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New county health director comes in as expert in equity, children and mothers

The new health director, a local doctor and professor, says she has work to do to get up to speed on several pressing issues, including coronavirus and air quality.


Increasing temperatures from climate change may harm babies' hearts

Increasing temperatures from climate change could drive up the number of babies born with congenital heart defects, warns a new study from the Journal of the American Heart Association.

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Racism at play in Indigenous health care, child welfare

A medical expert on Indigenous health speaks on maternal trauma at hearings held by the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls.

Maternal deaths are increasing in Texas, but probably not as much as we thought

A statistical jump in the mortality rate of expectant and new mothers over 40 is “biologically implausible,” according to the co-author of a new study.

The midwives helping women on the US-Mexico border

In Tijuana, two women who call themselves 'frontier midwives' are supporting women neglected by the healthcare system.
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