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Yes! Magazine

Jay Walljasper

5 November 2019

Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States

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Building resilience and self-care into daily life promotes long-term wellbeing. In Minneapolis, Minnesota, the Catalyst Initiative works to support the emotional and mental wellbeing of underserved groups by promoting...

Burlington Free Press

Elizabeth Murray

3 November 2019

South Burlington, Vermont, United States

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Vermont’s South Burlington fire department has started offering its firefighters yoga and meditation services as a way to cope with trauma. The services are offered by the Vermont Center for Responder Wellness, which ...

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Emma Sisk

3 September 2019

United Kingdom

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Social prescribing, where medical practitioners encourage patients to look beyond medicine to remedy their issues, can lessen the demand for medical services and medications. In the UK, Denmark, and Canada, doctors ar...

The New York Times

Jane E. Brody

29 April 2019

Los Angeles, California, United States

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Virtual reality isn't just for gaming anymore. Known as Virtual Reality Therapy, this new use for the technology is bringing relief to those suffering from intense pain by immersing "the patient in an entertaining, re...

OZY

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Molly Fosco

8 January 2019

Bethesda, Maryland, United States

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Holistic medicinal practices, such as implementing green spaces and utilizing integrated care centers, have shown promise for improving rehabilitation efforts. Now, military hospitals are piloting similar practices to...

Public Radio International

Jaime Kaiser

28 July 2018

Boston, Massachusetts, United States

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Boston Medical Center is growing food on the roof. Their rooftop garden produces fresh fruits and vegetables for the hospital. The cafeteria serves patients fresh, healthy meals and teaches employees how to manage far...

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Nina Feldman

22 June 2018

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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The Metropolitan Area Neighborhood Nutrition Alliance, a Philadelphia non-profit, makes and delivers healthy meals to people with serious illnesses. The deliveries kick-start healthy eating at home, so recipients are ...

OZY

Julia Muldavin

8 June 2018

Archidona, Ecuador

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There are nine indigenous communities that live within the Ecuadorian Amazon, each with their own practices that have been passed down from generation to generation. To maintain independence from the Ecuadorian govern...

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Katja Ridderbusch

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15 December 2017

United States

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Opioid abuse claimed over 53 000 American lives in 2016, and has been a cause for concern. Now doctors are looking to alternatives to opioids, both medication and non-medication options, that can be decided based on ...

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Corrina Pysa

31 October 2017

Cleveland, Ohio, United States

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With the growing opioid crisis, patients and doctors are looking for alternative ways to treat pain. Acupuncture is becoming more popular for its relief of migraines and pain.

Record Herald

Ashley Bunton

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15 September 2017

Washington Court House, Ohio, United States

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With a national mental health crisis on the rise in the United States, many young women facing depression and trauma often tragically turn to self-harm or even suicide in an attempt to cope. The Ranch of Opportunity ...

The Baltimore Sun

Andrea K. McDaniels

1 August 2017

Baltimore, Maryland, United States

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A program in Baltimore is putting 4 women through training to become doulas who will help low-income, minority mothers navigate their pregnancies and childbirth. Utilizing doulas leads to better health outcomes for mo...

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Cissokho Lassana

5 June 2017

Passy Kaymor, Kaolack, Senegal

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As climate change has brought rising temperatures and more frequent droughts to much of Africa, some communities in Senegal are finding ways to survive by adapting their agricultural practices. Medicinal plants can be...

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Nancy Averett

2 March 2017

Asheville, North Carolina, United States

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As climate change continues to threaten the survival of native plants species and the health of the eco-systems they support, the North Carolina Arboretum’s Germplasm Repository is taking a clever new approach to the ...

KNME-PBS

Sarah Gustavus

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18 November 2016

Las Vegas, New Mexico, United States

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In this episode of New Mexico in Focus, we examine the economic impact of medical cannabis in rural communities in our latest report for Small Towns, Big Change. Producer Sarah Gustavus also looks at the potential imp...

Small Towns Big Change

Cody Hooks

19 October 2016

Taos Pueblo, New Mexico, United States

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Across the United States, native families are implementing community-based family preparedness efforts in order to create a pathway that leads to school-readiness for children. At Taos Pueblo in New Mexico, this progr...

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Ellen Berkovitch

12 September 2016

Chimayo, New Mexico, United States

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Chimayo, New Mexico has a heroin overdose rate that is five times the national rate. Barrios Unidos is a community center in Chimayo that offers drug abuse treatment to whole families through community therapy and hol...

OR Magazine

Haley Rivet

1 April 2016

Portland, Oregon, United States

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Veterans using prescription drugs to treat PTSD are now turning to cannabis as an alternative treatment, as it can often cause fewer side effects. Grow for Vets is an organization that helps veterans obtain marijuana ...

Honolulu Civil Beat

Anita Hofschneider

20 May 2015

Honolulu, Hawaii, United States

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Problems such as discrimination, unemployment, and homelessness can be at the root of chronic health problems such as diabetes. The Medical-Legal Partnership for Children in Hawaii provide a holistic approach to healt...

The Atlantic

Tori Rodriguez

16 January 2015

United States

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Essential oils contain some of the most potent anti-microbial compounds available. Only recently have scientists started pushing fr research to more deeply understand how they can be used to take the place of traditio...

Public Radio International (PRI)

Shuka Kalantari

18 June 2014

San Francisco, California, United States

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Latin American women in San Francisco have suffered from post-partum depression, social isolation, and chronic stress at the time of their pregnancies. Run by midwives, the Centering Pregnancy program at the San Franc...

NPR

Ankita Rao

27 February 2014

Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States

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A nonprofit is integrating yoga therapy in the mainstream health care system by training medical providers to use yogic breathing and techniques to treat various maladies.

Kaiser Health News

Ankita Rao

15 May 2013

El Dorado, California, United States

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The Affordable Care Act’s provisions to increase health care while decreasing costs have caused physicians some economic uncertainties. Two physicians have transformed their practices into business models that offer ...

The New York Times

Tina Rosenberg

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26 September 2012

New Orleans, Louisiana, United States

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Post-traumatic stress has triggered dire consequences for U.S. veterans, including an increase in suicide, and not all therapeutic treatments for the disorder have succeeded. To treat and potentially cure the effects ...

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