Sunday, February 5, 2023

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Ohio governor calls for investments in education, child well-being; UT tribes urge lawmakers to pass a bill ensuring protections for Native kids; body positivity movement helps improve body image and alleviate shame.

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Rep. Ilhan Omar was ousted from the House Foreign Affairs Committee, the Inspector General testified on PPP loan fraud, and House Democrats discussed the Ensuring Women's Right to Reproductive Freedom Act.

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Is bird flu, inflation or price gouging to blame for astronomical egg prices? Pregnancy can be life-changing or life-ending depending on where you live, and nine tribal schools are transforming their outdoor spaces into community gathering areas.

Projections indicate that by 2030, nearly 40% of all Americans living with Alzheimer's will be Black or Latino. (Adobe Stock)
Projections indicate that by 2030, nearly 40% of all Americans living with Alzheimer's will be Black or Latino. (Adobe Stock)

Thursday, February 2, 2023
With Black History Month underway, Wisconsin researchers and support groups are highlighting the disparities in cases of Alzheimer's disease…

In Georgia, the birth rate in 2023 is just over 12 births per 1,000 people, a 2.25% decline from 2022. (Pololia/Adobe Stock)
In Georgia, the birth rate in 2023 is just over 12 births per 1,000 people, a 2.25% decline from 2022. (Pololia/Adobe Stock)

Thursday, February 2, 2023
Preventing maternal and infant mortality in Georgia is a top priority for health care providers in the state. Georgia already has the nation's …

The death penalty was abolished in Washington state in 2018. (Felipe Caparrós/Adobe Stock)
The death penalty was abolished in Washington state in 2018. (Felipe Caparrós/Adobe Stock)

Wednesday, February 1, 2023
A new book by a University of Washington professor on the death penalty finds support for executions may be motivated by people's own fear of death…

Those behind a new report calling for a more robust behavioral-health workforce say like other professions, the pandemic has placed a lot of strain on provider networks around the United States. (Adobe Stock)
Those behind a new report calling for a more robust behavioral-health workforce say like other professions, the pandemic has placed a lot of strain on provider networks around the United States. (Adobe Stock)

Like many other states, Minnesota has its share of provider gaps when it comes to mental-health care, and a new report cited steps Congress and other …

Those behind a new report calling for a more robust behavioral health workforce say that, as with other professions, the pandemic has placed a lot of strain on provider networks around the United States. (Adobe Stock)
Those behind a new report calling for a more robust behavioral health workforce say that, as with other professions, the pandemic has placed a lot of strain on provider networks around the United States. (Adobe Stock)

Most South Dakotans live in federally designated mental-health professional shortage areas, and a new report recommended steps Congress and other …

Clinics providing abortions in Minnesota have reported a surge in patients since neighboring states were given the legal path to enact bans. It has fueled broader concerns about access to the procedure, as well as reproductive care. (Adobe Stock)
Clinics providing abortions in Minnesota have reported a surge in patients since neighboring states were given the legal path to enact bans. It has fueled broader concerns about access to the procedure, as well as reproductive care. (Adobe Stock)

Wednesday, February 1, 2023
Reproductive rights advocates are cheering Minnesota's new law centering around abortion access. Supporters predict it could help in other ways for …

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More than 80% of women with disabilities have been sexually assaulted, and research suggests that these women experience more frequent and more severe acts of violence, according to <a href="https://www.ywca.org/wp-content/uploads/Survivors-w-Disabilities-Fact-Sheet.pdf" target="_blank">data</a> from the YWCA. (Adobe Stock)<br />
More than 80% of women with disabilities have been sexually assaulted, and research suggests that these women experience more frequent and more severe acts of violence, according to data from the YWCA. (Adobe Stock)

Ohio community groups seeking ways to increase support for sexual assault survivors living with disabilities. A January 23rd training session hosted …

Federal labor analysts say across all age groups, persons with disabilities were much less likely to be employed than those with no disabilities. (Adobe Stock)
Federal labor analysts say across all age groups, persons with disabilities were much less likely to be employed than those with no disabilities. (Adobe Stock)

Medicaid "Buy In" is considered a key health insurance tool for workers with disabilities. But according to a new report, the reach of these programs …

So-called "zero-tolerance" forms of discipline have resulted in Black students facing disproportionately harsher punishment than white students in public schools. (Adobe Stock)
So-called "zero-tolerance" forms of discipline have resulted in Black students facing disproportionately harsher punishment than white students in public schools. (Adobe Stock)

A new federal grant is giving schools in three Missouri counties and St. Louis City a fresh look at the challenges of students of color living with …

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Among adolescents who currently use any tobacco product, the proportion whose first tobacco product was e-cigarettes increased from 27.2% in 2014 to 78.3% in 2019 and remained at 77.0% in 2021. (Adobe Stock)
Among adolescents who currently use any tobacco product, the proportion whose first tobacco product was e-cigarettes increased from 27.2% in 2014 to 78.3% in 2019 and remained at 77.0% in 2021. (Adobe Stock)

Nebraska Attorney General Doug Peterson said more than $8 million will be the state's share of a multistate lawsuit against e-cigarette maker Juul Lab…

Early diagnosis rates in America have increased 17% over the last five years. (Adobe Stock)<br />
Early diagnosis rates in America have increased 17% over the last five years. (Adobe Stock)

The American Lung Association has released its 2022 State of Lung Cancer report, which shows Indiana has some work to do. The leading cause of lung …

Tobacco advertising for menthol products in particular has long targeted the African American community. (American Heart Association)
Tobacco advertising for menthol products in particular has long targeted the African American community. (American Heart Association)

A new report from Stanford University finds tobacco companies continue to directly target African Americans, women, and young people with their …

In 2020, The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention awarded $4.64 million to health departments and community-based organizations in Arkansas for HIV prevention and care. (Oatawa/Adobe Stock)
In 2020, The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention awarded $4.64 million to health departments and community-based organizations in Arkansas for HIV prevention and care. (Oatawa/Adobe Stock)

Today is World AIDS Day, observed internationally to remember those lost to the HIV/AIDS epidemic and raise awareness about the disease. Health …

There are five "parts" to the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program, based on the legislation that created it. Georgia participates in Part A, which provides grants to cities and counties most severely affected by HIV. (SIAM/Adobe Stock)
There are five "parts" to the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program, based on the legislation that created it. Georgia participates in Part A, which provides grants to cities and counties most severely affected by HIV. (SIAM/Adobe Stock)

Today is World AIDS Day, an annual observance to support people living with HIV and remember those who have died from the virus, and encourage others …

Annual infections have decreased by more than two-thirds since the height of the HIV/AIDS epidemic in the 1980s. (Adobe Stock)
Annual infections have decreased by more than two-thirds since the height of the HIV/AIDS epidemic in the 1980s. (Adobe Stock)

Today is National HIV Testing Day, and doctors and advocates for people living with HIV and AIDS are urging everyone to make sure they know their …

 

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