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Couples Sue Over Damage to Eggs at Fertility Clinic

by Associated Press / March 14, 2018

CLEVELAND — Two fertility clinics across the country from each other experienced equipment failures on the same day that may have damaged hundreds of frozen eggs and embryos, something that a fertility expert called a stunning coincidence and that is already producing lawsuits from crestfallen couples. Lawyers for Amber and Elliott Ash, of the Cleveland […]

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Brother: Vets Home Shooter Wanted Revenge

by Benjamin Krause / March 14, 2018

The Veterans Home gunman in Friday’s Pathway Home shooting told his brother he wanted revenge against the therapists who expelled him from the program. Gunman Albert Wong reportedly told he brother he wanted revenge against The Pathway Home program and the women involved in expelling him from the program. “He wanted to get back at them” but […]

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New Heart Protocol Reduces Gender Disparities

by ANI News / March 14, 2018

A four-step protocol for the most severe type of heart attack, if followed, not only can improve outcomes and reduce mortality rates, but also put an end to gender disparities in health care. Cardiovascular disease is the foremost cause of death in women. STEMI (ST-Elevation Myocardial Infarction), in which one of the heart’s major arteries that supplies […]

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Veganism on the Rise Among African-Americans

by Robin Scher / March 14, 2018

Food is a key part of any culture. Take the USA: Could there be a more potent symbol of all things Americana than BBQ? For many, to go against this national pastime amounts to a form of treason. Which is why it should cause little surprise to learn that a new culture has begun to […]

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Dillard Reinstates Nursing Offerings

by Tiffany Pennamon / March 12, 2018

Dillard University’s School of Nursing received initial approval from the Louisiana State Board of Nursing (LSBN) last week to actualize its pre-licensure baccalaureate nursing programs for the 2018-2019 academic year. The announcement last week ended a period of inactive admissions at Dillard for the pre-licensure baccalaureate and LPN-BSN nursing programs during the 2017-2018 academic year, […]

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GOP Bill to Let Dying Patients Try New Drugs in Limbo

by Alan Fram, Associated Press / March 14, 2018

WASHINGTON — A leading House Democrat announced his opposition Monday to a Republican bill making it easier for some terminally ill patients to try experimental drugs, clouding the measure’s fate. Republicans are hoping for House approval Tuesday, seven months after a similar package cleared the Senate. The “Right to Try” bill gained added momentum after […]


Wary and Alert

by Amber Robins

As a family doctor, I prescribe opioids judiciously. My training taught me to be careful with each and every pill I prescribe, as each script could add another victim to the opioid crisis at the forefront of our country’s current health agenda. However, despite those efforts ― and the efforts of so many others in […]

Do Black Lives Matter?

by Jasmine Leeward

The decision to expand Medicaid in Virginia should be a no-brainer: Accept federal dollars already allocated to the state and give affordable health care coverage to nearly 400,000 uninsured Virginians. But for years, Republicans have refused to expand Medicaid and, as a result, are killing poor people and people of color. Currently, hundreds of thousands […]