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Trump Administration Proposes Rule To Loosen Curbs On Short-Term Health Plans Feature
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Trump Administration Proposes Rule To Loosen Curbs On Short-Term Health Plans

Proposal to increase insurance choices means higher costs for less healthy people. This means if you have health problems, plan on getting pregnant, or can’t generally afford preventive care, you’ll be paying more.

Insurer Slashes Breast Pump Payments, Stoking Fears Fewer Moms Will Breastfeed
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Insurer Slashes Breast Pump Payments, Stoking Fears Fewer Moms Will Breastfeed

Major insurer cuts payments for breast pumps, which may increase patient costs and drive some new moms from breastfeeding their infants.

For the Babies of the Opioid Crisis, the Best Care May Be Mom’s Recovery
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For the Babies of the Opioid Crisis, the Best Care May Be Mom’s Recovery

Children exposed to opioids during pregnancy have certain early and late challenges, and helping their Moms may be the best medicine for them and helping with the consequences of neonatal abstinence syndrome.

Family Caregivers Finally Get A Break — And Extra Coaching
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Family Caregivers Finally Get A Break — And Extra Coaching

Family caregivers are finding more community resources to help them with their caregiving and give them some respite from those unpaid duties.

 Women and Their Health Care Providers Need to Be More Aware of COPD
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Women and Their Health Care Providers Need to Be More Aware of COPD

More women than men are now dying from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), which is associated with increased rates of women smoking in the 1960s and 1970s.

Reversing An Overdose Isn’t Complicated, But Getting The Antidote Can Be
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Reversing An Overdose Isn’t Complicated, But Getting The Antidote Can Be

Obtaining the treatment for opioid overdose – and helping to save lives – can be challenging, but it is supposed to be getting easier.

Hoping To See Your Doctor Via Telemedicine? Here’s A Quick Guide
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Hoping To See Your Doctor Via Telemedicine? Here’s A Quick Guide

Telemedicine is increasing access to care and may save them money.

Nicotine and Women's Health—FDA's Initiative Signals Progress
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Nicotine and Women's Health—FDA's Initiative Signals Progress

The FDA recently recommitted to reduce tobacco use, particularly among children, by taking a closer look at flavors that are added to both tobacco.

Doctors Curbing First-Time Prescriptions for Opioids
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Doctors Curbing First-Time Prescriptions for Opioids

Although the opioid epidemic continues to rage in America, promising new data show that first-time opioid painkiller prescription rates have slowed in recent years.

Prevention Is Power for Minority Women's Health
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Prevention Is Power for Minority Women's Health

We are calling attention to health care disparities for minority women. More action must be taken for all women.

Blacks, Latinos, Women Found Less Likely to Get The Mental Health Care They Need
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Blacks, Latinos, Women Found Less Likely to Get The Mental Health Care They Need

Women in California less likely to get needed mental health services leading to more lost work days, which increases the risk of losing their jobs.

New Moms Face Workplace Challenges—Even U.S. Senator Duckworth
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New Moms Face Workplace Challenges—Even U.S. Senator Duckworth

Many women with newborns face challenging workplace rules or physical problems – from limited leave policies or lack of lactation rooms – and the U.S. Congress has its own set of challenges for new moms who are Members of Congress or Congressional staff.

Why Access to Hearing Aids Needs to Improve
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Why Access to Hearing Aids Needs to Improve

Many people have mild or moderate hearing loss but don’t get hearing aids – that could change with access to over the counter and online hearing aids and Medicare coverage for individual fitting and adjustments so people find their hearing aids are more c

Say 'No' to NIH Funding Cuts
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Say 'No' to NIH Funding Cuts

Preserve research on sex differences.