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People’s Community Clinic celebrates 50 years of bringing dignity to care – Entertainment & Life – Austin American-Statesman

“We were hippies,” says Barbara Davis. They were anti-establishment, bend the rules, roll up your sleeves and get things done without infringing on anyone else’s rights kind of people.

Picture a medical clinic with a handful of long-haired doctors, nurses and a social worker in a church basement. Mattresses on the floor served as the waiting room chairs; sheets hanging from the ceiling delineated the different exam rooms. A card table served as the front desk.

The staff members put in their own money to buy the supplies or rounded up free samples to start what was then called the People’s Free Clinic in 1970.

They opened up the clinic one night a week for a handful of hours. That first night, the accounts differ, but Davis thinks they had about 27 people come through the basement clinic they set up at Congregational Church off 23rd Street near the University

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One in 20 high schoolers in east Japan pref. takes care of family members: research

A man who cared for his grandmother, a dementia patient, since he was a sixth grader is seen in Tokyo on March 16, 2020. (Mainichi/Yuki Miyatake)

TOKYO — One out of some 20 high school students in the east Japan prefecture of Saitama said they were providing care for family members, including those with illnesses or disabilities, a survey by a research team have found.

Children under the age of 18 who take care of their family members with chronic illnesses or disabilities, or mental health issues are referred to as “young carers” and experts have warned if these children become overburdened with caregiving tasks, it could interfere with their school work as well as their mental and physical health. A similar trend was seen in a 2016 study targeting high schoolers in the western prefecture of Osaka. The team says they

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Hillsborough ponders racism as health care crisis

TAMPA — After Tampa City Council’s recent apology for the city’s racist history, Hillsborough County commissioners are poised to consider their own initiative declaring racism a public health crisis.

a man wearing a suit and tie: JAMES BORCHUCK | TimesnHillsborough County Commission Chairman Les Miller.

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JAMES BORCHUCK | TimesnHillsborough County Commission Chairman Les Miller.

“Hillsborough County’s collective prosperity depends upon the equitable access to opportunity for every resident regardless of the color of their skin,” the resolution reads.

It includes a 10-item action list ranging from promoting equity through all commission-approved policies to encouraging county vendors, contractors and others to provide racial equity training.

The resolution from Commissioner Pat Kemp is modeled after government action in Dallas County, Texas and similar resolutions in Mecklenberg County, N.C., Montgomery County, Md. and Dekalb, Cobb and Gwinnett counties in Georgia.

The idea grew locally from Our Community, Our Voice, a virtual community forum on racism and public health that Bible-Based Fellowship Church in

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Looks Out For Health Care Workers: Homewood-Flossmoor Hero

a woman smiling for the camera: Diane Creal, hero.

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Diane Creal, hero.

HOMEWOOD-FLOSSMOOR, IL — When times are tough, heroes emerge. We all know someone who’s making a difference right now as we live through unprecedented and changing times.

Here at Patch, we’ve launched an initiative to help recognize these heroes making a difference in their communities. Together with Ring, we’re working to let all your neighbors know about these outstanding people and their stories.

This submission comes from Thomas Creal who nominated Diane Creal of the Homewood-Flossmoor area. Thomas and Diane are married and Thomas said Diane looks out for heath care workers.

Name: Diane Creal

State: IL

Home town: Homewood-Flossmoor

Hero’s job: Health Care

Relationship to nominee: My wife

Reason for recognition: Every day she manages the team that cares for patients in Cook

County Healthcare System.

One thing to know: Looks out for the heath care workers.

Submitter name: Thomas Creal

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Health care services that cover HIV in the South disrupted by coronavirus pandemic

The coronavirus pandemic has disrupted health care services in America, especially in the South, where HIV continues to plague the region.


The South accounted for more than half of the country’s roughly 37,000 HIV infections in 2018 and has been a focus of the Trump administration’s goal of eradicating the disease by 2030 by focusing on hot spots for the infection and getting people on drugs.

Fewer people in the South are aware that they have HIV compared with other regions in the U.S., according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Parts of the so-called Black Belt — a poor agricultural region stretching from Louisiana to Virginia that was first known for the color of its soil and then for its mostly Black population — have particularly high rates of new HIV infections.

Health services have stopped or limited testing for

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Skin care products you should be using in your 30s, according to dermatologists

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Your 30s is a great time to start getting serious about a dedicated skin care routine. You’re still pretty young and have plenty of time to repair any past damage and protect your complexion.

To help you craft the ideal skin care routine in your 30s, Shop TODAY consulted top dermatologists to get their take on what products you should stock up on immediately. Now you just have to make some room in your beauty cabinet!


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Garnier SkinActive SPF 30 Moisturizer (Amazon / Amazon)

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Hoboken Gets $1.9M For Small Business, $8M For Coronavirus Care

HOBOKEN, NJ — U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez, Mayor Ravi Bhalla, and other officials announced on Wednesday that Hoboken small businesses can get $1.9 million in CARES Act funding, and that the city will also get $8 million for the city’s coronavirus expenses including testing, food for seniors, costs of disinfecting public buildings, and more. (Find out how to get a coronavirus test in Hoboken at the end of the story.)

Businesses affected by the crisis can apply for grants of up to $20,000 through a program administered by Hoboken and Hudson County.

Some small businesses and schools in Hoboken have already received federal PPP loans, which can be forgiven (see the list here). Others set up GoFundMe accounts for their staff at the beginning of the pandemic. But even those who’ve gotten PPP loans say they still have struggles. READ MORE: Here Are The Hoboken Businesses That Got PPP Loans.

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Walgreens to open 500 to 700 in-store clinics with primary care doctors in deal with VillageMD

The doctor will see you now … at Walgreens.

Walgreens plans to staff 500 to 700 of its stores with primary care doctors in the next five years in a partnership with medical services provider VillageMD.

The company, which has nearly 9,300 locations in the U.S., announced the plan Wednesday morning, saying it would also invest in VillageMD.

It will open the primary care clinics under the brand Village Medical at Walgreens. The clinics will be spread out among more than 30 markets, with more than half located in locations that are underserved by medical professionals.

The move marks the latest evolution in the drug store sector’s pivot away from retail floor space toward more healthcare services.

Walgreens’ archrival, CVS, has invested in its own in-store clinical services brand called MinuteClinic, which is offered at about 1,100 locations. CVS is also opening up to 1,500 HealthHUB locations that will include

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COVID Fear Is Keeping Chronically Ill People From Getting Medical Care

The novel coronavirus pandemic is keeping Americans away from the doctor’s office. For most people, that means little more than postponing a dental checkup or enduring a minor illness at home. 

But those with chronic medical conditions ― especially ailments that make them more susceptible to infections like COVID-19 ― face a nerve-wracking choice between staying home and letting their health deteriorate or taking their chances with the virus to get their regular care.

An estimated 45% of Americans, or about 133 million people, have some kind of chronic medical condition, like diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease and arthritis, according to an analysis published in 2018.

These ailments require ongoing care in the form of frequent doctor visits, lab tests, scans, and medications administered in medical facilities. But these facilities are also places where people can contract the coronavirus, making life-or-death decisions about other health care more complicated. 


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Dearfoams Launches Everyday Hero Sweepstakes, Ben Sherman Donates Masks to Health Care Workers + More

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July 2, 2020: Dearfoams is continuing its celebration of everyday heroes with today’s launch of “Nominate a Hero” — a sweepstakes that invites consumers to nominate a hero of the choice on for the chance to surprise them with a free pair of slippers. Nominations, which run through July 15, can include anyone from health-care workers to military service members, parents, teachers, store clerks, and more. According to the company, 200 winning heroes will be selected at random.  “We are so thrilled to continue our heroes’ campaign and commitment to our community by honoring and celebrating all of the heroes in our lives with the new limited-edition Hero Bear capsule collection,” said Tricia Bouras, president of Dearfoams. “We have been so inspired by the overwhelming response the campaign has received these past few months and want to continue honoring those individuals who

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