3 New Developments in Local Women’s Health

Keridwen CorneliusApril 19, 2021
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COVID-19 Testing
When the pandemic hit, Mesa-based Embry Women’s Health turned into an unlikely public health hero. The gynecology clinics became Arizona’s largest COVID-19 test provider, offering free saliva testing and nose swabbing for up to 18,000 people a day at 60 locations. embrywomenshealth.com 

Depression Connection
Around 40 percent of people who have a heart attack also suffer from depression, and women have twice the risk of experiencing the combination of major depression and cardiovascular disease. Recently, the University of Arizona College of Medicine in Phoenix received an $8 million grant to suss out the sex disparities in these debilitating conditions. phoenixmed.arizona.edu

Virtual Therapy
These are especially stressful times for moms, pregnant women and health care workers. Women’s Health Innovations of Arizona is coming to the rescue with online group therapy sessions for expecting and postpartum women, first responders and medical personnel. whiarizona.org


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