COVID-19

Lift Unnecessary Restrictions: Access to Medication Abortion During the COVID-19 Pandemic

By M. Isabelle Chaudry | Jun 1, 2020 | Comments Off on Lift Unnecessary Restrictions: Access to Medication Abortion During the COVID-19 Pandemic

The NWHN is calling on the FDA to lift politically motivated, medically unnecessary restrictions on the abortion pill right now and let pregnant people receive the abortion pill through the mail so that they can get the pill where they take the pill, at home.

Navigating Pregnancy Care in a Pandemic

By Evita Almassi | May 28, 2020 | Comments Off on Navigating Pregnancy Care in a Pandemic

Pregnancy in a pandemic. These are words I never thought I’d use. But here I am, halfway through my pregnancy trying to navigate a global public health crisis. While every pregnancy poses its own challenges, mine has highlighted the ways in which telemedicine in the era of COVID-19 can expand access to quality care when done well and hinder it when done badly.

As COVID-19 Continues to Spread, It’s Important to Make Safe and Healthy Cosmetic and Personal Care Products Choices

By M. Isabelle Chaudry | May 6, 2020 | Comments Off on As COVID-19 Continues to Spread, It’s Important to Make Safe and Healthy Cosmetic and Personal Care Products Choices

As the COVID-19 outbreak continues to impact everyone, it is imperative that consumer make safe choices with regard to the personal care and beauty products they use. The virus can be deadly, especially for those with suppressed immune systems.

COVID-19 and Experimental Drugs: Health Information

By NWHN Staff | Apr 9, 2020 | Comments Off on COVID-19 and Experimental Drugs: Health Information

As the United States nears the peak of the COVID-19 pandemic, it is natural to hope for treatments that can save lives. But when experimental drugs are promoted by a president who has consistently eschewed and misrepresented science, consumers and patients have to exercise caution.

Should COVID-19 Impact the Labor and Delivery Process and the Presence of Support Guests?

By Olivia Snavely | Mar 31, 2020 | Comments Off on Should COVID-19 Impact the Labor and Delivery Process and the Presence of Support Guests?

As health care workers inevitably reduce the attention they give to people in labor in order to attend to the pandemic, support persons will be instrumental in making sure mothers and infants receive the care they need.

Does COVID-19 Affect Women Differently Than Men? Here’s What We Know

By Olivia Snavely | Mar 25, 2020 | Comments Off on Does COVID-19 Affect Women Differently Than Men? Here’s What We Know

As COVID-19 spreads around the globe, one trend is increasingly clear: the disparity in how COVID-19 affects men versus women.

If I’m Not Likely to Get Seriously Ill From COVID-19, Why Should I Stay Home?

By NWHN Staff | Mar 18, 2020 | Comments Off on If I’m Not Likely to Get Seriously Ill From COVID-19, Why Should I Stay Home?

Although you might feel totally healthy, you could still be contagious, so going out to a restaurant, bar, or continuing nonessential travel puts vulnerable populations at greater risk for infection. 

How Does COVID-19 Affect Different Age Groups?

By NWHN Staff | Mar 16, 2020 | Comments Off on How Does COVID-19 Affect Different Age Groups?

Regardless of age, there are precautions all of us should take: frequent, thorough handwashing, avoiding nonessential travel and large groups of people, and disinfecting frequently touched objects. One of the most crucial steps those over 60 can take, though, is to avoid visiting with grandchildren and other young people.

Wash Your Hands! And Other Tips for the Coronavirus

By Sarah Christopherson | Mar 4, 2020 | Comments Off on Wash Your Hands! And Other Tips for the Coronavirus

You’ve read about the novel coronavirus in the news, but what is it, and what can you do to stay healthy and safe?