Saturday, April 20, 2019

New York City declares health emergency over measles outbreak in Williamsburg.

New York City’s health commissioner has declared a public health emergency over a major measles outbreak in the Williamsburg neighborhood of Brooklyn, with 250 cases...

Simple Steps to Wake Up Well If you have a hard time falling asleep and waking up and find yourself feeling lethargic during the day, rest...

5 Ways Pets Make Life Happier and Healthier

More than 84 million U.S. homes have a pet, according to the National Pet Owners Survey, and in many of those homes, pets are a...

Californians Add Momentum to “Green New Deal”

SAN DIEGO - Grassroots groups such as the Sunrise Movement and 350.org are mobilizing across California and the nation this week and next to promote...

Matrix Filmmaker Comes Out as Transgender

The Matrix filmmaker Lilly Wachowski has come out as a transgender woman, four years after her sister Lana did the same, in an eye-catching statement headlined: “Sex...

Health Crisis Ongoing for SD’s Native Americans

RAPID CITY, S.D. — South Dakota is one of 14 states that has not expanded Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act, a move that would improve healthcare...

Coal Miner Crawls Out of Addiction, Back Into the Light

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Jasen Edwards is a coal miner who beat a $1,000-a-day pain pill habit - he says, just by knowing he wanted something better. Edwards lost...

Study: Texas Foster Care System has High Teen Pregnancy Rate

AUSTIN, Texas – Teen girls in Texas foster care are almost five times more likely to become pregnant than other teens, according to a new study. The "Fostering...

Vision Screenings Critical to AZ Kids’ Reading, Learning

February 7, 2019 PHOENIX – The ability to see clearly is critical for young children, particularly when they're learning to read. The nonprofit Eyes on Learning Vision Coalition aims...

NYers with Disabilities Urge Passage of Child Victims Act

NEW YORK — The new year may finally bring the passage of a bill to allow more time for victims of child sexual abuse to file suits...

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