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Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) is caused by a concussion (a blow or jolt to the head) or loss of blood and oxygen supply to the brain.

Collective Champions are a special group of the Network’s most passionate and forward-thinking supporters – leaders just like you. They care deeply about investing in our work and do so by contributing each month through automatic monthly gifts.

Okay, I admit it. Sometimes I try to cheer myself up by turning on some upbeat music and dancing by myself. Although I wouldn’t want anyone to see me bouncing around when I’ve cranked up the music (I’m a lousy dancer), I don’t mind people knowing that one of my favorite cheer-me-up songs is Aretha Franklin’s version of “RESPECT.”

The gains we’ve made are in jeopardy. In the last 6 years, over 9 million women have gotten health care coverage; nearly 30 million women now have access to contraception without co-pays; and 6 million women on Medicare have saved $11 billion on prescription drugs as the donut hole shrank.

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“Even the scale I was weighed on had the name of a drug on it – a weight loss drug,” said my friend, after visiting her doctor. If it’s any consolation, the ad wasn’t directed at her.

Do you need your hormones 'balanced?' Some alternative doctors are promoting hormone cocktails to cure what ails you, and if you think nothing ails you, well, maybe that's just your haywire hormones talking.

Amidst the large and sometimes confusing variety of hormone replacement therapy options, “natural" hormones have been growing in both visibility and popularity. Creams containing wild yam extracts or natural progesterone, or oral natural progesterone preparations are emerging as the HRT...

An interview with long-time NWHN board member Dr. Helen Rodriguez-Trias, M.D. on her work fighting against sterilization abuse.

Instead of providing women with access to alternative forms of safe, legal, and reversible contraception, U.S. policy promoted the use of permanent sterilization. By 1968, women of childbearing age in Puerto Rico were more than ten times more likely to...