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Shattered Dreams and Bills in the Millions: Losing a Baby in America

    2022-09-26 Shattered Dreams and Bills in the Millions: Losing a Baby in America Lauren Weber The day after his 8-month-old baby died, Kingsley Raspe opened the mail and found he had been sent to collections for her care. That notice involved a paltry sum, $26.50 — absurd really, given he’d previously been told […]

Ketamine paired with looking at smiling faces to build positive associations holds promise for helping people with treatment-resistant depression

2022-09-25 Ketamine paired with looking at smiling faces to build positive associations holds promise for helping people with treatment-resistant depression Some of the positive photos used in the study were similar to this one – a group of smiling strangers. Luis Alvarez/DigitalVision via Getty Images Rebecca Price, University of Pittsburgh Health Sciences The Research Brief […]

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Formula May Be Right for Infants, but Experts Warn That Toddlers Don’t Need It

    2022-09-22 Formula May Be Right for Infants, but Experts Warn That Toddlers Don’t Need It Christina Szalinski Formulas for toddlers are a burgeoning business in the United States: Sales of the drinks more than doubled in recent years as companies convinced parents that their little ones needed the liquid boost. But many experts […]

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Clearing Pollution Helps Clear the Fog of Aging — And May Cut the Risk of Dementia

    2022-09-21 Clearing Pollution Helps Clear the Fog of Aging — And May Cut the Risk of Dementia Judith Graham During the past decade, a growing body of research has shown that air pollution harms older adults’ brains, contributing to cognitive decline and dementia. What hasn’t been clear is whether improving air quality would […]

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Impending Hospital Closure Rattles Atlanta Health Care Landscape and Political Races

    2022-09-20 Impending Hospital Closure Rattles Atlanta Health Care Landscape and Political Races Sam Whitehead and Andy Miller ATLANTA — Like many neighborhoods in cities across the country, Atlanta’s Old Fourth Ward is changing. Condo buildings and modern minimalist homes punctuate city blocks of low-income housing. Many longtime residents of the historic neighborhood where […]

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Disability Program Leaves many People Homeless

    2022-09-19 A Disability Program Promised to Lift People From Poverty. Instead, It Left Many Homeless. Fred Clasen-Kelly CHARLOTTE, N.C. — After two months of sleeping in the Salvation Army Center of Hope homeless shelter, Margaret Davis has had no luck finding an apartment she can afford. The 55-year-old grandmother receives about $750 a […]

Polio and Back-to-Schoolers

    2022-09-18 With Polio’s Return, Here’s What Back-to-Schoolers Need to Know Céline Gounder Before polio vaccines became available in the 1950s, people wary of the disabling disease were afraid to allow their children outside, let alone go to school. As polio appears again decades after it was considered eliminated in the U.S., Americans unfamiliar […]

New Abortion Laws Jeopardize Pregnant Patient Cancer Treatment

    2022-09-17 New Abortion Laws Jeopardize Cancer Treatment for Pregnant Patients Charlotte Huff As abortion bans go into effect across a contiguous swath of the South, cancer physicians are wrestling with how new state laws will influence their discussions with pregnant patients about what treatment options they can offer. Cancer coincides with roughly 1 […]

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    2022-09-16   Montana Health Department Seeks to Ax Board That Hears Public Assistance Appeals Matt Volz Montana health officials are asking state lawmakers to eliminate a board that hears appeals from people who believe they were wrongly denied public assistance benefits. Since 2016, the Board of Public Assistance has heard fewer than 20 […]

As State Institutions Close, Families of Longtime Residents Face Agonizing Choices

    2022-09-15 As State Institutions Close, Families of Longtime Residents Face Agonizing Choices Tony Leys GLENWOOD, Iowa — Mike Lee’s way of life has faded away in most of the United States, and it soon will vanish from southwestern Iowa. Lee, 57, has spent 44 years at the Glenwood Resource Center, a state-run institution […]

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