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Mirror, Mirror in the Solarium: Learning from Karen Carpenter’s Death as an Act of Self-Love

Lauryn Bianco, 2019-2020 Fellow. This piece was first published on Thrive Global. "Despite Karen Carpenter's very public, painful death due to complications from anorexia - we continue the cultural narrative of what a body "should" look…
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Preventing maternal mortality: We have to address the racism first

Bryna Koch, 2019-2020 Fellow. This piece was first published in The Hill. "New standards to address the maternal mortality crisis will go into effect July 2020 and aim to improve how hospitals prevent, identify, and treat maternal…
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“Hymen Checks?” Sounds Like T.I. Needs Sex Ed

Maria Rodriguez, 2019-2020 Fellow. This piece was first published in Ms. Magazine. "It was the ridiculous anecdote heard ’round the Internet: on a (now deleted) episode of Ladies Like Us podcast, rapper T.I. discussed his practice of…
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Arizona–and American–Need to Cover Fertility Treatments

Kerri Lopez-Howell, 2019-2020 Fellow. This piece was first published in Arizona Daily Star. "On Dec. 17, Arizona’s Senate Finance Committee will hold a hearing to decide whether to move forward on legislation requiring insurance providers to cover…
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The Illusion and Peril of Food “Choice”

Megan Carney, 2018-2019 Fellow. This piece was first published in Sapiens. "It’s easy to blame obesity, diabetes, and other conditions on people’s poor diets. But the real culprit is multinational corporations that profit from limiting our…
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The International Politics of Gut Health

Megan Carney, 2018-2019 Fellow. This piece first published in Scientific American. "For immigrants to the U.S., we need to focus on political and economic structures that ultimately affect the microbiome."
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Supporting Teen Moms; Vaccine Exemptions; New Tax Reforms

Dr. Heidi L. Pottinger, 2018-2019 Fellow. This TV appearance first ran on PBS AZ360.
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Challenges to health equality go beyond having insurance

Rhonda Gonzalez, Felicia Goodrum Sterling, Megan Carney, 2018-2019 Fellows. This piece was first published by the Arizona Daily Star.  "As open enrollment for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act comes to a close this year…
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Is Hearing Loss Causing Your Parent’s Falls? As we age, hearing loss is increasingly linked to other conditions

Judy L. Huch, Aud, 2017-2018 Fellow. This piece was first published in NextAvenue. "While a new study last month suggested exercise is the best way to prevent falls in people over 65, there’s another, surprisingly simple, but often…
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Featured Grantee Partner: Planned Parenthood Arizona

Interview Series: Transformational Grantmaking What are three interesting things people don't know about Planned Parenthood of Arizona? One thing that most people don’t realize about our organization is the extent to which we’re focused on proactive health and…
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