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Weight Loss Reduces…

NEW YORK TIMES February 2, 2009

“Weight Loss Reduces Incontinence in Women” By RONI CARYN RABIN

“Women often have a hard time controlling their weight after menopause. Around the same time in their lives, some women also start to experience embarrassing urine leaks and uncontrollable urges to go to the bathroom. The two problems appear to be related, and a new clinical trial reports that losing weight may help relieve incontinence” MIA volunteer, Dr. ELAINE WAETJEN, an associate professor of gynecology at University of California, Davis Health System is also quoted in this article.http://www.nytimes.com/2009/02/03/health/research/03incontinence.html

Two ObGyns

OBG MAGAZINE, July 2009

Two ObGyns, “MIA” in the developing world, by Drs. DEBORAH CHONG and KAROLYNN ECHOLS written by Angela Sykes

“Our shared concern over the problem of shockingly high rates of maternal mortality led us to found Medicine in Action (simply, MIA) in 2005. This nonprofit, global organization provides medical and surgical care to people in developing countries, with a focus on women’s health.” MIA President,Dr. DEBORAH CHONG and MIA Vice President, Dr. KAROLYNN ECHOLS.http://www.obgmanagement.com/article_pages.asp?AID=7745

Sex With HIV Positive Person on ARVs is Safe

All Africa.com November 29, 2011

Sex With HIV Positive Person on ARVs is Safe

The early treatment of people with HIV massively reduces their infectiousness and gives the world our first real opportunity to halt the HIV epidemic.

http://allafrica.com/stories/201112010115.html

Safe Birth Kits to Reduce Infant Mortality

New York Times September 26, 2011

Safe Birth Kits to Reduce Infant Mortality

Babies arrive in this world on their own blissful schedules, regardless of war or natural disasters — or the availability of a doctor. 

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/09/27/health/27birth.html?_r=1

Tanzania: Inadequate Medical Staff Challenge to Safe Motherhood

ALLAFRICA.COM September 28, 2011

Tanzania: Inadequate Medical Staff Challenge to Safe Motherhood

THE World Health Organization (WHO) Global Health Atlas 2007 Report, records that Tanzania has one physician per 50,000 patients, naming it a lowest ratio of physician to patient in the world.

http://allafrica.com/stories/201109290671.html