Teletherapy a boon for rural HIV patients
This article is reprinted with permission from Rural Health Quarterly When Laurie* moved to rural western Colorado, she thought she had found a tranquil oasis to rest and die. Then 32, she was sober and living with HIV, but her health was waning and the mid-1990s HIV medications were taking a... Read more
Tweaking newborn test may save even more lives, Atlanta study suggests
One in 100 babies are born with congenital heart disease. And it can be deadly. Critical congenital heart disease (CCHD) that goes untreated causes half of the infant deaths in this country related to birth defects. The scary thing is that infants show no symptoms at birth. Fortunately, CCHD... Read more
Is education making a difference on infant sleep deaths?
Georgia has one of the highest infant mortality rates in the country. Of preventable infant deaths, most are sleep-related, the GBI says. “The biggest problem is not only not sleeping on their back, but also bed-sharing,” said Dr. Gary Freed, longtime director of the Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta apnea... Read more
Peer mentors: A lifeline to ex-inmates with mental health, drug issues 
At 54, Lorenzo Hardy finally feels like a productive member of society. He usually wears a three-piece suit — fedora and all, fluently discusses civil disobedience theory, and estimates that he has read more than 2,000 books. He is also a twice-convicted felon, three years out of prison after... Read more
Legionnaires’ disease: Its appearance was historic, but it’s not history 
In July 1976, a severe outbreak of a type of pneumonia occurred at a convention of the American Legion in Philadelphia. It eventually infected scores of people, and at least 29 of them died. The incident caught the attention of the nation. A mysterious illness is always scary, but... Read more

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