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CONNECT for Health Act Action Alert
Health & Wellness  (tags: death, illness, healthcare, medicine, prevention, safety, treatment, protection, humans )

Alice
- 12 hours ago - stroke.org
The CONNECT for Health Act would expand access to telehealth - including telestroke care - for all Americans on Medicare. Urge your member of Congress to support this bill today! PLEASE SIGN !!
Vets Turn to Sweat Lodges to Treat PTSD
Health & Wellness  (tags: sweat lodge, PTSD, veterans )

Judy
- 16 hours ago - koaa.com
A centuries-old tradition has become a new form of treatment for soldiers suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder, and the Native American sweat lodge on Fort Carson is leading the way for military installations around the country.
Why the BMI May Be a Flawed Measure of Health
Health & Wellness  (tags: health, news )

Elaine
- 21 hours ago - livescience.com
The body mass index, or BMI, may not be an accurate indicator of a person's risk of heart disease or diabetes, according to a new study.
A Very Clever Response To Anti-Abortion Protestors
Health & Wellness  (tags: women, abortion, clinics, anti-choice activists, protests )

Freya
- 21 hours ago - huffingtonpost.com
One California women's health clinic will not be intimidated by anti-abortion protestors.
Demand Wal-Mart To Stop Abusing & Selling Sick Fish!
Health & Wellness  (tags: abuse, environment, ethics, illness, prevention, protection )

Eileen
- 21 hours ago - thepetitionsite.com
If you have ever shopped at Wal-Mart, you have probably noticed the deplorable conditions of the live fish they sell. Most of the fish seem to be sick. The tanks are often filthy and overcrowded. Often times there are multiple dead fish in the tanks.
Startup Sealant for Collapsed Lungs Nabs Prize at Innovex
Health & Wellness  (tags: Israeli medical technology, sealant, wounds )

David
- 1 day ago - timesofisrael.com
Vigor Medical Technologies developed a system that can seal wounds, internal & external, without suturing, bandages, or tape. Develops & will commercialise life saving innovative devices for treatment of chest trauma and for thoracic/abdominal drainage.
Medical Breakthrough: Israeli Scientist Heading Intl Research Team Reverses Alzheimers Symptoms in Mice
Health & Wellness  (tags: Altzheimer's, Israeli, Israeli scientist, treatment, disease, health, illness, medicine, research, treatment )

Gemma
- 1 day ago - algemeiner.com
An Israeli research professor, heading an international team of scientists, has discovered a way to inhibit the symptoms of Alzheimers disease,
PETITION - Improve Access to Healthcare for Medicaid Patients
Health & Wellness  (tags: health care, medicaid, patients, Medical Treatment, costs of drugs, access to health care, Prevention of disease, responsible behaviour, stronger protection, safety )

Sabine
- 1 day ago - forcechange.com
There are diminishing numbers of healthcare providers who are willing to accept new Medicaid patients as a result of the program's low reimbursement rate in Washington State despite the fact that there are currently almost 2 million people enrolled in...
Zika Virus Transmission Cycle (Foot of Page)
Health & Wellness  (tags: Zika virus Transmission Cycle )

RosieUrge
- 2 days ago - bbc.co.uk
Spread by Aedes aegypti mosquito which carries dengue yelllow fever. Spreading in Latin America. Science sees evidence of link to microcephaly Can lead to fever + rash. Most people asymptomatic No known cure Clear stagnant water/protect from bites.
Financial Despair, Addiction and the Rise of Suicide in White America
Health & Wellness  (tags: society, safety, politics, rights, culture, family, ethics, death, violence, health, education, usa, war, risks, research, disease, illness )

Wilde
- 2 days ago - theguardian.com
The death rate for white Americans aged 45 to 54 has risen sharply since 1999, but Montana officials wrestle to explain why the state has the highest rate of suicide in the US at nearly twice the national average - and it's rising
Everyone Hates Martin Shkreli. Everyone Is Missing the Point - The New Yorker
Health & Wellness  (tags: Martin Shkreli, drugs, FDA, US Congress, Big Pharma, prevention, illness, society, research )

Cat
- 2 days ago - newyorker.com
Much as I loath him, Shkreli is right. The Daraprim saga has as much to do with the Food and Drug Administration as with Shkreli:
PETITION: Don't Skimp on Veteran's Mental Health Therapy
Health & Wellness  (tags: VA, mental health, veterans, therapy, therapist, military veterans, military suicides, PTSD veteran, government, illness, prevention, treatment, health, medicine )

Marcia
- 3 days ago - change.org
Therapists have been forced to cut sessions down to a half hour, in an administration-wide attempt to manage their overload of mental health cases. This is not fair to our veterans. VA needs to hire more therapists until the mental health crisis ends
Get the EPA to Protect Prisoners From Toxics PETITION
Health & Wellness  (tags: humans, health, protection )

Anna
- 3 days ago - sierra.force.com
It is appalling that our government is exempting millions of people from basic environmental and health safeguards. Prisoners aren't the only ones harmed by this indifference -- prison guards, visitors, and neighbors feel the harmful effects of toxic
 

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