Little Apothecary plants the seed of ‘people’s medicine’ in Chicago’s Englewood neighborhood In the middle of a community garden in Englewood sits a red box, labelled “free medicine.” …
Food is a central issue in climate change mitigation. Our dietary choices and consumption patterns are critical to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, which greatly impact the food supply chain. Every …
Chicago police officer undergoes first-ever double-lung transplant due to Covid-19 and cancer The last time Arthur Gillespie spoke to his cousin was on his front porch in Beverly, but he didn’t …
Animals self-medicate with plants − behavior people have observed and emulated for millennia By Adrienne Mayor, Stanford University Main image: A goat with an arrow wound nibbles the medicinal …

N.C. Senate budget would fund child care centers for nine months

By Grace Vitaglione The North Carolina Senate released a budget proposal June 19 for the coming fiscal year that would put funding toward child care needs and maintain last year’s budget’s 3 …

What is xylazine, and is it increasing overdose deaths in N.C.?

By Grace Vitaglione Louise Vincent experienced xylazine, a veterinary tranquilizer, a couple years ago. The drug, commonly called “tranq,” caused wounds on her arms that haven’t fully …

Stuck in a hospital, hoping for a place of his own

By Rose Hoban Tylor Freeman would like to go home. His problem? There’s no home to go to.  Instead, the 29-year-old has been cooling his heels at WakeMed hospital in Raleigh for more than 100 …
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