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Infant Morbidity And Mortality, Medicaid, Medicaid Coverage, medicaid expansion, Medicaid insurance, Medical Expenditure, Medical Costs, financial hardship and health, Financial Hardship, Abortion, abortion access, abortion law, abortion politics, abortion restrictions, abortion rights, Income Inequality, Lead screening

AJPH March Issue: Research on Medical Expenses, Medicaid Expansion, Abortion Denial

In this issue, find research on medical expenses furthering income inequality, Medicaid expansion and infant mortality, abortion denial causing financial hardship and more

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NJ Residents Gain Greater Access to Gynecologic Oncology Expertise in Monmouth, Ocean and Middlesex Counties with Verda Hicks, M.D. Joining Jersey Shore University Medical Center

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Verda J. Hicks, M.D., FACS, FACOG has joined Hackensack Meridian Health as chief of Gynecologic Oncology at Jersey Shore University Medical Center. She also is medical director of Gynecologic Oncology for Hackensack Meridian Health Cancer Care in Monmouth, Ocean and Middlesex counties.

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January is Cervical Health Awareness Month: GW Experts Available

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Pelvic Pain, Painful Sex, Infertility, and Constipation!

In the February 2018 issue of Diseases of the Colon & Rectum, researchers from Denmark discuss their findings involving women with endometriosis who are not responding to hormonal treatment. If hormonal treatments are unsuccessful, surgery is often recommended. However, there has been controversy as to which type of surgery is best. Endometriosis experts from Denmark share the results of a large study of women who underwent laparoscopic colorectal resection for endometriosis not responding to hormonal treatment.

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Maternal Health, Maternal Mortality, Pregnancy, Childbirth, Postpartum

A Call to Action to Decrease Maternal Mortality Rates

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A campaign by Rutgers University and the Tara Hansen Foundation prompts New Jersey to designate January 23 of each year as Maternal Health Awareness Day

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Pregnancy App is a Hit with Moms-To-Be and Their Midwives

Midwives at MedStar Washington Hospital Center can now remotely monitor their pregnant patients’ progress and health using the Babyscripts app. It’s the first mobile clinical tool that allows the midwives to elevate the prenatal care experience for their maternity patients.

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How Does Mothers’ Cocaine Use During Pregnancy Affect Boys and Girls Differently?

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Teens whose mothers used cocaine during pregnancy are more likely to have aggression and attention problems—known predictors of later drug use and sexual risk-taking. With a new three-year, $840,000 grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), researchers at Case Western Reserve University now hope to learn how and when these issues may develop differently in boys and girls—and how best to address behavioral problems caused directly and indirectly by in utero cocaine exposure.

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Frozen Embryos Result in Just as Many Live Births in IVF

Freezing and subsequent transfer of embryos gives infertile couples just as much of a chance of having a child as using fresh embryos for in vitro fertilization (IVF), research from Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, and Adelaide, Australia has found.

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Pregnant Women in NC Exposed to Less Secondhand Nicotine After ‘Smoking Ban’

A new study from Duke Health has found pregnant women experienced less secondhand smoke exposure since the 2009 passage of the ‘smoking ban’ in North Carolina, which outlawed smoking inside public places such as bars and restaurants.

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Acetaminophen Use During Pregnancy Associated With Elevated Rate of Language Delay in Girls, Mount Sinai Researchers Find

In the first study of its kind, researchers from the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai found an elevated rate of language delay in girls at 30 months old born to mothers who used acetaminophen during pregnancy, but not in boys. This is the first study to examine language development in relation to acetaminophen levels in urine.







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