There are about 20,000 ob-gyns in the U.S., but nearly half of U.S. counties lack an ob-gyns, according to the American College of Nurse- Midwives. The American Congress of Obstetrics and Gynecologists (ACOG) projects the U.S. could face a shortage of up to 8,000 ob-gyns by 2020 and 22,000 by 2050.
Wanting to broaden their learning about refugees, a group of Colorado students began exchanging mail with kids living in a Kenyan camp.
Experts warn that infectious diseases will be much harder to contain as the U.S. cuts foreign health aid, and that Americans will be affected.
“No way I’m overdosing,” Officer Chris Green of East Liverpool, Ohio, thought as the strange sensation moved through his body. Green had just returned to his police station after a traffic stop. He had worn gloves and a mask while searching the inside of a vehicle covered in white powder, but when he
Florida Gov. Rick Scott holds a press conference. Opioid addiction is a medical epidemic, a law-enforcement crisis and now officially an emergency in two states whose governors are taking steps to increase funding to fight it. Last week, Florida Gov. Rick Scott declared a state of emergency, allotting
As the U.S. government and health care providers grapple with the exploding rates of opioid abuse across the country, the Clinton Foundation has expanded its partnership with Adapt Pharma, maker of Narcan nasal spray, by donating 40,000 doses of the opioid overdose reversal drug to colleges and universities
Sally Schindel no podía recordar la última vez que había estado bajo la lluvia durante tanto tiempo. Aquel día caía una lluvia copiosa bastante rara en medio del desierto de Arizona.
Sally Schindel sits in front of a painting of her son Andrew Zorn, who took his own life after saying he became addicted to marijuana. Sally Schindel couldn’t remember the last time she’d stood in the rain so long. Police had prohibited Schindel from going into the house where her son, Andy, lived,
“How does heroin work with these beautiful lakes and trees?” then–presidential candidate Donald Trump asked during a campaign stop in New Hampshire in September 2016. Experts say Trump was accurate in his observation. The rippling White Mountains and sparkling blue lakes of New Hampshire offer a stark
A vial of Naloxone, which can be used to block the potentially fatal effects of an opioid overdose, is shown at an outpatient pharmacy at the University of Washington. Jennifer Plumb, MD, was driving through downtown Salt Lake City with her son in tow when she saw a woman lying face-up on the sidewalk
Some nasal sprays may leave people dependent for years. Stacey Krauss couldn’t breathe. As a fitness trainer, she needed to not only participate in high-impact exercise but also teach it, and she couldn’t properly breathe through her nose because of chronic congestion from pollution and allergies.
Ihsan Kaadan, MD, originally from Syria, stands in front of Massachusetts General Hospital, where he is a cardiac researcher. It was after the sun sank below the horizon and daylight faded into night that Ihsan Kaadan said were the worst times in Aleppo during the Syrian war. “You would just wait to
The first thing Julie Potyraj did after waking up on Nov. 9 was to check her calendar to see when her IUD was inserted. Panicked after Republicans vowed during the presidential campaign to roll back women’s health care initiatives, Potyraj wanted to ensure that her long-term birth control method would
Health care access, though, while still rudimentary, has been a bright spot in the community during the past several years, as access to free family planning services has increased. Nongovernmental family planning organizations such as Marie Stopes International (MSI) have been able to offer reproductive
Planned Parenthood supporters rally for women’s access to reproductive health care on “National Pink Out Day” at Los Angeles City Hall. Brittany Sherwood was only 15 when she had an abortion after becoming pregnant the first time she ever engaged in sex. “Looking back, I’m proud of myself for having
Donald Trump has rescinded his plans for the wall — the one in Ireland, anyway. The president-elect made waves this past year when the Trump International Golf Course along Doughmore Beach in Doonbeg, Ireland, pushed a proposal to erect a 200,000-ton, 1.7-mile-long seawall near the County Clare golf
Donald Trump arrives at Shannon Airport to visit his newly bought golf course in Doonbeg, Ireland. BALLYVAUGN, IRELAND –– Set against the soaring cliffs, crashing waves and hidden beaches of the Wild Atlantic Way, the Trump International Golf Course in Doonbeg, Ireland, sits along the 1,553-mile stretch