Heatwave Exposure Linked to Increased Risk of Preterm Birth in California

A new study at UC San Diego, published February 11, 2020, found that exposure to heatwaves during the last week of pregnancy was strongly linked to an increased risk of preterm delivery – the hotter the temperature or the longer the heatwave, the greater the risk.

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Women’s Heart Fund Launches ‘Community Conversations with the CDI’

The Women’s Heart Fund, a philanthropic arm of Hackensack Meridian Health Meridian Health Foundation, has announced that for its newest venture, the organization will sponsor ‘Community Conversations with the CDI,’ a women-focused, three-year lecture series featuring researchers from Hackensack Meridian Health’s Center for Discovery and Innovation (CDI). The lectures will focus on topics relevant to community members throughout the state, including heart disease, breast and ovarian cancer, vaccines, Alzheimer’s Disease and diabetes.

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Texas Abortion Patients’ Attempts to End Their Pregnancy on Their Own is Higher than the National Rate, New Study Finds

Seven percent of Texas abortion patients in the study reported trying to self-manage abortion before coming to a clinic for services.
Women cited cost and long distance to clinics as reasons for choosing to self-manage abortion.

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