Alison Thompson suggests that the Ebola outbreak is part of a larger emergency defined by a lack of public health infrastructure.
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HerWay Home in Victoria, BC is organizing a community conference and networking event for September 29, 2014.
HerWay Home is a child-focused, women-centred, family-oriented drop-in and outreach program for pregnant women and new moms with substance use challenges and their children (learn more in the video above). 149 more words
Now that I am nearly two months removed from my trip to Haiti and have just finished The Fault in Our Stars, combined with the strange series of events that have ensued since my arrival back on US soil, I have come to the uncomfortable and indelibly truthful realization that life is difficult and short, but its meaning comes from the actions we take, for ourselves and those around us. 1,467 more words
Surgical amputation of toes, feet or legs is a dreaded outcome of diabetes that can be prevented with good medical care. That can be hard to get if you live in the wrong zip code. 600 more words
News outlets duly noted the recent study showing that injuries and violence kill more young people in the U.S. than any other cause of death. But the coverage scarcely mentioned the researchers’ most troubling and revealing finding: How the burden of these deaths varies enormously by race, ethnicity and social class. 587 more words