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Sickle Cell patients suffer discrimination, poor care and shorter lives

“It was really hard to bathe in here, and I found myself not wanting to touch the walls,” she explained. The bathroom is where Brocks-Capla’s son Kareem Jones died in 2013 at age 36, from sickle cell disease. ...

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Not-So- Happy New Year: Alabama set to toss kids off insurance plan starting Jan. 1

Citing Congress’ failure to restore federal funding of the Children’s Health Insurance Program Alabama plans to drop 7,000 kids from coverage on New Year’s Day. The first step to shutting down coverage for everyone, state officials said Monday. ...

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U.S. announces new policy for pathogens that could cause a pandemic

The government lifted a three-year moratorium Tuesday on funding for research into ways that certain viruses can be made more virulent and transmissible, announcing a new plan for assessing applications to study these and other dangerous pathogens ...

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Fighting the toll of STIS in Black communities

While sexually transmitted infections (STIs) are a concern for all, statistics show that Black people are particularly at risk. ...

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Annual survey of students shows marijuana use up among grades 8, 10, & 12 versus 2016; virtually all other substances decreasing

The Nation's annual survey of students reported today marijuana use among all grades was higher than last year, signaling that marijuana use is rising in a growing culture of acceptability. ...

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An experience with the ancient, medicinal psychedelic

I was dreading it. A group exercise where participants share their experiences and insights from the night before, integration required a level of openness I had not yet reached ...

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There’s even more evidence that one type of exercise is the closest thing to a miracle drug that we have

Aerobic exercise, or "cardio," might be the closest thing to a miracle drug that we have. ...

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STATES — AND 9M KIDS — ‘IN A BIND’ AS CONGRESS DAWDLES ON CHIP FUNDING

Nearly 9 million children are insured through CHIP, which covers mostly working-class families. The program has bipartisan support in both the House and Senate, but Congress let federal funding for CHIP expire in September. ...

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Ayahuasca: The Healing Vine

An experience with the ancient, medicinal psychedelic ...

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Ask Dr. Kevin: Understanding Clinical Trials and Sickle Cell Disease in the Black Community

Understanding Clinical Trials and Sickle Cell Disease in the Black Community ...

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