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Category: Women’s Health

Mission Possible: Reducing Disparities in Preterm Births in the United States

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In 2001, a woman was transported to a Georgia hospital in preterm labor. She delivered a baby boy at 34 weeks gestation, six weeks before her due date. However, before this baby’s early birth, she was given medications to help her baby’s lungs mature more rapidly, and to slow down the labor. After her baby Read More >

Posted on by RADM Wanda Barfield, M.D., M.P.H., FAAP1 Comment

Mission Possible: Celebrating Women’s Strength and Persistence

  Over the weekend, I attended a women’s day event. The event’s speaker shared a personal story about her mother’s near fatal car accident and how on the day of the accident the doctors tried to prepare her family for the worst. Her mother’s prognosis for survival was bleak and if she survived, she would Read More >

Posted on by Pattie Tucker, BSN, MPH, DrPH1 Comment

Confronting Cancer with Courage, Confidence, and a Caring Community

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Overcast skies and a light drizzle of rain followed Charlotte as she returned to the doctor’s office to find out the results of the needle biopsy of her left breast. So confident that the “white spot” on the mammogram film reflected a small deposit of benign (noncancerous) calcium deposits, she didn’t even consider asking any Read More >

Posted on by Leandris C. Liburd, PhD, MPH, MA4 Comments

The Image of Equity

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Many of my childhood thoughts of equity related to women’s rights. I grew up at a time when girls could think about growing up to do the things that men did. However, women’s roles in society had just begun to shift, and there were still very few publicly visible role models—particularly for girls of color. Read More >

Posted on by Guest Blogger: Ana Penman-Aguilar, PhD, MPH25 Comments
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