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Joan van Dyk

3 August 2020

Cape Town, South Africa

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To combat the grief, trauma, and frustration caused by COVID-19 hospitalizations where families are cut off from loved ones and from most information about their care and condition, the staff at Vincent Pallotti Hospi...

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Larry Buhl

19 March 2019

Venice, California, United States

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When people experiencing homelessness are admitted to a hospital, they don't always have advance care directives in place which takes ownership away from them as far as dictating their treatment, who to contact and wh...

Investigate West

Shasta Kearns Moore

11 January 2019

Hillsboro, Oregon, United States

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When students return to the classroom after suffering a head injury, such as a concussion, they may face challenges that require certain accommodations that many school officials aren't prepared to offer. Although yet...

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Rachel Gotbaum

5 December 2018

Cape Cod, Massachusetts, United States

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In order to deal with the opioid crisis, schools in Massachusetts are hiring counselors to support teachers and their students. In Cape Cod alone, 17 schools hired outside counselors, while 50 schools throughout the...

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Katja Ridderbusch

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 ...

Africa Is A Country

Kristin Peterson

Morenike O. Folayan

10 December 2017

Lagos, Nigeria

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Nigeria contained its 2014 Ebola outbreak through rapid emergency response and compassionate care. In less than 10 weeks, health workers visited more than 147,000 people who may have had first or second degree contact...

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Ryan Haas

17 May 2017

Portland, Oregon, United States

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For decades, Franklin County's comprehensive healthcare plan has kept its residents some of the healthiest people in Maine despite being some of the poorest as well. Now, Oregon is looking to do the same.

The Atlantic

Tara Garcia Mathewson

19 April 2017

Boston, Massachusetts, United States

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Living in poverty can impact brain functioning due to the consistent stress and can lead to difficulty with problem solving, decision making, and goal setting. A Boston-based project, EMPath, addresses this issue by ...

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Linda Hagen Miller

29 November 2016

Spokane, Washington, United States

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Medical students are trained in medicine but rarely encouraged to develop their personal skills. The University of Washington School of Medicine requires their students to take a course, “Daily Dose of Humanities,” wh...

The Post Crescent

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Rory Linnane

17 March 2016

Ashwaubenon, Wisconsin, United States

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Over 50 percent of Wisconsin counties lack mental health professionals to serve the populations, and the shortage directly affects children’s mental health. The Institute for Healthcare Improvement has submitted funds...

The Post Crescent

Rory Linnane

17 March 2016

Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States

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Patients who are suffering from some mild mental health issues often forsake going to a psychologist or psychiatrist because of the long wait time for a specialist. Different counties in Wisconsin are piloting a progr...

The New York Times

Margot Sanger-Katz

27 March 2015

Seattle, Washington, United States

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The health care system in the United States is not only expensive, but also its social inequities and infrastructure fail to aid patients’ individual needs. Iora Primary Care in Seattle offers a monthly stipend for ph...

WNYC

Amanda Aronczyk

3 June 2014

Bronx, New York, United States

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Hospitals in New York improve healthcare quality and reduce medical costs by staying in frequent contact with patients requiring frequent or long-term care. Montefiore's Accountable Care Organization pulls in care pro...

The New York Times

David Bornstein

11 December 2013

Brazil

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Physical illnesses trigger and exacerbate poverty because costs are too high to treat them. The Associação Saúde Criança in Rio de Janeiro counsels helps by assisting families with services such as food, medicine, voc...

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