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Thanks to a UNICEF-supported programme in Serbia, young refugees and migrants like this girl were able to access online learning during COVID-19. We must bridge the digital divide and reimagine education #ForEveryChild , no matter who they are or where they come from. #RefugeeDay 

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Taiwanese movie director Wang Shaudi likes to say that “making a TV series is almost like a social movement”. And for our planet, she says that there’s not a moment to lose - “We can either go on ‘comfortably’ or get serious.” Read more >>

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Scoops of the Day

Today marks 156 years since the last enslaved Americans were freed, and the first time we recognize #Juneteenth  as a national holiday. It is critical that we recognize our nation’s past injustices, and that we fight for a more just and equal future.

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Check out #AHRQ  PSNet featured research on reducing errors in surgical specimen handling, the burden of nursing-sensitive #patientsafety  events and critical incident reflections to improve care of ethnic minority patients.

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The AMA Equity Plan puts #healthequity  at the center of our mission and provides a framework for advancing greater equity in health care. @DrAlethaMaybank  discusses how to take on one of medicine's greatest challenges.

A new #AHRQ  Impact Case Study shows how @PDCDuke  cut down on communications breakdowns and improved its handling of disagreements.

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A healthy liver is vital to our optimal health and keeping inflammation low. Our diet plays a key role in its health. Healthy Foods That are Great for the Liver: -Cruciferous Veggies -Grapefruit -Tea -Blueberries -Beets -Nuts -Fatty Fish -Olive Oil#liverhealth  #optimalhealth 

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Choosing specific lifestyle behaviors can have a tangible effect on how well you age and how well your brain ages. 3 Simple Habits That Can Protect Your Brain: 1. Get Your Heart Rate Up 2. Use Intermittent Fasting 3. Prioritize Sleep#brainhealth  #memory  #cognitive 

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Reshma Jagsi, M.D., D.Phil., discusses the effects of Covid-19 on women in academic medicine and opportunities for promoting equity.

New research suggests that tattoos may impede natural sweating, which could cause the body to overheat.

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Summer can be the hungriest time of year for many children. You can find free meals for kids and teens when you text ‘FOOD’ to 877-877 or with #NoKidHungry ’s Free Meals Finder map: #ShareSummer 

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Scoops of the Week

CDC is tracking a new variant of the virus that causes #COVID19  called Delta, or B.1.617.2. There is evidence that this variant spreads easily from person to person. Get vaccinated as soon as you can to stop the spread of COVID-19. Learn more: .

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I was proud to bring to the Floor today the Senate-passed legislation making #Juneteenth  the first new federal holiday in 38 years. Commemorating the emancipation of enslaved African-Americans in 1865 and celebrating their freedom is long overdue.

Zambia and Africa have lost a champion of freedom and I have lost a true friend in Former President, Kenneth Kaunda. He fought apartheid and colonialism to safe humanity. A freedom fighter!!! RIP Comrade KK!

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"Virtually all hospitalized Covid patients [in the US] have one thing in common: They're unvaccinated."

All NEJM articles on the Race and Medicine topic page are freely available.

Chia Seeds are tiny, but pack a powerful superfood punch. Some Benefits: Reduces Inflammation Can Reduce Blood Sugar Promotes Bone Health Promotes Heart Health Helps with Fat Loss High in Antioxidants 1 Tablespoon = 5 Grams Fiber *Use as a crunchy coating for oven-baked foods.

I wrote an explainer on what's in Joe Manchin's new voting rights proposal. The short version is that it won't give Dems everything they want, but it gives them a whole lot of what they need.

The Supreme Court's new Obamacare decision, explained in under 600 words

A cross-sectional study of U.S. adult participants with diabetes in the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey assessed national trends in diabetes treatment and risk-factor control from 1999 through 2018.

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