Karli (left) and Elmo (right) appear in Season 51 of Sesame Street. In separate videos and stories available for free online, Karli, Elmo and supportive adult characters discuss how Karli's mother is in recovery for an unspecified addiction.
Intermountain Residential in Helena, Montana, is one a handful of programs in the U.S. providing long-term behavioral health treatment for kids younger than 10. Administrators recently announced that staffing shortages are forcing them to downsize from 32 beds to 8, and the facility might have to close entirely.
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A social worker prepares to roll out with an officer at Denver Police District 5 on December 21, 2017. Denver has been a model for other cities, including Philadelphia, trying to create new ways to respond to emergency calls involving mental illnesses or drug addictions.
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A #RestoreRoe rally outside Michigan's capitol in Lansing in Sept. 2022. Voters overwhelmingly approved enshrining abortion rights in the state constitution later that year.
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In Michigan, #RestoreRoe abortion rights movement hits its limit in the legislature
Emily Bendt cradles her two-week-old infant, Willow, at her home near Portland, OR in early October 2023. Bendt, a pediatric nurse, closely followed the recent approval of the RSV monoclonal antibody Nirsevimab but has been unable to find it for her daughter.
A new RSV shot could help protect babies this winter — if they can get it in time
A pediatric dosage of the new Moderna COVID vaccine, after a long-awaited shipment finally arrived at the office of Southern Orange County Pediatric Associates. The date the vaccine arrived, Oct. 11, is marked on the box.
At a signing ceremony in April, Michigan's Democratic governor, Gretchen Whitmer, officially repealed the state's 1931 abortion ban. The old statute was unenforceable after voters enshrined abortion rights in the state constitution last November. Now Whitmer is backing more bills to repeal abortion regulations involving paperwork and payment, but one Democratic lawmaker could jeopardize the vote.
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Michigan Democrats want to ease access to abortion. But one Democrat is saying no
An unidentified woman lies under a blanket in a cell in the Flathead County Detention Center in Kalispell, Montana. She has been held there for nearly a year after being found mentally unfit to stand trial on burglary charges, according to a jail official.
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Montana inmates with mental illness languish in jail awaiting treatment before trial
Peacemakers have a debrief before concluding their work for the day at the Lincoln Fields apartments complex in Miami, Fla. Lamont Nanton (second from left) is the group's manager and Shameka Pierce (third from left) works with the group.
To prevent gun violence, these peacemakers start with the basics
Medical assistant Lakeisha Pratt (left,) and receptionist David Bowers prepare for a busy day at North Side Christian Health Center, a safety-net health center in Pittsburgh. Even a temporary government shutdown could disrupt funding and force the clinic to cut back.
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Federal shutdown could disrupt patient care at safety-net clinics across U.S.
Rosalind Pichardo, who founded Operation Save Our City in Philadelphia, sprays a container of Narcan during a demonstration Sept. 8 at the Health and Human Services Humphrey Building in Washington, DC. Health officials held the event to mark the availability, without a prescription, of the opioid overdose-reversal drug.
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Orange County Superior Court Presiding Judge Maria Hernandez says CARE Court will resemble the county's other collaborative courts, like her young adult diversion court, where compassion and science drive her decisions.
The number of overdoses that involve both fentanyl and stimulants like cocaine and meth is growing fast. One way people who use drugs can protect themselves is by using test strips to check for the presence of fentanyl in other drugs.
Nurse practitioner Arin Kramer prepares to insert a contraceptive implant under the skin of I'laysia Vital's upper arm, as physician assistant Andrea Marquez (rear) offers support. Vital will attend college at Texas Southern University in Houston, where most abortions are banned.
California grads headed to HBCUs in the South prepare for college under abortion bans
Dr. Rebecca Rogers practices primary care at the Cambridge Health Alliance in Somerville, Mass. During a recent appointment, she went over hydration tips with her patient Luciano Gomes, who works in construction.
Protestors rallied at the Statehouse in Indianapolis on July 25, 2022, in opposition to a bill to ban abortions in Indiana. After a protracted legal fight lasting almost a year, the state's highest court ruled the ban could go into effect as soon as Aug. 1.
When patients arrive with heat stroke, medical teams quickly cover them from head to toe with bagged or even loose ice to lower their core temperatures back below 100 Fahrenheit, according to Dr. Jeffrey Elder, who leads emergency management at the New Orlean's largest hospital, University Medical Center. ER staffers also use misting fans on patients and administer IV fluids for rapid rehydration.
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In broiling cities like New Orleans, the health system faces off against heat stroke
Mosquito control teams in Sarasota County, Florida have been spraying larvicides, which target immature mosquitoes, in areas where standing water could serve as breeding grounds for Anopheles, the type of mosquito that can spread malaria.
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In Florida's local malaria outbreak, forgotten bite led to surprise hospitalization
Anti-abortion activists rallied outside the U.S. Supreme Court during the 49th annual March for Life rally on January 21, 2022 in Washington, DC. The rally activists called on the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn the Roe v. Wade decision, which it did a few months later on June 24, 2022.
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Tessa was a chatbot originally designed by researchers to help prevent eating disorders. The National Eating Disorders Association had hoped Tessa would be a resource for those seeking information, but the chatbot was taken down when artificial intelligence-related capabilities, added later on, caused the chatbot to provide weight loss advice.
An eating disorders chatbot offered dieting advice, raising fears about AI in health
Abbie Harper worked for a helpline run by the National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA), which is now being phased out. Harper disagrees with the new plan to use an online chatbot to help users find information about eating disorders.