Women's Health

For National Women’s Health Week, One Company Emphasizes Cardiovascular Risk Management

May 10th 2022, 10:30pm


On this episode of Managed Care Cast, we speak with Joanne Armstrong, MD, MPH, vice president and chief medical officer for Women’s Health and Genomics at CVS Health, on the distinct pathophysiology of cardiovascular disease in women and how her own health experiences have influenced her perspective on cardiovascular disease management.

Contributor: Helping Women of Color Achieve a Healthier Future

April 27th 2022, 6:43pm


To achieve health equity, experts from CVS Health discuss why we must invest in programs that improve access to health care for historically marginalized communities, address social determinants, boost health education, increase representation in all levels of health care delivery, widen access to clinical trial research, and more.

Addressing America’s Maternal Racial Disparities and Subpar Maternal Care

April 14th 2022, 7:30pm


To mark Black Maternal Health Week, The American Journal of Managed Care® sat down with Breana Lipscomb, the senior advisor of Maternal Health & Rights at the Center for Reproductive rights, to better understand how the United States came to have such poor maternal care, and what can be done to address disparities.

What We're Reading: Out-of-State Abortions for Texans; Lingering COVID-19 Effects; Muscle Strengthening Health Benefits

March 7th 2022, 4:02pm


A significant increase has been observed in Texas residents traveling out of state for abortion care; nearly a third of people who previously had COVID-19 cited lingering symptoms up to 1 year after infection; muscle strengthening exercises linked with lower risk of disease and early mortality.

Dr Robert Hopkin Discusses Misconceptions in the Management of Fabry Disease

December 9th 2021, 10:05pm


Robert J. Hopkin, MD, clinical geneticist, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, speaks on misconceptions regarding Fabry disease and opportunities for improvement in care.

Maternal STIs Linked With Increased Risk of Preterm Birth

November 29th 2021, 4:00pm


Results of a nationwide retrospective cohort study show maternal infection with syphilis, gonorrhea, or chlamydia was associated with an increased risk of preterm birth.

Achieving Equitable Breast Cancer Care: Clinical Trials, Mental Health, and Digital Therapeutics

November 23rd 2021, 2:00pm


Discussions regarding health equity and access to care have long been implicated in breast cancer. Here, key opinion leaders discuss the latest progress in clinical trial access, digital therapeutics, and other efforts that aim to ameliorate these care gaps.

What We're Reading: Disproportionate Vaccine Access; Mental Health Apps for Men; Stillbirth Risk in Pregnant Women With COVID-19

November 22nd 2021, 3:30pm


Low- and middle-income countries that hosted completed COVID-19 vaccine trials received disproportionately fewer doses than high-income counterparts; mental health apps indicated to increase uptake in underserved men; CDC report finds notable stillbirth risk in pregnant women with COVID-19.

What We’re Reading: Delta Variant in Nursing Homes; Financial Burden of COVID-19 Hospitalization; Heat Wave Impact During Pregnancy

October 4th 2021, 2:31pm


Analysis finds significant spike in deaths among nursing home residents due to the Delta variant; hospitalization charges for patients with COVID-19 vary widely; spotlighting the threat of heat waves and extreme weather conditions for pregnant women.

Study Suggests Diet Could Mediate Link Between Sleep Quality, Obesity in Women

October 2nd 2021, 3:00pm


Women with poor sleep quality were found to be at more than 2 times greater risk of obesity, with this association occurring only in those who did not meet recommended dietary standards.