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BBC

Josie Golding

23 July 2018

Democratic Republic of the Congo

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Ebola is a highly contagious deadly disease that can wipe out dozens of people in a community if it goes untreated or undetected. However, there is now a vaccine that can be given to anyone who may have come into cont...

The Western News

John Blodgett

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13 July 2018

Libby, Montana, United States

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Following the closure of the Western Montana Mental Health Center due to budget cuts to mental health care funding, Lincoln County established a mental health coalition. The coalition came up with a new system for dea...

KTN News Kenya

Dorcas Wangira

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11 July 2018

Garissa, Kenya

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Health care is not easily accessible for those in Garissa, the capital of Garissa County in Kenya. This is especially problematic when it comes to safe childbirth practices. However, telemedicine is now connecting doc...

Business Daily

Nasibo Kabale

10 July 2018

Kenya

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Kenya is among the first countries in African to have a cancer test machine that will help cut the time and cost it takes to diagnose cancer. A medical laboratory services firm acquired the IDYLLA lab machine that all...

NPR

Jon Hamilton

9 July 2018

Baltimore, Maryland, United States

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Essential tremor is a condition that causes people's hands to shake as they age. A new type of treatment uses high frequency sound waves to destroy specific brain tissue. So far, the treatment has proved effective in ...

Marie Claire

Kayla Webley Adler

28 June 2018

Oakland, California, United States

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The IUD is the most effective form of contraceptive on the market, yet it is not widely utilized. Many physicians are not trained to insert the device, and even if they are, obtaining an IUD often requires 3 visits to...

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Jack Graham

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27 June 2018

Minnesota, United States

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The Newborn Foundation in collaboration with tech-company Masimo created an infant pulse-oximeter used to diagnose heart defects in newborn babies. The technology is now being used all over the world and is integrated...

The New York Times

Abby Goodnough

23 June 2018

Marshalltown, Iowa, United States

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Primary care practioners are prescribing buprenorphine to patients struggling with opioid substance use disorder, providing a support for medication-assisted recovery. Practices use a team-based approach and grant fun...

CNN

Meera Senthilingam

20 June 2018

Yendi, Ghana

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Trachoma is a debilitating disease in which the eyelids turn inwards, causing a person's eyelashes to repeatedly scrape and eventually scar their eyes causing excruciating pain and blindness. The World Health Organiza...

AzerNews

Elsa Regnier

16 June 2018

Russia

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A new app, called Eyemove, has a 70 percent accuracy rate of diagnosing dementia simply by recording a person's eye movements with a smartphone camera. If a person screens in with signs of dementia, they are referred ...

KMGH

Kumasi Aaron

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31 May 2018

Denver, Colorado, United States

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Ride service hailing can help increase access to healthcare for those without reliable transportation. Partnering to reduce ride fares, Uber and hospitals are working to increase patient access to transportation. Mill...

Oregon Public Broadcasting (OPB)

Julie Sabatier

Samantha Matsumoto

29 May 2018

Portland, Oregon, United States

Radio

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Period is a youth-powered NGO that provides menstrual products to women that are currently experiencing homelessness. Thanks largely in part to social media marketing, Period has expanded from one girl's high school p...

Scie-News

Esther Nakkazi

28 May 2018

Uganda

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Baylor-Uganda teamed up to create Caring Together, a training and mentorship program designed to improve health care in Uganda. The program rolled out across Uganda over three years, using tolls like peer-to-peer trai...

Politico Magazine

Lisa Rab

26 May 2018

Lakin, Kansas, United States

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Instead of letting a rural Kansas hospital perish, one CEO found a way to recruit young physicians, and get grants for the hospital. His methods helped the hospital avoid the common fate many rural hospitals face, whi...

Devex

Catherine Cheney

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22 May 2018

Uttar Pradesh, India

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90 percent of cervical cancer deaths occur in countries where preventative care is unavailable. An organization called TogetHER is leading the charge to eradicate cervical cancer deaths by raising funds to distribute ...

Covering Addiction

Sydney Schaefer

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12 May 2018

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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A significant spike in opioid-related overdose deaths in Philadelphia has resulted in more people in the community carrying Naloxone, an opioid overdose reversal medication. Thanks to a standing order signed by the Pe...

Covering Addiction

Matthew McCann

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12 May 2018

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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Across the country, prisons are incorporating “therapeutic communities” to help incarcerated individuals find the residential treatment they need. Substance abuse continues to be strongly linked to recidivism, and in ...

Vox

German Lopez

10 May 2018

Richmond, Virginia, United States

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In order to tackle opioid addiction, the state of Virginia found a way to make drug treatment accessible to people with medicaid by boosting “reimbursement rates to addiction treatment providers.” Historically, drug t...

The New York Times

Andrew Jacobs

5 May 2018

Panipat, Haryana, India

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The World Health Organization estimates that $200 billion worth of productivity is lost every year due to untreated poor eyesight. Several organizations, such as EYElliance and Aravind Eye Hospital, are working to com...

NPR

Keren Landman

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5 May 2018

Tifton, Georgia, United States

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For transgender and gender nonconforming individuals, seeking healthcare can be an agonizing process due to discrimination and a lack of provider familiarity with their unique healthcare needs. QMed, a virtual health ...

Washington Post

Karen Weese

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1 May 2018

Delaware, United States

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To reduce unplanned pregnancies, Delaware "embarked on an ambitious experiment" that worked to eliminate barriers that prevented women from pursuing alternative forms of birth control, such as cost and convenience. Af...

Vox

German Lopez

17 April 2018

France

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When France changed their policy in 1995, and allowed primary care doctors to prescribe buprenorphine, an anti-drug medication that reduces cravings for opioids, a drastic change happened. “Within four years, overdose...

Mediamax Network

Evelyne Makena

15 April 2018

Nairobi, Kenya

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Gertrude Children's Hospital in Nairobi, Kenya has a new telemedicine program that allows pediatric specialists to consult on cases in rural areas of Kenya. Specialists can hold consults with patients via webcam to h...

Daily Emerald

Austin Willhoft

15 April 2018

Eugene, Oregon, United States

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When choosing an industry to work in, cultural and familial pressures may play a role, especially around the field of mental health. When this proved true for a handful of international students at the University of O...

NPR

Kat Chow

6 April 2018

Rochester, New York, United States

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The Finger Lakes Community Health Center in New York is bringing healthcare to rural immigrant populations via video consultations. Dr. Sirene Garcia, the head of the program reaches her patients through video confere...

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