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Teen Marijuana Vaping Raises Concerns

by Aimee Cunningham / October 23, 2018

A new study gives the first U.S. estimates of teen and preteen vaping of marijuana — and the rates are relatively high. The findings raise concerns about addiction and other long-term health risks, researchers say. E-cigarettes are battery-powered devices that vaporize liquids. Most e-liquids contain nicotine. That’s the chemical that makes tobacco addictive. But the […]

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Washington University Offers In-state Tuition, Native American Health Sciences Program to Montana Tribe

by Alyssa Kelly / October 23, 2018

PABLO — Did you know Confederated Salish and Kootenai tribal (CSKT) members have in-state tuition benefits at Washington State University? The initiative was made possible through a historic memorandum of understanding that recognizes the college campus is located on the Indigenous territory of the Palus and Nez Perce tribes. CSKT is one of 11 tribes […]

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Gene Sequencing Creates Ethnic Dilemma Among Native American Tribes

by Dante Ramos / October 23, 2018

When Senator Elizabeth Warren took a DNA test in hopes of settling one controversy, Stanford geneticist Carlos Bustamante confronted a different one: Even as Warren sought to settle over her claim to Native American ancestry through a genetic test, many tribes in the United States are deeply wary of reconstructing the past via DNA sequencing. […]

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Mercer University Partnerships with Georgia Health District to Reduce Maternal Mortality

by Samantha Max / October 23, 2018

Georgia is struggling to keep its women healthy. The state has one of the highest maternal mortality rates in the country, and access to health care can be especially difficult for low-income and rural residents. But things could soon get better in Middle Georgia. Read More

NIH Undiagnosed Diseases Network Expands Current News

NIH Undiagnosed Diseases Network Expands

by NIH / September 24, 2018

Grants to improve and accelerate the diagnosis of rare and undiagnosed conditions were made to academic medical centers across the nation Monday. The new awards are part of the second phase of the National Institutes of Health’s Undiagnosed Diseases Network (UDN). The total investment planned for the UDN over the next four years will be […]

Senate Vote on Health Care Likely Fodder for Both Parties Current News

Senate Vote on Health Care Likely Fodder for Both Parties

by Alan Fram / October 15, 2018

WASHINGTON — Days after ending a turbulent Supreme Court confirmation fight, the Senate turned back to health care — with a battle squarely aimed at coloring next month’s crucial elections for control of Congress. In a return to its characteristically more unruffled mode of work, the Senate on Wednesday rejected a Democratic attempt to stop […]


Berkeley Health

by Andy Katz |

The city of Berkeley recently completed the 2018 Health Status Report, assessing a broad range of data to better understand the social inequities of health conditions affecting our community, assess prevention efforts and identify emerging health threats. This information is crucial because if we can better understand not just the current prevalence of serious health […]

Improve Mental Healthcare

by Connor Maxwell

Insufficient access to mental health services in Asian American communities is a national problem.* According to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) data that the Center for American Progress analyzed for this column, 37 percent of Asian American adults, or approximately 7.7 million people, report poor mental health status—defined by the Kaiser Family Foundation […]