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The U.S. Supreme Court has reversed a lower court decision upholding a California law requiring anti-abortion crisis pregnancy centers to more fully disclose what they are.

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During her second pregnancy, 25-year old Jessica Roach thought she would have a smooth experience, like the first one, but her health deteriorated.

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Columbus public health officials say they can save lives by giving women addicted to drugs an easier way to care for their reproductive health care needs. At the CompDrug facility on the city's North Side, about 700 women are getting help from a new clinic that hopes to not just save lives, but improve them.

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State health officials are promoting visiting nurse programs as part of a statewide strategy to reduce Ohio’s infant mortality rate. It’s persistently higher than the national rate, despite recent progress in reducing the number of sleep-related infant deaths.

When Sarah Scantling went into labor this summer, she had to drive 30 miles and across state lines.

Three years earlier, the only maternity ward where she lives in Pemiscot County, Missouri closed down. Scantling had to choose between a handful of other hospitals in the region between 20 and 70 miles away. She chose to give birth in the hospital in Dyersburg, Tennessee.


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Six years ago, Maureen Sweeney worked at a Cleveland-area hospital in the labor and delivery unit. She helped hundreds of women deliver their children, many of whom were minors in their early teens.

Tia Hosler woke up at 7:35 a.m. on a friend’s couch next to her newborn son’s crib after an overnight babysitting gig.

The 26-year-old had slept through her alarm and was late for the bus, her ride to group therapy in Fort Wayne, Indiana. And now she had to scramble. She tied her Kool-Aid-red hair into a tight bun and kissed her 2-month-old, Marsean. 


Nurse Catherine “Bizz” Grimes moves like her name sounds: at a frenetic pace. She darts across the hall from the prenatal diagnosis clinic at Indiana University Health University Hospital in Indianapolis, sits down at her cubicle, puts on her headset over curly white blonde hair and starts dialing.

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Pregnancy can comes with its risks and complications, but the maternal mortality rate in the U.S. is higher than any other developed country. According to ProPublica and NPR, 60 percent of these deaths could have been prevented.

Research points to several causes for why the pregnancy-related fatalities are rising. One issue lies in the healthcare system where there is more focus on babies and less focus on their mothers. 

This Wellness Wednesday we are talking about maternal mortality and Netflix's new movie "To the Bone." 

As a neonatal intensive care nurse, Lauren Bloomstein had been taking care of other people's babies for years. Finally, at 33, she was expecting one of her own. The prospect of becoming a mother made her giddy, her husband, Larry, recalled recently— "the happiest and most alive I'd ever seen her."

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This hour, we will talk about adults living with unrecognized ADHD and discuss why it goes undetected, what the trends have been and how diagnoses are being made. Also, the controversy over new mammogram screenings and why the guidelines have changed. And why, for the first time, the U.S Preventative Services Task Force is recommending that women get screened for depression during and after pregnancy. 

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An average teenager spends up to 11 hours a day in front of an electronic device. This hour, a look at the risks of screen addiction. Plus, antipsychotic medications and why they're being used to treat children with aggression and behavioral problems. 

Today on All Sides with Ann Fisher we’ll hear powerful stories of the challenges faced by at-risk pregnant women in the developing world, with documentary filmmaker Christy Turlington Burns. The statistics can be staggering: 1000 women a day die from complications related to childbirth. Fashion icon Christy Turlington knows that but for excellent obstetrics team, she could have been a casualty after suffering a complication during the birth of her first child.