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Since You Asked: Ovaries – is one the same as two?

By NWHN Staff | Mar 17, 2021 | Comments Off on Since You Asked: Ovaries – is one the same as two?

Question:  I lost one of my ovaries due to a benign ovarian cyst in 2019. I’m having a very difficult time finding medical studies on the effect of losing one ovary on a woman’s long-term physical, sexual, and emotional health. …

Raising Women’s Voices Roundup

By Kalena Murphy | Mar 15, 2021 | Comments Off on Raising Women’s Voices Roundup

Raising Women’s Voices (RWV) has a special mission to engage women who are not often invited into health policy discussions, including women of color; low-income women; immigrant women; young women; women with disabilities; and members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, questioning, and intersex (LGBTQI) community.

Rx for Change: Protect yourself (and your family) from medication overload

By NWHN Staff | Mar 15, 2021 | Comments Off on Rx for Change: Protect yourself (and your family) from medication overload

Many patients benefit from taking multiple drugs, and taking several medications may be necessary for people with more than one chronic disease. However, the growing use of multiple medications puts millions of people over the age of 65 at risk for medication overload, which refers to theharm caused by too many medications.

NWHN in Action March/April 2021

By Sarah Christopherson | Mar 15, 2021 | Comments Off on NWHN in Action March/April 2021

With the NWHN’s assistance, Raising Women’s Voices’ (RWV) regional coordinators (RCs) worked hard to educate and mobilize health care voters in 2020. Our RCs in Colorado, Texas, Louisiana, Montana, Wisconsin, West Virginia, and Mississippi received extra support through RWV to help pivot their previous voter engagement tactics to virtual methods in order ensure the safety of their staff and community members in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.

When to Talk to Your Provider About the Relationship between Long COVID and ME/CFS

By NWHN Staff | Mar 15, 2021 | Comments Off on When to Talk to Your Provider About the Relationship between Long COVID and ME/CFS

The widespread nature of extended post-COVID-19 symptoms has led to the use of a new term, “long COVID-19.”

Cosmetic Legislation Must Proceed

By M. Isabelle Chaudry | Mar 15, 2021 | Comments Off on Cosmetic Legislation Must Proceed

Most people assume that cosmetics and other personal care products that are marketed and sold in the U.S. are safe and are regulated by the FDA. In fact, the federal Cosmetics Act—last updated in 1938—does not prohibit manufacturers from using dangerous ingredients in their products.

Maternal Mortality Review – Each Death Matters

By NWHN Staff | Sep 16, 2020 | Comments Off on Maternal Mortality Review – Each Death Matters

The Women’s Health Activist March/April 2015 By Victoria Kavanaugh, RN, PhD The United States is one of few industrialized countries where maternal death rates are rising.1  Rates of maternal mortality in the United States are also higher among certain groups…

RWV Roundup: January 2019

By Kalena Murphy | Aug 12, 2020 | Comments Off on RWV Roundup: January 2019

By Kalena Murphy Speaking Out to Protect Health Care We spoke out against two proposed Federal regulations that would harm women and LGBTQI people. We elevated the issues, facilitated the submission of organizational comments to the Department of Health and…

RWV Roundup: Summer 2019

By Kalena Murphy | Aug 11, 2020 | Comments Off on RWV Roundup: Summer 2019

Speaking Out to Protect Health Care We spoke out against two proposed Federal regulations that would harm women and LGBTQI people. We elevated the issues, facilitated the submission of organizational comments to the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS),…

RWV Roundup: Summer 2020

By Kalena Murphy | Aug 11, 2020 | Comments Off on RWV Roundup: Summer 2020

By Kalena Murphy Turning Out Women Voters! Women’s health is on the line this year in elections that will determine our next President, control of Congress, and the balance of power in state legislatures nationwide! RWV is making sure women…