Jan

18

2019
Federal Shutdown Has Meant Steep Health Bills For Some Families

Federal Shutdown Has Meant Steep Health Bills For Some Families

An air traffic controller is just one employee locked into the terms of a health plan because of the ongoing federal shutdown. It’s meant his child’s hospital bills are “out-of-network.” (Image credit: Alex Wroblewski/Bloomberg/Getty Images)


Jan

16

2019
How bad will my postpartum depression be in 12 months?

How bad will my postpartum depression be in 12 months?

A new study was able to successfully predict — with 72.8 percent accuracy — if a new mother would experience worsening depressive symptoms over the first year after giving birth. The scientists predicted this depression trajectory using four maternal characteristics that put the mother at risk. Identifying these factors early in the postpartum period will allow mothers to seek treatment earlier and improve their chance…

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Jan

16

2019
Fighting perinatal mood and anxiety disorders on multiple levels

Fighting perinatal mood and anxiety disorders on multiple levels

Over the past several decades, it’s become increasingly recognized that perinatal mood and anxiety disorders (PMADs), including postpartum depression, are more than just “baby blues.” They’re the most common complication of childbirth in the U.S., affecting about 14 percent of women in their lifetimes and up to 50 percent in some specific populations. PMADs can lead to a variety of adverse outcomes for both mothers…

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