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Webcast: Constructing the Foundation for Health Equity

Published Date: 
Tue, 2013-01-29

The UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health is offering a free webcast of the William T. Small, Jr. Keynote lecture "Taking Action to Achieve Health Equity: Beyond the Affordable Care Act," part of the 34th Annual Minority Health Conference. The webcast will take place on Friday, February 22, 2013 from 2-3 pm EST.
To register for the webcast, visit:
http://www.minority.unc.edu/sph/minconf/2013/broadcast/

Report: Health Disparities in Asian American Communities

Published Date: 
Tue, 2013-01-29
The Institute for Asian American Studies at the University of Massachusetts-Boston has released a report, "Information on Small Populations with Significant Health Disparities: A Report on Data Collected on the Health of Asian Americans in Massachusetts."
For more information, visit: http://www.iaas.umb.edu/publications/general/AA%20Health%20Data.pdf

MCH Library Releases Resource Guides About Stress During and After Pregnancy

Published Date: 
Tue, 2013-01-29

The Maternal and Child Health Library (MCH Library) at Georgetown University has released a new knowledge path, "Maternal Distress in the Perinatal Period and Child Outcomes." The knowledge path directs readers to resources that describe some sources of stress that pregnant women and new mothers experience and the impact of maternal distress on the developing fetus and young child.
For more information, visit:
http://www.mchlibrary.org/KnowledgePaths/kp_maternaldistress.html

Binge Drinking Among Women and High School Girls--United States, 2011

Published Date: 
Tue, 2013-01-29

A new Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Vital Signs Report details how nearly 14 million U.S. women binge drink about three times a month, and consume an average of six drinks per binge. The report finds that about one in eight women and one in five high school girls report binge drinking. Binge drinking is most common among women aged 18-34, high school girls, whites and Hispanics, and women with household incomes of $75,000 or more.
To view the report, visit:

H1N1 Flu Shots Are Safe for Pregnant Women

Published Date: 
Tue, 2013-01-29

Pregnant women who received a vaccine against the 2009 H1N1 influenza virus showed no increased risk of pregnancy loss, a recent study published in the New England Journal of Medicine has found. The study found that pregnant women who experienced influenza during pregnancy had an increased risk of miscarriages and still births, suggesting that influenza infection may increase the risk of fetal loss. To view the study, visit:

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