Women's Health

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.

Maternal Antidepressant Use Linked to Some Specific Birth Defects

September 1st 2020, 4:44pm


Associations between maternal antidepressant use and specific birth defects exist, particularly among mothers taking venlafaxine, according to a recent case-control study published in JAMA Psychiatry.

Predictive Index for 90-Day Postoperative Outcomes Following Gynecologic Surgery

July 10th 2020, 7:30pm


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 7th 2020, 8:28pm


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 18th 2020, 1:11am


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.