‘Disrespected’ disease

Sickle cell patients survive despite challenges BY ERIN N. MARCUS KAISER HEALTH NEWS / TNS MIAMI-DADE COUNTY – When Janoi Burgess was a child, he thought doctor...

How toxic stress and trauma can endanger children

St. Louis girl’s closest friends have endured many struggles, both before she was fatally shot and in the months since. BY NANCY CAMBRIA ST. LOUS POST-DISPATCH TRIBUNE...

How theft ring stole drugs from hospital pharmacy

By the time Emory University Hospital Midtown reported its suspicions to law enforcement in 2013, some 2 million doses of opiates and other addictive...

Gap being bridged between medical and mental health care

Partnerships improving patients’ overall health, reducing costs BY ANNA GORMAN KAISER HEALTH NEWS TRIBUNE NEWS SERVICE Even on her worst days, Tracy Young goes to her appointments at...

Study: 13.1 million coastal residents could face flooding

Rising sea levels could lead to forced evacuation, study shows BY ANN M. SIMMONS LOS ANGELES TIMES TRIBUNE NEWS SERVICE As many as 13.1 million people living along...

FDA weighs in on cutting carcinogen in french fries

MAYO CLINIC NEWS NETWORK TRIBUNE NEWS SERVICE The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is issuing guidance to the food industry on how to reduce levels...

First lady inspires ‘farm-to-table’ initiative in Virgin Islands

BY JACQUELINE CHARLES MIAMI HERALD (TNS) MIAMI — When most people think of farm-to-table, the images that usually come to mind are fresh vegetables and fish...

A look at health care outside of the US

Citizens in Canada, Britain and France spend less, report better medical access BY NOAM N. LEVELY TRIBUNE NEWS SERVICE WASHINGTON — Declaring the U.S. health system the...

Some myths about breast health and mammograms

BY LISA GUTIERREZ KANSAS CITY STAR TRIBUNE NEWS SERVICE U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill of Missouri announced last week that she has breast cancer, which was detected through...

In Freddie Gray’s neighborhood, the best medical care is close but elusive.

BY JAY HANCOCK KAISER HEALTH NEWS TRIBUNE NEWS SERVICE BALTIMORE — The Baltimore health system put Robert Peace back together after a car crash shattered his pelvis....

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