Women’s Health

By Kate Greenwood
In Children's Issues
Nov 25th, 2012
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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 age...
By Kathleen M. Boozang
In Health Reform
Feb 24th, 2012
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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, [&...
By Kathleen M. Boozang
In Health Reform
Feb 22nd, 2012
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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 acc...
By Kate Greenwood
In Drugs & Devices
Feb 5th, 2012
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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 […]...
By Kate Greenwood
In Women's Health Issues
Dec 14th, 2011
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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 […]...