Healthcare Systems & Policy
All of the obstacles Puerto Rico faces, including access to health care, housing and employment, are exacerbated on the island of Vieques.
Outside a few cities, mental health and substance abuse treatment is almost nonexistent in the state, resulting in a wide range of mental and health problems left untreated.
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After an Idaho hospital closed its obstetrics department, pregnant women in the county have been left without nearby care. Their OB-GYNs fled the state.
CPR and automated external defibrillators dramatically increase the survival rates of students who go into cardiac arrest, but many first responders and schools don’t have them.
In Los Angeles, patients can wait for hours to be seen in the emergency department, while some lie in hallways for days at a time.
An obstetrician challenged a hospital's ban on VBAC and helped change the policy, making Sutter Davis a model for community hospitals in California.
Doula Kairis Joy Chiaji offers tips on advocating for vaginal birth after cesarean, emphasizing education, timing, medical history, emotional healing, provider selection, and dealing with pressure.
Doctors, midwives, doulas and mothers told The Sacramento Bee that instead, many obstetricians and hospitals in California simply force women under the knife.