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A Hospital Network With a Vision

The New York Times

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Twelve million people are blind in India, and are robbed of their livelihoods as a result. A hugely successful chain of cataract hospitals in India helped its business by treating half its patients for free.

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Cost of Diabetes: Atlantic City hospital system turns traditional healthcare model on its head to battle diabetes

Corpus Christi Caller Times

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In Atlantic City, AtlantiCare is saving money while improving the lives of diabetics by offering free personalized medical attention. Diabetics are treated before the disease gets out of hand, minimizing the number of expensive procedures.

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Cost of Diabetes: J.O.Wyatt Clinic in Amarillo works as team to give personal care

Corpus Christi Caller Times

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A medical director reduced the bureaucracy and improved the quality of care at the indigent care clinic services in Amarillo by making the clinic more self-sufficient.

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For Many, a Life-Saving Drug Out of Reach

The New York Times

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According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, drug overdoses are the leading cause of injury-related mortality. Naxolone, a drug used to revive overdose victims, is only available by prescription. However, private organizations have distributed Naxolone kits nationally, showing tha...

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For some, prenatal care is a community affair

Public Radio International (PRI)

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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 Francisco General Hospital provides patient-centered care, an environment to speak in...

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Making a Medicine as Easy to Find as a Can of Coke

The New York Times

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A project to take advantage of Coca-Cola’s famous global reach designed a kit of basic medicines that fit in between Coke bottles. But it turned out that what it needed to be copying wasn’t Coke’s package delivery, but it’s investment in the people in its supply chain.

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In S. King County, an extraordinary effort to bring better health

The Seattle Times

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In S. King County, Wash., the organization Global to Local identified Seattle's ironic status as being a global-health center but having an increasingly unhealthy populace. Global to Local pointed local citizens to a variety of services, using a "connect the dots" approach to treatment.

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In Delivery Rooms, Reducing Births of Convenience

The New York Times

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The rate of cesarean sections is on the rise in the United States, despite the higher risks of hysterectomy, hemorrhage, and infection, as well as the elevated expense. Evidence-based medicine suggests decreasing C-sections, which is what San Francisco General’s maternity ward does well. Their so...

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In Detroit Hospital, black babies are latching on

Women's E-News

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Many African American women are reluctant to breastfeed their babies. The Mother Nuture Project at Detroit’s St. John Hospital and Medical Center offers peer counseling to educate women (mostly African American) and encourage breastfeeding. Mother Nurture’s program has helped boost breastfeeding...

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India's Golden Chance

Virginia Quarterly Review

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Pathfinder International is a global organization that educates the poor in more than twenty countries on matters of reproductive health. In India, where many girls are forced into marriage and early motherhood, this education could be a key step toward freedom and equality.

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