Category Archives: women’s health issues

U.S. Senator Robert Menendez discusses The Melanie Blocker Stokes MOTHERS Act… What does it mean for America’s mothers?

Now that we finally have a federal law directing funds to research about postpartum and perinatal mood disorders, establishing grants for community based programs and services supportive to new mothers experiencing PMADs (perinatal mood and anxiety disorders), and initiating a … Continue reading

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George Parnham’s historic contributions to maternal mental health; the defense of Narjes Modarresi

Attorney George Parnham, maternal mental health advocate, to represent Narjes Modarresi Continue reading

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U.S. Senator Robert Menendez indicates postpartum depression initiative to be signed into law!

U.S. Senator Robert Menendez issues press release as major postpartum initiative to be signed into law! Continue reading

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The MOTHERS Act now passed in Senate version of Healthcare Reform thanks to the efforts of U.S. Senator Robert Menendez!

Postpartum Depression Legislation passed in senate healthcare reform bill thanks to U.S.Senator Robert Menendez! Continue reading

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Senator Barbara Mikulski fights for inclusion of pregnancy and postpartum depression screenings!

Senator Mikulski also includes screenings for breast, ovarian and cervical cancer in healthcare reform bill… Today on Capitol Hill Senator Barbara Mikulski (D-MD) made an empassioned plea to add health screenings to reform that would enhance benefits to women. She … Continue reading

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Get a Pap Smear! CBS Cares Gifts Holiday Wisdom to Women

With the flame up of a menorah and the bright bow of a Christmas gift, CBS Cares aired its newest public service announcement campaign on the importance of the Pap smear test during yesterday’s 60 Minutes. Building on last year’s … Continue reading

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CBS Cares Targets Osteoporosis in Baby Boomers with “Break a Leg” Strategy!

CBS Cares has debuted their latest Public Health Campaign in Sixty Minutes- a brilliantly impactful collaboration with the cast of the Broadway Musical Hair – to a generation of Baby Boomers whose senior memories are quickly engaged and transported to … Continue reading

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PSI Hosts Annual Conference this Week

PSI hosts annual conference in LA this week! Continue reading

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Time Magazine and The Melanie Blocker Stokes MOTHERS Act

Time Magazine article fails to deliver objective view of The Melanie Blocker Stokes MOTHERS Act Continue reading

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Update on Media/Community Activities related to The Melanie Blocker Stokes MOTHERS Act

May was a very busy month for activities related to the advancement of our federal PPD Legislation and PPD Awareness. The month began with the Valley Hospital Press Conference (see previous post) in which U.S. Senator Robert Menendez again affirmed … Continue reading

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