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Seven Years of Lyme

May 13, 2021
The Journey Over the past 7 years I've seen: 5 primary care doctors, 2 neurologists, 5 OB-gyn, 1 gastroenterologist, 2 urologists, 1 allergist, 5 dermatologists, 5 ER doctors, 3 functional medicine doctors, 1 ophthalmologist, 1 naturopath, 4 physical therapists, 7 acupuncturists, and 2 craniosacral...
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What questions do you have about the COVID-19 vaccines?

May 11, 2021
We have GREAT NEWS! The Biden Administration recently announced the launch of Vaccines.gov which is a central place where people all across the country can look to find where to get their COVID-19 vaccination. Also, as soon as this Thursday, children ages 12-15 are expected to be able to receive...
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Rates of Breast Cancer in Women Veterans Provoke Questions

May 5, 2021
My name is Dr. Kate Hendricks Thomas, and I am a public health professional whose research focuses on the well-being of military-connected women. Long before I became an academic, I was a Marine Corps Military Police Officer. I served from 2002-2012 in garrison commands, overseas in Iraq, and...
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In a Time of Uncertainty, Let Us Commit to Keeping Our Kids Safe this Mother’s Day

May 5, 2021
Being a single mother is tough. Doing the same job during a global pandemic has been nothing short of a seemingly impossible task that managed to get completed with each passing day. In March of 2020, as I was packing my luggage to make one of my many usual trips to Washington, D.C. for my work as...
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En Tiempos de Incertidumbre, Comprometámonos este Día de las Madres, a Mantener a Nuestros Hijos a Salvo

May 5, 2021
Ser madre soltera es difícil. Hacer el mismo trabajo durante una pandemia mundial ha sido una tarea aparentemente imposible que se ha logrado llevar a cabo día a día. En marzo de 2020, me encontraba haciendo mis maletas para realizar uno de mis múltiples viajes habituales a Washington, D.C. por mi...
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URGENT: North Carolina lawmakers considering a bill to outlaw vaccine requirements

May 4, 2021
There is a new bill that is dangerous for public health being considered by the NC General Assembly that needs your urgent attention! House Bill 558 would make it unlawful to mandate vaccinations against ANY illness for schools, child care, and health care professionals and settings—including COVID...
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Quick signature! Tell Congress to lower drug prices now

May 4, 2021
With the passage of the American Rescue Plan, we are delighted that President Biden has made strides in making health care more affordable. However, there is still a lot of work to do when it comes to prescription drug affordability for families. In fact, lowering the cost of health care and...
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It's Time to #BanMenthol

April 27, 2021
As April comes to a close, a key public health deadline is approaching – the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has until April 29, 2021 to decide whether it will move forward in removing menthol cigarettes from the market. The vast majority of Black American smokers – 85% - use menthol cigarettes,...
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Stop killing our kids: Justice for Adam Toledo

Top #5Actions of the Past Week: Friday, April 23, 2021

April 23, 2021
Ma’Khia Bryant should be alive today. Adam Toledo should be alive today. Daunte Wright should be alive today. George Floyd should be alive today. While a jury this week convicted former police officer Derek Chauvin on all three counts for the murder of George Floyd, as was right; we know that a...
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Quick signature: Tell Congress to continue to make health care more equitable and affordable!

April 22, 2021
“Being a single mom, I wouldn’t have been able to afford health insurance without the Affordable Care Act. Now, thanks to the American Rescue Plan my premium went down by $30/month!” - Trish, mom of 2, in Raleigh, NC Momentum is building for a better health care system! The American Rescue Plan,...
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