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Advocate Pamela Published in Bustle

Young Voices Advocate Pamela Stubbart was published by Bustle writing about the dangers of driving while pregnant.

As the researchers are careful to add, this doesn’t mean that pregnant women shouldn’t drive (indeed, many of their male partners are statistically more dangerous drivers all the time). But, pregnant or not, always take precautions like getting enough sleep and wearing your seatbelt, because driving is actually one of the more (often unnoticeably) dangerous things we do every day.

Read the entire piece here.

If you’d like to speak with or book Pamela or any of our other Advocates, please contact Young Voices now.

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Advocate Pamela Published in Bustle

Young Voices Advocate Pamela Stubbart was published by Bustle writing about the benefits of red wine.

So, although resveratrol’s specific health benefits remain thoroughly in doubt, that doesn’t necessarily mean that wine is bad for you. For instance, there is some evidence that even heavy drinkers are healthier than non-drinkers (but it may be correlational). You may want to stop buying expensive resveratrol supplements for the time being, though – it’s quite possibly just a fancy way to wash your cash down the drain, without even getting a buzz in the process.

Read the entire piece here.

If you’d like to speak with or book Pamela or any of our other Advocates, please contact Young Voices now.

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Advocate Pamela Published in Bustle

Young Voices Advocate Pamela Stubbart was published by Bustle writing about a potential cancer cure.

This is very interesting news indeed, as cancer is a growing public health problem: cancer rates are mounting internationally, and as many as 41 percent of Americans will be diagnosed with cancer at some point in their lives. However, many additional trials of the treatment will be required before it can be safely recommended to cancer patients in general. Getting treatments approved by the FDA is a notoriously long and difficult process, so don’t expect your friends or relatives to be offered the measles vaccine treatment anytime soon. Also, like most treatments, the vaccine wouldn’t work for everyone — unfortunately the other cancer patient who was treated in this way was not cured, and the cancer returned after nine months. But maybe by the time we’re elderly, vaccines will have become a commonplace addition to doctors’ arsenals of cancer-fighting tools.

Read the entire piece here.

If you’d like to speak with or book Pamela or any of our other Advocates, please contact Young Voices now.

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Advocate Pamela Published in Bustle

Young Voices Advocate Pamela Stubbart was published by Bustle writing about why breast cander patient unemployment rates are so high.

This bad news builds on previous evidence that cancer patients face increased risk for subsequent unemployment, and comes during a time when women are already growing in their representation amongst long-term unemployed persons in the United States. Unfortunately, there’s not much to do about the situation other than to prevent cancer through healthy living, weigh your treatment options carefully if you do get cancer, and hope your doctor will advocate for disability support in the case that you need it.

Read the entire piece here.

If you’d like to speak with or book Pamela or any of our other Advocates, please contact Young Voices now.

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Editor Casey Published in TheBlaze on Medicaid

Editor Casey Given was published in TheBlaze on Medicaid’s coverage gap under the Affordable Care Act.

As Obamacare cheerleaders continue their victory lap after last month’s exchange deadline, many are now turning their attention to states that have not yet expanded Medicaid.

The Orlando Weekly published an article this week tracing the ordeal of Charlene Dill, a Florida woman who died without health insurance because she fell into Obamacare’s so-called “coverage gap” — earning too little to enroll in Medicaid but too much to qualify for exchange subsidies.

The article condemned Florida Republicans for failing to expand Medicaid as offered under Obamacare. However, a closer look at the broken program surprisingly suggests that the Sunshine State — and the 24 others that haven’t expanded the program so far — may have made the more humane decision.

You can read the entire piece here.

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