For Trans People, It’s Difficult and Costly to Update an ID. But It Can Also Be Dangerous Not To
Aug19

For Trans People, It’s Difficult and Costly to Update an ID. But It Can Also Be Dangerous Not To

Voting. Boarding a plane. Driving. Buying a drink. Filling out paperwork for a new job. These are all situations where showing a driver’s license or state-issued ID can be nerve-wracking or even dangerous for transgender people. If a person’s picture, name or sex listed on an ID don’t match the way they present themselves, they may be denied services, harassed and even attacked. A new investigation by ProPublica found that when many...

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Abstinence-Only Texas High School Hit By Chlamydia Outbreak; 1 In 15 Students Affected
May07

Abstinence-Only Texas High School Hit By Chlamydia Outbreak; 1 In 15 Students Affected

The Huffington Post An outbreak of chlamydia at a high school in Texas has forced administrators there to send a warning note home to parents. District officials confirmed to CBS7 last Friday that the Crane Independent School District has seen 20 cases of the sexually transmitted disease in its high school, adding that letters have also been sent to the district’s junior high school as a precaution. The station estimates 1 in 15...

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Pot For Pets: Marijuana Cookies For Ailing Dogs Hit Market
Apr20
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Delaware Family Seriously Ill After Possible Pesticide Poisoning At Caribbean Resort
Apr06

Delaware Family Seriously Ill After Possible Pesticide Poisoning At Caribbean Resort

ABC News WPVI An entire Delaware family fell seriously ill while on a Caribbean vacation, and a dangerous chemical allegedly used at their hotel may be to blame. What happened: In March, school administrator Steve Esmond, his wife Dr. Theresa Devine and their two teenage sons may have been exposed to the pesticide methyl bromide at the Sirenusa Resort on St. John in the U.S. Virgin Islands, according to a report on ABC station...

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The Skinny On ‘Hidden Fat’: Why Being Thin Is Not Equal To Being Healthy
Mar13

The Skinny On ‘Hidden Fat’: Why Being Thin Is Not Equal To Being Healthy

ABC News In the ongoing war on obesity, health officials have consistently focused on Body Mass Index, or BMI, as a measure of weight appropriate to a certain height. The bad news is that more than a third of Americans, 34.9 percent, are obese, with a BMI of over 30, according to 2014 study by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention published in the Journal of the American Medical Association. Another third of Americans...

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Patients In Your Community Need Your Blood Type
Mar09

Patients In Your Community Need Your Blood Type

Special to the Laredo Sun March is recognized as Multiple Myeloma Awareness Month and Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month. Every day, patients suffering from illnesses such as these are faced with challenging medical procedures such as chemotherapy. One in seven patients entering a hospital will require transfusions of red blood cells, platelets or other blood components.  With one blood donation from a volunteer donor, up to three...

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