‘We Will Handle It.’ An Army of Women Is Taking on the Hunger Crisis in Local Communities

Just before 3 p.m. on a warm Wednesday in February, 30-year-old Jammella Anderson—­donning heart-shaped glasses, a Black Lives Matter tee and 2-in. platform boots—strolls up to a small bicycle-­repair shop just north of Albany, N.Y. She’s here to persuade Troy Bike Rescue to let her use an electrical outlet so she can plug in a new refrigerator just outside the shop’s front door. “It’s just two prongs,” she explains to one of the employees. “All I need is an outlet.” Anderson, who works as a part-time doula and yoga instructor, is here on behalf of the one-woman organization she launched in August, Free Food Fridge Albany—an ad hoc network of half a dozen publicly accessible refrigerators that local farmers, market operators, restaurant owners and individual shoppers stock with free food multiple times each day to serve hungry people in the community. If Troy Bike Rescue’s owner agrees to give Anderson access to his electrical supply, Free Food Fridge Albany will be up to seven fridges ­citywide—a small but crucial service that helps thousands of local low-­income families get enough to eat each month. Photograph by Naima Green for TIME Even in flush times millions of Americans, including 11 million children, lack access to nutritious, affordable food. But in the past year the problem has become especially acute. When COVID-19 crippled the blue collar job market in March, the number of A...
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Chiring Tamang holds the family’s new baby while his wife Priya looks on. She delivered the girl at home in their village in Nepal’s Sindhupalchowk district in February 2021. Credit: Marty Logan / IPSBy Marty LoganKathmandu, Nepal, Jul 21 2021 (IPS) One year after Nepal’s Ministry of Health (MoH) appealed to international organisations in the country to urgently supply a drug used to stop excessive bleeding after childbirth, a UN agency has delivered $1 million worth of contraceptives to prevent another shortage. The 1.6 million cycles of oral contraceptive pills and 776,000 units of injectable contracep...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Tags: Asia-Pacific COVID-19 Featured Gender Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies Inequity TerraViva United Nations Women's Health contraceptives UNFPA United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) Source Type: news
3D printing has demonstrated huge potential for the future of medicine in the previous years, and its development is unstoppable. Just look at the impressive list of 3D printed healthcare materials and medical equipment below! How does 3D printing in medicine work? 3D printing in medicine is part of the innovative process called additive manufacturing, which means producing three-dimensional solid objects from a digital file. How the technology works, we explained the technology in our article on bioprinting here. As technology evolves, researchers work on various solutions. For example, engineers from the University of B...
Source: The Medical Futurist - Category: Information Technology Authors: Tags: 3D Printing Biotechnology Future of Medicine Healthcare Design Medical Education Personalized Medicine bioprinting Innovation Video GC1 3d printed biomaterial tissue engineering Source Type: blogs
A year and a half into the pandemic, the condition known as Long COVID continues to stump doctors. A significant number of patients develop long-term symptoms after catching COVID-19, but it hasn’t been clear why that happens, who is likely to get sick or even how many people continue to suffer. A large new study may help form some answers to those questions. In line with prior estimates, it finds that almost a quarter of people infected with the virus develop at least one lingering health problem, and that most Long COVID symptoms are more commonly reported by women than men. [time-brightcove not-tgx=”true&rdq...
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Too many young generations have been shaped by the global crises they faced—Depression-era poverty, Cold War nuclear fears. Add to them the COVID generation. The virus itself may typically go easier on kids than it does adults, but the mind of a child is another thing. It’s dependent on certainty, safety, the comfort of routine. Take all of that away—shutter schools, keep grandparents at a distance, cancel summer camps—and kids suffer. But as the following lightly-edited stories from young people show, they also grow and learn, gain maturity and wisdom. The virus has been tough; plenty of kids, it t...
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“Our Mosquito Project Takes Flight,” reads a baby-blue billboard off US-1 in the Florida Keys, alongside an image of an insect tracing a path in the shape of a heart. Sponsored by the local mosquito control board and U.K.-based biotech firm Oxitec, the ad promotes a contentious plan to release millions of genetically modified Aedes aegypti mosquitoes here to test a new method of bioengineered pest control. It’s the first-ever such experiment in the United States, and one that has turned this chain of sun-soaked island communities into a battleground over scientific truth, government authority, and humanit...
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Author's Note:  The lawyers have a saying, " Res Ipsa Loquitur " " .  Translated from Latin, it means, " The thing speaks for itself " .  This is the text of the letter I sent to theNC Local Government Commission (embellished with a few links and additional comments in red) . . .in support of the state of North Carolina granting a loan to Randolph County (via the NC Rural Healthcare Stabilization Act) . . . for purposes of assisting in the " rescue " of Asheboro's Randolph Health - in a bankruptcy Court-approved buy-out of Randolph's assets by American Healthcare ...
Source: Dr.J's HouseCalls - Category: American Health Tags: Asheboro Atrium Health Bankruptcy Cone Health Duke Lifepoint LGC Medical Whistle-blower Mother-Baby Care NC Rural Heatlh NCDHHS Non-profit Randolph Health UNC Health Wake Forest Baptist Source Type: blogs
New Brunswick, N.J. (April 20, 2021) – Johnson &Johnson (NYSE: JNJ) today announced results for first-quarter 2021. “Johnson &Johnson delivered a strong first quarter performance led by the above market growth of our Pharmaceutical business and continued recovery in Medical Devices,” said Alex Gorsky, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. “The ability to deliver these results while simultaneously advancing our robust pipeline of life-enhancing medicines, products and solutions during these times is a testament to the strength and resilience of our business and the dedication of the 135,000 e...
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“Pandemic babies.” If you’re a mom that’s given birth any time within the last year, you may either use this term for your little one freely or shudder viscerally at the expression. The postpartum stage is challenging enough on a great day…when you have all the support your heart desires from the people and providers you need it from the most. COVID 19, on the other hand, has turned our world upside down, hitting new parents with difficulties they never saw coming. Moms and dads literally have had no choice but to fend for themselves as they try to force something (going it alone) that litera...
Source: Cord Blood News - Category: Perinatology & Neonatology Authors: Tags: babies Mothers parents newmoms pandemichealth weseeyou Source Type: blogs
Related to mylast post - which went up (after much soul-searching and trepidation) on 2/28/20201 one of the biggest complaints (coming largely from folks reading on mobile phones) was that the post was " so long " .  They wanted something more " concise " . The post relates my own horrific pandemic experience with Central Carolina Hospital/ApolloMD and Duke Lifepoint in Sanford, North Carolina.  It's my third dance as a medical whistle-blower in 23 years.  And much like the first two cases (Asheboro in 1998, and ETSU/Ballad Health in 2017), it's really NOT " soundbite ...
Source: Dr.J's HouseCalls - Category: American Health Tags: ApolloMD Central Carolina Hospital CMS Dr. Seuss Duke Lifepoint HIPAA Mandy Cohen Medicaid Medical Whistleblower NCDHHS Pandemic Pediatric Hospitalist Source Type: blogs
Author's Note:  I cannot " sound-bite " the last year - and perhaps it's time to write the book. Scroll about half-way down to read the letter to Senator Burr.  The bottom line is that for thethird time in 23 years, as a Pediatrician staffing a community hospital, I was fired " with-out cause " immediately after intervening in a neonatal ( " bad baby " ) case, rescuing the situation/ " saving " the baby, and reporting it INTERNALLY to Peer Review.  NO discussion.  NO recourse.  NO review.  A total cover-up.  And EVERY SINGLE TIME I've asked the...
Source: Dr.J's HouseCalls - Category: American Health Tags: ACA Apollo Global Management ApolloMD Ballad Heath Central Carolina Hospital CMS Duke Lifepoint ETSU Medicaid Medical Whistleblower NCDHHS Pandemic Quality Assruance Randolph Health Richard Burr Trump Source Type: blogs
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