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A Guide to Help You Keep Up With the Omicron Subvariants

07/20/2022 02:26 PM By Tom Trelvik - Comment(s)
A Guide to Help You Keep Up With the Omicron Subvariants
How different are the seemingly endless stream of emerging omicron subvariants from one another and how protected are we?

Can a Monthly Injection Be the Key to Curbing Addiction? These Experts Say Yes

07/20/2022 02:16 PM By Tom Trelvik - Comment(s)
Can a Monthly Injection Be the Key to Curbing Addiction? These Experts Say Yes
In California, where overdose deaths are on the rise, physicians say administering anti-addiction medication as a monthly injection holds tremendous potential. So, why aren’t more patients getting it?

Whats Next if Roe v. Wade Falls? More Than Half of States Expected to Ban or Restrict AbortionWhats Next if Roe v. Wade Falls? More Than Half of States Expected to Ban or Restrict Abortion

07/20/2022 02:06 PM By Tom Trelvik - Comment(s)
Whats Next if Roe v. Wade Falls? More Than Half of States Expected to Ban or Restrict AbortionWhats Next if Roe v. Wade Falls? More Than Half of States Expected to Ban or Restrict Abortion
If the Supreme Court affirms the leaked draft decision and overturns abortion rights, the effects would be sweeping in states where Republican-led legislatures have been eagerly awaiting the repudiation of a woman’s right to terminate a pregnancy.

Downsized City Sees Its Health Care Downsized as Hospital Awaits Demolition

07/20/2022 01:51 PM By Tom Trelvik - Comment(s)
Downsized City Sees Its Health Care Downsized as Hospital Awaits Demolition
The hospital — then named after St. Margaret, known for her service to the poor — eventually became one of the largest in the area. Hundreds of thousands of Indiana and Illinois residents took their first, or last, breaths there.

Watch: Seniors Share How They've Made It Through the Pandemic

07/20/2022 01:17 PM By Tom Trelvik - Comment(s)
Watch: Seniors Share How They've Made It Through the Pandemic
Nine seniors from across the country talk frankly about feeling alone and constrained, missing church, and family routines. They also share newfound hope and discoveries that arose from the crisis.

Demand for Service Dogs Unleashes a Wild West Market

07/15/2022 12:18 PM By Tom Trelvik - Comment(s)
Demand for Service Dogs Unleashes a Wild West Market
Service dogs can help people with ailments from autism to epilepsy, but a trained dog can cost up to $40,000 — and insurance won’t cover it.

Black Therapists Fight to Be Seen on TikTok. When They Are, They Find Solidarity.

07/13/2022 05:18 PM By Tom Trelvik - Comment(s)
Black Therapists Fight to Be Seen on TikTok. When They Are, They Find Solidarity.
Black mental health therapists talk openly on TikTok about working in a predominantly white field, while at the same time making mental health care more accessible for people of color who might be shut out of the health care system.