Insight News

Nov 01st


National foster care month

May is National Foster Care Month and this year is a good time to reflect on the progress we can make in improving the lives of children and youths in foster care by implementing the Fostering Connections to Success and Increasing Adoptions Act (Fostering Connections Act). This important new federal law, approved last fall with broad bipartisan support, will help hundreds of thousands of children and youths who have been abused and neglected. It’s now up to all of us to see that states implement it so that it truly benefits young people across the country.


Nanotechnology forges ahead, despite health and environmental unknowns

Nanotechnology forges ahead, despite health and environmental unknownsDear EarthTalk: What is "nanotechnology?" I’ve heard that nanoparticles are already in consumer products, yet we haven't really studied their potential health impacts.
-- Dan Zeff, San Francisco, CA


National Black Leadership Commission on AIDS to launch "call to action" against nation's HIV/AIDS epidemic

NEW YORK. (May 18, 2009) - The National Black Leadership Commission on AIDS-(NBLCA announced today the launch of a "National Call to Action" against HIV/AIDS as part of NBLCA's annual Choose Life Awards Benefit Gala.

Minnesota addresses laboratory shortages through innovative partnerships

Minnesota addresses laboratory shortages through innovative partnershipsClinical laboratories in the United States are in crisis due to workforce shortages, increased laboratory testing needed to sustain patient care, and educational program closures caused by high costs necessary to maintain them.

Health Talk & You: Preventing youth violence

As we learned from the shooting in Red Lake, MN, youth violence permeates U.S. communities of every description. The problem of violence infects our towns, neighborhoods and schools — every aspect of the daily lives of our children. What strategies can we use to help curb this problem?

Health disparities among minority populations getting worse

WARSAW, IN -- Despite government efforts to address disparities in the past decade, beginning with President Clinton's 1998 Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities Initiative, there has been very little progress. African Americans have more disease, disability, and early death than Caucasians(1).

More Minnesota kids having kids

A new report finds a second year of increases in the state's teen pregnancy and birth rates; a trend that has teen advocates worried. A study by the Minnesota Organization on Adolescent Pregnancy, Prevention and Parenting shows the state's teen pregnancy and birth rates increased by two percent over the past year.
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