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4 October 2021
Denver, Colorado, United States
Since Denver voters approved the decriminalization of the natural psychedelic drug psilocybin, the small number of arrests grew even smaller and one supporter of the policy sees growing interest in the therapeutic use...
1 February 2021
Los Angeles, California, United States
In Los Angeles, the Sidewalk Project gives unhoused people gifts of marijuana to ease their anxiety and to show kindness. Since its start in the spring of 2020, the group has gifted gram-sized portions of weed nearly ...
5 November 2019
Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
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...
3 November 2019
South Burlington, Vermont, United States
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 ...
3 September 2019
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
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...
8 January 2019
Bethesda, Maryland, United States
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...
28 July 2018
Boston, Massachusetts, United States
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...
22 June 2018
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
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 ...
8 June 2018
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...
15 December 2017
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 ...
31 October 2017
Cleveland, Ohio, United States
Broadcast TV News
Under 3 Minutes
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.
15 September 2017
Washington Court House, Ohio, United States
Under 800 Words
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 ...
1 August 2017
Baltimore, Maryland, United States
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...
The New Humanitarian (formerly IRIN)
5 June 2017
Passy Kaymor, Kaolack, Senegal
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...
Yale Environment 360
2 March 2017
Asheville, North Carolina, United States
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 ...
18 November 2016
Las Vegas, New Mexico, United States
Broadcast TV Programs
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
19 October 2016
Taos Pueblo, New Mexico, United States
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...
12 September 2016
Chimayo, New Mexico, United States
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...
1 April 2016
Portland, Oregon, United States
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
20 May 2015
Honolulu, Hawaii, United States
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...
16 January 2015
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...
18 June 2014
San Francisco, California, United States
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...
27 February 2014
Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States
Under 800 Words
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.
15 May 2013
El Dorado, California, United States
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 ...
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