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Facing backlash over IVF ruling, Alabama lawmakers look for a fix

February 26, 2024, 8:18am Health

Lawmakers began scrambling for ways to protect Alabama in vitro fertilization services after multiple providers paused treatment in the wake of a state Supreme Court ruling that frozen embryos could… Read story

Portland’s fentanyl crisis looks like Seattle’s, but approach veers

February 26, 2024, 7:31am Health

Last month, Oregon elected leaders declared a temporary state of emergency for downtown Portland, which has been among the hardest hit by the fentanyl crisis. Read story

FILE - California Gov. Gavin Newsom speaks during a Clean California event in San Francisco, Nov. 9, 2023. On Sunday, Feb. 25, 2024, Newsom announced an advertising campaign to combat proposals in several Republican-controlled states that he said are designed to prohibit out-of-state travel for abortions and other reproductive care.

California governor launches ads to fight abortion travel bans

FILE - California Gov. Gavin Newsom speaks during a Clean California event in San Francisco, Nov. 9, 2023. On Sunday, Feb. 25, 2024, Newsom announced an advertising campaign to combat proposals in several Republican-controlled states that he said are designed to prohibit out-of-state travel for abortions and other reproductive care.

February 25, 2024, 2:44pm Health

California Gov. Gavin Newsom on Sunday announced an advertising campaign to combat proposals in several Republican-controlled states to prohibit out-of-state travel for abortions and other reproductive care. Read story

The continued rise of maternal mortality in Georgia leaves families broken in its wake

February 25, 2024, 6:26am Health

On Aug. 16, 2022, Amanda Jones logged on to Facebook to share the good news. She posted pictures of a positive pregnancy test, a grainy black-and-white ultrasound image and test results confirming that she was expecting a second girl. Read story

Judith Allen, Clinical Director and Chief Operating Officer of Communities In Schools of Chicago, provides mental health first aid workshops for parents, teachers and anyone who wants to take one, seen at her workplace in Chicago on Thursday, Feb. 25, 2021. Suicides are up among Black Chicagoans; digging into why that is and how people are working to help. One way is more mental health trainings. (Jose M.

When strength, resilience and #BlackGirlMagic is a burden

Judith Allen, Clinical Director and Chief Operating Officer of Communities In Schools of Chicago, provides mental health first aid workshops for parents, teachers and anyone who wants to take one, seen at her workplace in Chicago on Thursday, Feb. 25, 2021. Suicides are up among Black Chicagoans; digging into why that is and how people are working to help. One way is more mental health trainings. (Jose M.

February 24, 2024, 4:10pm Health

When Lincoln University administrator Antoinette “Bonnie” Candia-Bailey took her own life last month, the news broke the internet, a family friend said in a eulogy during homegoing services in Joliet, Illinois. Read story

Andrea Boyd photographed at Marine Park in Bellingham, Washington, on Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2024. Boyd is the mother of a 36-year-old with schizophrenia who has been in crisis several times -- her son now has what&rsquo;s called a &ldquo;mental health advance directive,&rdquo; which is a legal document that allows him to make decisions for those times he&rsquo;s in crisis/incapable of consenting to treatment. Andrea says it improves behavioral health care for disabled patients and prevents people on the streets from being abandoned.

For Washington patients with serious mental illness, this little-known right may get stronger

Andrea Boyd photographed at Marine Park in Bellingham, Washington, on Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2024. Boyd is the mother of a 36-year-old with schizophrenia who has been in crisis several times -- her son now has what&rsquo;s called a &ldquo;mental health advance directive,&rdquo; which is a legal document that allows him to make decisions for those times he&rsquo;s in crisis/incapable of consenting to treatment. Andrea says it improves behavioral health care for disabled patients and prevents people on the streets from being abandoned.

February 24, 2024, 10:03am Health

Andrea Boyd’s son has been in crisis often enough to know the urgency of getting treatment when he needs it. In his 20s, without proper care and medication, he drifted onto the streets for nearly a decade. Read story

This image provided by Beyond Meat shows packaging for the latest iteration of the plant-based Beyond Burger. Beyond Meat, which has been struggling with falling U.S. demand, reformulated its burger to contain less fat and more protein. (Beyond Meat, Inc.

Can a healthier plant-based burger combat falling U.S. sales? Beyond Meat hopes so

This image provided by Beyond Meat shows packaging for the latest iteration of the plant-based Beyond Burger. Beyond Meat, which has been struggling with falling U.S. demand, reformulated its burger to contain less fat and more protein. (Beyond Meat, Inc.

February 24, 2024, 6:10am Business

Beyond Meat is revamping its signature plant-based burger, hoping that healthier ingredients will help it boost flagging U.S. sales. Read story

The United States is knee-deep in what some experts call the opioid epidemic&Ccedil;&fnof;&Ugrave;s &Ccedil;&fnof;&uacute;fourth wave,&Ccedil;&fnof;&ugrave; which is not only placing drug users at greater risk but is also complicating efforts to address the nation&Ccedil;&fnof;&Ugrave;s drug problem.

Experts: U.S. in ‘4th wave’ of opioid crisis

The United States is knee-deep in what some experts call the opioid epidemic&Ccedil;&fnof;&Ugrave;s &Ccedil;&fnof;&uacute;fourth wave,&Ccedil;&fnof;&ugrave; which is not only placing drug users at greater risk but is also complicating efforts to address the nation&Ccedil;&fnof;&Ugrave;s drug problem.

February 24, 2024, 6:04am Health

The United States is knee-deep in what some experts call the opioid epidemic’s “fourth wave,” which is not only placing drug users at greater risk but is also complicating efforts to address the nation’s drug problem. Read story

David Mitchell, founder of Patients for Affordable Drugs, sits in his home office. Beside him are some of the many drugs he takes to treat multiple myeloma and other conditions.

Patients seeing benefits of Biden drug price push

David Mitchell, founder of Patients for Affordable Drugs, sits in his home office. Beside him are some of the many drugs he takes to treat multiple myeloma and other conditions.

February 24, 2024, 6:04am Health

Last year alone, David Mitchell paid $16,525 for 12 little bottles of Pomalyst, one of the pricey medications that treat his multiple myeloma, a blood cancer he was diagnosed with in 2010. Read story

Compartmentalizing has benefits

February 24, 2024, 6:04am Health

Lynn Bufka isn’t sure how she’s going to get through the next nine months. Read story