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2. Grim Ads on Childhood Obesity: Informative or Stigmatizing?
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that a grim advertising campaign, produced by a major pediatric healthcare facility, Children's Hospital of Atlanta, has provoked strong reactions. "But the pediatric health system stands firmly by its approach," the Journal-Constitution reports, "saying the grim advertisements featuring overweight kids are necessary to get families to recognize the widespread public health problem."
3. Gaining Respectful Health Care, a Struggle for Transgender Elders
After she retired, Pamela Howland decided she could finally live as a woman, after spending her entire life as a man. But she was distressed by the treatment she received from both nurses and doctors during a long hospital stay.
4. Old Muni Buses Are Reborn as Mobile Showers for the Homeless
When Doniece Sandoval passed a homeless woman who was crying that she’d never be clean, she took action.
5. Hospital Companions Can Ease Isolation For Older People
Loneliness and social isolation can affect health for the worse. A California hospital is training volunteers to provide companionship and friendly assistance.