In 2021, one study found that 22 percent of pregnancies among women firefighters ended in miscarriages, nearly double that of a similar study done with nurses, an occupation similar in levels of stress and long shift schedules.
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State Medical Cannabis Programs Failing To Make Enough Progress, Advocacy Group Finds
A report from a patient advocacy group found the future of medical cannabis in the states is hazy unless costs are decreased, product safety standards are improved, and civil rights are strengthened for patients and prescribers.
Groups Work to Improve Maternal, Infant Death Rates in GA
Preventing maternal and infant mortality in Georgia is a top priority for health care providers in the state.
Inflation Hasn’t Increased US Food Insecurity Overall, According to Our New Tracker
Grocery prices soared by 11.8% in 2022 – the swiftest pace since the early 1980s. Rapid inflation is, naturally, leading to concerns that it’s getting harder for Americans to put food on the table.
New Changes to Medicare Set to Benefit Georgia Seniors
Big changes are underway for Medicare participants, after historic legislation put them in motion this month.
New Georgia House Speaker Says State Tobacco Tax Hike Is Possible, Dims Hopes for Medicaid Expansion
If anyone was harboring hope that a new House speaker might want to take a fresh look at full Medicaid expansion in Georgia, House Speaker Jon Burns dumped cold water on that Thursday.
Study: Medicaid Expansion Reduces Postpartum Hospitalizations
The study examines postpartum hospitalizations, and found a 17% reduction in hospitalizations in the 60 days after giving birth in states that have expanded their Medicaid programs.
US Birth Rates Are at Record Lows – Even Though the Number of Kids Most Americans Say They Want Has Held Steady
Birth rates are falling in the U.S. After the highs of the Baby Boom in the mid-20th century and the lows of the Baby Bust in the 1970s, birth rates were relatively stable for nearly 50 years.
Better Sleep for Kids Starts With Better Sleep for Parents – Especially After Holiday Disruptions to Routines
Regular, high-quality sleep habits help children consolidate memory and learn better.
Here’s What You Need To Know About New Workplace Protections for Pregnant, Nursing Workers
The $1.7 trillion federal spending bill President Joe Biden signed last week ushers in expanded protections for workers who are pregnant or nursing.