The American Cancer Society recently released new guidelines, raising the minimum age of regular mammograms for women with no known risk factors from 40 to 45. While these guidelines may make sense when you look at population statistics as a whole, on an anecdotal level, they alarmed me as a 43-year-old.
Thousands of Rhode Islanders have lost comprehensive abortion coverage through their insurance plans, thanks to a budget bill signed by Democratic Gov. Gina Raimondo in June—and some of them may not be aware of the change.
If Gov. John Kasich signs the bill into law, it would take away $1.3 million in state funding for Planned Parenthood’s maternal and preventive health-care programs.
A first-of-its-kind report calls on the Democratic-held state legislature and health officials to roll out sweeping reforms to bridge a health coverage gap that has left 383,000 residents uninsured.
There’s been a flurry of activity at the Supreme Court around reproductive rights issues, but despite granting cases looking at the contraception benefit and Texas’ HB 2, the Court turned away a Planned Parenthood funding case and is sitting on another major abortion rights case.
The clinic, located at the Louis Stokes Cleveland VA Medical Center, will offer primary care, hormone therapy, and mental health services to transgender patients.
New data shows there has been a 44 percent decrease in the maternal mortality rate worldwide over the last 25 years—but in the United States, along with 12 other countries, maternal mortality rates rose during this period.
The Democratic presidential candidate released her platform on veterans’ services and health care on Tuesday, highlighting the importance of addressing reproductive care and expanding LGBTQ care.
Colorado voters will decide next year if they want to replace Colorado’s private health insurance industry with a single-payer system, under which the state government would provide health insurance for all residents.
Carly Fiorina used Tuesday’s debate to push her plans to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA), claiming that “Obamacare isn’t helping anyone,” and that it “has to be repealed because it’s failing the very people it is intending to help.” There’s just one problem: Most of what Fiorina said on this front was completely wrong.