womens health

Why Infertility Treatments Should Be Covered by Insurance

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Why Infertility Treatments Should Be Covered by Insurance Although it’s improving, most insurance coverage for infertility treatment doesn’t match that provided for other conditions. Here’s what you need to know. The Doctor Weighs In

‘It’s a Minefield’: Biden Health Pick Must Tread Carefully on Abortion and Family Planning

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This story also ran on NPR. It can be republished for free. As President Joe Biden works to overhaul U.S. health care policy, few challenges loom larger for his health secretary than restoring access to family planning while parrying legal challenges to abortion proliferating across… Read More »‘It’s a Minefield’: Biden Health Pick Must Tread Carefully on Abortion and Family Planning

Melanoma: What You Need to Know About Diagnosis and Treatment

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Melanoma: What You Need to Know About Diagnosis and Treatment Melanoma is an aggressive skin cancer but it is treatable, and even curable, if caught early. Here are the essentials of diagnosis, treatment, & prevention. The Doctor Weighs In

What You Need to Know About Basal Cell Carcinoma

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What You Need to Know About Basal Cell Carcinoma Basal cell carcinoma is the commonest skin cancer while sebaceous carcinoma is very rare. Both require early diagnosis for the best outcomes. The Doctor Weighs In

Baby Blues: First-Time Parents Blindsided by ‘the Birthday Rule’ and a $207,455 NICU Bill

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In the nine months leading up to her due date, Kayla Kjelshus and her husband, Mikkel, meticulously planned for their daughter’s arrival. This story also ran on NPR. It can be republished for free. Their long to-do list included mapping out their family’s health insurance… Read More »Baby Blues: First-Time Parents Blindsided by ‘the Birthday Rule’ and a $207,455 NICU Bill

Arsenic in Infant Rice Cereal

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When it comes to rice and rice-based products, pediatric nutrition authorities have recommended that arsenic intake should be as low as possible. “The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has been monitoring the arsenic content in foods” for decades, yet despite the “well-established science describing… Read More »Arsenic in Infant Rice Cereal

Colorado Initiative Would Further Limit Access in Middle America’s ‘Abortion Desert’

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Colorado voters are deciding a ballot question that seeks to limit how far into pregnancy an abortion can be legally performed. While the measure would change the law only in Colorado, it would resonate throughout the Rocky Mountain states and Midwest amid an intensifying national… Read More »Colorado Initiative Would Further Limit Access in Middle America’s ‘Abortion Desert’

Emotional Abuse Made Me Feel Like I Was Crazy

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Emotional Abuse Made Me Feel Like I Was Crazy My boyfriend told me I was crazy and I believed him. I later learned that emotional abuse is part of the cycle of abuse. The Doctor Weighs In

In Debate, Pence and Harris Offer Conflicting Views of Nation’s Reality

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The Trump administration’s pandemic response: decisive action that saved lives, or the greatest failure of any presidential administration? During Wednesday’s vice presidential debate, Vice President Mike Pence and the Democratic challenger, Sen. Kamala Harris of California, offered drastically different takes — from behind  plexiglass screens… Read More »In Debate, Pence and Harris Offer Conflicting Views of Nation’s Reality

Oral Health & Pregnancy: What You Need to Know

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Oral Health & Pregnancy: What You Need to Know Pregnancy can have adverse effects on the oral cavity so moms-to-be should be extra vigilant about their oral health during that time. The Doctor Weighs In

Skincare Products: Are You Being Deceived?

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Skincare Products: Are You Being Deceived? Ever bought skincare products that didn’t live up to the hype? Chances are you’ve been deceived by the beauty industry more than once. The Doctor Weighs In

How to Treat Bacterial Vaginosis

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Vitamin C is pitted head-to-head against antibiotics for bacterial vaginal infections. A study published in 1999 raised the exciting possibility that “cheap, simple, innocuous and ubiquitous vitamin C” supplements could prevent a condition known as preeclampsia, but after a decade of research, we realized that… Read More »How to Treat Bacterial Vaginosis

Armpit Shaving and Breast Cancer

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Shaving before applying underarm antiperspirants can increase aluminum absorption. Could this explain the greater number of tumors and the disproportionate incidence of breast cancer in the upper outer quadrant of the breast near the armpit? A famous case report called “The Mortician’s Mystery,” published in… Read More »Armpit Shaving and Breast Cancer

KHN’s ‘What the Health?’: The Trump Administration’s War on Fauci

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What The Health? · The Trump Administration’s War on Fauci Can’t see the audio player? Click here to listen on SoundCloud. Julie Rovner Kaiser Health News @jrovner Read Julie’s Stories Erin Mershon STAT @eemershon Read Erin’s Stories Alice Miranda Ollstein Politico @AliceOllstein Read Alice’s Stories Paige… Read More »KHN’s ‘What the Health?’: The Trump Administration’s War on Fauci