Linda Genen, MD, MPH

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February is Prenatal Infection Prevention Month

Posted by Linda Genen, MD, MPH on Feb 24, 2021 10:47:29 AM

Learn How to Prevent Transmitting Infections from Mother to Infant

According to research, up to 24% of stillbirths in developed countries result from infection[1] – and up to 50% in developing countries.[2]

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Topics: prenatal infection prevention

Postpartum Medicaid Benefits: A Path to Long-Term Health

Posted by Linda Genen, MD, MPH on Jan 27, 2021 9:31:42 AM

As states wrestle with COVID-19-related state budget deficits, Medicaid may soon find itself in the crosshairs. While the short-term impact on adult health is significant, the long-term consequences for children are even greater. Medicaid cuts could negatively impact a child over their lifetime – not only for their health but in areas of disability, education, and financial security.

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Topics: Blog, medicaid, postpartum care

Maintaining Routine Vaccinations and Healthcare for Kids During COVID-19

Posted by Linda Genen, MD, MPH on Nov 6, 2020 3:37:33 PM

According to CMS, routine medical care for low-income children declined sharply during the March to May shutdown – a trend that could cause long-term harm if not reversed. The agency found that vaccinations, screening for childhood diseases, visits to the dentist, and even mental health had plummeted.

Even though school and business activity are slowly returning to normal, healthcare schedules do not show the anticipated uptick after such a shutdown.

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Topics: Blog, immunizations, pediatrics, vaccinations, covid-19

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