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Michelle Obama's memoir highlights long-time scars of miscarriage

Michelle Obama's memoir highlights long-time scars of miscarriage

Health
This is a Kaiser Health News story. Miscarriage is “lonely, painful, and demoralizing,” Michelle Obama writes in her new memoir. Yet, by some estimates, it ends as many as 1 in 5 pregnancies before the 20-week mark. The former first lady’s disclosure that she and former President Barack Obama suffered from fertility issues, including losing a pregnancy, has sparked conversations about miscarriage, a common but also commonly misunderstood loss. Psychologists say that ignorance can contribute to the emotional and psychological toll of losing a pregnancy, isolating women and their partners and leaving loved ones uncertain of how to comfort them. Nearly five years later, Becky Shaw of Woodbridge, Va., still remembers texting her friend after her miscarriage, just asking i...
Jay-Z's new 'Family Feud' makes Barack Obama's 'best of 2017' list

Jay-Z's new 'Family Feud' makes Barack Obama's 'best of 2017' list

Entertainment
Dec. 31 (UPI) -- Former President Barack Obama has released on social media a list of his favorite songs and books from 2017."During my presidency, I started a tradition of sharing my reading lists and playlists. It was a nice way to reflect on the works that resonated with me and lift up authors and artists from around the world. With some extra time on my hands this year to catch up, I wanted to share the books and music that I enjoyed most. From songs that got me moving to stories that inspired me, here's my 2017 list -- I hope you enjoy it and have a happy and healthy New Year," Obama said in his New Year's Eve post.The best books Obama said he read this year were The Power by Naomi Alderman; Grant by Ron Chernow; Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City by Matthew Desmond; Jan...