women's health

  The fourth annual Art and Soul reception will take place tomorrow at the Vassar College Alumnae House will feature beautiful, vibrant Haitian art, live entertainment from Vassar student musicians, and fabulous cuisine from Twisted Soul. The program runs from 5:30pm to 8:00pm, and is open to the public.

The Art and Soul reception funds the staffing, supply, and operation of a medical center in northwest Haiti that serves thousands of local residents. For many residents, this is the first accessible medical care in their lifetime.

The Vassar Haiti Project, founded in 2001, promotes Haitian art, fosters sustainable development in Haiti, and provides students and volunteers a life changing experiential education in global citizenship. VHP’s contributions are guided by five initiatives: education, medical access, reforestation, clean water access, and women’s health.

This morning we welcome the co-founders of the project: Andrew and Lila Meade, board member Caryn Halle, and Dr. Joassainvil Gueslin.

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Twenty years ago Congress passed legislation requiring women and minorities be included in medical trials supported by the National Institutes of Health. A group of health care specialists and lawmakers met for a summit in Boston today advocating for further sex-specific medical research.

Co-creator of The Daily Show, Lizz Winstead will be the featured speaker at Planned Parenthood Mohawk Hudson’s Annual Celebration tonight.

Her stop in Saratoga Springs is part of her nationwide, stand-up tour “Planned Parenthood, I Am Here For You!” She began this tour to fight back against an increasing number of attacks against Planned Parenthood, which she, like many other women, has relied upon for health care during her life.

On this edition of Medical Monday, to discuss obstetrics, gynecology, and women’s health is Dr. Robert Dropkin.

Dr. Dropkin is an OB-GYN in private practice on Executive Park Drive in Albany and a clinical professor of obstetrics and gynecology at Albany Medical Center.

A graduate of Albany Medical College, Dr. Dropkin completed his OB-GYN residency at Albany Medical Center and is board certified by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology. WAMC’s Bob Barrett hosts, filling in for WAMC's Alan Chartock.