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Autism Webinar in Washington Highlights Hope through TM

Washington, D.C.  Having written about being wowed by youth leader Joey Lowenstein (HuffPo), a teen living with and conquering autism, and preparing to award him the 2014 Luce Leadership Award from our foundation, after writing about the David Lynch Foundation several times, and after getting to know and write about broadcaster Rita Cosby, I could [...]

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U.N.: Tuberculosis Gains at Risk Due to Millions of Missed Patients

New York, N.Y.  Treatment has saved the lives of more than 22 million people with tuberculosis (TB), according to a new report by the United Nations health agency that also reveals that the number of deaths from the disease fell to 1.3 million last year.   Tuberculosis-infected patients from Myanmar live in these huts for [...]

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Hillary Clinton, Bette Midler, Michael Kors at God’s Love Gala

New York, N.Y.  Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton was presented with the first-ever Michael Kors Award for Outstanding Community Service by Michael Kors and Anna Wintour. Upon receiving her award, Clinton spoke about the unique quality of Americans to solve problems as a community and the increased importance of giving in this time [...]

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U.N.: Hand-Washing Can Cut Half Million Deaths Annually

New York, N.Y.  From Ethiopia and Yemen to Bolivia and Viet Nam millions of children are today taking part in the sixth annual United Nations-backed Global Handwashing Day, driving home the message that the simple use of soap and water can slash highly preventable diarrhoeal diseases that kill 1,400 children under five every day. In [...]

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Indian Philanthropist Gives Rotary $1 Million to Help End Polio

Chicago, IL.  Indian philanthropist and businesswoman Rajashree Birla has announced a new gift of US$1 million to Rotary to help eradicate polio. The gift brings her total contributions to the Rotary effort to more than $7.2 million. What’s more, this gift will be matched two-for-one by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, resulting in $3 [...]

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Obamacare: U.S. Starts Selling Health Insurance to Uninsured

Washington, D.C.  The U.S. has started offering to sell health insurance to millions of people who do not have coverage to help pay their medical bills. Early today, the federal government opened an Internet web site providing information on how uninsured people could buy insurance. The site was initially overwhelmed by so many visitors that many received an [...]

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Fighting Stigma for World Suicide Prevention Day 2013

New York, N.Y.  The International Association for Suicide Prevention (IASP) and the World Health Organization (WHO) are co-sponsoring World Suicide Prevention Day on September 10th. The theme of this 11th anniversary event is “Stigma: A Major Barrier for Suicide Prevention.” If you are despairing and thinking about suicide, please find crisis centers around the globe [...]

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Fountain Gallery Raises Funds, Boosts Artists with Mental Illness

New York, N.Y.   It was raining. Torrents. But the atmosphere was anything but damp at a recent fundraising wingding where I joined in a high-spirited soiree featuring an extravaganza of original artworks for auction by more than forty artists of Fountain Gallery, the premier venue in New York City representing artists with mental illness. [...]

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Photo of the Day: July 31, 2014

Obama Awards 2013 National Medals of Arts & Humanities

Organizations Suggest Ways to Help Unaccompanied Minor Migrants

Ban: ‘Gaza in Critical Condition’ – Calls Again for Immediate Ceasefire

Around World, Millions of Muslims Celebrate End of Ramadan

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon Meets Palestinian President