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Message from the CEO

February 2017 Vol. 5 No. 1

Author: Gay Johnson

As we enter 2017, we are excited about the new opportunities and programs we have . . .

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Position Statement

Prevention of Alcohol-Exposed Pregnancies

November 2016 Vol. 4 No. 4

Author: Approved by the NPWH Board of Directors: August 2016

The National Association of Nurse Practitioners in Women’s Health (NPWH) supports women’s health . . .

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Clinical Resources

What NPs need to know about preventing fetal alcohol spectrum disorders — FASD

November 2016 Vol. 4 No. 4

Alcohol: A teratogen
Unlike all other substances of abuse, alcohol is a teratogen. Teratogens can . . .

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NPWH news & updates

Message from the CEO

November 2016 Vol. 4 No. 4

Author: Gay Johnson

This September marked NPWH’s 19th Annual Premier Women’s Healthcare Conference, and it was . . .

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Editor-in-chief's message

Editor-in-chief’s message

November 2016 Vol. 4 No. 4

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

Dear Colleagues,
It was wonderful to meet some NPWH members for the first time, as . . .

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On the case

The adolescent with irregular menses

November 2016 Vol. 4 No. 4

Author: Beth A. Kutler, FNP-C

NM is a 16-year-old female who presents to the clinic with concerns about . . .

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Assessment and management

Zika virus infection: Latest recommendations for providers caring for reproductive-aged women

November 2016 Vol. 4 No. 4

Author: Jessica L. Isnetto, DNP, ARNP-C, FNP

The Zika virus, a mosquito-borne flavivirus,1 is becoming a growing concern for U . . .

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Patient education

Ten questions patients are being encouraged to ask (are you proactively answering them?)

August 2016 Vol. 4 No. 3

Author: W. Ray Bullman

The communication gap between healthcare providers (HCPs) and patients has been met with its fair . . .

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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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