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Northwest Kidney Centers CEO Joyce F. Jackson to Retire

by PR Newswire / May 13, 2019

Joyce F. Jackson, president and CEO of Northwest Kidney Centers for the past 20 years, has announced she will retire from her position after a successor is found. Jackson informed the Northwest Kidney Centers board of trustees last year of her intention to retire. The board has engaged a national firm to conduct a search for the […]

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Controversy Lingers Around Pregnancy Centers Near Campus

by Tiffany Bui / May 13, 2019

A handful of student protestors lined the sidewalk in front of First Care Pregnancy Center in Prospect Park in late April. One of their signs proclaimed that the clinic behind them was a “fake center.” The University of Minnesota students turned out to caution others against visiting pregnancy centers they view as illegitimate. Not all […]

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America Needs More Mental Health Providers. Nurses Want to Help, if States Let Them.

by Aneri Pattani / May 13, 2019

More than half of American adults and 80 percent of children with mental-health needs do not receive treatment, according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’s mental-health website. Some don’t want to seek care and the cost of treatment is a barrier for others. But even those with resources who want care are running into a […]

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Despite Efforts to Boost Their Numbers, Blacks Account For Just 6% of Doctors in SC

by Liv Osby / May 13, 2019

Kelsey Williams is one of 103 students in the University of South Carolina School of Medicine Greenville’s Class of 2020. But she’s one of just five who is Black. Nationally, African Americans make up 13.4 percent of the population, according to the U.S. Census. In South Carolina, they are 27.3 percent. Yet they only make up about […]

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Talya Schwartz, MD, Appointed President and CEO of MetroPlus Health Plan

by Business Wire / May 13, 2019

The Board of MetroPlus Health Plan today announced the appointment of Talya Schwartz, MD, as the health plan’s President and CEO. MetroPlus is the low-cost, five-star quality health insurance plan of choice for more than 500,000 New Yorkers. As the health plan owned by NYC Health + Hospitals, MetroPlus is a vital component of Mayor […]

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UAB Awards $2.7 Million to Improve Health Rankings by 2030

by Ivana Hrynkiw / May 06, 2019

An employee at the University of Alabama at Birmingham and her team received millions of dollars in awards from the university last week for her campaign aimed at making Alabama a healthier state by 2030. Mona Fouad, director of the UAB Minority Health and Health Disparities Research Center, and her project “Healthy Alabama 2030: Live […]


Working with a disability

by Laura Kiesel

A decade ago, I was completing my master’s degree in environmental science and policy, and preparing to embark on a multi-decade career in advocacy and public policy that would have required not only long hours during the workweek, but frequent travel and overtime. Unfortunately, my body had other plans. Slowly my experiences began to erode […]

Why is student mental health at Georgia Tech and other schools worsening?

by Maureen Downey

Collin Spencer is a third-year biology major at Georgia Tech where he has served as a member of President G.P. “Bud” Peterson’s Campus Culture Action Team and as director of the Mental Health Student Coalition. After Collin and I exchanged emails about the deaths of two Georgia Tech students to suicide, I asked him to […]