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  • For thousands of years, since long before there were doctors or hospitals, midwives have been helping women stay healthy, helping babies into the world, and helping families grow. Ask a woman why she prefers the care of a midwife and she will tell you that midwives are knowledgeable, patient, and respectful of her traditions.

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  • It was called the "Breakfast for Champions," the annual fundraiser to benefit the Commonwealth Institute, a non-profit organization that helps women develop entrepreneurial skills and expertise. On this particular June morning in 2001, more than 1,000 women gathered in the grand ballroom of Boston's Fairmont Copley Hotel to network and to honor women entrepreneurs. Virtually the entire "who's who" of the women's business community was there, as well as investors, lawyers, and others who work with and support women-led businesses.

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  • This edited collection had its beginnings in conversations with Jan Monk and Janet Momsen who encouraged us to contribute to their series on the geographical aspects of women’s lives. Their support and helpful comments were invaluable during the long process of producing the volume.

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  • A week after our daughter Lauren was born, my wife Bonnie and I were completely exhausted. Each night Lauren kept waking us. Bonnie had been torn in the delivery and was taking painkillers. she could barely walk. After five days of staying home to help, I went back to work. She seemed to be getting better.

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  • The country case studies make clear that international partners share some of the blame, particularly because they too often fail to coordinate programs to help promote more integrated, comprehensive health care for women. However, it is equally clear that many of the obstacles are wholly local in nature: National governments and policymakers are often unable or unwilling to initiate or sustain health care programs and reforms that would improve women’s access to services and, by extension, reduce rates of vertical transmission.

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  • As Christine Ammer notes, the underlying assumption of The Encyclopedia of Women’s Health, her classic and concise reference for women’s health, is that “every woman wants to take responsibility for her own health.” By helping us understand how our bodies work, the marvel of our bodies’ normal functions and the profound consequences of its malfunctions, and the care and treatments available to us, she helps us to take charge of our own health.

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  • Health care workers have the opportunity and the obligation to identify, treat, and educate women who are being abused. Health care institutions can make significant contributions to addressing violence against women by supporting clinicians and clients. Developing and institutionalizing national health-sector policies, protocols, and norms about violence call attention to the problem of gender-based violence, and help ensure quality care for survivors of abuse. This Outlook issue focuses on the reproductive health consequences of violence against women.

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  • Most books about drugs fall into one of two categories— they either focus on basic pharmacology, rich with information about pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics, or they address pharmacotherapeutics with an emphasis on conditions and indicated treatments. Th e former provides in-depth information that, unfortunately, is often detached from actual practice, making it diffi cult for a reader to retain and later use.

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  • Including urinary issues in the gynecologic evaluation is helpful. Urinary tract infections (UTIs) are one of the most common reasons to seek medical care and are sometimes triggered by sexual activity. Urinary incontinence is an increasingly recognized health problem (see Chapter 10). Finally, because domestic violence is common (2), screening for current or previous physical, emotional, or sexual abuse is an important part of the pa- tient’s history and in some states is mandatory.

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  • “I went to Sandi's Read Their Mind Book Tour to wildly grow my business! I knew I'd learn amazing things that would allow me to connect with my ideal clients in a deeper way. Over the weekend, I absolutely learned those things and sooo MUCH MORE!! Sandi's prayers over my life at this event have been such a HUGE blessing to me! Now, I'm utilizing my solution blueprints to help women entrepreneurs manage their online marketing AND weight management goals!” Pamela Wright PamelaWrightSolutions.com “Sandi has helped me find what I am passionate about. I have changed the direction of my...

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  • From ancient times until the modern technological age, healthcare was mostly for, about and by women. The wonder of the reproductive cycle, the miracle of birth and the powerless mystery of death were the domains of women who watched over them. Before the dawn of patriarchy, women were the natural healers and guardians of the mysteries and stories of the people. Women looked to the earth from where life began and where the food for sustaining life was grown for help in healing the ill.

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  • Demographic and epidemiological transitions and changes in lifestyle are leading to the emergence of cancer and other chronic diseases as public health problems in India. Cancer pattern in India reveals the predominance of tobacco related cancers, which are amenable to primary prevention. Cancer Registries in different parts of the country reveal that majority of cancer cases present in an advanced stage and makes treatment options prolonged and expensive.

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  • These guidelines have been developed to help ensure that, in all research sponsored by the Aboriginal Women’s Health Research Program, appropriate respect is given to the cultures, languages, knowledge and values of Aboriginal peoples’ legitimate knowledge. These guidelines represent the standard of best practice adopted by the Saskatoon Aboriginal Women’s Health Research Advisory Committee.

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  • The health effects of violence against women are serious, far-reaching, and intertwined. Health care providers have the opportunity and the obligation to identify cases of abuse. For many women in developing countries, a visit to a health clinic for reproductive or child health services may be their only contact with the health care system. The health care sector can capitalize on this opportunity by ensuring a supportive and safe environment for clients, helping providers ask about abuse, and helping women receive the care they need.

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  • Sub-Saharan Africa has the worst indicators of women’s health—particularly of reproductive health—of any world region. These indicators include the highest number of HIV-positive women and the highest infant, maternal, and HIV-related death rates worldwide. The ability of a woman to make her own decisions regarding her body and her reproductive life are key to improving these indicators.

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  • When we think of women in developing countries, our minds immediately flash to what they need, what we can give to them, how we can help them. But what if we flipped this notion upside down? What if those of us who are well educated and well fed considered what we could learn from them—how they could help us? Those who find the greatest success in business and the most satisfaction in life are often eternal students. This is especially true of women. We’re always studying what others are doing and how they’re doing it....

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  • This hesitancy on the part of patients to seek the information needed may have resulted from feeling helpless due to hospitalization. How can seniors feel more proactive about their health care and less like victims? The Internet may not be able to help the elderly when they are already hospitalized, but it could be a useful resource to help them before they enter the hospital.

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  • FinCEN operates a Regulatory Helpline that provides assistance for financial institutions seeking clarification of their obligations under the Bank Secrecy Act (BSA) and certain requirements under the Uniting and Strengthening America by Providing Appropriate Tools Required to Intercept and Obstruct Terrorism (USA PATRIOT) Act. 18 This article analyzes the 1,461 inquiries regarding suspicious activity reporting (SAR) requirements that the Regulatory Helpline received from July 1, 2009, through June 30, 2010.

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  • The U.S. is committed to aligning GHI investments with partner country plans and strategies, primarily through tech- nical assistance, project-level support, and capacity-building of governments and other local institutions. GHI’s capac- ity-building investments include support for policy development, implementation, management, research, monitoring, and evaluation. In countries where the private sector is a vital partner in providing health care, the U.S.

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  • This session is an occasion to discuss good practices in MDG achievement with regard to gender equality that can help improve the way in which development cooperation promotes gender equality in a more systematic way while also improving its own effectiveness and coherence in line with national and international agreements. Achievement of such commitments is a key driver of effective development cooperation on all fronts.

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