As the country comes together to grieve the loss of life in Newtown, a national conversation has begun about how to better protect and serve our communities in the face of catastrophe. The questions of how to respond to these tragedies face us all: government at all levels, educators, mental health professionals, the media, and [...]
By Seamus Murphy, VII Magazine Chagas disease is Latin America’s deadliest parasitic disease, affecting 10 million people worldwide. The disease spread by the bite of the so-called “kissing bug,” Chagas can lie undetected for years before it causes severe heart and gastrointestinal problem that can ultimately kill those who do not receive treatment. Only two [...]
From our friends at PBS NewsHour: Watch Dianne Feinstein to Reintroduce Expired Assault Weapons Ban on PBS. Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif, has pledged to revive a law banning assault weapons at the opening of the next session of Congress. Gwen Ifill talks to Feinstein about the chances a new ban will pass after its 2004 [...]
Dr. Jeannie Pasacreta, both a resident of Newtown, CT as well as a psychologist offers advice on how to speak to kids about the school shooting tragedy that ravaged her town.
by Blair Hickman, Suevon Lee and Cora Currier, Dec. 14, 2012 Update: With today’s shooting in Newtown, Conn., this article, first published July 24, 2012, unfortunately seems relevant again. In the wake of last week’s shooting in Aurora, Colo., we’ve taken a step back and laid out the best pieces we could find about guns. [...]