GC4W Women’s Health & Wellness

Is It Safe to Travel With Kids During COVID-19?

By: Zara Hanawalt Parents across the country are wondering whether it is safe to travel with kids right now and if they should move forward with holiday travel—or plan a staycation at home. Unfortunately, the answer to that question isn’t clear cut. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) continues to advise against nonessential travel, noting that “travel increases the chance of getting and…

How ‘Femtech’ Is Busting Taboos Around Women’s Health and Wellness

By Karen Pallarito If you haven’t noticed all the new wearables, mobile apps, self-care gadgets, or tech-enabled services designed for women’s health, well, you’re just not paying attention. Femtech is seeping into daily life. Hands-free breast pumps are a thing; period underwear is everywhere. To many industry leaders, femtech is more than a market sector—it’s a movement. “It’s giving a voice…

How Safe Are These Thanksgiving Activities Amid COVID-19?

By: Sarah Jacoby What’s the safest way to celebrate Thanksgiving amid COVID-19? Some traditional activities, like a big dinner with visiting friends and family, are riskier than others this year. But that doesn’t mean you can’t celebrate at all—you just have to be careful and lower the risks as much as possible for yourself and others. To prevent the spread of…

Women Turn To TikTok For Health Information and OBGYNs Are There To Meet Them

By Katie Kindelan When Dr. Danielle Jones, a board-certified OBGYN, wants to talk about a women’s health issue, all she has to do is log onto TikTok and her message is heard. One recent video of Jones talking about period pain on the short-form, video-sharing app garnered more than 480,000 likes and nearly 4,000 comments. In another video with more than 100,000 likes, Jones takes on…

How Safe Is It to Participate in Fall Activities During the Pandemic?

By: Maggie Green As the leaves begin to change colors and the air gets a bit cooler, people should remember that their favorite fall activities may look a little different this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Dr. Lisa Pickett, chief medical officer for Duke Health, said while it may be tempting to bring activities indoors when the temperatures start…