Good News Headlines 7/4/17

Photo from Boston Children’s Hospital website
At just 6 months old, Jack was fighting pulmonary vein stenosis and given only four weeks to live by his doctors in California. His family’s journey to save his life brought them across the country for a clinical trial at Boston Children’s Hospital.


Boston Children’s Is The Best Pediatric Hospital In The Country

by Jamie Ducharme, Boston Magazine

In addition to its overall win, Boston Children’s placed in the top three for each of the 10 care specialties included in the ranking. It topped the lists for gastroenterology and GI surgery, nephrology, neurology and neurosurgery, orthopedics, and urology… Read More



Every Boston Public School To Get Youth Homelessness Liaison Under New Plan

by Kristin Toussaint, Boston Metro

About 3,000 Boston Public School students are currently experiencing homeless, though experts believe that the number may be much higher out of the roughly 56,000 students currently enrolled, and school officials believe that figure is growing… Read More



Reptile Skin Grown In Lab Could Help Save Endangered Turtles

by Max Carol, Treehugger

The green sea turtle is a majestic creature that can be found in tropical waters around the world. Unfortunately, the commercial harvest of these turtles and of their eggs has forced the International Union for Conservation of Nature to classify the species as endangered… Read More



How This Chicago Organization Is Using Sports To Empower Young Girls

by Joseph Misulonas, Good Magazine

Girls in the Game is a nonprofit organization based primarily in Chicago that provides after-school and summer programs to girls between ages 7 and 18. It uses sports and workshops to encourage physical and emotional health in girls growing up in high-risk communities… Read More



Thousands Of Veterans Given Dental Care Free Of Charge

by McKinley Corbley, Good News Network

Over 450 Aspen Dental offices across 36 states opened their doors to the nation’s heroes this weekend, giving 4,600 veterans free dental treatment… Read More



How Buzzing Bees Are Helping Save Themselves

by Kate Ryan, Good Magazine

At this point, most of us climate change believers are well aware of the symbiotic relationship between bees and a healthy environment. Despite their tiny stature, they play an outsized role in pollinating roughly 85 percent of the world’s flowering plants and three quarters of the world’s crops… Read More



Plastic Free July Encourages People To Go Beyond Recycling And Refuse Single-Use Plastic Altogether

by Emma Wynne, ABC Australia

Launched in 2011 by Perth's Western Metropolitan Regional Council, Plastic Free July aims to educate the public on the problems plastic causes… Read More


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