A $120 million International African American Museum opened this week in Charleston, S,C. The galleries allow visitors to step back in history at Gadsden’s Wharf, where tens of thousands of enslaved Africans arrived in America, the genesis of generations of health disparities.
Years before the Bamberg County Hospital closed in 2012, and the next-closest hospital in neighboring Barnwell shut its doors in 2016, those facilities had stopped delivering babies.
A federal program in remote New Mexico has helped hundreds of pregnant mothers stay healthy, but it's running out of time and money despite a growing national maternity care crisis.
Rates of maternal mortality in the U.S. have soared, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic. As Mother's Day nears, experts remember the women who died in childbirth.
Legislation extending aid to pregnant women in Georgia through the federal Temporary Assistance to Needy Families program sailed through the state House of Representatives on Monday.
Friday on Political Rewind: On Jan. 21, 2020, the first case of COVID-19 was detected in the U.S.. Since then, more than 2 million Georgians contracted the virus and nearly 40,000 have died. As a milder variant goes around this winter, we ask a panel of health experts how to best protect ourselves.
On the Monday Dec. 19 edition of Georgia Today: Gun violence claims more teen lives over the weekend in Atlanta, holiday travelers should be on the lookout for human trafficking victims, and more jobs are coming to Georgia
On the Friday Dec. 9 episode of Georgia Today: Michael Flynn testifies in Atlanta, another EV battery plant is coming to Georgia, and pregnancy-related deaths are on the rise.
Dr. Miriam Rittmeyer gave a talk on the Manchichi Program, which provides formal medical training to indigenous midwives in Guatemala and Panama.
Health care systems leaders who attended the Black Directors Health Equity Agenda conference this week in Atlanta learned that Black women are three times more likely to die from a pregnancy-related cause than white women.
The Supreme Court decision to overturn Roe v. Wade came during a symposium of maternal health experts on Mercer’s Macon Campus. Reactions by attendees were mixed.
Georgia's six-week abortion ban is likely to go into effect.
The state Senate unanimously approved a bill Monday extending Medicaid coverage from six months to a year for low-income postpartum women.
About a quarter of all pregnancies end in miscarriage. Despite the large number of workers affected, no national laws protect them when they need time off to deal with the loss.