Women's Health

Predictive Index for 90-Day Postoperative Outcomes Following Gynecologic Surgery

July 10, 2020


Increasing LACE+ index score is a significant predictor of greater risk of unplanned readmission, emergency department visits, and reoperation after gynecologic surgery.

Did ACA Implementation Enable Victims of Intimate Partner Violence?

July 07, 2020


Between 2002 and 2015, data showed an increase in the percentage of intimate partner violence (IPV)–related emergency department claims paid by private insurance in the United States. This finding suggests the Affordable Care Act (ACA) may have increased women’s willingness and ability to seek medical attention for IPV-related injuries and disclose IPV as the source of the injuries, according to a study published in Women’s Health Issues.

How Does Migraine With Aura Compare With Other CVD Risk Factors?

June 18, 2020


Compared with traditional cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk factors, such as obesity and high triglycerides, migraine with aura is associated with a higher incidence rate of CVD among female health professionals aged at least 45 years, according to a study published in JAMA.

Racial Disparities Persist in Maternal Morbidity, Mortality and Infant Health

June 14, 2020


American women die in childbirth at a higher rate than in any other developed country, while non-Hispanic Black women are more than 3 times more likely to have a maternal death than white women in the United States, according to a review presented at the American Diabetes Association’s 80th Scientific Sessions.

What We're Reading: Cancer Survivors Fear Job Switch; Pandemic Disrupts Malaria Prevention; COVID-19 Birth Complications

April 24, 2020


A new survey found around 20% of cancer survivors are reluctant to switch jobs for fear of losing health insurance; the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic is disrupting anti-malaria campaigns in Africa; pregnant women and newborns may face pandemic complications at birth.

What We're Reading: Horizon Waives Some Insurance Requirements; Native Americans and COVID-19; STI Rates in Pregnant Women

March 26, 2020


Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield has temporarily waived its "actively at work" requrement for group policies; Native American populations, some of the nation's most vulerable, are ill-equipped to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic; rates of sexually transmitted infections increase among pregnant women.

Yoga Could Aid Pulmonary Rehabilitation in Patients With LAM, Study Finds

March 24, 2020


Yoga may be used as a safe intervention for pulmonary rehabilitation in patients with lymphangioleiomyomatosis (LAM), according to a study published in the Orphanet Journal of Rare Diseases. The exercise could also potentially improve patients’ exercise capacity.

Opportunities to Address Female Veterans' Unique Healthcare Needs

March 20, 2020


On this episode of Managed Care Cast, we speak with the lead author of a recent study who explored gender differences in veterans’ healthcare after leaving the military.

Gender Differences in Newly Separated Veterans’ Use of Healthcare

March 12, 2020


A survey of veterans leaving the military in 2016 found that women may be underserved by the Veterans Health Administration and may need housing assistance.

Metabolic Health, Weight Affect Diabetes Risk in Postmenopausal Women

March 04, 2020


A study on data from the Women’s Health Initiative found good metabolic health and effective weight management can minimize diabetes risk in postmenopausal women. The study, published in Menopause, the journal of The North American Menopause Society, aimed to determine the relationship between metabolic weight categories with incident diabetes in postmenopausal women aged 50 to 79 years.