Ella Jones, left, and Diane Stevenson hug goodbye after a meeting of the Breakfast Club, a group that offers support and friendship to women diagnosed with breast cancer.
Carolina Hidalgo/St. Louis Public Radio
November 16, 2017

Cancer-Coaching Grandmothers Hold Hands, Lift Spirits

One in eight U.S. women will develop breast cancer over the course of her life. But the burden is particularly heavy for African-American women. Like Hispanic women, they are more likely to be diagnosed with aggressive forms of breast cancer and at a later stage than their white counterparts.


Participants who finish the treatment court program, which involves treatment or therapy, are recognized with a "graduation" in the courtroom. In Oct., four veterans graduated from treatment court in Peoria County.
Cass Herrington/Peoria Public Radio
November 15, 2017

Treatment Court Offers Second Chance for Veterans

Illinois Circuit Courts will be required to have a special treatment court for veterans, starting next year. The initiative aims to reduce recidivism among soldiers who are struggling with mental health and addiction. The tenth circuit court in Peoria already offers a veteran’s treatment court and is awaiting certification to meet the Jan. 1st deadline.


Side Effects Public Media
November 09, 2017

Young, Healthy And Planning For Death

Most Americans don’t have an advanced directive, a plan for their last days. Those plans require having a conversation about your wishes -- how much medical intervention you want, who you want to visit you, where you want to be cared for.


President Trump arrives on Long Island to deliver remarks on law enforcement at Suffolk Community College in Ronkonkoma, N.Y., on July 28.
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October 13, 2017

Trump Administration To End Obamacare Subsidies For The Poor

The Trump administration said Thursday that it would end the Affordable Care Act's cost-sharing reduction payments designed to help low-income Americans get health care. Not paying the subsidies, health care experts have warned, could send the health insurance exchanges into turmoil.


President Donald Trump hands a pen that he used to sign an executive order on health care to Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., in the Roosevelt Room of the White House on Thursday.
Evan Vucci/AP
October 12, 2017

Trump Uses Executive Pen To Chip Away At ‘Obamacare’

President Trump signed an executive order Thursday that's intended to provide more options for people shopping for health insurance. The president invoked his power of the pen after repeated Republican efforts to repeal the Affordable Care Act have failed.


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