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How are pregnant women getting healthcare in Philadelphia?

In Women's Health on March 15, 2010 at 5:04 pm

Preterm labor has increased more in Philadelphia in the state overall. The question is why? How are pregnant women getting healthcare in Philadelphia? Are there long distances to travel and longer waits?

In West Philadelphia, infant mortality was 16 percent, compared to 11.5 percent in Philadelphia overall and 6.7 percent nationally. The question is why and what can health providers do about this?

Women in Burlington County, N.J., across the river from Philadelphia, live five years longer than their Philadelphia neighbors. In Montgomery County, they live six years longer. The question is why?

The 18th annual Congress on women’s health issues will take a critical look at what’s happening to women’s health in urban America, the good news and the bad. And it will engage in a dialogue about issues women face in cities that impact their health and life experiences.

–         Judi Hasson

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