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Fresh produce is an increasingly popular prescription for chronically ill patients

BY: - March 21, 2023

When Mackenzie Sachs, a registered dietitian on the Blackfeet Reservation, in northwestern Montana, sees a patient experiencing high blood pressure, diabetes, or another chronic illness, her first thought isn’t necessarily to recommend medication. Rather, if the patient doesn’t have easy access to fruit and vegetables, she’ll enroll the person in the FAST Blackfeet produce prescription […]

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If Social Security is slashed, seniors like me will end up homeless

BY: - October 17, 2022

Arkansans like me are concerned with Republican plans to cut Medicare and Social Security in the next Congress. I know what it’s like to not have access to health care, and I cannot go back to that reality. In 2011, I became violently ill while traveling back from a road trip along the east coast. […]