Obstetrics and Gynecology

Denton Record-Chronicle: Ten pregnant women in Dallas County test positive for Zika

June 8, 2016
 

Ten pregnant women in Dallas County have tested positive for the Zika virus, the county’s health director said Tuesday. Read the full story at Denton Record-Chronicle

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Slate Magazine: GOP’s Planned Parenthood demagoguery is damaging health care

March 22, 2016
 

When Republicans threatened to shut down the government in order to deprive Planned Parenthood of its funding this past fall—making demagogic hay out of the false accusation that the women’s health care provider was selling “baby parts”—it wasn’t hard to predict that women’s access to vital services was about to take a blow. Six months later, though, […]

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KUT Radio: How Texas’ fetal tissue laws are helping Zika researchers

March 21, 2016
 

Believe it or not, Texas is not among a short list of states that prohibits fetal tissue research. Advocates and researchers say that’s a good thing, because Texas is among a list of states that would be affected if the Zika virus makes it into the U.S. mosquito population. Listen to the full story at KUT Radio

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Politico: Slew of anti-abortion laws may thwart Zika research

March 9, 2016
 

Even as mosquitoes carrying the Zika virus advance northward, lawmakers in 18 states are trying to block the fetal tissue research that might reveal the keys to unlocking the disease and preventing the massive birth defects associated with it. Read the full story at Politico

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Jezebel: Anti-abortion laws are having a dangerous, chilling effect on Zika research

March 9, 2016
 

Following the series of “sting videos” aimed at Planned Parenthood and produced by the Center for Medical Progress, state legislatures and the House of Representatives opened a series of investigations targeting Planned Parenthood. While the investigations have found no wrongdoing on the part of Planned Parenthood, CMP’s videos have had a profound effect on legislation: […]

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Medical Daily: Pregnant women and alcohol

March 8, 2016
 

Pregnancy can take a real toll on the body. As a woman’s hormones start to change, she may feel nausea, fatigue, dizziness, and mood swings, not to mention the anxiety and possible fear that can occur in the weeks leading up to actual childbirth. So how bad would it be to take the edge off […]

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