Julie Burkhart and Tammi Kromenaker have spent their careers providing abortion care and ensuring that people have access to it. For most of their career, they’ve been the targets of hate and harassment too. Last May, a clinic in Casper, Wyoming that Burkhart’s organization was preparing to open up was set on fire. Incidents like that cause “deep financial, emotional, and sometimes physical impacts on people who are trying to provide abortion care,” she tells Ali Velshi. Kromenaker isn’t a stranger to such threats either. For over a decade, she operated the last abortion clinic in North Dakota, which made her a target of the anti-abortion crowd. But after Roe fell last year, she moved her clinic to Minnesota, a state with stronger abortion rights protections. “Minnesota and North Dakota could not be more starkly different,” she says.
- National Review
Federal judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly proposed Monday that a constitutional right to abortion may be found in the 13th Amendment.
- Cincinnati.com | The Enquirer
Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine called the assault of a 10-year-old Ohio girl seeking an abortion in Indiana a tragedy but didn't address law he signed in 2019.
- The Topeka Capital-Journal
AG Kris Kobach threatened to file a suit under the RICO Act, which allows private individuals damaged by a "racketeer" to file a civil suit.
1000-Lb. Sisters' Tammy Slaton Achieves Goal Weight Required for Surgery: 'I Proved Everybody Wrong'
“I finally got my told-you-so moment,” Tammy Slaton said after weighing in at 534 lbs. in PEOPLE’s exclusive look at Tuesday’s episode of 1000-Lb. Sisters
Norovirus cases are increasing across the country, but what is norovirus and how can you prevent it? Here’s the deal.
- The Telegraph
Barbara Sahakian, an expert in grey matter from the University of Cambridge, describes the lifestyle habits she employs to keep brain deterioration at bay.
People Are Sharing Their Experiences Getting An IUD After This Woman Said She Felt Like She "Went Into Labor" Getting One Inserted
"When I got my IUD, they said I was 10 centimeters dilated and I had contractions all the way home."
So long, quiet quitting.
- The Telegraph
In the 2000 film American Psycho the famously unreliable narrator claims to start his day with a thousand stomach crunches. If they ever try a remake, this boast will be updated to 1000 standing abdominal moves.
- The Telegraph
The birdsong is what you hear first. It’s lunchtime, in the middle of town, on one of the main thoroughfares. But in Oakham, the usual thrum of traffic you would expect this close to a high street is conspicuous by its absence. The only cacophony comes from the cawing and screeching of birds.
- Lexington Herald-Leader
State and federal officials counted 52 new COVID deaths during the latest reporting week.
- Fort Worth Star-Telegram
Five people in Cooke County were exposed to rabies after handling infected livestock. Here’s how the viral disease can spread to humans.
A 14-year-old thought she had 'butterflies' from dancing with a boy at winter formal. It was a heart attack.
Ceirra Zeager's heart started racing after a high school dance. What she thought was butterflies was a heart attack.
- Belleville News-Democrat
What does the end of Illinois’ public health emergency for the coronavirus mean?
- HuffPost Life
Many people who experience a transient ischemic attack will go on to have a stroke within 90 days. Here are the red flags.
- Associated Press
Simu Liu, who's best known for playing Marvel superhero Shang-Chi, wants everyone who attends an event at Chase Center to feel welcome, comfortable and supported, just as he has been in the five months since opening up about his own challenges with anxiety. Now, there's the Simu Liu Sensory Room, complete with carpeted walls, lighting features, puzzles and games to provide a quiet space for guests who might feel overwhelmed or overstimulated. The Chinese Canadian actor who starred in the 2021 film “Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings” helped unveil the renovated room before the Golden State Warriors hosted the Oklahoma City Thunder on Monday night.
- The Conversation
Supitcha McAdam/Shutterstock If you were to open your medicine cabinet right now, there’s a fair chance that you’d find at least one bottle of vitamins alongside the painkillers, plasters and cough syrup. After all, people are definitely buying vitamins: in 2020, the global market for complementary and alternative medicines, which includes multivitamin supplements, had an estimated value of US.27 billion. The use of natural health products such as minerals and amino acids has increased – and con
In the opening of HBO’s The Last of Us, a couple of scientists on a 1960s-era interview show debate the possibility of a fungus-driven pandemic destroying humanity. It not only sets the tone for the show, it makes you wonder if something like that could actually happen. The answer: No. At least, not right now. In the future, though, it’s a possibility.
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Maryland officials are preparing for as many as 80,000 residents who could no longer qualify for Medicaid coverage this spring, as the federal government reinstates a requirement that existed before the COVID-19 pandemic for states to verify the eligibility of recipients. Michele Eberle, the executive director of the Maryland Health Benefit Exchange, said that beginning in May, the state can start ending Medicaid coverage for people who no longer qualify. Maryland, she added, is in a better position to reach people than many other states to either continue Medicaid coverage or move them into other health plans.
Check your fridge before making a snack today because many common items have just been recalled — and you’ll want to pay attention. The US Food and Drug Administration announced the recall of more than 400 fruit cups, breakfast sandwiches, yogurt, salads, and more due to a possible Listeria contamination. The Baltimore-based company, Fresh Ideation […]