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Bill to expand tax credits draws on children's health data, Alaskans file petition opposing giant grocery merger, and a revised Colorado water plan prioritizes conservation.

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President Biden is set to give the State of the Union address, House Speaker Kevin McCarthy calls the national debt limit the United States' greatest threat, and Kamala Harris announces new pledges to offer more economic stability in Central America.

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Is bird flu, inflation or price gouging to blame for astronomical egg prices? Pregnancy can be life-changing or life-ending depending on where you live, and nine tribal schools are transforming their outdoor spaces into community gathering areas.

Statistics show that women are less likely to get CPR than men. Around 45% of men get CPR, and only about 40% of women will get it. (American Heart Association)
Statistics show that women are less likely to get CPR than men. Around 45% of men get CPR, and only about 40% of women will get it. (American Heart Association)

Tuesday, February 7, 2023
Does anyone in your immediate family know basic CPR? The American Heart Association said your life could depend on the answer. February is American …

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, half of the men who die suddenly of coronary heart disease, which can lead to heart attack, had no previous symptoms. (Adobe Stock)
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, half of the men who die suddenly of coronary heart disease, which can lead to heart attack, had no previous symptoms. (Adobe Stock)

Tuesday, February 7, 2023
February is American Heart Month, and experts stressed it is important to know the difference between a heart attack and cardiac arrest. According …

In the United States, approximately 697,000 people died from heart disease in 2020, accounting for one in every five deaths, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (AdobeStock)
In the United States, approximately 697,000 people died from heart disease in 2020, accounting for one in every five deaths, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (AdobeStock)

Tuesday, February 7, 2023
February is American Heart Month, and a Georgia medical expert said knowing the difference between heart attack and cardiac arrest can help save a …

More than 72% of newly diagnosed HIV infection occurred in adult/adolescent Black/African American men, according to North Carolina's 2021 HIV Surveillance report. (Adobe Stock)
More than 72% of newly diagnosed HIV infection occurred in adult/adolescent Black/African American men, according to North Carolina's 2021 HIV Surveillance report. (Adobe Stock)

Tuesday, February 7, 2023
Today is National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, and advocates say barriers remain when it comes to testing and social stigma. More than 40% percent …

In 2020, The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention awarded $4.64 million to health departments and community-based organizations in Arkansas for HIV prevention and care. (Oatawa/Adobe Stock)
In 2020, The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention awarded $4.64 million to health departments and community-based organizations in Arkansas for HIV prevention and care. (Oatawa/Adobe Stock)

Today is World AIDS Day, observed internationally to remember those lost to the HIV/AIDS epidemic and raise awareness about the disease. Health …

There are five "parts" to the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program, based on the legislation that created it. Georgia participates in Part A, which provides grants to cities and counties most severely affected by HIV. (SIAM/Adobe Stock)
There are five "parts" to the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program, based on the legislation that created it. Georgia participates in Part A, which provides grants to cities and counties most severely affected by HIV. (SIAM/Adobe Stock)

Today is World AIDS Day, an annual observance to support people living with HIV and remember those who have died from the virus, and encourage others …

The death penalty was abolished in Washington state in 2018. (Felipe Caparrós/Adobe Stock)
The death penalty was abolished in Washington state in 2018. (Felipe Caparrós/Adobe Stock)

A new book by a University of Washington professor on the death penalty finds support for executions may be motivated by people's own fear of death…

Those behind a new report calling for a more robust behavioral-health workforce say like other professions, the pandemic has placed a lot of strain on provider networks around the United States. (Adobe Stock)
Those behind a new report calling for a more robust behavioral-health workforce say like other professions, the pandemic has placed a lot of strain on provider networks around the United States. (Adobe Stock)

Like many other states, Minnesota has its share of provider gaps when it comes to mental-health care, and a new report cited steps Congress and other …

Those behind a new report calling for a more robust behavioral health workforce say that, as with other professions, the pandemic has placed a lot of strain on provider networks around the United States. (Adobe Stock)
Those behind a new report calling for a more robust behavioral health workforce say that, as with other professions, the pandemic has placed a lot of strain on provider networks around the United States. (Adobe Stock)

Most South Dakotans live in federally designated mental-health professional shortage areas, and a new report recommended steps Congress and other …

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More than 80% of women with disabilities have been sexually assaulted, and research suggests that these women experience more frequent and more severe acts of violence, according to <a href="https://www.ywca.org/wp-content/uploads/Survivors-w-Disabilities-Fact-Sheet.pdf" target="_blank">data</a> from the YWCA. (Adobe Stock)<br />
More than 80% of women with disabilities have been sexually assaulted, and research suggests that these women experience more frequent and more severe acts of violence, according to data from the YWCA. (Adobe Stock)

Ohio community groups seeking ways to increase support for sexual assault survivors living with disabilities. A January 23rd training session hosted …

Federal labor analysts say across all age groups, persons with disabilities were much less likely to be employed than those with no disabilities. (Adobe Stock)
Federal labor analysts say across all age groups, persons with disabilities were much less likely to be employed than those with no disabilities. (Adobe Stock)

Medicaid "Buy In" is considered a key health insurance tool for workers with disabilities. But according to a new report, the reach of these programs …

So-called "zero-tolerance" forms of discipline have resulted in Black students facing disproportionately harsher punishment than white students in public schools. (Adobe Stock)
So-called "zero-tolerance" forms of discipline have resulted in Black students facing disproportionately harsher punishment than white students in public schools. (Adobe Stock)

A new federal grant is giving schools in three Missouri counties and St. Louis City a fresh look at the challenges of students of color living with …

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Among adolescents who currently use any tobacco product, the proportion whose first tobacco product was e-cigarettes increased from 27.2% in 2014 to 78.3% in 2019 and remained at 77.0% in 2021. (Adobe Stock)
Among adolescents who currently use any tobacco product, the proportion whose first tobacco product was e-cigarettes increased from 27.2% in 2014 to 78.3% in 2019 and remained at 77.0% in 2021. (Adobe Stock)

Nebraska Attorney General Doug Peterson said more than $8 million will be the state's share of a multistate lawsuit against e-cigarette maker Juul Lab…

Early diagnosis rates in America have increased 17% over the last five years. (Adobe Stock)<br />
Early diagnosis rates in America have increased 17% over the last five years. (Adobe Stock)

The American Lung Association has released its 2022 State of Lung Cancer report, which shows Indiana has some work to do. The leading cause of lung …

Tobacco advertising for menthol products in particular has long targeted the African American community. (American Heart Association)
Tobacco advertising for menthol products in particular has long targeted the African American community. (American Heart Association)

A new report from Stanford University finds tobacco companies continue to directly target African Americans, women, and young people with their …

 

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