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Policy and preventive healthcare services: Women living longer, living well

November 2017 Vol. 5 No. 4

By Diana M. Drake, DNP, MSN, APRN, WHNP-BC

From the perspective of women’s . . .

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The consensus model: What current and future NPs need to know

Editor’s Note: This article originally appeared in American Nurse Today, January 2018.
Acute care . . .

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Message from the CEO

November 2017 Vol. 5 No. 4

I am proud to announce that the 20th Annual NPWH Premier Women’s Healthcare to . . .

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Patient education
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Genetic testing for hereditary cancer syndromes in women

November 2017 Vol. 5 No. 4

What is a hereditary cancer syndrome?
Cancer can be sporadic, familial, or hereditary. A sporadic . . .

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Editor-in-chief's message

November 2017 Vol. 5 No. 4

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

Dear Colleagues,

I have a few updates and opportunities regarding the journal that I’d . . .

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Group visits for management of patients with PCOS: A pilot study

November 2017 Vol. 5 No. 4

Author: Elizabeth Harrison, DNP, APRN, FNP-BC and Helen W. Lach, PhD, RN, CNL, FGSA, FAAN

Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), a complex disorder affecting reproductive-aged females, presents challenges for equipping . . .

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On the case
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On the case...Having the conversation about alcohol as a teratogen: Three women

November 2017 Vol. 5 No. 4

By Beth Kelsey, EdD, APRN, WHNP-BC, FAANP and Marilyn Pierce-Bulger, MN, FNP-BC . . .

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Risky dating behavior among women aged 50+: A growing public health concern

November 2017 Vol. 5 No. 4

Author: Natalie A. Stepanian, PhD, RN; Michele R. Davidson, PhD, CNM, CFN, RN; and Joshua G. Rosenberger, PhD, MPH

Risky dating behavior, often leading to risky sexual behavior, is a growing public health concern . . .

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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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