Shaheen Joins Letter Urging USDA to Help Working Families Access Healthy Food by Updating Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for WIC Food Packages

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March 02, 2022 (Washington, DC) – U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) joined a bipartisan, bicameral letter urging U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Tom Vilsack to issue revised WIC food packages under the proposed rule, Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children: Revisions in the WIC Food Packages. […]

Healthy food access is key to neighborhood revival

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By Mariama Jallow David West, a retired juvenile court counselor for the state of North Carolina, grew up in the Boston-Thurmond neighborhood in Winston-Salem, a predominantly Black community that has seen many changes over the past century. Until the early 1990s, it was a vibrant neighborhood filled with Black Americans […]

A possible cure for sickle cell? High-tech solution unlikely to help patients with limited access — ScienceDaily

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Sickle cell anemia is an inherited blood disorder where red blood cells become sickle/crescent shaped. It causes frequent infections, swelling in the hands and legs, pain, severe tiredness and delayed growth or puberty. Treatment typically focuses on controlling symptoms and may include pain medicines during crises; hydroxyurea to reduce the […]