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Diagnosis and management of pelvic organ prolapse: The basics

May 2016 Vol. 4 No. 2

Author: Brittany S. Nutt, DNP, RN, WHNP-BC*; Susan Chaney, EdD, RN, FNP-C, FAANP; and Catherine Hill, DNP, APRN, GNP-BC

Pelvic organ prolapse (POP) is a common condition that occurs when one or more pelvic . . .

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Cancer Prevention and Treatment

Boosting HPV vaccination rates: A call to action

May 2016 Vol. 4 No. 2

Author: Nancy R. Berman, MSN, ANP-BC, NCMP, FAANP

Nancy R. Berman, MSN, ANP-BC, NCMP, FAANP, is a nurse practitioner at Michigan . . .

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Policy & practice points

Collaboration in practice: A framework for team-based care

May 2016 Vol. 4 No. 2

Author: Susan Kendig, JD, MSN, WHNP-BC, FAANP

Since passage of the Affordable Care Act in 2010, alternate care delivery models such as . . .

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Focus on sexual health

Sexuality in the aging population: Statement of the problem

May 2016 Vol. 4 No. 2

Author: Brooke M. Faught, MSN, WHNP-BC, IF

This column is the first part of a 2-part series.
The aging process can . . .

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Assessment and management

Early pregnancy loss management for nurse practitioners and midwives

May 2016 Vol. 4 No. 2

Author: Amy J. Levi, PhD, CNM, WHNP-BC and Tara Cardinal, MN, CNM, ARNP

Early pregnancy loss (EPL), or miscarriage, is a common phenomenon in pregnancy; up to 30 . . .

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Message from the CEO

May 2016 Vol. 4 No. 2

Author: Gay Johnson

In case you haven’t noticed, NPWH is striving to provide more and more educational . . .

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Adolescent Health

Get your child vaccinated against HPV!

May 2016 Vol. 4 No. 2

Why does my child need the HPV vaccine?
The HPV vaccine protects against cancers caused . . .

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Editor-in-chief's message

Editor-in-chief‘s message

May 2016 Vol. 4 No. 2

Author: Beth Kelsey, EdD, APRN, WHNP-BC

Dear Colleagues,
I am excited to now serve as Publication Coordinator for NPWH along with . . .

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Quiz Time

Which statement about healthcare for women Veterans is true?

a) All women Veterans are required to seek healthcare services within the VA system.
b) The VA system has achieved its goal in reducing gender disparities in healthcare delivery.
c) Maternity care is delivered by outside community providers and paid for by the VA.
d) The VA does not cover in-hospital healthcare services for newborns following delivery.

The correct answer is c.

Answer a) is false; approximately 83% of women Veterans seek healthcare outside the VA.
Answer b) is false; despite the VA’s efforts, gender gaps persist with regard to certain healthcare goals.
And answer d) is false; A newborn’s hospital care is covered by the VA from birth through the first 7 days of life.

To find out more about the types of healthcare services that the VA provides for female Veterans, read “When the warrior is a woman.” See the May 2016 issue here

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