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A BIG solution to gun violence

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Washington Examiner Our hearts are broken over the recent string of mass shootings. While debates stream across America, many have doubts that Congress will deliver any meaningful change. It feels like our nation is on a treadmill, with the same arguments playing over and over after every tragedy. It is time to get off the wheel and look at proven solutions that equip communities and schools with ...

Superbugs are in Georgia. Here's how to combat them.

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Gwinnett Daily Post As an infectious disease doctor and vaccine researcher at Emory University, the COVID-19 pandemic has commanded much of my attention over the past two years. But that doesn't mean I've forgotten about the threat that is rapidly becoming the next global health crisis: superbugs. In fact, that threat just hit incredibly close to home. In mid-January, University of Georgia researc...

Doctor in the House

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buzzsprout May is Mental Health Awareness Month and to highlight common sense solutions, Dr. Burgess is joined by Congressman Drew Ferguson, DDS to discuss the BIG Act.

These are the layers to the US' national gun debate

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11 Alive News There are growing calls for lawmakers to take action to stop gun violence in the wake of the massacre Tuesday in Uvalde, Texas. Right now, the U.S. Senate is considering measures that would expand background checks on gun resales and would make the wait longer to get a gun. It's unlikely these measures will pass, as gun control has traditionally met strong resistance even after mass ...

Antibiotic Resistance Could Be a Top Cause of Death by 2050, Experts Say

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Med Page Today Antibiotic resistance will become a bigger threat over time, experts said during an online panel discussion hosted by The Hill and sponsored by the Pew Charitable Trusts on Tuesday afternoon. As bacteria evolve, they can render antibiotics useless, which in the U.S. has led to more than 2.8 million resistant infections and over 35,000 deaths each year, according to the CDC. In 2019,...

Lawmakers warn antibiotic-resistant infections could spur next pandemic

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The Hill Lawmakers on Tuesday warned that superbugs — microorganisms that have evolved to resist existing antibiotics — pose a looming public health threat that could spur the next pandemic if left unaddressed. Calling the coronavirus pandemic a wake-up call for the risk of widespread infections, Sens. Michael Bennet (D-Colo.) and Todd Young (R-Ind.), along with Reps. Drew Ferguson (R-Ga.) and Mik...

The Hill’s Morning Report — Biden: US economy has ‘problems’; vows Taiwan defense

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The Hill President Biden while in Japan today conceded U.S. inflation presents real challenges of uncertain duration. The House is out of Washington until June. The Senate this week will work on legislation Democrats doubt will go anywhere, and Republicans are holding their breath about Tuesday’s primaries in Georgia, Arkansas and Alabama, plus Texas runoffs. In Tokyo while launching a new trade d...

The impact of antibiotic resistance: Sharing stories to advance needed legislation

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Infectious Diseases Society of America The compelling story of Mallory Smith, who lived with cystic fibrosis for 25 years and died in 2017 after a 10-year battle with antibiotic-resistant infections, set the stage for a discussion on Capitol Hill on May 18 about the growing impact of resistance, the broken economic model for antibiotic development, the need to use antibiotics wisely and how legisl...

Peloton, booze delivery perks for House staff draw GOP ire

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The Hill New perks and services in the works for House staff — particularly Peloton app memberships and direct-to-office alcohol delivery — are getting pushback from Republicans. The House’s food services vendor Sodexo, which operates House cafeterias, restaurants and in-house catering, is now offering same-day orders for alcohol online. A sign noticed by Republicans outside the Food Service Admin...

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