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EPA civil rights case targets Mississippi over Jackson water
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EPA civil rights case targets Mississippi over Jackson water

FILE - A trickle of water comes out of the faucet of Mary Gaines a resident of the Golden Keys Senior Living apartments in her kitchen in Jackson, Miss., Sept. 1, 2022. The NAACP said Tuesday, Sept. 27, that Mississippi is discriminating against Jackson’s majority-Black population by diverting badly needed federal funds for drinking water infrastructure to white communities that needed it less. (AP Photo/Steve Helber, File)FILE - Volunteers distribute cases of water at a community/fraternal drive-thru water distribution site in Jackson, Miss., Sept. 7, 2022. The NAACP said Tuesday, Sept. 27, that Mississippi is discriminating against Jackson’s majority-Black population by diverting badly needed federal funds for drinking water infrastructure to white communities that needed it less. (AP P...
FACT FOCUS: States, not CDC, set school vaccine requirements
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FACT FOCUS: States, not CDC, set school vaccine requirements

By ANGELO FICHERAThe Associated Press A Centers for Disease Control and Prevention advisory committee on Thursday voted that the agency should update its recommended immunization schedules to add the COVID-19 vaccine, including to the schedule for children. But in the lead-up to the vote by the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices, false claims spread widely that it would mean the vaccine would be required to attend school. In reality, the CDC doesn’t have the authority to set school immunization requirements, and the vote doesn’t mandate the vaccine for schoolchildren. That’s a decision left to the states. Here are the facts. CLAIM: If the CDC adds the COVID-19 vaccine to the immunization schedule for children, the shots will be mandatory to attend school. THE F...
Lizbeth Mora found her calling in Nursing at Pima
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Lizbeth Mora found her calling in Nursing at Pima

Lizbeth Mora, 2022 Nursing grad, switched tracks and graduated debt free. She wants to empower all students to pursue a path of financial freedom. By Kanika SamraPima Community College External Relations From dreaming of being a superhero with healing powers to turning it into reality, Lizbeth Mora has come a long way and is proud of her achievements. More so, she says, she is proudest of the fact that she’s been able to graduate debt-free. Had she followed her initial path, she wouldn’t have been able to say that.  Lizbeth, from the May 2022 cohort of Pima graduates, received multiple job offers from local hospitals this summer. With nurses in high demand and no debt to worry about, she took her time to decide and is now working at Banner Health. She hopes to gain exper...
Pima College adding travel rider to cover out-of-network services, namely abortion
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Pima College adding travel rider to cover out-of-network services, namely abortion

Pima College announced Monday that it is in the final stages of adding a travel rider to the college's plan with Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona that will cover $5,000 of expenses tied to travel and lodging to receive covered services that they are unable to receive locally. Terminating a pregnancy is not the only service covered by the new insurance coverage, although it was the focal point of the announcement from Chancellor Lee Lambert. Phil Burdick, Vice Chancellor of External Relations, was able to give us additional details that weren't included in the email announcement sent college-wide Monday. The services are expected to be available beginning October 1. Pima college had 2,368 employees at the end of the pay period ending on September 9. Slightly fewer than half of al...
Study tries to see if child vaccines and asthma are linked
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Study tries to see if child vaccines and asthma are linked

FILE - An infant receives a routine vaccination in Fayetteville, Ga., Tuesday, Aug. 17, 2021. Years ago, the government set out to determine if aluminum in vaccines could be driving growing rates of allergies and asthma in children. A federally funded study released Friday, Sept. 23, 2022, has found a possible link between aluminum and persistent asthma. But experts say the study has several shortcomings and is not a reason to change current vaccine recommendations. (AP Photo/Angie Wang) By MIKE STOBBEAP Medical Writer NEW YORK (AP) — A number of scientists have wondered if aluminum, a vaccine additive that has been used for decades, had a role in allergies and asthma in children. A new federally funded study has found a possible link, but experts say the research has important s...