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International Volunteers Series: Infirmary Worker in Montero, Bolivia



Copacabana - Bolivia, Julio 2013, Photo by Dani

Olivia Elswick, Asia Correspondent Last Modified: 23:30 p.m. DST, 03 July 2014 MONTERO, Bolivia — Antoinette Moncrieff, a spitfire of a girl from Michigan, works in an orphanage, or Hogar, in Bolivia with another American volunteer, Natalie Baker. Antoinette was drawn to work in Bolivia because of the opportunity to work in an orphanage and […]

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Heroin in the Hills


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Twins, Photo by James Gardner

Michael Ransom, Contributing Editor Last Modified: 07:45 p.m. DST, 11 June 2014 CINCINNATI, Ohio — While drug abuse is a long-standing problem in the Appalachia region of the United States, the surge in heroin usage has only been recently documented and is a relatively new phenomena. Most officials attribute the influx of heroin into be rural […]

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International Volunteers Series: Healthcare Workers in Maridi, South Sudan



Theresa Kiblinger and Ariel Zarate, Volunteers in Maridi, South Sudan

Olivia Elswick, Asia Correspondent Last Modified: 08:07 a.m. DST, 19 June 2014 MARIDI, South Sudan — For this edition of the international volunteer interview series, I spoke with Theresa Kiblinger and Ariel Zarate, American volunteers living in “the bush,” of Maridi, South Sudan. Despite South Sudan’s prevalence in international news these day, and obstacles like […]

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HIV Prevention Pill Now Available



"HIV-infected H9 T cell" by NIAID

Sarah Joanne Jakubowski, Contributing Journalist Last Modified: 08:37 a.m. DST, 21  May 2014 ATLANTA, Georgia — An HIV prevention pill is recommended by the Center for Disease Control (CDC) for those at risk for contracting HIV.  The pill, called pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP, brand name Truvada), works by lowering the amount of the virus circulating in […]

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Kiss Me, Kiss Me. Kiss Me Not!



Black and White Photo of Girl Biting Lips, Photo by Light Play

Ayanna Nahmias, Editor-in-Chief Last Modified: 02:17 a.m. DST, 22 January 2014 When I came back to the States from Africa in the late 70’s, I was thrown into a school system and culture with which, like many people from different cultures and backgrounds, I was quite unfamiliar. There was the usual lack of cultural sensitivity […]

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