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Why Are Pregnancy-Related Deaths Rising Rapidly in Texas?

Posted on · A new study in the journal Obstetrics and Gynecology found the number of women in Texas who died from complications from pregnancy nearly doubled between 2010 and 2014, which translates into some 600 women who lost their lives because of pregnancy complications in Texas during those five years, giving Texas the highest maternal mortality rate […]

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Will Texas Have Enough Doctors Who Can Perform Abortions?

Posted on · In Texas, clinics that provide abortion are struggling to comply with strict new laws. More than 20 clinics have already closed, and one of the Texas laws is now being reviewed by the U.S. Supreme Court. But there’s another related issue unfolding  much more quietly: the number of doctors who provide abortions in Texas is declining. […]

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Can Herbal Remedies Help with Hot Flashes? Answers to Your Questions on Women’s Health

Posted on · Can herbal remedies help with hot flashes? How can elderly seniors cope with pain during sex? We answer those and other questions regarding women’s health questions with Dr. Jennifer Breazeale, an obstetrician/gynecologist from the Woodlands and Kingwood Kelsey-Seybold Clinic offices. From when to see an OB/GYN, to what health risks you should screen for at what stages of life, to […]

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Kids Count Report and Women’s Health: Houston Matters for Monday, July 28, 2014

Posted on · The latest Kids Count report from the Annie E. Casey Foundation was released last week. It’s the 25th edition of the report, and it once again shows Texas ranks low among the U.S. states in overall child well-being. That ranking is based on a variety of factors, including education (more than half of Texas children […]

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Midwifery and Births, Children’s Health, and Rita Moreno: Houston Matters for Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Posted on · While the vast majority of Houston women give birth in hospitals, some choose to have their child in a birthing center, or even at home. According to the CDC, the number of home births is rising, though still just over one in a hundred choose to have their children outside of a hospital. When a […]