Category Archives: Women’s Health

“Queering Global Health”

By Peder Digre | @pederdigre Professor David Allen, chair of the Gender, Women, & Sexuality Studies department at the University of Washington moderated the session entitled “Queering Global Health” in which a broad range of queer issues related to global … Continue reading

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News brief: Many girls likely to lead shorter lives than their mothers

Our unhealthy American habits and lifestyles may finally be catching up with us, according to new findings from the University of Washington’s Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluations (IHME). Among several categories of findings, the IHME’s nationwide study shows two … Continue reading

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For Somali women, health program eases the pain of war, exile

By Andrew Doughman The Harborview Medical Center nurse faced a conundrum. Several doctors had told Bria Chakofsky-Lewy that a group of Somali women patients had aches and pains they could not treat successfully. Chakofsky-Lewy, who supervises a program for immigrants … Continue reading

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Helping immigrants learn to talk openly about AIDS

By Chantal Anderson For African immigrants, who come from countries with high HIV/AIDS rates and where the disease is often considered a death sentence, talking about AIDS in the U.S. is often difficult. That’s particularly true for immigrant women, who … Continue reading

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