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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...

Cronkite News - Arizona PBS

Faith Miller

20 March 2018

Tempe, Arizona, United States

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In Arizona, nonprofit organization, Sonoran Prevention Works, is providing the public with naloxone and training on its administration, in an effort to widen the scope of who is able to help during an opioid overdose....

The New York Times

Fran Quigley

27 February 2018

Washington, District of Columbia, United States

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Large pharmaceutical companies may be in trouble as state legislatures nationwide are passing laws that force big pharma to be more transparent about their prices, and forcing the utilization of generic alternatives u...

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Jared Brey

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19 January 2018

New Orleans, Louisiana, United States

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By relying more heavily on data analysis, New Orleans officials decreased ambulance response time in many parts of the city from 12 minutes to 8 minutes. This is just one successful project of many from the non-profit...

Deseret News

Gillian Friedman

27 December 2017

Salt Lake City, Utah, United States

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The state of Utah passed legislation in 2016 that made Naloxone, a life-saving overdose reversal drug, available over the counter to non-medical personnel as part of an initiative to reduce opioid related overdose dea...

Politico Magazine

Colin Woodard

18 December 2017

Manchester, New Hampshire, United States

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Dean Kamen brought the world the Segway scooter, prosthetic arms controlled by the human brain, the first automatic drug pump (used commonly to deliver insulin to diabetic patients), and now he's built the first organ...

New Hampshire Union Leader

Gretchen M. Grosky

17 December 2017

Portsmouth, New Hampshire, United States

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Portsmouth, New Hampshire has become the state’s first ‘dementia friendly’ community by training first responders, bank tellers, and professionals to recognize the signs of dementia and effectively assist that person....

NEO.LIFE

Rob Waters

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9 November 2017

San Francisco, California, United States

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Even though millions of people around the world rely on drugs like insulin to live, the big pharmaceutical companies often seem to value profit over people, and the costs of critical medications can be prohibitive. A ...

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Mark Oprea

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31 August 2017

Ohio, United States

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As the number of veterans with both physical and psychological injuries balloons, this softball team of 11 wounded warriors wards helps one another deal with war trauma and combat isolation by playing a little ball.

Chicago Health

Katie Scarlett Brandt

23 August 2017

Chicago, Illinois, United States

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Several medical groups and hospitals in Chicago have formed an alliance to provide the city's homeless population with adequate health care. Some health clinics treat hypothermia, heat stroke, and more and place an em...

Richland Source

Emily Dech

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26 July 2017

Mansfield, Ohio, United States

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The ProMedica Toledo Hospital increases access to healthy food for low-income families through a novel kind of pharmacy. Patients receive free produce, recipes, and guidance from a dietician on how to treat and preven...

The New York Times

Sophie Cousins

25 July 2017

Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

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A man named Greg Jefferys runs a sort of online buyers club for the life-saving oral treatment for Hepatitis C. There are myriad reasons why patients are unable to obtain the drugs on their own, a few being high costs...

National Geographic

Tik Root

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29 June 2017

South Dakota, United States

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ParkRx, as one of many new programs spanning several states, allow doctors to give out Park Prescriptions to their patients in order to encourage them to go to parks and get physical activity. These programs are a way...

The New York Times

Jay Hancock

6 June 2017

Albany, New York, United States

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Big pharmaceutical companies spend thousands of dollars every year persuading doctors to prescribe their products to patients. Doctors comply, often not realizing that a generic alternative exists or how much the name...

BBC

Gemma Newby

Sahar Zand

9 May 2017

Guayubín, Monte Cristi, Dominican Republic

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Jason Friesen, an American paramedic who had served in Haiti after the earthquake, realized that many poor communities in the Caribbean were lacking the equivalent of the United States’ 911 emergency medical services,...

Temple University

Maggie Andresen

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4 May 2017

Pennsylvania, United States

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Naloxone is a drug that reverses opioid overdose by pushing the opiates off of the brain's neurotransmitters. Naloxone has no negative effects on a person who is not overdosing, so there is no risk in administering it...

Oregon Public Broadcasting (OPB)

Allison Frost

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25 April 2017

Portland, Oregon, United States

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Emergency medical response systems are facing challenges in meeting the needs of clients and financial limits. This has left the system unable to effectively serve their communities. Now, responders in Portland, Orego...

Undark

Amy Yee

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6 April 2017

Ethiopia

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Genital Mutilaiton, a culturally rooted practice that carries a host of immediate and long-term health risks is being condemned globally. In response, this piece looks at the KMG model, utilizing community discussions...

Yes! Magazine

Kaela Bamberger

29 March 2017

Concordia, Kansas, United States

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RedTire, short for Redefine Your Retirement, is helping small businesses stay afloat by facilitating transitions in business ownership and acting as a non-profit business broker. The service helps rural communities t...

Yes! Magazine

Daphne Miller

27 March 2017

Pensacola, Florida, United States

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In addition to providing tradition primary care service, clinics in Pensacola and New Orleans are working to improve community health and promote health as well as treat illness. Initiatives—identified and developed i...

Kaiser Health News

Sam Quinones

8 March 2017

California, United States

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In 2009 Kaiser Permanente doctors, alarmed by the rising rate of opioids being prescribed to patients, decided to develop a set of strategies and lower painkiller prescriptions. The most difficult one, is talking to...

PBS NewsHour

Pamela Kirkland

1 March 2017

Baltimore, Maryland, United States

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In Maryland, people are being trained to administer naloxone, the drug that can save people from an opioid overdose, in order to combat the opioid crisis. Some people are even trained on street corners. Already 20,00...

The New York Times

Shefali Luthra

28 February 2017

Milbridge, Maine, United States

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Throughout the country, issues of health care exclusivity and rising drug prices are being addressed with creative solutions. Innovating new medicines and medicine deliver systems, such as an alternative EpiPen, is pr...

Smithsonian

Brian Barth

2 February 2017

Los Angeles, California, United States

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A program called FVRx (Fruits and Vegetables Rx) enlists physicians, grocery stores, and the government SNAP program to help make underserved communities healthier. When physicians write prescriptions for fruits and v...

Mother Jones

Julia Laurie

7 December 2016

San Francisco, California, United States

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Opioid addiction has increased throughout the United States. A clinic in San Francisco has been offering an opioid replacement drug called buphrenorphine to help wean addicts away from opioids. The clinic’s success at...

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