling for these women, since insurance providers will now be required to cover …

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Advantia Health Expands Nationally With Acquisition of Heartland Women’s Healthcare

ROSSLYN, Va., Feb. 20, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Today, Advantia Health announced that it has acquired Heartland Women’s Healthcare, an OB-GYN practice with 25 locations across Missouri and southern Illinois. Heartland Women’s Healthcare will add 180,000 patients to Advantia‘s patient base along with 50 doctors, nurse practitioners, and midwives. Heartland‘s consumer focused …

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