Women's Health

Race, Ethnicity, and Education Factor Into HPV Diagnosis Gap, Study Suggests

September 1st 2021, 9:45pm


The findings of this study suggest possible poor communication about human papillomavirus infection (HPV), the authors said, since they do not align with epidemiologic evidence.

What We're Reading: Texas Abortion Law Takes Effect; COVID-19 Raises US Mortality Rates; Senate’s Drug Price Bill

September 1st 2021, 3:53pm


A new Texas law ending abortions after 6 weeks takes effect, angering the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists; the CDC says mortality rates may not go back to normal until 2023; a Senate version of a bill aimed at lowering drug prices would only impact Medicare.

For National Women’s Health Week, a Look Ahead at the Coming Pandemic-Induced Challenges

May 13th 2021, 7:30pm


To mark National Women's Health Week, The American Journal of Managed Care® assesses challenges posed to women in the United States by the pandemic and looks ahead to potential long-term consequences.

Timely Preterm-Birth Prediction Among Pregnant Women in Medicaid Without Preterm-Birth History

May 6th 2021, 7:00pm


A novel prediction model is developed that accurately predicts preterm birth in a timely manner among pregnant women in Medicaid without preterm-birth history.

Biden Reopens ACA Enrollment, Rescinds Global Gag Rule, Will Reexamine Work Requirements

January 28th 2021, 4:17pm


The Biden administration will reopen the health exchanges created by the Affordable Care Act (ACA); direct HHS and other agencies to reexamine other health policies, including Medicaid work requirements; and reverse the so-called global gag rule while affirming support for reproductive health.

Improved Periconception A1C Linked to Reduction in Adverse Pregnancy Outcomes

January 4th 2021, 5:50pm


A reduction in glycated hemoglobin (A1C) may result in improved perinatal and maternal outcomes among women with prepregnancy diabetes, according to results of a cohort study published in JAMA Network Open.

US Ranks Worst in Maternal Care, Mortality Compared With 10 Other Developed Nations

December 3rd 2020, 5:08pm


Among 11 developed countries, the United States has the highest maternal mortality rate, a relative undersupply of maternity care providers, and no guaranteed access to provider home visits or paid parental leave in the postpartum period, a recent report from The Commonwealth Fund concluded.

Examining Prevalence, Implications of Sleep Disorders in Women

November 11th 2020, 8:18pm


Experts spotlighted sex- and gender-specific changes in normal sleep and sleep disturbance, as well as attributable risk factors, during a session at the CHEST 2020 annual meeting.

What We’re Reading: J&J Loses Appeal; Opioid Settlement in the Works; Diabetes Prevention Results Released

November 4th 2020, 2:55pm


A decision was upheld that Johnson & Johnson (J&J) must pay a $2.1-billion fine from a 2018 court decision; 3 major drug distributors face up to $18 billion in opioid-related fines; a new diabetes prevention platform may assist in symptom prevention.

Dr Joseph Biggio Discusses Ochsner Health's Connected MOM Program, COVID-19 Pregnancy Challenges

September 15th 2020, 1:30pm


At Ochsner Health, the largest nonprofit academic health care system in Louisiana, providers are leveraging the system’s Connected Maternity Online Monitoring (MOM) digital medicine program to minimize expectant mothers’ risks of contracting COVID-19.