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28 October 2016
Columbia, South Carolina, United States
In South Carolina, a Medicaid program is offering long-acting contraceptives during a new mother’s hospital stay, while she is still eligible for the benefit. Other states are following suit.
21 December 2015
St. Louis, Missouri, United States
For decades, Missouri had restrictive gun laws, but after relaxing them in 2007, there has been an uptick in gun deaths. Gun control legislation that restricts criminals' access could be the solution.
5 July 2015
Walsenburg, Colorado, United States
Colorado causes a large decline in teen pregnancy and abortions by implementing free, long-term birth control to prevent pregnancy. While demonstrating massive success, its continuity is in the air considering the ong...
25 May 2015
Wood Lake, Nebraska, United States
There is a shortage of medical practitioners in thinly-populated rural states like Nebraska. But new laws now allow nurses with advanced degrees to practice without requiring a doctor's oversight.
22 March 2015
Minnesota, United States
Some medical conditions are costly no matter what, but many super utilizers rack up costs for avoidable reasons related to poverty, homelessness, mental illness, etc. and visit the ER to be safe for a night. A pilot p...
8 March 2015
Memphis, Tennessee, United States
Infant mortality rates in the US are higher than in Europe, especially for children living in poverty where they are more likely to suffer from abuse or neglect. The ACA funded Nurse-Family Partnership helps poor, fir...
19 June 2013
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
The human papillomavirus is a primary cause of cervical cancer. The HPV vaccine has reduced the rate of infection by half in recent years among teenagers. However, the vaccine has still encountered resistance by some ...
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