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Because students at colleges often start to be more sexually adventurous, school health centers have begun serving as a much more frequent dispenser of the HIV drug PrEP.

Our summer newsletter spotlights stories about HIV prevention on campuses; the disabled community debating inclusion in film roles; older adults joining the cannabis craze to help treat age-related ailments; and why medical care for pregnant women is growing dangerously distant for women in rural America.

Statistics show that 13- to 24-year-olds accounted for 22% of all new diagnoses in the U.S. in 2015, but young people dealing with HIV/AIDS are the least likely to have access to health care that would help them cut the risk of spreading the disease.

The Spring 2018 newsletter features stories about a geriatrician who builds homes for older adults; why young people are especially at risk for HIV; U.S. military space systems vulnerable to attacks (cyber and otherwise); and genetic testing with its troubling implications when it comes to screening for disorders and disabilities in embryos.

For about $200 a month, a human-powered avatar could help watch over a homebound person 24 hours a day. The company, CareCoach, is based in Northern California.

The Winter 2018 newsletter spotlights stories about what happens when we let technology help care for aging parents; rheumatoid arthritis, which affects over 1.4 million people in the U.S.; abortion doulas who offer comfort to women at a complicated time; and a potential new weapon in the fight to eradicate HIV.

Research has found that the guardianship system often preys on older adults.

The Fall 2017 Real to Reel newsletter features stories about many older adults falling victim to guardianship scams, how abortion waits increase all kinds of risk, a rising star's death from AIDS-related complications, and a pregnancy risk that's the leading cause of maternal mortality in the first trimester.

The capital of Mississippi, Jackson, has the nation’s highest rate of gay and bisexual men living with HIV. The epidemic in the South is unknown to most Americans. Image: iStock

The Summer 2017 Real to Reel newsletter spotlights stories about the staggering HIV infection rate in Southern states like Mississippi, how the "abortion pill" has opened a new front in the war over reproductive rights, the names and faces behind the high maternal mortality rate in the U.S. and much more.

The maternal death rate in the U.S. is rising; studies say it's preventable. Photo: iStock

Our special edition of Real to Reel focuses on maternal health, childbirth and abortion, with stories that include the death of a neonatal nurse after giving birth to her daughter, designing a better hospital to reduce C-sections, a home birth with some unexpected twists and much more. 

Pregnancy is hard. Doing it without depression medication is harder. Women who suffer from mental illnesses while pregnant rarely get any kind of compassion, writes the author of this article. "I’ve been there and it is a largely invisible struggle." Image: iStock

The Spring 2017 Real to Reel spotlights stories about depression and pregnancy, a genetic link that might hold the key to ending the opioid epidemic, the U.S. nuclear command-and-control center at Cheyenne Mountain, and a Southern Christian doctor who believes the abortions he provides are rooted in justice.