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Building Support for Pregnant Women in Rural and Urban Communities

“Just the other day, we got a call,” said Rebecca Bork, a labor and delivery nurse in Greenville, a small South Carolina city of about 68,000.1 A pregnant woman who was in labor was on her way, coming in from the outskirts. Her husband was driving; she was experiencing contractions. Bork and her team grabbed the “precip bag” and raced to meet the family in the parking lot. The bag — so named for the term precipitous delivery, or childbirth after an especially fast labor — has everything needed for a quick delivery: scissors, core clamps, towels, and a bulb suction. […]

How Communities Can Prepare for the Growing Aging Population

WHO describes active aging as the process of benefitting from opportunities for health, participation, and security. But getting older adults to move to a different community, even if it is more age-inclusive, isn’t always an easy proposition.

Trouble Swallowing or Chewing? Try These 6 Dysphagia-Friendly Recipes.

Dysphagia, the clinical term for difficulty swallowing and chewing, affects an individual’s ability to eat and drink with ease. People with the condition follow a specific diet of foods that are easy to swallow and chew. While clinically appropriate, these options can lack the variety and taste that make eating enjoyable. Still, food and cooking can be means of restoring health, routine, and community, especially for those dealing with the isolation that can accompany the condition and the reason behind it (such as head and neck cancer, Parkinson’s disease, stroke, or traumatic brain injury). Sharing a meal with loved ones […]

Trouble Swallowing or Chewing? Try These 6 Dysphagia-Friendly Recipes.

Dysphagia, the clinical term for difficulty swallowing and chewing, affects an individual’s ability to eat and drink with ease. People with the condition follow a specific diet of foods that are easy to swallow and chew. While clinically appropriate, these options can lack the variety and taste that make eating enjoyable. Still, food and cooking can be means of restoring health, routine, and community, especially for those dealing with the isolation that can accompany the condition and the reason behind it (such as head and neck cancer, Parkinson’s disease, stroke, or traumatic brain injury). Sharing a meal with loved ones […]