Tag: Women’s Health

Stillbirth: An Interdisciplinary Approach to ‘Closing the Knowledge and Solution Gaps’*

Filed in Children's Issues, Women's Health Issues by on November 25, 2012 1 Comment
Stillbirth: An Interdisciplinary Approach to ‘Closing the Knowledge and Solution Gaps’*
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In an article out in the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, the Global Alliance to Prevent Prematurity and Stillbirth (GAPPS)—a Gates Foundation-funded initiative of Seattle Children’s Hospital and the University of Washington School of Medicine’s Departments of Global Health and of Obstetrics and Gynecology—reports on its efforts to develop “a research agenda related to […]

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The New York Times Hasn’t Scratched the Surface: For-Profit Catholic Healthcare

Filed in Health Reform by on February 24, 2012 0 Comments
The New York Times Hasn’t Scratched the Surface:  For-Profit Catholic Healthcare
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President Obama has begun the process for healthcare reform by improving access through insurance reform, but achievement of his aspirations will require reform of our healthcare delivery system as well.  Changing where and how healthcare is delivered and paid for is of particular importance given the emerging and generally non-acute needs of the aging baby-boomers, […]

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A Broader Perspective on Catholic Healthcare

Filed in Health Reform by on February 22, 2012 1 Comment
A Broader Perspective on Catholic Healthcare
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A February 21, 2012 New York Times article entitled “Catholic Hospitals Expand, Religious Strings Attached” addresses the challenges that arise when Catholic healthcare systems acquire healthcare providers and extend religious proscriptions to the newly acquired facilities and practitioners.  Specifically, the article raises concerns about women’s access to reproductive health services, particularly in communities where Catholic […]

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(Slow) Progress Towards Uncovering Sex-Linked Differences in Drug and Device Safety and Efficacy

Filed in Drugs & Devices, Women's Health Issues by on February 5, 2012 0 Comments
(Slow) Progress Towards Uncovering Sex-Linked Differences in Drug and Device Safety and Efficacy
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In 2000, the General Accounting Office (since re-named the Government Accountability Office) reported that more women than ever were being included in clinical trials funded by the National Institutes of Health.  In fact, the GAO noted, over 50% of the participants in the trials that NIH funded in fiscal year 1997 were women.  At the […]

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A Call for Improved Guidance on Research with Pregnant Women

Filed in Women's Health Issues by on December 14, 2011 0 Comments
A Call for Improved Guidance on Research with Pregnant Women
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This month, the thoughts of Christians around the world turn to a laboring mother in “a stable at midnight in Bethlehem in the piercing cold.” It seems an appropriate time to direct your attention to the work of the Second Wave Initiative, “a collaborative academic effort to advocate for, and help find, ethically and scientifically […]

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