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Voice of Hope for Autism: The Joey Lowenstein Foundation

New York, N.Y.  Some of the greatest discoveries in human history have been the result of accidental or unexpected circumstances. While the mind usually recalls great innovations, we sometimes tend to take for granted the more elementary aspects of life, such as the ability to communicate through speech.      Roberta Lowenstein, Rita Cosby, Joey Lowenstein, […]

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Supreme Court Upholds Key Part of Affordable Care Act

Washington, D.C.  Today, in a 6-3 decision, the Supreme Court upheld a critical part of the Affordable Care Act, historic health care reform that the President signed into law five years ago. Now, millions of Americans who got covered in health insurance marketplaces can stay covered, no matter where they live. The President made the […]

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U.N. Celebrates 1st International Yoga Day, for Public Health and Peace

New York, N.Y.  The first International Day of Yoga is being celebrated around the world today following recognition by the United Nations General Assembly that the holistic benefits of the ancient Indian practice and its inherent compatibility with the principles and values of the U.N. U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon practicing yoga in Times Square, New […]

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Fountain House Gallery Honors Boosters of Artists with Mental Illness

New York, N.Y.  Fountain House Gallery, New York City’s premier venue representing artists living with mental illness, recently held its End of Annual Meeting Season Celebration. I’ve come to know this yearly event as an effervescent evening of cocktails, music, and a splendid array of more than 100 original artworks exhibited for sale by Gallery […]

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Ban to Convene International Ebola Recovery Conference in New York

New York, N.Y.  To help mobilize needed resources “in the last mile of the response” against the Ebola outbreak and to start the affected West African countries on the path of early recovery, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today announced that he will convene an international conference next month. In Sierra Leone, local health workers […]

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Report: Animals’ Presence May Ease Social Anxiety in Kids with Autism

New York, N.Y.  When animals are present, children with autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) have lower readings on a device that detects anxiety and other forms of social arousal when interacting with their peers. According to a study funded in part by the National Institutes of Health, companion animals—like dogs, cats or the guinea pigs in […]

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Fountain House Symposium Takes On Schizophrenia

New York, N.Y.  I’m interested in mental health issues, but I’m not a physician and have no medical training. That’s why I look forward to the annual Fountain House Symposium and Luncheon, where cutting-edge information is presented by top-drawer experts in terms accessible to a lay audience. Panelists Peter Weiden, M.D., Nancy Andreasen, M.D., Ph.D., […]

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In the Know: Skin Cancer Doesn’t Affect Only White People

New York, N.Y.  With summer weather approaching, the usual warnings about skin cancer are not far off. African Americans typically think of melanoma as a white person’s disease and seldom heed warnings about overexposure to the sun’s ultraviolet rays. African Americans assume that they’re not at risk for skin cancer. That assumption can be deadly. […]

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Iconic Norman Rockwell Exhibition to Open at U.N. Headquarters

Barack Obama: A Hard Day’s Work Deserves a Fair Day’s Pay

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Supreme Court Opens Same-Sex Marriage to All Fifty States

Voice of Hope for Autism: The Joey Lowenstein Foundation