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Want to see a real example of American exceptionalism? One that will warm your heart on the eve of Mother's Day? Here it is -- and it seems as though the Tea Party is right -- we REALLY are ...
by Old Redneck
Comment Count 10 comments on Thu May 07, 2015 at 07:23 AM PDT with 8 Recommends
The United States is the 33rd best place in the world to be a mother , according to the 2015 State of the World's Mothers report prepared by Save the Children. And, adding insult to injury, 33rd is ...
by james321
Comment Count 86 comments on Tue May 05, 2015 at 08:46 AM PDT with 139 Recommends
CRITICAL CONDITION – the state of healthcare in the United States I based this article on a documentary titled Critical Condition that was made in 2008, so it's slightly dated, but the facts up to ...
by arky70
Comment Count 1 comments on Mon Mar 30, 2015 at 08:42 AM PDT with 1 Recommend
New research is showing that American childbirth related deaths are on the rise: The United States is one of just eight countries in the world where deaths related to pregnancy and childbirth rose ...
by Seattle Socialist
Comment Count 6 comments on Fri May 02, 2014 at 10:59 AM PDT with 12 Recommends
Does the party of the president influence infant mortality? Infant mortality in the United States has dropped over the past 80 years, though it remains embarrassingly high when compared with other ...
by Laura Clawson
Comment Count 35 comments on Fri Feb 14, 2014 at 07:37 AM PST with 35 Recommends
Back in the 1970s when I took my first graduate course in health policies, I was surprised to find the U.S. was not first in stuff like life expectancy and infant mortality. I think we were 5th in ...
by SocioSam
Comment Count 81 comments on Tue Oct 29, 2013 at 03:23 PM PDT with 185 Recommends
Botswana, a 96% black African nation, has an infant mortality rate ...
by FishOutofWater
Comment Count 102 comments on Tue Oct 22, 2013 at 07:12 PM PDT with 226 Recommends
Low-income mothers in North Carolina are going to have ...
by Laura Clawson
Comment Count 48 comments on Thu Oct 10, 2013 at 09:00 AM PDT with 54 Recommends
(Updated) For Women's History Month, we celebrate, and we learn. Sadly, something we learn, is that atrocities and crimes against women continue to take place in record numbres, around the world,
by Leslie Salzillo
Comment Count 3 comments on Sun Mar 10, 2013 at 01:20 PM PDT with 4 Recommends
This story has been updated and redirected to this link: http://www.dailykos.com/story/2013/03/10/1193031/-Five-Alarming-Facts-About-Existing-Crimes-Against-Women-Our-Bodies-And-Our-Human-Rights?...
by Leslie Salzillo
Comment Count 25 comments on Sun Mar 10, 2013 at 03:30 AM PDT with 52 Recommends
I know, I know. Rick Santorum is nuts. Not just nuts, but NUTS. Full-blown, 13th century, pre-Renaissance, women-as-serfs NUTS. And this will probably get lost in all off the other how-incredibly-...
by stcroix cheesehead
Comment Count 29 comments on Sun Feb 19, 2012 at 07:18 AM PST with 35 Recommends
by Laura Clawson
Comment Count 3 comments on Mon Nov 21, 2011 at 01:30 PM PST with 3 Recommends
As mountaintop removal [MTR] has horned-in on underground mining, the health maladies of residents of eastern Kentucky, southwest Virginia, eastern Tennessee, and southwest West Virginia--”...
by RH Reality Check
Comment Count 4 comments on Fri Sep 02, 2011 at 10:12 AM PDT with 13 Recommends
The State of Kansas has a health care crisis that it should be addressing, but instead the Brownback administration is a little tied up restricting women's access to low cost birth control and ...
by RH Reality Check
Comment Count 8 comments on Fri Aug 19, 2011 at 01:13 PM PDT with 22 Recommends
Dr. Josephine Baker died in 1945, but she might have saved your life before you were born anyway. That's kind of difficult to do, but that's not the most impressive thing about Baker. She might ...
by iampunha
Comment Count 40 comments on Wed Jun 22, 2011 at 06:16 AM PDT with 75 Recommends
The environmental costs of coal extraction, emissions, and combustion waste stream are monumental. However, international development agencies such as ...
by DWG
Comment Count 10 comments on Wed Mar 02, 2011 at 04:43 AM PST with 23 Recommends
Despite vociferous criticism from the Republicans & their Tea Party cohorts, a new Columbia University study shows that ...
by Democrats Ramshield
Comment Count 302 comments on Mon Oct 11, 2010 at 04:09 AM PDT with 218 Recommends
[cross-posted at DLCC.org ] The debate still rages in America over when life begins. But what is beyond debate is that an infant born into this world is ...
by DLCC
Comment Count 25 comments on Fri Jun 04, 2010 at 07:51 AM PDT with 21 Recommends
On April 16 th , the CDC released new data about the rates of congenital syphilis (CS) and the trends are going ...
by RH Reality Check
Comment Count 11 comments on Fri Apr 23, 2010 at 07:01 AM PDT with 8 Recommends
Several years ago, Afghanistan had the second highest infant mortality rate, but now that troop levels have steadily gone up, ...
by CIndyCasella
Comment Count 16 comments on Tue Dec 01, 2009 at 06:54 AM PST with 10 Recommends