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Research Finds Patients Want Better Preeclampsia Prediction and Diagnostic Tools
October 06, 2021
Research Finds Patients Want Better Preeclampsia Prediction and Diagnostic Tools

A research study published this week in BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth with data from the Preeclampsia Registry finds that preeclampsia patients support the need for better prediction, diagnostic, prevention, and treatment options for the deadly hypert...

Preeclampsia Foundation grant recipient debuts research to combat preeclampsia
September 23, 2021
Preeclampsia Foundation grant recipient debuts research to combat preeclampsia

September 23, 2021 – Melbourne, FL –– A research study partially funded by the Preeclampsia Foundation’s Peter J. Pappas research grant has suggested that metformin, a medication currently approved to treat gestational diabete...

In Memoriam: Dr. Jim Martin, Humility and Strength Personified
September 20, 2021
In Memoriam: Dr. Jim Martin, Humility and Strength Personified

Dr. James N. Martin, Jr’s official obituary is full of accolades for a man who lived a prolific professional and personal life, and who touched everybody he met with his authentic warmth, grace, kindness, and diplomacy. What a recounting of Dr....

Preeclampsia Foundation CEO Tsigas Receives Prestigious Chesley Research Award
September 15, 2021
Preeclampsia Foundation CEO Tsigas Receives Prestigious Chesley Research Award

The International Society for the Study of Hypertension in Pregnancy (www.isshp.org) announced today that Eleni Z. Tsigas, CEO of the Preeclampsia Foundation, is the recipient of their 2021 Leon Chesley Award. The prestigious Chesley Award is given...

Major Medical Journal Releases Special Preeclampsia/Eclampsia Edition
August 31, 2021
Major Medical Journal Releases Special Preeclampsia/Eclampsia Edition

August 31, 2021 – Melbourne, FL –– The American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology, commonly known as the Gray Journal, released a special edition dedicated solely to preeclampsia and eclampsia. As the oldest journal in the obst...

Dallas news anchor and HELLP survivor to chair virtual Promise Walk for Preeclampsia
August 18, 2021
Dallas news anchor and HELLP survivor to chair virtual Promise Walk for Preeclampsia

Lauren Przybyl, Good Day Fox 4 Dallas/Fort Worth anchor, is joining the Preeclampsia Foundation as the honorary chair of the virtual Promise Walk for Preeclampsia Wherever event happening Saturday, August 28, 2021, to raise awareness of life-threaten...

Research Funding Available for Preeclampsia and Related Pregnancy Disorders
June 03, 2021
Research Funding Available for Preeclampsia and Related Pregnancy Disorders

Ontario, Canada – June 2, 2021 – Preeclampsia Foundation Canada announced that applications are now being accepted for its 2021 Vision Grant program, including a new award designated specifically for HELLP syndrome research. Preeclampsia...

Take Charge of Your Future Health Beyond Pregnancy for World Preeclampsia Day
May 18, 2021
Take Charge of Your Future Health Beyond Pregnancy for World Preeclampsia Day

May 18, 2021 - Melbourne, FL – About one in ten women, globally, will experience a hypertensive disorder of pregnancy, including preeclampsia, eclampsia, and HELLP (Hemolysis, Elevated Liver enzymes, and Low Platelet count) Syndrome. Each year,...

May’s Preeclampsia Awareness Month focuses on health "Beyond Pregnancy"
April 30, 2021
May’s Preeclampsia Awareness Month focuses on health "Beyond Pregnancy"

April 30, 2021 - Melbourne, FL – Preeclampsia, a hypertensive disorder of pregnancy, is a leading cause of premature birth and a major contributor to adverse maternal outcomes and maternal death. For the preeclampsia survivor, the health risks...

Preeclampsia is Focus of  SMFM Presidential Workshop
January 22, 2021
Preeclampsia is Focus of SMFM Presidential Workshop

High Blood Pressure During Pregnancy May Be a Warning Sign of Life-threatening Condition World’s Leading Clinicians and Researchers to Discuss Best Practices for Predicting, Preventing, and Managing Preeclampsia During Annual Pregnancy Meeti...

Peter Joseph Pappas Research Grant Program Announces 2021 Award Recipients
December 29, 2020
Peter Joseph Pappas Research Grant Program Announces 2021 Award Recipients

  Melbourne, FL – December 30, 2020 – The Preeclampsia Foundation announces the recipients of its 2021 Peter Joseph Pappas Research Grants, a funding program designed to accelerate preeclampsia research. Based on the recommendations...

Advocates Seek Progress on Preeclampsia Biomarker Development
September 25, 2020
Advocates Seek Progress on Preeclampsia Biomarker Development

September 25, 2020 – Melbourne, FL –– The Preeclampsia Foundation is urgently calling for the development of biomarker tests for simple, rapid, and accurate diagnosis and prediction of preeclampsia, a life-threatening hypertensive d...

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