Women's Health

11:05am

Tue July 9, 2013

5:18pm

Fri July 5, 2013
The Two-Way

Abortion Providers Sue As Wisconsin Governor Signs Bill

Originally published on Fri July 5, 2013 6:05 pm

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker has signed a bill that would require women seeking an abortion to get an ultrasound. The bill also puts restrictions on doctors who perform abortions, reports Marti Mikkelson of member station WUWM in Milwaukee.

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2:27pm

Wed July 3, 2013
Shots - Health News

A Surge In Painkiller Overdoses Among Women

Originally published on Mon July 8, 2013 6:52 am

Drugs found in the medicine chest are claiming more women's lives than cocaine and heroin.
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Women are dying from overdoses of prescription painkillers at a much higher rate than men, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. And while men still suffer more overdoses, women are catching up fast.

From 1999 to 2010, the CDC found a fivefold increase in the number and rate of such cases among middle-aged women. Over the same period, the rate of overdoses from prescription painkillers increased 3.5 times in men.

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2:48am

Wed July 3, 2013
Health

Deadly Painkiller Overdoses Affecting More Women

Originally published on Fri July 12, 2013 3:59 pm

Transcript

DAVID GREENE, HOST:

And let's look now at some disturbing health news. At study out from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows women are dying from overdoses of prescription painkillers at a much higher rate than men. [POST-BROADCAST CORRECTION: Men still die from these overdoses at a higher rate than women. Women are dying from the overdoses at a much higher rate than ever before.]

Over the past decade, there has been a dramatic increase in the number of women overdosing. NPR's Patti Neighmond reports.

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2:51pm

Fri June 28, 2013
Shots - Health News

Administration Clarifies Insurance Rules For Contraceptives

Originally published on Fri June 28, 2013 4:41 pm

The federal rules for coverage of birth control by religiously affiliated groups are becoming clear.
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The Obama administration is moving to end a long-running controversy over making no-cost birth control available under the federal health law.

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