Texas, struggling with teen pregnancy, overhauls sex education standards

Emari Huetman DALLAS – JR Chester became pregnant the summer before his senior year of high school. A bright student with good grades, she gave birth, graduated, and was pregnant again when she arrived at college that fall. She was a teenager – like her mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. Her school did not teach sexual …

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Biden says the “pandemic is over,” but health experts disagree

In an interview with “60 Minutes,” the president said the pandemic is over, but much work remains. Doctors dismissed the estimate, noting that hundreds were dying every day. In a wide-ranging interview on the season premiere of “60 Minutes” Sunday night, President Biden surprised many health experts when he said, “The pandemic is over.” In …

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John Brumsted: Protecting patients’ rights and public health

This commentary was written by John R. Brumsted, MD, president and CEO of UVM Health Network. As a healthcare safety net provider to more than 1 million people in two states, UVM Health Network exists to serve the needs of our patients. So when patients’ basic right to make decisions about their healthcare is threatened, …

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Most LGBTQI+ cancer patients do not have access to personalized health education materials

September 19, 2022 2 minutes of reading Source/Disclosures Published by: source: Burnett C, et al. Overall satisfaction with cancer care among lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and intersex survivors. Presented at: American Association for Cancer Research Conference on the Science of Cancer Health Disparities in Racial/Ethnic Minorities and the Medically Underserved; September 16-19, 2022; Philadelphia. …

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The ‘out of control’ STD situation has US health officials calling for change

This 1966 microscope photo, provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, shows a tissue sample with the presence of multiple spirochetes Treponema pallidum, the bacterium responsible for causing syphilis. (Omission Van Orden/CDC via AP) NEW YORK — A sharp increase in cases of some sexually transmitted diseases — including a 26 percent increase …

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Rich in omega-3s, walnuts linked to better health, reduced risk of heart disease

Share on PinterestA new study has found that walnuts are linked to healthier eating habits and a reduced risk of cardiovascular disease. Alexandra Bergam/Stokey New research shows that people who consume walnuts have healthier eating habits compared to people who do not eat walnuts or consume other types of nuts. The results suggest that people …

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The Campbell County School District maintains its focus on mental health and suicide prevention

Campbell County School District (CCSD) officials focus on mental health and suicide prevention as part of their plans to combat an issue that has proven problematic. The effort to address the problem comes as suicide rates in the state and Campbell County are on the rise. “This is really something we’ve been working on since …

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DPHHS obeys court order after judge censures wrongdoing – Daily Montanan

The state Department of Health said Monday it will comply with a District Court judge’s order to allow Montanans to change the gender marker on their birth certificates — after issuing a statement last week in apparent defiance of the judge. On Monday, Yellowstone County Judge Michael Moses reiterated in a written order that the …

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‘Worrying’ data links emigration to poor child health

September 19, 2022 2 minutes of reading Source/Disclosures Published by: Disclosures: Ettinger de Cuba reports no relevant financial disclosures. Please see the study for the relevant financial disclosures of all other authors. ADD SUBJECT TO EMAIL MESSAGES Receive an email when new articles are published Please enter your email address to receive an email when …

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