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Photo: <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/adelaide_archivist/9557829483/">Jenny Scott</a>, Creative Commons, some rights reserved
Photo: Jenny Scott, Creative Commons, some rights reserved

Early alcohol use boosts breast cancer risk

The more alcohol young women drink before motherhood, the greater their risk of future breast cancer according to a new study published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute.

The findings are based on a review of the health histories of more than 90,000 mothers.  Go to full article
Gov. Andrew Cuomo delivering his State of the State address on Jan. 9, 2013. Photo: Gov. Cuomo's office via <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/governorandrewcuomo/">Flickr</a>
Gov. Andrew Cuomo delivering his State of the State address on Jan. 9, 2013. Photo: Gov. Cuomo's office via Flickr

Catholic lobby disturbed by Cuomo's Womens Equality Act

Governor Cuomo's proposal for a Women's Equality Act has been praised by many legislators and women's groups. But not everybody is applauding.  Go to full article
Betsy Brown, president and CEO of Planned Parenthood of the North Country. Photo: Chris Morris, courtesy of Adirondack Daily Enterprise
Betsy Brown, president and CEO of Planned Parenthood of the North Country. Photo: Chris Morris, courtesy of Adirondack Daily Enterprise

Planned Parenthood chief stays on message in time of change

The new president and CEO of Planned Parenthood of the North Country recognizes that she enters the job at a time when the nation's health policies and politics are making headlines. Betsy Brown, of Lake Placid, was appointed to the position on March 19. She succeeds Kathie Wunderlich, who retired last year.

Brown began her career in health care as a college-aged volunteer, helping with family planning on a student hotline. She went on to serve with the Peace Corps for two years in West Africa, and later worked in family planning in Latin America and the Caribbean, Africa and the former Soviet Union. Chris Morris sat down with Brown at Planned Parenthood's Saranac Lake office last week.  Go to full article

State Medicaid cuts hit teen health program

Planned Parenthood of the North Country is closing down its teen pregnancy and parenting program after New York cut the program's in its effort to trim statewide Medicaid expenses.  Go to full article
Posters lines the National Mall
Posters lines the National Mall

Student Activism Alive and Well

If last Sunday's March for Women's Lives is any indication, student activism is alive and well. Throngs of college students with backpacks and homemade signs gathered in the National Mall in Washington DC. They came from as far away as Alaska and California to form a collective voice of concern about the future of reproductive rights in America. They also came from Potsdam. About 30 SUNY students left late Saturday night on a bus headed for the Capitol. Jody Tosti was along for the ride and has this story.  Go to full article

Lawmakers Tackle Unresolved Issues

As the New York State legislative session draws to a close Governor Pataki is pressing for more anti-terrorism legislation. Meanwhile, an agreement has been reached on a women's health care bill that provides contraceptive coverage. But, as Karen Dewitt reports from Albany, lawmakers continue to try to sort out other unresolved issues.  Go to full article

Compromise Women's Health Bill Passes NY Senate

Senate Republicans announced that they'll pass a bill to give most women in New York State access to birth control through their health insurance plans. The move drew sharp criticism from the Catholic Church. Karen Dewitt reports.  Go to full article

Senate Compromise on Contaceptive Services Coverage Gaining Support

Birth control advocates are praising a compromise bill introduced in the state senate to be passed later this week. It would allow most New York women to obtain contraceptives through their health insurance coverage.  Go to full article

Women's Wellness Act May Move Forward in Albany

New York state lawmakers are still arguing over a bill to fund more health care for women, but now there's more of a chance they'll resolve their differences and agree on a law. Karen DeWitt reports.  Go to full article

Arts & Healing: Living Well In the Shadow of Cancer

The last few weeks, Americans have been forced to live with a new kind of fear. The risks of terrorist attack--and reports of disease spreading through the mail--leave us feeling vulnerable. In the days after the September 11 attack, Brian Mann traveled to a retreat in the Adirondacks for women living with cancer. He found that many of the women still see joy and hope in a world filled with uncertainty.  Go to full article

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