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Choteau Acantha

Melody Martinsen

6 June 2020

Bozeman, Montana, United States

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A group exercise class known as StrongPeople is helping senior citizens in Montana find community and improve their health through progressive strength training. Participants have reported positive results, while stud...

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Adina Florea

7 December 2019

Sibiu, Transylvania, Romania

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A private healthcare facility in Romania is helping to bring specialty surgeries to the region's children by arranging for doctors from other parts of the nation and world to convene on a rotating, but regular, basis....

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Rachel Treisman

7 December 2019

New York, United States

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For a variety of reasons, women are less likely than men to receive CPR by a stranger, but an attachment for CPR dummies that gives the maniken silicone breasts is helping to break barriers. This phenomenon is seen wo...

Reasons to be Cheerful

David Byrne

23 October 2019

Mexico

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Cities across the world are learning that a tax on sugary drinks can help to shift purchasing habits and reduce the risks of health problems such as diabetes, heart attacks, and stroke. As a Boulder council member exp...

The New York Times

Larry Buhl

22 October 2019

Los Angeles, California, United States

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California's version of Medicaid, called Medi-Cal, has launched a pilot that provides strict nutrition guidelines for individuals with a chronic illness, as a way to help keep them from having to visit the hospital. F...

100 Days in Appalachia

Anna Patrick

5 June 2019

Huntington, West Virginia, United States

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In West Virginia, a community health worker program trains community members to act as local health supporters. The program, which targets high-risk residents "in rural areas throughout Appalachia," eliminates the nee...

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Adele Peters

1 February 2019

Oakland, California, United States

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Patients suffering from chronic illnesses can often be overwhelmed with their care routines and doctors typically only have limited time to monitor them. A small robot is changing this narrative, however, by providing...

The Guardian

Joe Wallen

23 November 2018

Ukraine

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Ukraine’s Monobank gives the best interest rates to savings account holders who walk 10,000 steps a day. Ukraine has the second highest death rate from heart disease in the world, but savers who exercise can see healt...

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Rich Haridy

11 November 2018

Chicago, Illinois, United States

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Researchers are working to develop an app that can detect certain deadly heart attacks. In trials, the ECG app was almost as accurate as traditional ECGs. It can correctly identify a heart attack and does not report a...

Capital & Main

Larry Buhl

25 September 2018

California, United States

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California's Medically Tailored Meals pilot program may convince insurers to include nutrition as part of overall health care. The program delivers tailored meals to congestive heart failure patients who have among th...

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Marsha Mercer

7 September 2018

California, United States

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Nutrition counseling, food vouchers, and cooking classes have helped patients improve their diets and overall health. With the success of localized “food as medicine” programs, some states have begun integrating the c...

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Jack Graham

27 June 2018

Minnesota, United States

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The Newborn Foundation in collaboration with tech-company Masimo created an infant pulse-oximeter used to diagnose heart defects in newborn babies. The technology is now being used all over the world and is integrated...

The Guardian

George Monbiot

21 February 2018

Frome, Somerset, England

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Data from a trial in Frome, England shows that strong community support has a strong impact on recovery rates from a variety of medical ailments. The Compassionate Frome Project and Health Connections Mendip connect p...

Kaiser Health News

Jenny Gold

6 November 2017

San Francisco, California, United States

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The prognosis for sickle cell patients has decreased over the past few decades due to the rise of the opioid crisis, lack of information, and race disparities in health care. Vichinsky's center, on the other hand, is ...

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Priti Salian

18 March 2016

Bengaluru, India

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In order to "divorce health from wealth" for those needing specialty hospital care, a doctor in India launched a chain of hospitals known as Narayana Hrudayalaya. Focused on reducing costs wherever possible, such as d...

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Michael Sullivan

25 December 2015

Cambodia

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The World Bank estimates that iron deficiency is a $50 billion drain on global GDP. In Cambodia, one entrepreneur has marketed little blocks of metal that are dropped in cooking pots and slowly release iron, entering ...

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Sarah Kliff

9 July 2015

Roseville, California, United States

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Even though most central line infections are preventable, they are a leading cause of death in the United States. The core of the problem resides in a hospital's approach, whether they put the effort into treating pat...

The New York Times

Gina Kolata

19 June 2015

Camden, New Jersey, United States

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When a heart attack happens, the time of care and treatment is of utmost importance. Many people die of heart attacks every year because too much time passes between the care of emergency staff and the hospital cardi...

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