Monthly Archives: December 2015

Cradle of Shame Part 2: Black & White Stark racial differences exacerbate SC’s already poor infant mortality rates

(Original Article) A photo of Ashley McElveen as a baby hangs on the wall to her left as Karen Driggers places a life-sized toy baby in her arms. On this February day, Ashley is 21, single and 15 weeks pregnant … Continue reading

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Cradle of Shame Part 1: Why are so many South Carolina infants dying at third-world rates?

(Original Article) Babies in a broad swath of rural South Carolina come into this world with little better chance of survival than a child born in war-torn Syria. They face a toxic mix of poverty, chronically sick mothers, premature birth … Continue reading

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U.S. and Cuba at Odds Over Exodus of the Island’s Doctors

Dr. José Angel Sánchez, now in Paterson, N.J., saw his medical school training as a route out of Cuba to the United States. BRYAN ANSELM FOR THE NEW YORK TIMES By VICTORIA BURNETT and FRANCES ROBLES DECEMBER 19, 2015  (original article) As he came … Continue reading

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Exercise May Aid Brain’s ‘Rewiring’

By SINDYA N. BHANOO DEC. 7, 2015 (original article) Moderate levels of exercise may increase the brain’s flexibility and improve learning, a new study suggests. The visual cortex, the part of the brain that processes visual information, loses the ability … Continue reading

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CPR Survival Rates Can Differ Greatly by City

By KIRA PEIKOFFDEC. 7, 2015 (original article) Dr. Sam Parnia, the director of resuscitation research at Stony Brook Hospital, compared CPR to driving an outdated automobile. CreditUli Seit for The New York Times If you have a stroke, your odds … Continue reading

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What you need to know about Medicare open enrollment

JORDAN GALLOWAYNEW YORK DAILY NEWS 10/05/2015 12:26 PM ET  (original article) Seniors looking to make adjustments to their Medicare coverage during the annual open enrollment period, which takes place every fall from Oct. 15 to Dec. 7, are turning to … Continue reading

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Forget ‘Sit down!’ Students now standing up to learn

By Kelly Wallace, CNN (original article) Updated 7:59 AM ET, Thu December 10, 2015 Kelly Wallace is CNN’s digital correspondent and editor-at-large covering family, career and life. Read her other columns, and follow her reports at CNN Parents and on … Continue reading

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Scalia: Affirmative action doesn’t help ‘black scientists’

ADAM EDELMANNEW YORK DAILY NEWS Updated: Today, 3:35 PM ET email ALEX WONG/GETTY IMAGES ‘Most of the black scientists in this country do not come from the most advanced schools,’ Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, a noted opponent of affirmative … Continue reading

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