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Vox

Sigal Samuel

3 May 2019

Toronto, Canada

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Many times, a person's economic stability can directly impact other aspects of their life, such as their personal health. Realizing this connection, a Canadian doctor has started prescribing social services as complem...

The New York Times

Catherine Saint Louis

2 May 2019

New York, New York, United States

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People with special needs can face medical challenges when buildings aren't built in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act or doctors claim they can't treat them. In New York, the N.Y.U. College of Denti...

Pacific Standard

Alieza Durana

1 May 2019

New York, New York, United States

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House calls are not new to the medicine field, but they are becoming more predominant as doctors look for ways to expand access to those that aren't able to make it into an office. Focusing mostly on "disabled, chroni...

WGME-TV

David Singer

30 April 2019

Portland, Maine, United States

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As more doctors move towards retirement than doctors entering the field, many states are facing the realities of an upcoming shortage. To combat this, Maine is trying to position primary care in rural areas as the bac...

The Guardian

Jessica Murray

25 April 2019

Ghana

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Drones assist in providing crucial medical deliveries to remote areas. The robotics company, Zipline, has successfully partnered with health ministries in Rwanda and Ghana to provide medical deliveries by drone. After...

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Taylor Allen

24 April 2019

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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To better serve women of color during pregnancies and childbirth, women in Philadelphia have started offering workshops to teach about and advocate for increased understanding around the birthing experience. With stat...

Nigeria Health Watch

Bashar Abubakar

23 April 2019

Birnin, Kebbi, Nigeria

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Fistula repair surgery has become routine in the state of Kebbi in Nigeria thanks to the implementation of a health center that has made treatment easier for women to access. The center aims to address both medical an...

The New York Times

Aaron E. Carroll

22 April 2019

Singapore

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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 housin...

Under-Told Stories Project

Fred de Sam Lazaro

17 April 2019

Kigali, Rwanda

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5-15 Minutes

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The first of it's kind, a medical drone base has opened in Rwanda that aims to cut down the time it takes to deliver blood from blood banks to hospitals. Serving 21 rural health facilities throughout the region, the a...

PBS NewsHour

Fred de Sam Lazaro

16 April 2019

Kigali, Rwanda

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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 ...

WBAL-TV

Theo Hayes

16 April 2019

College Park, Maryland, United States

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3-5 Minutes

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Food allergies can be deadly for many in America, but thanks to collaborative efforts between doctors and lawmakers in Maryland, universities are now stocking dining halls with EpiPens. Staff in the dining halls have ...

Cronkite News - Arizona PBS

Austen Bundy

16 April 2019

Baltimore, Maryland, United States

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In 2018, Baltimore passed a harm-reduction bill that allowed the distribution of fentanyl testing strips to assess if fentanyl has been laced into drugs. The decriminalization of these follow similar harm reduction tr...

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...

U.S. News & World Report

Joseph P. Williams

15 April 2019

Inglewood, California, United States

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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. The businesses offer a detectio...

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Chuma Asuzu

15 April 2019

Ghana

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From Ghana to Cameroon, innovators across Western Africa are creating services to strengthen healthcare in the region. There’s SnooCODE Red, helping provide nearly exact location services to emergency services, and Ca...

New Hampshire Union Leader

Shawne K. Wickham

14 April 2019

Manchester, New Hampshire, United States

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Thanks to a federal grant, New Hampshire has implemented a “hub-and-spoke program” that connects those facing addiction problems with resources to help them. Acting as a single access point, the organization takes wal...

Durango Herald

Mary Shinn

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...

The Boston Globe

Felice J. Freyer

2 April 2019

Massachusetts, United States

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Newly passed legislation in Massachusetts is allowing prisons to take a step towards managing inmates health care by letting a third party company administer medication that helps treat opioid addiction. This step tow...

Daily Emerald

Ariana Sinclair

1 April 2019

Eugene, Oregon, United States

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Students at the University of Oregon have the option to apply for the Oregon ContraceptiveCare Program - referred to as CCare - to receive free birth control and contraceptive consultations. The program is available f...

Al Jazeera

Caleb Okereke

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...

New Hampshire Bar News

Melanie Plenda

29 March 2019

New Hampshire, United States

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New Hampshire has adopted a hub and spoke model to addressing substance abuse, funneling funds into a variety of directed, diverse approaches. In doing so, it has expanded training, increased communication and collabo...

Futurism

Kristin Houser

27 March 2019

Raleigh, North Carolina, United States

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The United States Postal Service has launched a drone delivery service that has the potential to save lives due to the time it cuts down on providing medical supplies. Currently, the service is only transporting blood...

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Erik Neumann

21 March 2019

Salt Lake City, Utah, United States

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In Utah, expanding health care access is taking shape in the form of RVs equipped with exam rooms, medical assistants and a nurse. Specifically designed to serve uninsured community members, the newest mobile health c...

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Sunaina Kumar

18 March 2019

Karimnagar, Telangana, India

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To address the issue of maternal mortality that was linked with women giving birth at private hospitals instead of public, Telangana implemented a series of reforms including childbirth kits, financial incentives, an ...

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