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Recent OBOS Posts on Maternal Deaths, Breastfeeding, Henrietta Lacks, Cesarean, and Older Women’s Health

September 20, 2010

Ha, that was a mouthful. Here are a few posts I’ve done recently at Our Bodies Our Blog that I’ve neglected to link up here:

Quick Hit: WHO Releases New Report on Worldwide Maternal Deaths – The World Health Organization, with UNICEF, UNFPA and The World Bank, has released a new report on trends in global maternal mortality from 1990-2008.

CDC Releases Breastfeeding Report Card: Initiation is Up, but Continuation is Stagnant – The CDC released a new breastfeeding report card, reporting that 3 out of 4 new mothers in the now U.S. start out breastfeeding, meeting the Healthy People 2010 national objective for breastfeeding initiation for the first time.

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks – report from my attending a talk by author Rebecca Skloot, and a bit about the book and story.

The Ever-rising Cesarean Rate – on the recent “majority of cesareans are pre-labor” stories, with results from the study report they were based on

Government Report Outlines Health Status of “Older Americans” – a government report from earlier this summer, Older Americans 2010: Key Indicators of Well-Being, provides information on the health status of Americans aged 65 years and older

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  1. September 23, 2010 10:42 pm

    I was thinking that the rate of C-sections was dropping. People finally standing up to unnecessary procedures. Maybe not?

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