Abby Parmalee

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July 27, 2018

Not ‘Just A Phase’: Growing Up With Gender Dysphoria

The transition from youth to adolescence can be anxiety-inducing, navigating the physical changes and social pressures to fit in. But for those who experience gender dysphoria -- the feeling that your gender doesn't match your biological sex -- adolescence can be especially traumatic. Support and care early on can make the difference between slipping between the cracks and thriving, as the stories of two transitioning youth show.


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July 19, 2018

Alaska Plans To Spend Government Funds On Indiana-Made Addiction Treatment Device

Alaska plans to use federal grant money to purchase a controversial device used in opioid addiction treatment. Addiction experts argue the device has not been properly studied, and that states should put resources toward more proven therapies, such as medications that are used to treat opioid withdrawals and addiction.


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July 11, 2018

After Hospital Closure, A Missouri Community Tries to Fill The Gap in Health and Jobs

Twin Rivers is the fourth rural hospital to shutter in Missouri in the past four years. The surprise closure has left the 31,000 residents of Dunklin County—the second poorest in the state—scrambling to find medical care while local physicians rush to provide services and elected officials ponder ways to replace the loss of one of the county’s largest employers.


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