In the small flood-ravaged town of Springfield, La., Rachel Moriarty waited more than a week for a center where she could apply for emergency food stamps to finally open in this AM-Vets hall. But now she's been turned away at the door.This week they are only processing those with the last names beginning with A through D."I don't have a vehicle to get here," she tells a staffer from the state, who replies that unfortunately due to the volume of applicants in need, there wasn't anything they...
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A series of medical images published Tuesday offer the most complete picture, so far, of how the Zika virus can damage the brain of a fetus."The images show the worst brain infections that doctors will ever see," says Dr. Deborah Levine, at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston, who contributed to the study. "Zika is such a severe infection [in fetuses]. Most doctors will have never seen brains like this before."The images — published in the journal Radiology — are part of a special...
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A five-year, $2 million grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services aims to get health professionals focusing on population health, and Southern Illinois University's School of Medicine will help lead the training.