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Self Advocacy During A High-Risk Pregnancy

Six Tips for Self-Advocacy During a High-Risk Pregnancy

High-risk pregnancies require more careful monitoring and follow-up to watch for developing complications during pregnancy, labor, and delivery. There are a lot of reasons a pregnancy might be considered high-risk. Some women enter a pregnancy high-risk, while others start out with a low-risk pregnancy but develop complications that put them in the high-risk category. Once…

New Treatment for HIE | Nitric Oxide Synthase (NOS) Inhibition

Potential Treatment for Newborns with HIE: Nitric Oxide Synthase (NOS) Inhibition

Hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy (HIE) is a type of birth injury that occurs when an baby’s brain is deprived of oxygenated blood at or around the time of birth. HIE is a major cause of neurological damage in term and near-term infants, and accounts for about 25% of deaths during the neonatal period. Even  short durations of…

High Blood Pressure (Hypertension) and Pregnancy Loss: Research Summary

High blood pressure, known clinically as hypertension, is a condition in which the constant force of blood pushing against the walls of the blood vessels is too high. Blood pressure measurements are composed of two numbers: The systolic blood pressure (top number) And diastolic blood pressure (bottom number) The American College of Cardiology defines normal…

Disability Voting Rights - Fast Facts

Disability Voting Rights: Fast Facts

The following laws are in place to ensure that people with disabilities can vote in the U.S. Title II of The Americans with Disabilities Act: Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) requires state and local governments to ensure that individuals with disabilities have full and equal voting opportunities, including site selection, voter…