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5 Health Tips for Women

Carrie Ann Terrell, M.D., is an Obstetrician and Gynecologist, specializing in women’s health at the University of Minnesota. Terrell sees patients at the Fibroid Clinic, Women’s Health Specialists Clinic and Leo Fung Center for Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia (CAH) and Disorders of Sex Development (DSD).

With women’s health week wrapping up, Health Talk wants to remind you that it is never too late to start reaching your health and fitness goals. I’ve compiled 5 tips to help you reach those goals.

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Shlafer turns advocacy for incarcerated pregnant women into legislation

Rebecca Shlafer, Ph.D.Department of Pediatrics, has been busy lately. After assisting with Isis Rising to help incarcerated mothers at Shakopee Women’s Prison, the Assistant Professor was part of Sesame Street’s Little Children, Big Challenges: Incarceration project. The initiative supports young children who have an incarcerated parent with interactive resources.

While Shlafer has been educating others about the issues surrounding incarcerated parents, last month she saw her advocacy turn into legislation. Governor Mark Dayton signed a bill that will help address the needs of incarcerated women around the periods of pregnancy and childbirth.

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