Until Obamacare went on the books, you could be denied coverage for pregnancy — a pre-existing condition. Think about that for a moment.
It was no surprise that Republican members of the new Congress, sworn in just 10 days before, voted last week to repeal the Affordable Care Act, and they have vowed to slash or transform other health programs including Medicare and Medicaid. Obamacare may be new but much of the politics is not. Perhaps you have heard of the Maternity Act of 1921?
Materials that 23 states mandate be given to women seeking abortions contain factually incorrect medical information, a study found. An interview with the author.
I’m not proud of this but, back in 1986, I showed up for work sick many times because I was pregnant and needed to “save up” my sick days so that I could have some time after childbirth to tend to my new baby.
First, though, what should we look for?
Look up your county, sure. But the real value in these rankings is understanding the factors that make a population healthy.
You still need to get rid of the worm afterward. But you can use milk, cookies, and a hammer for that.
“We estimate the number of deaths attributable to the lack of Medicaid expansion in opt-out states at between 7,115 and 17,104,” researchers write. In Pennsylvania, the annual estimated death toll ranges from 398 to 1,491.
The Republican Party, so deeply opposed to women’s reproductive rights, has orchestrated a government shutdown that threatens the health and well-being of nearly 9 million women and children who depend on WIC, the supplemental nutrition program for Women, Infants and Children.
Learn about the conquest of smallpox, once known as the “speckled monster," through role-playing. Wanna be a virus?
Preventive care got a boost on Jan. 1. It's not even in dispute.
Essentially, we’ve begun a new discussion about harm reduction and substance abuse. Do we stick with prohibition, or move towards legalization and harm reduction?
Tuesday is the 40th anniversary of the Roe v. Wade decision that found a woman’s right to an abortion fell within the right to privacy protected by the Fourteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution. 40 years later, a history professor reflects on what has been achieved - and what is to come...
Some things to talk about when we talk about Newtown, mental health, and guns.
This week at The Public’s Health we’ll be looking back at the election’s impact on public health. Today's post is by Janet Golden, a professor of history at Rutgers University who specializes in the histories of medicine, childhood and women, as well as American social history., considers the impact...