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Dr. Linda Maldonado’s mission for the health of mothers and babies

Dr. Linda Maldonado’s mission for the health of mothers and babies

Linda Maldonado, PhD, RN, wants to empower Latina mothers through her research. Why is the assistant professor – an expert in maternal-child health – concerned about their welfare? “We know that of all the Latina subgroups, Puerto Rican women have the poorest maternal/fetal outcomes,” she notes. She further explains that these women in particular are exposed to various stressors which include “fear of loss of work and other financial concerns due to pregnancy, concerns over neighborhood crime, and the stress of the cultural expectation that they (often singularly) care for older family members while simultaneously caring for their own family and themselves.” This is the basis for her scholarly endeavors.

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First 2016 Presidential Debate

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The first 2016 presidential debate is finally here as Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump square off in what is sure to be one of the most highly-anticipated and most-watched events of the 2016 election season. Villanova faculty experts are available to discuss debate preparation and performance, political rhetoric, the candidates’ policies, and debate coverage in the media.

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