Category: States

Pro-Life Advocates Voice Strong Opposition to Abortion – KFF Health News

Abortion Rights Movement Faces Division and Backlash in Wake of Roe v. Wade Overturn As the repercussions of the overturn of Roe v. Wade continue to reverberate in the political landscape, the unity of the movement opposing abortion is being tested by internal divisions over how far and how fast to push for further restrictions. […]

California Offers Incentives for People With Addiction to Remain Sober, Approved by Federal Government

The Golden State Leads the Charge in Paying People to Stay Drug-Free Led by California, a few states are testing an experimental program that pays people to stop using hard drugs. California was the first state to win approval from the Biden administration to cover sobriety payments, with Medicaid incorporating it into an ambitious health-care […]

Las personas de bajos recursos no tienen acceso a tratamientos efectivos para la diabetes debido a su elevado costo.

Durante el último año y medio, Tandra Cooper Harris y su esposo, Marcus, ambos viviendo con diabetes, han enfrentado dificultades para obtener las recetas de los medicamentos necesarios para controlar su azúcar en sangre. Sin acceso a medicamentos como Ozempic y Trulicity, la salud y la calidad de vida de la pareja se ven afectadas. […]

After Increasing California’s Public Health Budget During Covid, Newsom Now Seeks Budget Cuts.

The city of Pasadena, California, was recently faced with a unique public health challenge when two residents were diagnosed with dengue fever, a mosquito-borne illness commonly found in tropical regions. The patients had not traveled outside of California, indicating a local transmission of the disease. This sparked a rapid response from local disease investigators, who […]

Legal Issues in Some States Preventing Access to Clean Needles Could Be Costing Lives.

Kim Botteicher is a beacon of hope in the midst of the drug epidemic ravaging Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania. Operating a flower shop, cafe, and nonprofit organization called FAVOR ~ Western PA, Botteicher is dedicated to helping individuals struggling with addiction find their way back to health and stability. The nonprofit sits in a rural area […]

Healthcare professionals at UCLA protest alleging that police weapons caused injuries including bloodshed and bone fractures

The UCLA protest that gathered thousands in opposition to Israel’s ongoing bombing of Gaza escalated into a dangerous confrontation between protesters, counterprotesters, and law enforcement. Volunteer medics, including OB-GYN resident Elaine Chan and UCLA medical student Jack Fukushima, found themselves in a chaotic and violent situation as they treated injured protesters in a makeshift clinic […]

The Use of Psychedelics for Medicinal Purposes Gains Traction in California

California Considers Legalizing Psychedelic Drugs for Therapeutic Use State Senator Scott Wiener and Assembly member Marie Waldron have proposed legislation in California that would allow for the therapeutic use of psychedelic drugs such as psilocybin, mescaline, ecstasy, and dimethyltryptamine. The bill aims to regulate the production, distribution, quality control, and sale of these substances in […]

Abortion Restrictions Pushing Away Future Doctors in the Nation

The Impact of Abortion Bans on Medical School Graduates’ Residency Choices As graduation approaches for medical students across the country, the decisions they make about their residency programs are crucial for shaping their future careers. For Ash Panakam, a soon-to-be graduate of Harvard Medical School, the recent Supreme Court decision overturning the nationwide right to […]

Democrats Push for Accountability for GOP Threats to Reproductive Rights

In an effort to unseat incumbent Senator Josh Hawley (R-Mo.), Democrat Lucas Kunce is centering his campaign messaging around reproductive care restrictions. Kunce’s recent ad campaign accuses Hawley of endangering reproductive care, specifically targeting in vitro fertilization (IVF). The emotional ad features a Missouri mom named Jessica who tearfully recounts her struggles with infertility and […]

Illinois Parents Decided not to Have Another Baby after their First came with Medical Debt.

Medical Debt: A Growing Burden for New Parents In the quaint town of Jacksonville, Illinois, Heather Crivilare found herself facing a medical emergency just a month before her due date. Rushed to the operating room for an emergency cesarean section, Heather had developed high blood pressure, a dangerous condition during pregnancy. The birth of her […]

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