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Understanding Medical Abortion Policy, Politics, and Women s Health

Understanding Medical Abortion Policy, Politics, and Women s Health

This monograph synthesizes what is current- ly known about medical abortion and pro- vides an overview of the legal and political issues that have shaped its practice in the U.S. In order to address some of the needs of new providers, organizations such as the National Abortion Federation offer training and other resources related to the practice of medical abortion. However, people outside the medical community, especially legisla- tors, policymakers, and the media, also can have a significant impact on the accessibility and acceptability of medical abortion. This monograph is intended for this latter group, with the intention of increasing understand- ing of medical abortion and providing infor- mation and discussion useful in creating policy that supports the provision of med- ical abortion. Understanding Medical Abortion: Policy, Politics, and Women’s Health is shaped by the authors’ public
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PRECEPTOR HANDBOOK WOMEN S HEALTH ADVANCED PRACTICE PROGRAM

PRECEPTOR HANDBOOK WOMEN S HEALTH ADVANCED PRACTICE PROGRAM

The Women's Health Advanced Practice Nurse (WHAPN) is prepared to provide holistic nursing care for women. This program focuses on diagnostic reasoning and principles of management for pregnancy, reproductive and sexuality issues, including gynecologic and breast conditions. The WHAPN has advanced knowledge and skills in physical and psychosocial assessment, health promotion, health maintenance and disease prevention to meet primary health care needs of women. The WHAPN has skills and knowledge to recognize and manage common non-gynecological health care problems and changes in client's health status, such as cardiac or diabetes, requiring referral to other health care providers. In a collaborative relationship, the WHAPN manages the client in a stable state at women's health care settings.
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Termination of pregnancy. A resource for health professionals. November Excellence in women s health

Termination of pregnancy. A resource for health professionals. November Excellence in women s health

information in relation to uncomplicated requests for termination that might be encountered by a practitioner providing women’s health care. It does not attempt to address exceptional or complex clinical needs: women in these circumstances need to consult a specialist practitioner. While the document discusses both medical and surgical methods, not all methods are available in all settings because of the differing expertise and infrastructure requirements involved, as well as availability of pharmacological agents.

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The results of the Women s Health

The results of the Women s Health

1. Rossouw JE, Anderson GL, Prentice RL, LaCroix AZ, Kooperberg C, Stefanick ML, et al.; Writing Group for the Women’s Health Initia- tive Investigators. Risks and benefits of estrogen plus progestin in healthy menopausal women: principal results from the Women’s Health Initiative randomized controlled trial. JAMA 2002;288:321-33. 2. Stearns V, Beebe KL, Iyengar M, Dube E. Paroxetine controlled release

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Virginia Women s Health Stroke Prevention Initiative

Virginia Women s Health Stroke Prevention Initiative

Grant ID: 46178,VCU Virginia Women’s Health Stroke Prevention Initiative 7 electronic data capture system for acute hospitalized stroke patients. In addition to data collection and analysis, the GWTG system provides the capability to download standardized patient stroke education materials. While the VCU Stroke Center does not currently make use of this GWTG educational component, either for acute hospitalized stroke patients or for outpatient secondary stroke prevention, this GWTG tool will be used in the proposed project as one component of primary and secondary stroke risk reduction education. GWTG patient information handouts, available in both English and Spanish language versions, are directed to general information about stroke as well as stroke warning signs. In addition, the proposed project will incorporate GWTG stroke prevention educational information handouts targeted to patients’ specific stroke risk factors such as high blood pressure, diabetes, smoking, life styles, and atrial fibrillation. Patients and their families will also be educated in the use of the AHA/ASA GWTG lay public website, within CHEC.
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South Australian Women s Health Policy

South Australian Women s Health Policy

There will be an emphasis on addressing women’s health issues early and preventing health problems. Increasing women’s access to primary health care services will be a major focus. Access is critical for health promotion, prevention, early intervention and the effective management of health problems. Working closely with and supporting General Practitioners and other primary health care providers is a fundamental cornerstone of this approach.

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Community and Women s Health Programs

Community and Women s Health Programs

This report essentially consolidates many of the Community and Women’s Health reports into one single report. This single report enables us to collect all the required performance data, socio- demographic data and some limited characteristics of casual clients. All data collected in the Primary Care, Health Promotion, Fees, DVA, Client Type and Registered Clients reports are consolidated into the single Multipurpose Report.

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WOMEN S HEALTH CARE UPDATE

WOMEN S HEALTH CARE UPDATE

This conference is an annual update for women’s health care providers on current topics relevant to women’s health. The topics are selected using suggestions from previous course attendees, areas with substantial change, and controversial subjects where medical opinions may differ. The purpose is to provide a clinical update for providers who care for women in an outpatient setting.

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Billing Information - CPT and other Sources: Women s Health Screening

Billing Information - CPT and other Sources: Women s Health Screening

This content is owned by the AAFP. A person viewing it online may make one printout of the material and may use that printout only for his or her personal, non-commercial reference. This material may not otherwise be downloaded, copied, printed, stored, transmitted or reproduced in any medium, whether now known or later invented, except as authorized in writing by the AAFP. Contact fpmserv@aafp.org for copyright questions and/or permission requests. Women’s Health Screens will often use the following:

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Women s Health Matters

Women s Health Matters

•  Lean protein with every meal; plant protein daily •  Limit fatty & processed meats, and dairy •  Include healthy fats like cold-water fish, chia seeds, flaxseeds, walnuts, soybean[r]

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Benefits Collaborative Policy Statement WOMEN S HEALTH SERVICES

Benefits Collaborative Policy Statement WOMEN S HEALTH SERVICES

• For abnormal cervical cancer screening results, covered services include increased frequency of cervical cancer screenings, HPV testing and typing in accordance with generally accepted[r]

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Community Health Centers of Pinellas, Inc. Women s Health Services Obstetrics & Gynecology

Community Health Centers of Pinellas, Inc. Women s Health Services Obstetrics & Gynecology

 Amend: If you feel that health information we have about you is incorrect or incomplete, you may ask us to amend the information. You have the right to request an amendment for as long as the information is kept by or for the facility. Any request for amendment must be sent in writing to the Center Director/Compliance Officer or designee. We may deny your request for an amendment and if this occurs, you will be notified of the reason for the denial.  An Accounting of Disclosures: You have the right to request and accounting of disclosures. This is a list of certain

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What You Need to Know About Women s Health: Tips for staying healthy

What You Need to Know About Women s Health: Tips for staying healthy

Vitamin D is a fat-soluble vitamin that helps your body absorb calcium, which is needed to build strong bones. Vitamin D is just as important for bone health as calcium, and many people do not get enough of it. New research suggests that people who get enough vitamin D have a lower risk of many chronic diseases, such as cancer, auto- immune diseases, cardiovascular disease, type II diabetes, and depression.

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Women s Health AUTOIMMUNE DISEASE: When our immune system goes haywire

Women s Health AUTOIMMUNE DISEASE: When our immune system goes haywire

Many scientists are focusing their research efforts on trying to understand precisely why it is that autoimmune diseases are more common in women than in men. The authors of The Immune System Cure of- fer the following explanation: “Scientists believe that the female hormone estrogen may be the reason for this. The hor- mone estrogen may interplay with certain immune factors that enhance the action of the inflammatory response, in- creasing antibodies that attack certain tissues in the body. An over abundance of estrogen or estrogen-dominance may be a factor in the prevalence of autoimmune conditions in women.”
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Primary Care Teamlet Formation and Evolution: Implications for Women s Health

Primary Care Teamlet Formation and Evolution: Implications for Women s Health

4. Women veterans, on average, are more likely to need supportive services and specialty services Information transfer and care services and specialty services. Information transfer and care coordination across organizational boundaries and outside the VHA is even more salient for improving the care of women veterans. 5. Given the wide range of health services used by women veterans, g y

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WOMEN S HEALTH INITIATIVE PUBLICATIONS AND PRESENTATIONS (P&P) POLICY

WOMEN S HEALTH INITIATIVE PUBLICATIONS AND PRESENTATIONS (P&P) POLICY

If one or more writing group members disagree with the data analyses, interpretation of the data, or authorship, the members should discuss the disagreement with the lead author, who makes a decision on how to resolve the dispute. If either the members disagree with the decision, or the lead author does not respond to the request for changes, the writing group member(s) should ask for a polling or formal vote of the entire writing group relating to the issue(s) in dispute. If this does not resolve the issue(s), and the writing group member(s) believe(s) that it is in the best interests of the WHI to not allow the paper to proceed, an appeal may be made to the P&P Committee Chair, who will attempt to resolve the issues or appoint an appropriate P&P member to resolve the issue(s) in a meeting or conference call with the lead author and the member(s) who are in disagreement. If this is unsuccessful, and if the P&P Committee Chair, with the approval of the committee, cannot make a decision, then the P&P Committee Chair should solicit expert opinion from within WHI and if necessary from outside the study. If final arbitration is necessary, the P&P Committee through the chair will make the Executive Committee aware of the sequence of events and final decision.
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The impact of testosterone imbalance on depression and women s health

The impact of testosterone imbalance on depression and women s health

There are three types of depression [1]: unipolar major depression, manic-depressive illness (also known as bipolar disorder) and dysthymia (a less severe form of depression). Women in the USA are more frequently (12%) affected by depression, at roughly twice the rate of men (7%). Women and men are equally likely to develop manic-de- pressive illness but women are more likely than men to suffer from major depression and dys- thymia. Unipolar major depression is the leading cause of disease burden among females ages 5 and older worldwide. Before adolescence and late in life, females and males experience depression with the same frequency [1], no gender difference is seen until puberty and following menopause. Sci- entists hypothesize that hormonal factors are in- volved in women’s greater vulnerability at other ages. Stress due to psychosocial factors, such as multiple roles in the home and at work and the increased likelihood of women to be poor, at risk for violence and abuse, and raising children alone, plays a role in the development of depression and other mental disorders (Tables 1 and 2).
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The new women s health science of NaProTECHNOLOGY

The new women s health science of NaProTECHNOLOGY

If one is going to treat patients for infertility in such a fashion as to eradicate the underlying diseases, one needs to know how to surgically reconstruct the pelvis in such a way that will not create more scar tissue and adhesions. This is particularly true for patients who have endometriosis, polycystic ovaries (who have a wedge resection) or women who have extensive pelvic adhesive disease from previous pelvic infection. In a paper publi- shed a little over one year ago, we showed the 23-year progress in the development of near adhesion-free re- constructive pelvic surgery. A highly significant reduc- tion in the adhesion scores postoperatively have been identified at followup laparoscopy [20]. This is a very significant contribution because now it allows us to treat surgical conditions in a way which are better than any- thing that we have had in the past.
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Refusal Laws: Dangerous for Women s Health

Refusal Laws: Dangerous for Women s Health

Traditionally, refusal laws have recognized the complexity of human values, feelings, and religious beliefs by enabling individuals to opt out of providing health-care services to which they are religiously or morally opposed. However, efforts in Congress, state legislatures, and the courts to expand refusal laws to employers, health insurers, and pharmacists and to preclude not only services, but information and referrals, pose serious dangers to Americans’ health. Science—not politics—should determine medical decisions. Health-care institutions hold themselves out as providers of health care; they should have a duty to ensure that patients receive accurate information and appropriate care. Failure to provide this care—even for religious reasons—is wrong and may jeopardize patient health.
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The role of aspirin in women’s health

The role of aspirin in women’s health

Figure 1 The absolute benefit (in terms of vascular events avoided/1000 treated/year) vs risks (major bleeds/1000 treated/year) associated with aspirin treatment in the key cardiovascular trials enrolling low-, medium-, and high-risk patients. Adapted with permission from the American College of Chest Physicians. Patrono C, et al. Platelet-active drugs: the relationships among dose, effectiveness, and side effects: the Seventh ACCP Conference on Antithrombotic and Thrombolytic Therapy. Chest. 2004;126:234S–264S. Abbreviations: BDT, British Doctors’ Trial; HOT, Hypertension Optimal Treatment; JPAD, Japanese Primary Prevention of Atherosclerosis with Aspirin for Diabetes; PHS, Physician’s Health Study; PPP, Primary Prevention Project; SAPAT, Swedish Angina Pectoris Aspirin Trial; TPT, Thrombosis Prevention Trial; WHS, Women’s Health Study. 32
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