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Numbers Show Home Births On The Rise

A Michigan midwife says she’s been seeing a lot of older and younger moms who want to have their babies at home as the latest numbers show a nearly 30% rise in home births over 5 years.

WWJ Newsradio 950–01/28/2012


Overweight Pregnancy Can Have Long-Term Health Consequences For Children

Too much weight before and during pregnancy can have serious health consequences not only for the mother, but for her child’s health for many years, new research shows.

WWJ Newsradio 950–12/24/2011

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Study Suggests Safe Way To Prevent Premature Births

The National Institutes of Health, Detroit Medical Center and Wayne State University have published of a major new study that describes a safe way to prevent as many as 45,000 premature births per year in the U.S.

WWJ Newsradio 950–12/14/2011

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U-M Study: Women Smokers Face Tougher Odds After Heart Attack

Fewer women than men smoke in the United States, but the University of Michigan Cardiovascular Center study suggests smoking is more dangerous for women.

WWJ Newsradio 950–10/04/2011


Charity Gives Free Jackets To Women In Need

“Jackets for Jobs,” a nationally recognized local charity, will be giving away 1,000 jackets to women in need Thursday morning in downtown Detroit.

WWJ Newsradio 950–09/08/2011


Farmington Hills Presents Women’s Self-Defense Seminar

Register now for a women’s self-defense seminar presented by the The Farmington Hills/Farmington Emergency Preparedness Commission.

WWJ Newsradio 950–08/28/2011


‘NextUP’ Program Helps Early Career Women Develop Leadership

Inforum Center for Leadership is now taking applications for “NextUP,” a specialized leadership development program for high-achieving women early in their careers.

WWJ Newsradio 950–08/16/2011

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Report: Greater Wage Parity, Premium For Women In STEM Jobs

A new report from the U.S. Commerce Department found women are still significantly underrepresented in STEM fields, impacting U.S. competitiveness.

WWJ Newsradio 950–08/06/2011

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DNR Offers ‘Becoming An Outdoors-Woman’ Program

The Department of Natural Resources is offering a variety of opportunities for women to learn new ways to enjoy the outdoors this July, through its Becoming an Outdoors-Woman program.

WWJ Newsradio 950–07/12/2011


Grief Or Sadness May Be Part Of Special Days

While many people will celebrate mom on Mother’s Day, others are grieving the loss of a mother or child.

WWJ Newsradio 950–05/08/2011