health care

Republican health care bill faces opposition from within party

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Republican lawmakers introduced their replacement for former President Barack Obama’s Affordable Care Act (ACA) this week, but face opposition from both Democrats and members of their own party as they push to move the bill through committee and into the U.S. House of Representatives for a vote. Continue reading

U.S. opioid crisis reaches historic proportions, CDC says

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In 2015, more than 30,000 people died from opioid overdoses, which caused almost two-thirds of all overdoses in the U.S., according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Continue reading

Know Your Vote, Know the Issues – Lesson Plan

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Every election year and for years after elections, there are several major issues that persistently trouble Americans. Every election year, politicians pledge that they will address these issues, and nearly every year they fall short of many peoples’ expectations. In this lesson, we examine problems surrounding health care costs, funding higher education and preserving social security. Then, students look at how the current presidential candidates are proposing to address these issues, and formulate a short media presentation. Continue reading

The doctor will see you now… online

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Advancements in videoconferencing and health monitoring technology now make it possible for doctors to examine patients remotely for illnesses ranging from sore throat to stroke. Continue reading

Tanzania’s Brain Drain

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Tanzania has a brain drain problem; not enough doctors to treat its more than 40 million people. To combat this, the Tanzanian Government now trains…read more

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