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A Closer Look at C-sections

Date Created: August 15, 2017 01:36 PM
Author: BeLinda Berry

 

When talking about maternal health, C-sections are a major part of that conversation. More and more mothers, for one reason or another, are needing to have the surgery. Annually, women have 23 million C-sections across the globe. They are the most frequently performed medical procedure for women between the ages of 21-30 in the US. While Denmark at 19.9% has one of the highest C-section rates in Scandinavia and it still falls well below the US average at 32%. Read more on this here. A problem that is happening within many hospitals is what is deemed as medically necessary to perform a C-section.

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A Moving Conversation with One of the Nation’s Top Nurses: “Losing My Husband Changed My View of Medical Care” Icon Image

A Moving Conversation with One of the Nation’s Top Nurses: “Losing My Husband Changed My View of Medical Care”

Date Created: July 20, 2017 05:24 PM
Author: WHAMglobal

 

WHAMWoman Pat Mastors, Executive Director of The Patients’ View Institute, sat down with Susan Hassmiller for a compelling conversation.

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Ruth Summits Kilimanjaro for Planned Parenthood

Date Created: July 3, 2017 02:15 PM
Author: Pat Mastors

 

Left after an accident with partial use of her legs, Ruth hopes her ascent of Kiliminjaro July 27th helps Planned Parenthood continue to empower women's health.

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Congratulations to WHAMGlobal Pittsburgh's Big Idea Challenge Winner!

Date Created: June 28, 2017 11:12 AM
Author: Pat Mastors

 

And the winner is - the Latino Community Center, who will now have the help of the WHAM Pittsburgh community to bring much-needed education about pregnancy and childbirth to Latina moms.

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Sharon Terry: Citizen Scientist

Date Created: June 24, 2017 07:15 AM
Author: Pat Mastors

 

When doctors could not find treatment for her children's rare disease, Sharon Terry and her husband became "citizen scientists".

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Congratulations to Dr. Joanne Conroy!

Date Created: June 19, 2017 07:16 AM
Author: Pat Mastors

 

The Founder of Women of Impact and Co-Founder of WHAM Global is excited about taking on her newest challenge...and shares what it means for her involvement in WHAM Boston.

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WHAM Boston - Plans Are Underway!

Date Created: June 15, 2017 02:03 PM
Author: Andrea LePain, President, eMedia Junction

 

Two dozen top women leaders in health care from the Boston area put their heads together earlier this month to start planning WHAMBoston. The consensus: it's the start of something big.

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Women Aren't Supposed to Die in Childbirth

Date Created: May 24, 2017 09:46 AM
Author: Pat Mastors

 

If you’re over a certain age (25? 30? 40?) you probably have a story of a dear friend/sister/cousin/daughter who had a terrifying time in childbirth. For me it was my dear friend Katie, who was 8 months pregnant when flu-like symptoms sent her to the doctor, who gave her a short of Vitamin B-12 and told her to go home and rest.

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'We Have to Turn Congress in 2018'

Date Created: May 10, 2017 03:17 PM
Author: Pat Mastors

 

We're getting whiplash. Every time we turn around there seems to be a new affront to women. Whether making pregnancy a "pre-existing condition", defunding Planned Parenthood, or fashioning health policy with no women in the room.

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Through Uncertainty in Health Policy, Nurses Anchor Our Care

Date Created: May 8, 2017 11:15 AM
Author: Pat Mastors

 

It happened to me, and it likely happened to you: a nurse who made all the difference. On National Nurses Week, a shout-out to "Nurse Lisa", and a national leader among nurses thanks three nurses for helping her survive her own devastating loss.

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100 Days in: No Time for Women to Ease Up on the Gas Pedal

Date Created: April 30, 2017 05:40 PM
Author: Pat Mastors

 

100 days into Donald Trump's Presidency, how is the surge in women activism manifesting? The news is mixed: 'Emily's List, a group that supports Democratic women candidates who support abortion rights, has heard from over 11,000 women seeking a path to political office since Election Day...As of January 23, VoteRunLead had trained 5,000 women to run for office over a two-year period -- 2,300 of those trainings were in the two months following the election.' BUT...

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Ysabel Duron - A Champion for Latino Health

Date Created: April 23, 2017 01:49 PM
Author: Pat Mastors

 

When life threw her a curve ball, journalist and cancer survivor Ysabel Duron turned challenge into a new calling by turning the camera on herself. Her "encore career" shines a spotlight on cancer for Latino communities across the United States.

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What makes a great medical team?

Date Created: April 18, 2017 09:08 AM
Author: Pat Mastors

 

Is the greatness of a medical team determined by training? Skills? Trust? The running of the Boston Marathon reminds me of that awful day four years ago when the Brigham & Women's emergency team went into action, relying on all of the above to save victims of the bombing. I was there when their beepers went off.

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‘Men don’t prepare that much, so why do we have to?’

Date Created: April 12, 2017 11:20 AM
Author: Pat Mastors

 

After decades in Washington, Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao has noticed something about how she differs from her male peers."I prepare so much more than some of my male colleagues,” Chao tells POLITICO. "And I know women who are prepared more and we get ridiculed..."

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#ILookLikeASurgeon Campaign: Clever, Subversive Social Change  Icon Image

#ILookLikeASurgeon Campaign: Clever, Subversive Social Change

Date Created: April 12, 2017 09:01 AM
Author: Pat Mastors

 

A Wisconsin surgeon Tweeting out a photo of women surgeon colleagues likely had little idea it would go viral. But her action is a stellar example of how women can leverage our wits - and the tools of new media - to be a force for change.

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