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Nada Hassanein

Nada Hassanein

Nada Hassanein is a health care reporter for Stateline with a focus on inequities.

There’s a new pill for postpartum depression, but many at-risk women face hurdles

By: - January 11, 2024

Suicide and drug overdoses are among the leading causes of pregnancy-related death, defined as death during pregnancy, labor or within the first year of childbirth.

Grassroots groups help Medicaid recipients regain lost coverage

By: - December 21, 2023

Nationwide, more than 12.5 million people have lost Medicaid coverage since April, when pandemic-era eligibility rules ended.

Police officers can help prevent domestic violence killings by asking the right questions

By: - December 7, 2023

More than a third of the 4,970 female murder victims in 2021 were killed by an intimate partner, according to the U.S. Department of Justice.

Medical exceptions to abortion bans often exclude mental health conditions

By: - October 23, 2023

A report found pregnant women and new mothers were more likely to die from mental health-related issues, including suicides and overdoses from substance use disorders, than any other cause.

Insurers often shortchange mental health care coverage, despite a federal law

By: - October 12, 2023

Inflation and a shortage of mental health care providers, including psychiatrists and specialists who treat adolescents, hinder access to care.

Congenital syphilis rates are soaring, but resources to stem infections are lacking

By: - September 29, 2023

Congenital syphilis occurs when a mother with syphilis passes it on to her fetus, and disproportionately affects Black and Indigenous babies.