health and illness: June 2007 Archives

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Inflammatory Breast Cancer

I have heard from other midwives that this is often misdiagnosed as mastitis in postpartum and breastfeeding women. My rule of thumb is that if antibiotics and yeast treatments don't work, get a second opinion from a breast surgeon and specifically ask about inflammatory cancer.

I have had the opportunity to start the diagnostic process for breast cancer a few times in my career. I would rather send 100 women for a second opinion who don't have the disease, than to miss even one who does.

Reuters Health reported

| | Previous oral contraceptive use may raise gestational diabetes risk

We are currently seeing an epidemic of gestational diabetes, and often in patients who are neither obese nor in any 'high-risk' group. I wonder if this is a partial explanation.

wish I could go...


another catholic mamma musing


wish I could be a fly on the wall


New Studies on Maternity Care Assessing Costs and Consumer-Driven Health Plans

With maternity care representing one of the most common and costly medical interventions that women experience, the Kaiser Family Foundation and the March of Dimes are co-hosting a forum on Tuesday, June 12 at 9:30 a.m. ET in Washington, D.C., to release new studies that analyze the costs of maternity care and assess coverage under consumer-driven health plans (CDHPs).
Kaiser will release a new study that compares the out-of-pocket costs of pregnancy under CDHPs and traditional health insurance plans. The March of Dimes will release a new study prepared by Thomson Healthcare that examines the overall costs of having a baby.

WHAT: Release of new research on the costs of having a baby, coverage of maternity care under consumer-driven health plans, and a policy forum to explore such issues as:

* How much does a typical birth or C-section delivery cost? How are costs affected when complications arise? What share of the cost do families typically pay out-of-pocket?

* How do cost sharing features, such as deductibles and co-payments, vary among CDHPs and compare to traditional health plans?

* What other issues affect the costs of maternity care?

WHEN: Tuesday, June 12, 2007 from 9:30 to 11 a.m. ET (Registration and Breakfast at 9 a.m.)

WHO: Diane Rowland, ScD, Kaiser executive vice president, and Jennifer Howse, PhD, president of the March of Dimes, will provide introductory comments. Alina Salganicoff, PhD, Kaiser vice president and director of Women’s Health Policy, will give an overview of financing maternity care, Stella Chang, associate director, MarketScan, will present an analysis of maternity care costs, and Karen Pollitz, project director at the Georgetown Health Policy Institute, will present the study findings on consumer-driven plans and maternity care.

Following the presentations, Jackie Judd, Kaiser vice president, will moderate a discussion with the presenters and respondents Jeff LeMieux, senior vice president at America’s Health Insurance Plans, and Lisa Potetz, principal at Health Policy Alternatives, Inc.

WHERE: Barbara Jordan Conference Center (Kaiser Family Foundation Office)
1330 G Street, NW, Washington, DC (one block west of Metro Center)

RSVP: Tiffany Ford at or (202) 347-5270.

MEDIA CONTACTS: Rob Graham, or (650) 854-9400, or Sarah Williams Kingsley, or (650) 854-9400.

Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation 2400 Sand Hill Road, Menlo Park, CA 94025 (650) 854-9400
Washington DC Office 1330 G Street NW, Washington, DC 20005 (202) 347-5270

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