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Amelia Axelsen

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23 May 2019

Namibia

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Providing access to international networks of expertise can improve the quality of healthcare available to those living in rural and remote areas. Project ECHO, an initiative based in New Mexico, has partnered with th...

The New York Times

Jane E. Brody

29 April 2019

Los Angeles, California, United States

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Virtual reality isn't just for gaming anymore. Known as Virtual Reality Therapy, this new use for the technology is bringing relief to those suffering from intense pain by immersing "the patient in an entertaining, re...

The New York Times

Donald G. McNeil Jr.

15 April 2019

Uganda

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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, do...

The Guardian

Hannah Devlin

12 April 2019

Greater London, England

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When people don't show up for an appointment, it can cost hospitals a lot of money and also unnecessarily increase wait times for other patients. A hospital in London is trying to reduce both the cost and wait problem...

Durango Herald

Mary Shinn

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10 April 2019

Durango, Colorado, United States

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In Durango, Colorado, the emergency room was being treated as a primary care center by those that did not understand how to navigate the health care system when faced with times of uncertainty in their life. To both a...

New Hampshire Union Leader

Shawne K. Wickham

9 April 2019

Massachusetts, United States

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People with mental illnesses often do not receive patient-centered care that takes into consideration the mental illness along with the health concern they’re facing. Aiming to address this issue as is specifically pe...

Al Jazeera

Caleb Okereke

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1 April 2019

Kibibi, Uganda

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Bicycles can provide vital access to health care in remote, rural areas that are otherwise inaccessible by vehicle. The nongovernmental organization, First African Bicycle Information Organization (FABIO) has provided...

Governing

Anna Gorman

26 March 2019

Alameda, California, United States

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Across the United States, overwhelmed emergency rooms constantly struggle to accommodate those that are having psychiatric health issues due to methods of necessary prioritization. To combat this issue, a handful of h...

University of Oregon

Ariana Sinclair

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Hannah Kanik

20 March 2019

Salem, Oregon, United States

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As of 2018, Oregon’s backlog of Sexual Assault Forensic Exam (SAFE) kits had been cleared thanks to the passage of a state bill, commonly referred to as Melissa’s Law. Besides clearing the accumulated kits, the legisl...

University of Oregon

Aubrey Bulkeley

Sydney Dauphinais

Isabella Garcia

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20 March 2019

Eugene, Oregon, United States

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Lane County, Oregon is one of many of the state’s counties working to create a survivor-focused network of responses to sex trafficking. The Lane County Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children Multidisciplinary Tea...

Carolina Public Press

Kate Martin

Imari Scarbrough

20 March 2019

Fayetteville, North Carolina, United States

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With the largest backlog of rape kits in the country, North Carolina is taking steps to expedite the process. A key challenge in this effort is the autonomy of police departments to test them at their own discretion. ...

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Melinda Clynes

19 March 2019

Detroit, Michigan, United States

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Despite offering services for expectant mothers, Detroit's infant mortality and less-than-adequate prenatal care rates are both negative outliers when it comes to Michigan's statewide statistics for those figures. Rea...

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Emanuela Zuccalà

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18 March 2019

Bonthe Island, Sierra Leone

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Sierra Leone has long been battling a childbirth crisis due to a decade-long civil war that devastated the health care system, and it is especially apparent in the remote region of Bonthe Island. A series of partnersh...

The Philadelphia Inquirer (Philadelphia Media Network)

Jesenia De Moya Correa

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5 March 2019

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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Young mothers don't always have access to the resources they need to better understand breastfeeding, but programs in Philadelphia, are working to address this. From creating a city-wide awareness campaign to meeting ...

Chattanooga Times Free Press

Elizabeth Fite

1 March 2019

Savannah, Georgia, United States

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Across the United States, more and more cities are treating gun violence like a public health issue – seeking to take preventative, rather than reactionary, measures. Programs like Savannah’s Youth Intercept and Phila...

The Hechinger Report

Tara Garcia Mathewson

28 February 2019

United States

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PedsAcdaemy offers personalized learning to school-age kids who are in a hospital for extended stays. Lessons, which are up to three hours a day, are designed around any physical impediments students might be facing a...

Wall Street Journal

Christopher Mims

23 February 2019

Pembroke Pines, Florida, United States

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Research shows that prolonged feelings of loneliness can have unhealthy outcomes, and the likelihood of experiencing loneliness increases as a person ages. To combat this, many technology companies are trying a host o...

Quartz

Holly Cave

22 February 2019

Liverpool, England, United Kingdom

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In the UK, 3D-printed tablets are being tested at a children's hospital to specifically address the difficultly many children face when they need to take pills that are either too high of a dosage or too big too swall...

Nigeria Health Watch

Bashar Abubakar

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18 February 2019

Zaria, Kaduna, Nigeria

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In Nigeria where maternal deaths are not uncommon, a hospital in Zaria has implemented the Maternal and Perinatal Death Surveillance and Response (MPDSR) System to analyze and better understand the causes associated w...

La Voz de Guanacaste

Noelia Esquivel

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18 February 2019

Liberia, Guanacaste, Costa Rica

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At Enrique Baltodano Hospital healthcare providers are working on improving patient experiences by implementing patient-centered care. From making surgery preparations more enjoyable for children to offering an array ...

The Colorado Sun

John Ingold

15 February 2019

Frisco, Colorado, United States

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People working in mountain towns throughout Colorado often face higher health care costs due to supply and demand, but the Peak Health Alliance is working to change that. This alliance forms a partnership between empl...

The New Yorker

Tom Vanderbilt

4 February 2019

Boston, Massachusetts, United States

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DIY solutions can overcome the scarcity of medical resources in developing countries and save lives. A simple solution such as replacing expensive uterine balloons with more readily accessible condoms has already help...

Granite State News Collaborative

Judi Currie

23 January 2019

Manchester, New Hampshire, United States

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Across New Hampshire, eight different emergency programs are being piloted that creatively use ambulance services to bolster community health care. In a state that has witnessed the need for mental health services and...

Los Angeles Times

Soumya Karlamangla

20 January 2019

Chico, California, United States

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To reduce deaths caused by overdosing, Chico police have begun carrying naloxone in their squad cars to administer on site, rather than waiting for paramedics to arrive. Although not all police departments have partic...

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Sarah Neville

16 January 2019

Halifax, West Yorkshire, United Kingdom

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Cross collaboration efforts in Britain are targeting a loneliness problem in order to prevent and mitigate larger health issues. From peer support to interventions, programs across the country are focusing on increasi...

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