Trans Students Say On-Campus Hormone Treatment Makes Them Feel 'Safe and Respected.'

24 July 2018 - Rewire.News

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He was Shot in the back

02 July 2018 - Narratively

After Silvon Simmons was shot by a police officer, he was the one charged with attempted murder. Now he’s piecing his life back together. ...


For Transgender College Students, Health Care is Far From Guaranteed

18 June 2018 - The Progressive

Henry Trettenbach was settling into summer vacation last year when he received an alarming Facebook message from his college physician. Annamaria Kontor had been abruptly fired from the Rochester Institute of Technology for prescribing hormone... ...


You Mean I'm NOT a Space Cadet?

01 May 2018 - ADDitude Magazine

“Wait-a-minute.” That was my father’s nickname for me. Whenever I was called to the dinner table, to do chores, or to get ready for bed, that was my reply. ...


Get Your Hopes Up

04 January 2018 - BP Hope

The belief that your life can and will get better is a vital part of recovery from bipolar disorder. Luckily, hope is a renewable resource. ...


Animal-lovers alert: Wild residents of Black Beauty Ranch

27 December 2017 - Texas Highways

On the outskirts of Murchison in East Texas, a sprawling animal sanctuary has provided a home for rescued animals for nearly 40 years. With more than 40 species—ranging from American bison to Asian water buffalo,... ...


Upon the Desecration of Hundreds of Jewish Tombstones

07 December 2017 - Lilith

My two dogs are enjoying their Saturday post-breakfast walk, sticking their noses in the snow, still pristine from the night before. ...


Niagara Falls' Colourful New Look

10 December 2016 - BBC Travel

Niagara Falls, the three majestic waterfalls that straddle the Canadian-United States border, can now be seen at night like never before. ...


A Field Guide to 40 Winks

24 November 2016 - BP Hope and Harmony

Cass Mercer has always been in love with sleep ...


Fighting for Independence; the ADA and service animals

02 September 2016 - The Bark

Devyn Pereira and Hannah, her service dog, move through their day as one. Clipped to Hannah’s harness, the nine-year-old is both safe and as independent as possible. If Devyn tries to roam, the 110-pound, white... ...


Where a Simple Photo Changed a Life

01 August 2016 - BBC Travel

A white-haired beggar sits outside the 13th-century Konark Sun Temple in Odisha, India, a wide smile spread across his face. His hands, deformed by leprosy, cradle the first photo of himself he has ever seen.... ...


Toward A Kinder Gentler Union Between Landlords And Pets

25 March 2016 - City Lab

A week before their move from Maryland to Colorado, Hannah Pinkerton and Andrew Schubauer still didn’t have housing on the other end. They’d spent months searching online for rental properties in Fort Collins that would... ...


Why People Give Up Beloved Pets

22 January 2016 - Next Avenue

Alan Killough lost his job around the same time the family cat had kittens. Reluctantly, he and his wife, Lisa Harrison, both 56, took the litter to the nearby Downey Animal Care Center in Downey,... ...


A College Wish List for My Son

04 September 2015 - The Chronicle of Higher Education

Drexel University has become the first American college to deploy a “mental-health kiosk” on campus. The hope is that touch-screen technology might make that first call for help less intimidating. See a video about Drexel’s... ...


Off to college with mental illness: How to prepare

12 February 2015 - Tribune Newspapers

Margaret Skoch of Cleveland felt a jumble of emotions as the day to leave for college neared. She was thrilled to be attending her dream school, Notre Dame University, her mother's alma mater. She was... ...


Playgroups Bark Winter

15 November 2014 - Bark

Jimmy didn’t know it, but he had a death sentence hanging over his head. The barrel-chested, squat stray, ears cut to look fighting fierce, had failed a dog-to-dog temperament test at Rochester Animal Services, a... ...


Best Friends for Thousands of Years

24 October 2014 - Rodale Wellness

Anyone who has ever loved a dog would find life without our four-legged friends unimaginable. But there is much about the dog's origin that remains a mystery. ...


Hot much sleep do we really need?

19 October 2014 -

Maiken Nedergaard M.D., co-director of the University of Rochester's Center for Translational Neuromedicine, is a rock star in the world of sleep research. ...


Grassroots Animal Welfare

14 June 2014 - Bark

Matt Piccone maneuvers his van through the streets of Rochester, a mid-sized city in upstate New York with the fifth-highest poverty rate in the nation. Beside him sits Hillary Cardin, a veterinary technician. ...


Designing Wellness Facilities and living environments

14 February 2012 - ICAA Developer's Guide

Trends in design point to social spaces, universal features and integration of wellness into everyday lives ...


The Power of Pets

10 October 2010 - esperanza

In wondrous ways, animals help us feel better ...


Buying Trouble

19 April 2010 - esperanza

When "shop til you drop" is all too real, compulsive spenders pay a heavy price ...


Accepting the Diagnosis

19 July 2009 - bp

At age 29, Julie Coultas seemed to be at an enviable place in life. She had good friends. ...


In a Silent Way

14 June 2006 - Bark

A few weeks before Christmas 2005, dog breeder Susan Patrick noticed that one of her young Lab bitches had stopped eating. ...