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Sisters encourage Masai mothers to turn to medically assisted deliveries

Global Sisters Report

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To reduce maternal mortality in the Masai region of Tanzania, Catholic nuns with Sisters of Notre Dame are building hospitals and educating local women about the importance of giving birth in a medical setting. Although this goes against the community's use of a "traditional birth attendant," del...

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These two Bibb County schools have a solution to bad behavior: breathing and meditation

The Telegraph

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In Georgia’s Bibb county, students at two schools are learning deep breathing and mindfulness from the organization, On the Same Breath. The practice, introduced by the organization and then led by teachers, gives students the opportunity to complete this practice every day for 40 days in the hop...

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In Reversal, Counties and States Help Inmates Keep Medicaid

Stateline

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If incarcerated, low-income individuals that are reliant on Medicaid typically lose access to their benefits which accelerates the difficulty of reentry. To help close the gap, the National Association of Counties and the National Sheriffs’ Association have joined together to implement stopgap me...

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Reduce Health Costs By Nurturing The Sickest? A Much-Touted Idea Disappoints

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Researchers in New Jersey have been testing the idea that an increased specialized care model directed towards the sickest and most expensive patients would help reduce costs and improve health, but the trials have been less than promising. However, it was in the failures of the approach, that re...

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Art, theatre and clowns: creative cures for dementia

The National

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Connecting with art enriches the lives of patients struggling with dementia and Alzheimers. Across Germany, several programs are using art to stimulate the minds of an aging population. At the Lehmbruck Museum in Duisburg, seniors meet to discuss art pieces that affect them. Elsewhere, in Bonn, t...

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The inside story of how scientists produced an Ebola vaccine

STAT

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It was a "trial that almost hadn’t happened" that only happened due to collective action and a piloting effort, that lead to the creation of the world's first Ebola vaccine. Between community commitment and researcher's skills to react quickly, a clinical trial was successfully implemented in the...

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