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California law created to prevent Black women from dying during childbirth

A nurse holds a newborn baby in maternity hospital. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images) Thanks to Serena Williams advocacy on the issue of Black women dying during childbirth at disproportionately high rates (as compared to their white peers) has gotten substantial attention. This week California Gov. Gavin Newsom has signed a bill to address the… Read More »

When Women’s Health Clinics Close, More Women Die of Cervical Cancer

New research presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) found that the closing of nearly 100 women’s health clinics between 2010 and 2013 across the United States resulted in fewer women being screened for cervical cancer, more diagnoses being made later when the disease was more advanced and greater… Read More »

Teens, pregnant women urged not to smoke pot by surgeon general: ‘This ain’t your mother’s marijuana’

WASHINGTON – Federal health officials issued a national warning Thursday against marijuana use by adolescents and pregnant women, as more states legalize the increasingly potent drug for medicinal and recreational use. Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar and Surgeon General Jerome Adams made the announcement, with Azar calling marijuana “a dangerous drug.” Officials said President Donald Trump has donated $ 100,000 —… Read More »