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Promotion of well-being through policy, medicine, and research. These stories revolve around the many ways of protecting and promoting well-being, such as medical care and treatment, research into various diseases, and public health education.

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What Can the U.S. Health System Learn From Singapore?

The New York Times

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In Singapore, government officials have taken the opportunity to learn from gaps and failures in their health care system in order to enact a more progressive, proactive and accessible process. From subsidizing housing to implementing healthier school lunches to combat diabetes, the country's hea...

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As mountain suicides soar, Vail Health is committing $60 million to mental care in Eagle County

The Colorado Sun

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Colorado's Eagle County identified that the community was facing a suicide crisis after rates started rapidly rising, especially amongst adolescents. To combat the issue, Vail Health invested $60 million towards improving mental health care access, reducing the stigma of seeking treatment and cre...

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How Lakota Horse Culture Is Helping Treat Child Trauma in South Dakota

Pacific Standard

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Using animals as a form of therapy is not a new concept, but combining this practice with traditional Lakota horse rituals has proven to be a powerful anecdote for treating youth mental trauma in these communities. Treating the donated horses as companions, the youth learn how to care and train t...

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How drones are delivering lifesaving medical supplies in Rwanda

PBS NewsHour

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Drone-powered medical deliveries are no longer a concept of the future, thanks to Zipline, a California-based start-up that is delivering medical supplies to rural hospitals in Rwanda. While the drones are limited to carrying less than four pounds and dropping the supplies by parachute, this tech...

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In African Villages, These Phones Become Ultrasound Scanners

The New York Times

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In rural parts of Africa, where access to quality medical attention is hard to come by, a hand-held portable ultrasound scanner is revolutionizing care. Although primarily being used to diagnose cases of pneumonia, doctors in these isolated areas are finding that the device has other uses, such a...

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A Shave, a Haircut – and a Blood Pressure Check

U.S. News & World Report

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The African American community is disproportionately impacted by high blood pressure, but barbershops across Los Angeles County are stepping up to fill a gap between diagnosis and care. A New You Barber and Beauty Salon ch a detection and management program to that includes checking patrons blood...

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