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The call for submissions for the Museum of Photographic Arts’ annual juried youth exhibition went out, and after some encouragement from a teacher, Maya Alfaro gave it a shot. The worst they could do was to reject her submission, right? The talented, young photographer was shocked when she’d learned that the museum had selected her …

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VILLA PARK, Ill. — New details have been released in the fatal police shooting of a transgender man Monday, raising questions about how police handle cases involving the mentally ill. Around 2 a.m. Monday in the 200 block of E. Kenilworth officers responded to a 911 call of a person with a gun. Police said …

Text size A physical imitation of the Bitcoin cryptocurrency. AFP via Getty Images The price of Bitcoin dropped below $40,000 for the first time in months and other cryptocurrencies also dropped after the People’s Bank of China apparently warned against using digital coins as payment. Bitcoin dropped nearly 7% to $40,275 early Wednesday morning, bouncing off …

By Sara Heath May 13, 2021 – The American Medical Association has released its strategic plan for improving health equity, which the organization said would entail an inward look at its own past missteps and plans to be better in the future. This strategic plan comes after the AMA’s 2019 creation of the AMA Center for …

Maternal deaths on rise because hospitals and doctors ignore safety measures. High blood pressure took one mom’s life. Excessive bleeding left another with a hysterectomy. Would long-known safety practices have saved both? Walbert Castillo, USA TODAY Police violence and racism in general can be insidious threats to a Black woman’s reproductive health, damaging her own well-being and …

(WBNG) — On the heels of Nurse’s Appreciation Day, medical officials are discussing the toll the pandemic has taken on the mental health of those in the industry. A new study by Ohio State University found more than half of nurses surveyed reported feeling anxious, with roughly 40% reported feeling symptoms of depression. Local officials …

Nearly 80 percent of higher education faculty report dealing with student mental health issues–issues that more than 90 percent of faculty believe have worsened or significantly worsened during the pandemic, according to a new nationwide survey led by a Boston University mental health researcher. The vast majority of faculty members, myself included, are not …

District Health Department 10 says there has been some confusion on how long people should quarantine because of the platform used for contact tracing. On Apr. 5th, the state changed quarantine guidance from 10 days back to 14 days. However,  Trace-Force, the contact tracing platform, did not update their system to the 14-day quarantine rule …

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – The Metro Public Health Department has announced guidelines for high school graduation ceremonies aimed at mitigating the spread of COVID-19. MPHD says all participants and guests will be required to wear face coverings/masks at all times, except for speakers, who should be at a minimum of 15 feet from the front …