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Adele Peters

4 December 2018

United States

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Now doctors can screen for anemia using only a smartphone photograph. The new technology could get quick diagnosis to people in developing countries or rural environments. The method is not as sure as a blood test.

The Colorado Sun

Jesse Paul

23 November 2018

Denver, Colorado, United States

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The same technology that helps companies like Uber find their customers is now available to public safety agencies to ensure accurate location detection from cell phone calls. Denver is among the first cities to imple...

Radio Health Journal

Nancy Benson

21 October 2018

Chattanooga, Tennessee, United States

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Hospital gowns historically aren't designed for the patient, but rather for the conveniency of the medical staff; however, several hospitals throughout the United States have decided to change this after negative pati...

The New York Times

Tina Rosenberg

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25 September 2018

Liverpool, England

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When it comes to helping H.I.V. patients, Britain's National Health Service is able to keep prices for treatment much lower than the United States does by encouraging the use of generic drugs. The National Health Serv...

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Ben Paynter

24 September 2018

Raleigh, North Carolina, United States

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To better position services during and after natural disasters, many nonprofits are turning towards mapping technology. Specifically, Facebook’s Disaster Maps share usage data to indicate movement, such as where peopl...

The Atlantic

Lola Fadulu

21 September 2018

United States

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More and more service workers are finding people overdosing on opioids inside public restrooms. In cities such as Boston and New York, businesses are training service workers to identify signs of an overdose and admin...

The Colorado Sun

Jennifer Brown

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19 September 2018

Colorado, United States

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With a new prescribing protocol in place, drug store pharmacists can prescribe anti-smoking medications. People often visit a pharmacy more than their doctor, and the new protocol allows greater access to necessary me...

La Voz de Guanacaste

Noelia Esquivel

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18 September 2018

Nosara, Costa Rica

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In Costa Rica, a group of volunteer firefighters use donated equipment, gear, and their own cell phones to fill in a big gap in emergency services. More residents are now accustomed to calling them directly for fires ...

Finding Fixes

Anna Boiko-Weyrauch

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17 September 2018

Seattle, Washington, United States

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Naloxone is an easy to administer, effective way to interrupt the physiologically process of a potentially fatal overdose. With overdoses often taking place in “safe” places such as a home, training family members and...

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Ben Parker

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29 August 2018

Amman, Jordan

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Tens of thousands of Syrian people have lost limbs in the war, but find conventional prosthetics too heavy and cumbersome to use. 3D printing technology is offering a lightweight alternative that can improve their liv...

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20 August 2018

United Kingdom

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Inventors have come up with energy-efficient refrigeration options. A fridge uses water and ice to protect vaccines in places with irregular access to electricity. An engine that runs on liquid nitrogen reduces fossil...

The New York Times

Abby Goodnough

18 August 2018

Oakland, California, United States

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Eight California hospitals use government funds to play for the E.D. Bridge program. They dispense buprenorphine on demand in an effort to address the gap in care between withdrawals and entry into rehabilitation prog...

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Sara Kiley Watson

9 August 2018

San Diego, California, United States

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San Diego area physicians are now receiving a letter if one of their patients dies of an opioid overdose. The goal of this new project is to remind doctors of the impact of their actions and lower opioid prescribing r...

Chicago Sun-Times

Maudlyne Ihejirika

8 August 2018

Chicago, Illinois, United States

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Black firefighters in Chicago launched the nation's first organization aimed at mentoring young men and women of color and helping them prepare for the firefighters exam. It's a way to combat inner city violence and ...

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Emily Dech

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2 August 2018

Ohio, United States

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It's not uncommon for individuals diagnosed with Alzheimer’s, dementia or developmental disorders to be reported missing by concerned family members. Thanks to Project Lifesaver, a program that utilizes personal radio...

Daily Nation

Angela Oketch

6 July 2018

Kenya

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The "Bangladesh Regimen"--a shorter drug treatment for tuberculosis--is being implemented in Kenya. A shorter treatment means that patients will be less likely to develop the often serious side effects that can come w...

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Idrissa Sane

16 June 2018

Senegal

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A digital platform, called Hope, allows medical clinics in Senegal to track the amount of blood in their blood banks in real time and reaches out to donors via SMS to encourage them to donate every few months. When a ...

Daily Inter Lake

Adrian Horton

10 June 2018

Kalispell, Montana, United States

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Law enforcement agencies in Montana are undergoing Crisis Intervention Training so they are better equipped to respond to mental health emergencies. After budget cuts resulting social worker layoff, the region anticip...

The Muhlenberg Weekly

Gregory Kantor

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5 June 2018

Allentown, Pennsylvania, United States

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Although the opioid epidemic has spread across America, this story argues that local solutions are needed. In Allentown, when somebody overdoses on opioids, they get a visit from a Blue Guardian, a trained volunteer t...

Politico Magazine

Erick Trickey

2 June 2018

Gloucester, Massachusetts, United States

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Police departments across eastern Massachusetts frustrated by the rising opioid epidemic decided to make themselves avenues to treatment rather than instruments of punishment. “It was pretty evident that we weren’t ar...

The Atlantic

Ted Alcorn

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29 May 2018

Egypt

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Egypt has made significant strides in eliminating hepatitis C from the country by implementing an approach that combines both affordable drug access and an effort to get the drugs to those in need. Supported by the go...

The Christian Science Monitor

Christa Case Bryant

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21 May 2018

Huntington, West Virginia, United States

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In Huntington, West Virginia, an team modeled off the highly successful Quick Response Team outside of Cincinnati is showing similar results in cutting down deaths caused by addiction. The Quick Response Team ensures ...

WAMU

Selena Simmons-Duffin

19 April 2018

District of Columbia, United States

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In Washington, D.C. triage nurses are partnering with 911 dispatchers to help divert non-emergency needs from emergency care in the city. This new pilot program aims to reduce the percentage of 911 calls that are not ...

The Denver Post

Peyton Garcia

23 March 2018

Denver, Colorado, United States

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To speed up responses and save money, eight of Colorado's Jefferson County emergency response agencies have consolidated. The new communications system and location for all county dispatchers is known as Jeffcom 911 a...

The New York Times

Tina Rosenberg

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20 March 2018

Los Angeles, California, United States

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It's known that technology can help aid efficiency in a variety of sectors. One area where it's proving to make an impact is within police departments. Although two different ventures, ShotSpotter – a realtime geo-loc...

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