Tag Archives: Women's Health

For women, heart attacks look different – and so do heart health outcomes

TweetHeart disease is the number one killer of women in America. Approximately 26% of women who die in this country every year die of heart disease – that’s about 316, 000 women a year. And, a new study reveals that women who have heart attacks are more likely (15%) to die in the hospital than men who [...]
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GOP prevents women from testifying at birth control coverage hearing

TweetWhere my ladies at? Definitely not at the House Committee hearing happening right now to discuss whether no-cost birth control coverage “trampled on freedom of religion?” (Hint: It doesn’t.) Chairman Rep. Darrell Issa rejected a request to include just one female witness, saying “the hearing is not about reproductive rights and contraception.” Democratic women on [...]
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Women’s health care shouldn’t be at the mercy of Komen or Bloomberg

TweetAs Samhita mentioned yesterday, in response to the Komen fiasco, Mayor Bloomberg is matching donations to Planned Parenthood up to $250,000. While he’s probably contributing the biggest chunk of change, Bloomberg is hardly the only supporter rallying to Planned Parenthood’s aid. Just 24 hours after Komen announced they were pulling their funding, Planned Parenthood had [...]
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Breaking: Komen Foundation pulls breast cancer screening funds from Planned Parenthood

TweetWhat sad and disturbing news. From the Washington Post comes breaking news that will affect hundreds of thousands of dollars in women’s health funding: “The nation’s leading breast-cancer charity, Susan G. Komen for the Cure, is halting its partnerships with Planned Parenthood affiliates — creating a bitter rift, linked to the abortion debate, between two [...]
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Apple’s Siri is suspiciously clueless about reproductive health

TweetIt seems the iPhone’s new interactive app Siri isn’t all that helpful when it comes to women’s health. Here are the answers that a commenter at the Abortioneers got to some pretty basic questions. Q: I am pregnant and do not want to be. Where can I go to get an abortion? “I’m really sorry [...]
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