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Detroit's maternal death rate triple the nation's

Detroit's maternal death rate triple the nation's

Detroit women are dying from pregnancy-related causes at a rate three times greater than for the nation. While it’s widely assumed that death in pregnancy or childbirth is an anachronism in a highly developed country, rates are actually creeping upward, in both Detroit and nationwide.
posted by Karen Bouffard | Mon, 07/28/2014 - 10:00pm
Why summer is the hungriest season for some U.S. kids

Why summer is the hungriest season for some U.S. kids

When school ends each year, so do the free and reduced-price meals that most low-income Washington, D.C. families rely upon for basic nutrition. To fill the gap, the city's Dept. of Parks and Recreation manages more than 200 feeding sites throughout the city. The benefits go beyond nutrition.
posted by Jason Kane | Mon, 07/28/2014 - 11:35am
On World Hepatitis Day, an invitation

On World Hepatitis Day, an invitation

Baby boomers are five times as likely to have chronic hepatitis C as any other age group. That's why the CDC launched a public health campaign to encourage boomers to get screened for the disease. And so, in honor of World Hepatitis Day, I invite — no, I encourage — boomers to get tested.
posted by Kristin Gourlay | Mon, 07/28/2014 - 9:59am
Lawmakers push to consolidate women's health programs

Lawmakers push to consolidate women's health programs

Texas lawmakers are looking for ways to fill the gaps in access to health care for the state’s poorest women, three years after making sharp cuts to the state’s family planning budget and rejecting a federally financed women’s health program in favor of their own.
posted by Becca Aaronson | Fri, 07/25/2014 - 3:00pm
Predictive Prevention: Changing health habits starts face to face

Predictive Prevention: Changing health habits starts face to face

Futuristic data-mining experiments could give providers new ways of preventing health problems. But the latest digital tools won't lessen the importance of good old-fashioned face-to-face conversations with one's doctor.
posted by William Heisel | Fri, 07/25/2014 - 4:00am

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