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Time to Help Set Policy for Our Healthcare Future

By Women's Voices For Change
Healthy People is a program of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services that sets health objectives for the nation for a 10-year period. The current set of objectives is referred to as Healthy People 2010, but as 2010 is fast approaching, the department is considering a new set of health priorities to target, and has held numerous public…
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General Medical

Dr. Holly Andersen: Preventing Coronary Artery Disease

By Holly S. Andersen, M.D.
Dear Dr. Andersen, I have a strong family history of coronary artery disease even though no one in my family has diabetes or obesity. Everyone who had this problem was fit and did not smoke. Maternal grandfather died in his 50’s of a sudden heart attack. His sister died of heart failure in her 60’s after having survived two heart…
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Newsmix: In Israel, women managing pacifist towns, Orthodox shuls; Women less likely to go on kidney transplant lists as they age; “Grandma Joyce” Bamford-Addo takes charge of Ghanaian Parliament

By Rachel Rawlings
In the third week since the Israeli military began attacking Gaza in “Operation Cast Lead,” the women of Neve Shalom / Wāħat as-Salām–a cooperative town in the “no man’s land” along the Israel-Palestine border–are making an impassioned and, we’ll admit, sexist cry for peace. In this intentional community of Jews and Arabs, whose name translates to “Oasis of Peace,” the…
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