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Lowering the cutoff to diagnose hypertension during pregnancy better identified 20% of women at risk for preeclampsia, a study by a Columbia University researcher has found.
Pregnant women face greater risks to their health from COVID-19 than the general population and should be offered a vaccine if eligible, say experts at Columbia and NewYork-Presbyterian.
The 2014 expansion of Medicaid in New York state was linked to a significant decrease in severe complications during labor and delivery among low-income women, a new Columbia study has found.
Nursing's Elizabeth Corwin, PhD, helped found the Women’s Health Research & Well-being Workgroup, which promotes equity in health care for women through rigorous research and policy change.
- September 7, 2016
The antidepressant fluoxetine decreases bone density, but a new CUMC study suggests adding a beta-blocker to treatment can prevent the loss of bone.
- February 4, 2016
Researchers from Columbia University Medical Center and NewYork-Presbyterian have found that using corticosteroids in mothers at risk for late preterm delivery reduced the incidence of severe respiratory complications in their babies.
- November 12, 2015
While stigma delays progress against HIV for many vulnerable groups, few groups have been less visible than female drug users.
- May 5, 2014
Midwifes from Columbia University School of Nursing are working in Bangladesh to reduce that country's maternal death rate.
- February 4, 2014
Nearly half a million women die each year of heart disease and stroke. Here are seven lifestyle changes to help lower your risk.
- October 2, 2013
New findings suggest an association between smoking during pregnancy and increased risk for developing bipolar disorder in adult children.
- July 3, 2013
Conventional wisdom says obesity is good for bones, but a new study of premenopausal women finds that belly fat is associated with poor bone quality.