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Archive: February 5, 2015

PHOTO: Abby Despins of Madison is a congenital heart defect survivor who underwent two major operations before she was two. Tomorrow is the American Heart Association's 12th annual Go Red For Women Day, and Despins, who will be decked out in red, says it's about more than just wearing red clothes. Photo courtesy of Abby Despins.

MADISON, Wis. - Tomorrow is the 12th annual National Wear Red Day, promoted by the American Heart Association to bring awareness to heart disease and stroke, which kill more women than men. Abby Despins of Madison was born with a congenital heart defect and had two open heart surgeries before she ...Read More

GRAPHIC: Friday is National Wear Red Day, as the color choice for clothing is meant to raise awareness of the impact of heart disease on women. Graphic credit: American Heart Association.

ST. PAUL, Minn. - Residents across Minnesota tomorrow will be wearing their hearts on their sleeves, so to speak, as Friday is National Wear Red Day. The goal of the annual Wear Red Day is to raise awareness that heart disease is not just something that impacts men. Interventional cardiologist ...Read More

IMAGE: President Obama is expected to sign the Clay Hunt suicide prevention bill, which passed the Senate 99-0 Tuesday. Suicide prevention advocates say it will increase access to treatment in the Granite State. Image credit: Department of Veterans Affairs.

CONCORD, N.H. - The unanimous vote by the U.S. Senate to approve the Clay Hunt suicide prevention bill should mean improved access to mental health treatment for veterans in the Granite State, according to local advocates. Kenneth Norton, executive director of the National Alliance on Mental Illnes ...Read More

PHOTO: It is a tough time of year for biking, but a new challenge from the head of the U.S. Department of Transportation could make streets safer for all in Connecticut. Credit: K. Kennedy

HARTFORD, Conn. - It's a call for safer streets from the head of the U.S. Department of Transportation to mayors and elected officials nationwide and local advocates say Connecticut needs to move to the forefront. It's called the Mayor's Challenge for Safer People and Safer Streets, and Kelly Ken ...Read More

PHOTO: According to the Movement Advancement Project, LGBT Hoosiers are at risk of harm through legal discrimination, and hostile education and employment environments. Photo credit: Jamison Wieser/Flickr.

INDIANAPOLIS - A report finds Indiana is making progress when it comes to LGBT equality. The Movement Advancement Project examined the ways laws protect LGBT people, also how laws, or lack of laws, put them at risk of harm. Indiana is ranked among the 14 states under what the report calls 'medium ...Read More

PHOTO: Advocates for children with disabilities are concerned about the impact North Carolina's expanded charter school and private school voucher program may have on them. Photo courtesy: Liz Marie/Wikimedia Commons.

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. - There's no limit to the number of charter schools that can operate in North Carolina, and now there's a virtual charter school pilot program that will reallocate money to private entities and away from public schools. Jane Wettach, director of the Children's Law Clinic at Duke U ...Read More

PHOTO: Research indicates early secure attachment in children as a way to deter the development of addictive personalities. Photo credit: S. Carson.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Tennessee taxpayers spent more than $3 billion in 2013 on the problem of substance abuse, according to a recently released report from Allies for Substance Abuse Prevention (ASAP). While both the public and private sector continue to allocate funding for drug-treatment programs, ...Read More

PHOTO: Faster and more abundant broadband Internet service could be extended to rural areas, should a proposal from FCC chair Tom Wheeler ensuring

HELENA, Mont. - High-speed, broadband Internet would be classified as a utility under a proposal expected later this month from the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). FCC chair Tom Wheeler outlined the plan Wednesday, saying the regulations are needed to keep service providers from blocking a ...Read More

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