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Tiny hospital can go anywhere, unfold in minutes


The Smart Pod at ELWA Hospital in Monrovia, Liberia (USAID)   By :  ShareAmerica / IENA-NEWS   A tiny hospital called the Smart Pod is in the works for rapid deployment to the next medical emergency, wherever it may be. The Smart Pod was created by the Baylor Global Innovation Center, a …

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Female Olympians inspire the next generation


ZGirls connects girls with sports role models, from college athletes to U.S. Olympians. (© Jane G. Photography)   By : Emily Louise Bowman / ShareAmerica   The Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang are over, but their impact is just beginning for millions of children who watched the feats of female athletes …

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What’s behind those shiny Olympic medals?

The backs of the Pyeongchang medals include two Korean letters that resemble a snowflake and portico. (© Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images)   By : Christopher Connell / ShareAmerica.   Those shiny gold medals around the necks of triumphant Olympic athletes represent a priceless honor. Well, almost priceless.

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Why Americans go crazy over the Super Bowl

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New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady raises the Super Bowl trophy in 2017. The 2018 Super Bowl is Brady’s eighth appearance in the championship. (© AP Images) By : ShareAmerica / IENA-NEWS More than 100 million people across America are expected to watch the New England Patriots and Philadelphia Eagles vie for …

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U.S. broadens effort to combat malaria in Africa

By : Mary Jane Maxwell / ShareAmerica. The U.S. is expanding an initiative that has already helped more than 480 million people who were at risk of contracting malaria, a life-threatening disease typically transmitted through the bite of an infected mosquito. Four African countries — Cameroon, Côte d’Ivoire, Niger and …

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Wheelchair basketball heals athletes

By : Caitlin M. Quinn/ ShareAmerica. American coach Jess Markt has traveled the world training men’s and women’s wheelchair basketball teams, from India to Cambodia to the Palestinian territories. This summer, one of the first teams he helped coach, the Afghan national women’s team, won its first international tournament in …

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Activists look to U.S. as they promote disability right

Par : Mark Trainer / ShareAmerica. When the Americans with Disabilities Act became law in 1990, it fundamentally changed the way people with disabilities live in U.S. society and participate in the U.S. economy. In the years since, its promise of equal opportunity for everyone has spread further. Here are …

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Smart cities work for people with disabilities

By : Emily Louise Bowman / ShareAmerica. Smart cities, so named because they boast technology and design that make them work better for their residents, are getting a lot of attention — and government funding — in the U.S. Some smart city elements are easily spotted: a bike-share network or …

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