Mark Oppenheim leads a discussion on suicide awareness and prevention, with guests; Kelly Davis, Associate Vice President for Peer and Youth Advocacy of Mental Health America; René Piñero, Vice President of Behavioral Health and Clinical Operations of Mental Health Association; & John Orr, Vice President of Programs of Vibrant Emotional Health.
RESERVE, La. (AP) — Sprawling industrial complexes line the drive east along the Mississippi River to the majority-Black town of Reserve, Louisiana. In the last seven miles the road passes a massive, rust-colored aluminum-oxide refinery, then the Evonik chemical plant, then rows of white tanks at the Marathon oil refinery.
U.S. health officials say 4.4 million Americans have rolled up their sleeves for the updated COVID-19 booster shot. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention posted the count Thursday as public health experts bemoaned President Joe Biden’s recent remark that “the pandemic is over.”
Mark Oppenheim leads a discussion on hope for blood cancer patients, with guests;
Sarah Quinlan, Chief Programs Officer of Lymphoma Research Foundation; Dr Gwen Nichols, Chief Medical Officer of Leukemia Lymphoma Society; & Anne Quinn Young, Chief Missions Officer of Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Planned Parenthood leaders from 24 states gathered in California’s capital Friday to begin work on a nationwide strategy to protect and strengthen access to abortion, a counteroffensive aimed at pushing back against restrictions that have emerged in more than half of the country after the U.S. Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade.
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina Senate committee voted Tuesday to remove exceptions for rape and incest from a proposed abortion ban setting up a showdown among Republicans wary of passing such a restrictive bill.
Mark Oppenheim leads a discussion on Women’s Health in post-Roe America, with guests; Melissa Reed, President and CEO of Planned Parenthood Keystone; & Theresa Rohr-Kirchgraber, MD., President of the American Medical Women’s Association.
DAYTON, OHIO (AP) — In the dim light of a clinic ultrasound room, Monica Eberhart reclines on an exam table as a nurse moves a probe across her belly. Waves of fetal cardiac activity ripple across the screen.
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — An increase in turnout among Democrats and independents and a notable shift in Republican-leaning counties contributed to the overwhelming support of abortion rights last week in traditionally conservative Kansas, according to a detailed Associated Press analysis of the voting results.
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York state health officials issued a more urgent call Thursday for unvaccinated children and adults to get inoculated against polio, citing new evidence of possible “community spread” of the dangerous virus.
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — After a decade of vigorous opposition, most North Carolina Republicans have now embraced the idea of expanding the state’s Medicaid program to cover hundreds of thousands of additional low-income adults. Legislative approval finally appears within reach.
Despite a year of disruptions, students largely made academic gains this past year that paralleled their growth pre-pandemic and outpaced the previous school year, according to new research released Tuesday from NWEA, a nonprofit research group that administers standardized tests.