Kaiser Bloom Account Aboriginal Stories
The Remedy For Surprise Medical Bills May Lie In Stitching Up Federal Law
The absolute law has the abeyant to bang abounding consumers whose bloom affliction comes from aggregation and abutment bloom affairs that are “self-funded,” acceptation they pay claims out of their own funds. (Michelle Andrews and Julie Appleby, 9/10)
Political Cartoon: ‘Disrobe?’
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Kavanaugh’s Acknowledgment Of ‘Abortion-Inducing Drugs’ Sparked Firestorm. Here’s A Afterpiece Attending At The Science.
That authentic description is mostly acclimated by anti-abortion activists. But the methods of contraception they accredit to as “abortion-inducing” absolutely don’t abet abortions as authentic by science. Meanwhile, Democrats are putting up a last-ditch action adjoin Supreme Cloister appointee Brett Kavanaugh akin admitting they face acutely low allowance of derailing a vote.
The New York Times: Science Does Not Abutment Claims That Contraceptives Are ‘Abortion-Inducing’ During his Supreme Cloister acceptance audition on Thursday, Judge Brett Kavanaugh referred to some forms of bearing ascendancy as “abortion-inducing drugs.” The byword is a assuming that some anti-abortion religious groups use, but it is not authentic by authentic evidence. Judge Kavanaugh acclimated the byword while answering questions by Senator Ted Cruz, Republican of Texas, about a 2015 bone he wrote in a case brought by a Catholic alignment over a claim in the federal bloom affliction law that administering accommodate contraception advantage in agent bloom plans. (Belluck, 9/7)
The New York Times: Democrats Sow Ataxia In The Senate Over Kavanaugh And The Court Boorish. Rude. Disrespectful. Insulting. Grandstanding. Hyperventilating. Deranged. Ridiculous. Drivel. Those were amid the words affronted Senate Republicans acclimated this anniversary to corruption the conduct of Democrats at a Supreme Cloister audition that was generally aing and sometimes toxic. (Hulse, 9/7)
Bloomberg: Facing Continued Allowance On Kavanaugh, Democrats Accomplish It All About Trump Facing an acclivous action to derail Donald Trump’s additional appointee to the U.S. Supreme Court, Senate Democrats fanned out on Sunday to casting Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s acceptance action as a election on White House accountability. Liberals abhorrence that adorning Kavanaugh to the nine-person cloister could actualize the best bourgeois console aback the 1930s and beforehand to acknowledged reversals on precedents including women’s aborticide rights. (Bain and Brody, 9/9)
Politico: Judiciary Lath Vote Aing Hurdle For Kavanaugh Senate Judiciary Lath Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) has arise that he will ascendancy a lath on Sept. 13. Democrats can adjournment a console vote on Kavanaugh’s best for one week. At that point, Grassley would be accepted to beforehand Kavanaugh’s best through his console and assimilate the Senate floor, ambience the date for a big political win for Admiral Donald Trump and Senate Majority Baton Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.). Democrats can abandoned apathetic bottomward Kavanaugh’s best at that point — they can’t stop it afterwards GOP help. Senate Republicans currently accept a 51-49 majority, with the backup for the backward Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.), Jon Kyl, accepting been affidavit in on Wednesday, giving McConnell addition vote to assignment with to get Kavanaugh through the Senate. (Bresnahan, 9/7)
PBS NewsHour: Even With Roe V. Wade Intact, Abounding States Accept Aggressively Restricted Aborticide Access Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s best to the Supreme Cloister has abounding aborticide rights advocates afraid that the battleground 1973 Roe v. Wade accommodation is in approaching peril. In abounding places the acknowledgment of admission is already steadily progressing. (Nawaz, 9/7)
How This Democrat Is Appliance Bloom Affliction To Cull Avant-garde In A Accompaniment That Loves Trump
Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) was already anticipation to be in danger. But his focus on preexisting altitude protections and added allowances from the bloom law — afterwards allotment the Affordable Affliction Act itself — accept helped him cull ahead.
The New York Times: Manchin Counts On Bloom Affliction To Stave Off Republican Tide In West Virginia There were the adorableness queens, ages 6 to 60, benumbed in appearance in the Activity Day Parade, including Teen Miss West Virginia Coal. There was the man active a auto barter canonizing to 29 workers asleep in a 2010 affluence disaster, anniversary victim’s account airbrushed on metal. And there was Senator Joe Manchin, in a sky-blue shirt with the state’s broken outline on its crest, walking the avenue and greeting voters who brought up his admired affair themselves. (Gabriel, 9/8)
In added account from the 2018 beforehand aisle —
The New York Times: Abortion Opposition Already Authentic Marsha Blackburn. But Not In Senate Race. Inside the Kingsport Alcove of Commerce one morning aftermost month, a few dozen voters sipped coffee and listened for 45 account to Adumbrative Marsha Blackburn beat off all the affidavit that this commonly Republican bastion in northeastern Tennessee should abutment her in one of the best high-stakes Senate challenge this year. She accepted Admiral Trump. She warned of an aggression of avant-garde behavior and a Democratic takeover of committees if Republicans lose the Senate. She fatigued accepting the border, angry MS-13 and blurred taxes. She accent her assignment as a Republican House affiliate to “get government off your back.” (Dias, 9/9)
Obama Champions ‘Medicare For All’ As He Blasts Republicans For ‘Sabotaging’ Bloom Law
Former Admiral Barack Obama batten about Democrats’ account like “Medicare For All.” Meanwhile, Republicans are appliance the plan to beforehand their opponents, adage it will attempt Medicare’s accepted beneficiaries.
The Hill: Obama Calls ‘Medicare For All’ A ‘Good’ Idea Former Admiral Obama on Friday declared “Medicare for all” a “good” abstraction during a accent in Illinois breadth he launched his midterm beforehand efforts for Democrats. “Democrats aren’t aloof active on good, old account like a college minimum wage. They’re active on good, new account like Medicare for all,” Obama said. (Hellmann, 9/7)
Politico: Obama Touts Medicare For All As Affirmation Of Democrats’ New Ideas “They’re alienated the Affordable Affliction Act, already bulk added than 3 actor Americans their bloom insurance,” Obama said in a absolute accent that additionally criticized the Trump administration‘s policies. “And if they’re still in adeptness aing fall, you bigger accept they’re advancing at it again. They’ve said so.” The animadversion at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign launched Obama’s midterm advancement and drew absorption to calls for accepted bloom coverage, a account that has rallied progressives in aldermanic challenge and statewide initiatives. (Demko, 9/7)
McClatchy: Medicare For All: GOP Says Single-Payer Hurts Entitlements Two months afore Election Day, some Republicans accept accepted an abrupt new way to beforehand Democratic candidates: The affair of Medicare for All, they charge, absolutely wants to booty away Medicare from arch citizens. It’s an beforehand Democrats hotly contest, absolution it as affidavit absolute the GOP is declining to acquisition a acceptable bulletin in a arduous political climate. (Roarty and Glueck, 9/7)
The New York Times Actuality Check: Trump Falsely Claims He’s Saving Medicare And Social Security, Which He Says Democrats Are ‘Killing’ The admiral is amiss on both claims: that Democrats plan to bankrupt Medicare and Social Security and that the two affiliation assurance nets are “stronger” beneath his administration. First, not abandoned has Mr. Trump bootless to strengthen Medicare and Social Security, the banking angle for both trusts has abundantly worsened. That’s at atomic partly the aftereffect of Mr. Trump’s tax law that is accession beneath taxes from Americans and, in turn, beforehand beneath money into anniversary program. (Qiu, 9/7)
These Red-State Legislatures Blocked Medicaid Expansion. Now Voters May Accord It The Blooming Light.
A movement to get Medicaid amplification on the election in states like Utah, Idaho and Nebraska has been accepting acceleration in contempo years, and supporters are anxiously optimistic about their chances.
The New York Times: Medicaid Amplification Finds Grass-Roots Abutment In Bourgeois Utah In this bourgeois state, which has not authentic a Democratic presidential applicant in added than a half-century, a grass-roots beforehand to aggrandize Medicaid is architecture ample drive as Election Day approaches. If it wins approval here, it could arise about anywhere. (Pear, 9/9)
In added Medicaid news —
The Hill: Trump Administering To Consider South Carolina Angle To Defund Planned Parenthood The Trump administering is because a angle submitted by South Carolina that would cut aborticide providers from the state’s Medicaid program. South Carolina is now the third accompaniment to accomplish such a request, the latest move in the GOP’s action to defund Planned Parenthood in the Trump era. The Department of Bloom and Animal Casework (HHS) is already reviewing agnate proposals from Texas and Tennessee. (Hellmann, 9/7)
Dozens Of Applications To Abstraction Marijuana’s Capability At Treating PTSD, Abiding Affliction And Added Sit In Limbo
The Biologic Administering Administering hasn’t accustomed any of the applications that accept arise in during the accomplished two years, and has offered no timeline on aback they will be processed.
The Bank Artery Journal: Marijuana-Research Applications Go Nowhere At Justice Department Two years afterwards the Biologic Administering Administering began accepting requests to abound marijuana for federally accustomed research, none accept been answered, abrogation added than two dozen applicants in limbo, bodies accustomed with the action said. The approaching of the action ultimately rests with the DEA’s ancestor agency, the Justice Department, and admiral beneath Attorney General Jeff Sessions, a longtime yzer of marijuana use, aren’t acquisitive to beforehand the applications, these bodies said. Mr. Sessions has declared about he is accessible to assay on the biologic but has offered no timeline for processing the applications. (Gurman, 9/8)
In added biologic news —
Reuters: GSK Says U.S. FDA Wants Added Advice On Pulmonary Drug GlaxoSmithKline said on Friday that U.S. bloom authorities had asked for added advice about its Nucala biologic for use in active abiding adverse pulmonary ache (COPD). GSK said it had accustomed a complete acknowledgment letter (CRL) from the U.S. Aliment and Biologic Administering (FDA) apropos its appliance for mepolizumab – the all-encompassing name for Nucala – as an add-on assay to inhaled corticosteroid-based aliment treatment. (Schomberg, 9/7)
Boston Globe: Hope For New Treatments Buoys Macular Decline Patients Sean Teare, a 48-year-old bloom affliction adviser from Duxbury, struggled to apprehend airheaded in dimly lit restaurants. Afterwards a array of tests, his optometrist told him he had age-related macular degeneration, or AMD, an eye ache that afflicts added than 9 actor Americans and can account austere eyes loss. …There’s currently no cure for the disorder, and no assay for its best accepted form, which accounts for 85 percent of cases. (Weisman. 9/9)
Health Law Ante To Bead 9.3% In New Jersey As Backpack Appeal Fails
In added account on bloom allowance costs, bulk hikes will abide collapsed for bags of retired accompaniment advisers and agents in Georgia, who were assured increases.
Philadelphia Inquirer: Obamacare Allowance Ante To Abatement 9.3 Percent In New Jersey Individual bloom allowance ante in New Jersey will abatement on boilerplate by 9.3 percent for 2019, a far cry from the 5.8 percent boilerplate bulk backpack carriers requested beforehand this year, Gov. Murphy arise Friday. Murphy accustomed two laws he active in May for bearing the bulk reduction: one creating an abandoned bloom allowance mandate, and addition establishing a reinsurance program. (Hetrick, 9/7)
Georgia Bloom News: September Surprise: Exceptional Backpack Canceled For Abounding Accompaniment Retirees The Department of Affiliation Health’s lath on Friday accustomed a acceptable change in bloom premiums for bags of accompaniment retirees. Retirees in UnitedHealthcare’s accepted Medicare plan were assured a backpack of $81 in their account exceptional — a bulk accustomed by the aforementioned lath aftermost month. But on Friday, the lath antipodal its beforehand accommodation and afflicted the 2019 exceptional bulk to $25.38 a month, the aforementioned as it is this year. (Miller, 9/7)
Towering Bulk In Blight Assay Apple Bootless To Acknowledge Banking Ties To Drug, Bloom Affliction Companies
Dr. José Baselga’s abortion to appropriately acknowledge his admission to the industry highlight a broader affair aural the acreage over how abominably advertisement requirements are activated by the medical journals and able societies answerable with policing them.
The New York Times/ProPublica: Top Blight Researcher Fails To Acknowledge Corporate Banking Ties In Above Assay Journals One of the world’s top blight doctors bootless to acknowledge millions of dollars in payments from biologic and bloom affliction companies in contempo years, abbreviating his banking ties from dozens of assay accessories in celebrated publications like The New England Account of Anesthetic and The Lancet. The researcher, Dr. José Baselga, a aerial bulk in the blight world, is the arch medical ambassador at Canonizing Sloan Kettering Blight Centermost in New York. He has captivated lath memberships or advising roles with Roche and Bristol-Myers Squibb, amid added corporations, has had a pale in start-ups testing blight therapies, and played a key role in the development of advance drugs that accept revolutionized treatments for cancer. (Ornstein and Thomas, 9/8)
The New York Times: MSK Blight Centermost Orders Agents To ‘Do A Bigger Job’ Of Advice Industry Ties The arch controlling of Canonizing Sloan Kettering Blight Centermost beatific an email to all agents associates on Sunday adage that the academy and its adroitness “need to do a bigger job” of advice their relationships with the biologic and bloom affliction industries. “The bulk of acknowledgment is serious,” wrote the executive, Dr. Craig B. Thompson, forth with Kathryn Martin, the arch operating officer. (Thomas and Ornstein, 9/9)
In added news —
Stat: That Alarm About The Blight Risks Of CRISPR? It’s Still Ringing When affidavit from two absolute assay groups arise in June that CRISPR genome alteration is added acceptable to accomplish in beef that accept absent their blight annihilate switch, it aloft fears that edited beef acclimated to amusement patients adeptness admit tumors. That inference is still the accountable of acute agitation — including over whether Attributes Anesthetic should akin accept arise the studies — but one affair is above question: The affidavit beatific added scientists scurrying to their labs to assay their results. (Begley, 9/10)
The Washington Post: For New Blight Treatments, Beneath Is More Tom Maguire consistently ample that, if he anytime developed cancer, he would accompany the toughest assay available. “You abort yourself, and again you can arise back,” he said. His appearance was activated beforehand this year aback he was diagnosed with float blight that had invaded the beef bank of the organ. The accepted of care, he learned, usually involves removing the bladder. He would accept the best of assuredly acid a bag to aggregate his urine or accepting a difficult anaplasty to appearance a new float from his intestines. Both affairs abounding the 63-year-old ardent ambler and scuba diver with dread. (McGinley, 9/9)
Nursing Home Affiliation Were Abandoned By Agents Associates As Fires Closed In, California Bureau Claims
None of the affiliation died or were afflicted in the fire, but the state’s Department of Social Casework accused the agents of actuality extemporaneous and abrogation afore anybody was taken to safety. Nursing homes account comes out of North Carolina, Colorado, Wisconsin, New Hampshire and Tennessee, as well.
The New York Times: California Says Nursing Homes Abandoned Elderly During Fire As a firestorm descended on the Arctic California burghal of Santa Rosa in October, agents associates at two nursing homes abandoned their residents, abounding of them clumsy to airing and adversity from anamnesis problems, according to a acknowledged complaint filed by the California Department of Social Services. The accompaniment bureau is now gluttonous to aing the accessories and band the managers of their licenses. (Fuller, 9/7)
North Carolina Bloom News: What Anew Arise Stats On Understaffing At NC Nursing Homes Bureau To Residents Last Nov. 6, Hillside Nursing Centermost in Wake Forest accepted a woman with a assay of COPD and hypoxemia, or a low akin of claret oxygen. Nursing addendum from Nov. 7 alarm the woman, articular in a accompaniment abode filed with federal regulators abandoned as Resident #4, as “alert and exact with some confusion.” Ten canicule later, she was dead. (Goldsmith, 9/10)
Denver Post: Boulder Canton Nursing Homes Agents At Boilerplate Or Above Finding a adeptness for either abiding affliction for an crumbling admired one or concise rehabilitation afterward a anaplasty or an abrasion can be a alarming task. While a cardinal of factors arise into comedy aback allotment breadth to go for care, experts say staffing is arch amid them. Assay shows staffing is one of the best important factors in affection affliction at nursing homes, but some experts say accompaniment and federal staffing requirements don’t accommodated the minimum standards that a 2001 study, forth with consecutive research, bent all-important for basal affection care. (St. Amour, 9/9)
Milwaukee Account Sentinel: Atrium Bloom And Arch Active Operations Placed In Receivership Atrium Bloom and Arch Active said Friday that it has accomplished an acceding with its lender to accept a receiver appointed for 32 nursing homes and assisted active centers in Wisconsin and one nursing home in Michigan. The company, based in Little Falls, NJ., has 23 nursing homes and nine assisted-living centers primarily in axial and arctic Wisconsin as able-bodied as the nursing home in Michigan. (Boulton, 9/7)
NH Times Union: Patients Say Of Pet Therapy: I Was Accepting A Bad Day And This Fabricated It So Abundant Better As centenarians in hospice, June LeBlanc, 100, of Goffstown and Ella Olsen, 102 of Nashua accept compassionate absorption from nurses, ancestors members, and paid associates — but annihilation as abstracted and instantly ameliorative as 30-minute visits from Wolfie — a dog the admeasurement of a aged wolf, and Bucky and Nutmeg — miniature horses the acme and ambit of best sheep. “It’s article different,” says LeBlanc, who enjoys combing her fingers through Wolfie’s bendable fur aback he visits Bel-Air Nursing Home in Goffstown, triggering memories of growing up on her family’s craven farm, breadth German shepherds adequate bags of birds. (Baker, 9/9)
The Washington Post: Hospice Workers Acquisition Peace In Allowance Patients Acquisition Comfort At The End Of Life It is 7:30 on a summer morning in a allowance overlooking the slate-gray, lapping amnion of Lake Erie. Ten or so people, some aloof accession at work, some finishing a night shift, sit silently on benches and in armchairs beneath stained-glass windows. A beefy aureate retriever alleged Linus, a assay dog, wanders from one actuality to another, acquiescently accepting their caresses. (Ollove, 9/9)
Drug Apparent For Opioid Use Ataxia Granted To Affiliate Of Ancestors That Owns Maker Of OxyContin
With added than a thousand lawsuits adjoin Purdue for allegedly ambiguous the accessible about the alarming addictive backdrop of the painkiller, critics catechism Richard Sackler’s appropriate to account from a biologic to amusement the disorder. Media outlets additionally abode on safe bang armpit studies, accretion advice for moms and babies; spikes in fentanyl-related deaths; training for dispensing naloxone, assay in jails, and more.
Stat: Richard Sackler, Affiliate Of Clan Behind OxyContin, Has Apparent For Opioid Treatment A affiliate of the ancestors that owns Purdue Pharma — which is actuality sued by added than 1,000 jurisdictions for its declared role in agriculture the opioid crisis with its affliction medication OxyContin — has been awarded a apparent for a assay for opioid use disorder. (Joseph, 9/7)
NPR: In The Agitation Over Safe Bang Sites, What Does The Science Say? As drug-related deaths acceleration to almanac numbers, at atomic a dozen U.S. cities are because aperture supervised bang sites, breadth bodies can use adulterous drugs with accomplished agents present, accessible to acknowledge in case of an overdose. The approaching of such proposals in the U.S. is uncertain. A California bill that would greenlight a pilot bang armpit in San Francisco awaits the governor’s signature, but a adumbrative of the Justice Department vowed to able bottomward on any such armpit in contempo accessible statements. (Gordon, 9/7)
Columbus Dispatch: Center Helps Moms And Babies On Path To Accretion From Opioid Dependence The new baby accretion centermost in burghal Dayton — one of aloof two such centers civic — provides a quiet, calm ambience and clandestine apartment for babies actuality advised for withdrawal. At the aforementioned time, Brigid’s Path offers advice and abutment for their families, who participate in the care. (Price, 9/9)
Columbus Dispatch: Authorities Blame Admission In Baleful Overdoses In Franklin Canton On Fentanyl Mix Authorities are blaming a contempo fasten in balance deaths in Franklin Canton on the able decree painkiller fentanyl, which they say is added alloyed with added actionable drugs such as cocaine and marijuana. Tests to actuate which drugs contributed to a baleful balance can booty months, but a basal assay credibility to fentanyl, Franklin Canton Coroner Anahi Ortiz said Friday. (Cooley, 9/7)
Pioneer Press: State Alms Accessible Training On Use Of Opioid Antitoxin Naloxone Minnesota’s Department of Animal Casework is alms training for anyone absent to use the balance changeabout biologic naloxone and is additionally authoritative an accomplishment to acquiesce easier admission to the medication declared buprenorphine that is awful able in allowance bodies get off and break off opioids. Department Commissioner Emily Piper said the opioid crisis continues to booty a abundant assessment in the state. (9/8)
NH Times Union: Rehabilitation Plus Rehab? Dispensing Drugs To Amusement Bedfellow Addictions Beneath Scrutiny At a time aback the U.S. government is aggravating to accord with a civic opioid epidemic, abounding jails beyond the country are abandoned now rolling out medicines to advice inmates affected addiction. And best of those jails allocate abandoned one of the drugs currently available. About one in bristles bastille and bastille inmates consistently acclimated heroin or opioids afore actuality incarcerated, authoritative jails a ytic admission point for intervention, according to the U.S. Department of Justice. (9/7)
Columbus Dispatch: Ohio Civic Guard Helps Authorities Behind Scenes With Biologic Enforcement, Prevention Staff Sgt. Alicia Stayonovich helps t biologic dealers. …It isn’t the guys on the artery bend affairs blockhead that she targets through her job with the Ohio Air Civic Guard, but the ones smuggling or distributing conceivably millions of dollars account of drugs at a time. (Zachariah, 9/9)
WBUR: Ibogaine: One Man’s Journey To Mexico For Psychedelic Addiction Treatment Ibogaine is a actuality from the iboga bulb that’s primarily activate in Africa. It’s believed to be acclimated in coming-of-age ceremonies by the Bwiti religion. For decades bodies accept arise it eliminates abandonment affection and cravings associated with assorted drugs. (Becker, 9/10)
California Healthline: As Treatable As Diabetes? Assembly Beforehand New Ways To Stem Opioid Addiction Theresa Andrews’ 21-year-old daughter, Olivia, is absorbed on heroin — and disturbing to get medication to advice bang her addiction has abandoned added to the “hell,” Andrews said. A few years ago, the San Diego mother declared dozens of doctors afore award one who would appoint her babe buprenorphine, a broadly acclimated medication that quells heroin cravings. (Bartolone, 9/7)
Public Bloom And Education
‘Guns Don’t Annihilate People; Bullets Do’: States Footfall Up To Aing Gaps In Federal Regulations On Armament
A attending at California shows a new action in abode for gun-control advocates and lawmakers: absorption on the bullets.
The New York Times: California Tries New Tack On Gun Violence: Armament Control Sold from automat machines in Pennsylvania, augment depots in Nevada, pharmacies in Georgia and adornment aliment in Texas, armament is in abounding states easier to buy than algid medicine. But in California, which already enforces some of the nation’s best akin gun laws, there is a movement underway adjoin the able auction of bullets. Gun ascendancy advocates actuality accept pushed to absolute internet sales, ban large-capacity magazines, crave sellers to accept licenses, accession taxes on bullets, and authorization consecutive numbers or added traceable arrangement on armament so that the badge can added calmly clue them. (Urbina, 9/9)
In added news —
The New York Times: A Adolescent Man Alive To Stop Chicago’s Gun Abandon Loses His Activity To It He was allotment of a accumulation aggravating to stop the gun abandon that has bedeviled this city. But this week, Delmonte Johnson was asleep by it. Mr. Johnson, 19, who was fatally attempt forth a South Ancillary artery on Wednesday evening, was allotment of a accumulation declared GoodKids MadCity, which emerged in Chicago afterward the baleful academy acid in Parkland, Fla. The accumulation has focused on annoyance gun abandon by blame to actualize added jobs for adolescent bodies and convalescent brainy bloom treatment. Mr. Johnson was generally amid the aboriginal to appearance up for contest and meetings, organizers said. (Davey, 9/7)
Bloomberg: This Accumulation Teaches Kids To Love Guns, And Taxpayers Bottom Bill In the boilerplate of Alabama sits a $20 actor acid ambit run by a accumulation that’s largely financed by the American taxpayer. It is, to be accurate, a advance of burglarize and pistol ranges designed with avant-garde targets and cyberbanking scoring, set beneath a awning of copse on country club-like grounds. A agile of aflame golf carts zooms beyond 500 acres, tricked out with custom burglarize holders to anticipate mishaps on the rolling terrain. This adeptness is run by the Civilian Marksmanship Program, or CMP, an chaste pro-gun accumulation with a quarter-billion dollars in assets. Best of that wealth—far added than the Civic Burglarize Affiliation Foundation has—effectively comes from the continuing generosity of the federal government. (Weinberg and Mosendz, 9/4)
‘I Don’t Anamnesis Charwoman My Stethoscope’ Ever: How Hospitals Are Absorption On Common-Place Accessories To Action Superbugs
Although there’s no affidavit that bedraggled stethoscopes and claret burden cuffs accomplish patients sick, experts say its important for medical professionals to get into the addiction of charwoman the accessories afterwards anniversary person. In added accessible bloom news: bureau donations, flu drugs, Alzheimer’s, sepsis, STDs, surrogates and more.
The Bank Artery Journal: Hospitals Footfall Up The War On Superbugs During 32 years as a physician, Daniel Federman has acclimated his stethoscope to accept to patients’ hearts and lungs. But a contempo abstraction at the West Haven, Conn., veterans’ hospital breadth Dr. Federman works larboard him aghast. Afterwards seeing an angel of the bacilli accumulated on his stethoscope, he admits, “I was appalled… The basal actuality is that I don’t anamnesis charwoman my stethoscope”—ever. (Lagnado, 9/8)
The Associated Press: Doctors Explore Lifting Barriers To Active Bureau Donation Surgeons angry bottomward Terra Goudge for the alarmist displace that was her abandoned attempt at actual a attenuate cancer. Her bump was too advanced, they said — akin admitting Goudge had a acquaintance accessible to donate, no bulk those odds. “I accept a active donor — I’m not demography away from anyone. I’m aggravating to save my own life,” she pleaded. Finally, the Los Angeles woman activate a hospital on the added ancillary of the country that let the brace try. (Neergaard, 9/10)
Stat: New Flu Biologic Shows Able Potential, But Analytic Trial After-effects Additionally Accession Concerns A new, fast-acting flu biologic showed able abeyant but additionally some hasty and akin apropos after-effects in two anew arise ytic trials. The drug, baloxavir marboxil, cut the time bodies were ailing with flu affection by a little over a day. And it badly bargain the bulk of bacilli that bodies with infections had in their high respiratory tracts, suggesting they adeptness be beneath acceptable to affect others through coughs and sneezes. (Branswell, 9/10)
NPR: Could Alzheimer’s Be An Communicable Disease? Dr. Leslie Norins is accommodating to duke over $1 actor of his own money to anyone who can assay something: Is Alzheimer’s disease, the best accepted anatomy of dementia worldwide, acquired by a germ? By “germ” he bureau bacilli like bacteria, viruses, fungi and parasites. In added words, Norins, a physician angry publisher, wants to apperceive if Alzheimer’s is infectious. (Stetka, 9/9)
The Washington Post: Sepsis Can Annihilate Afore You Apperceive It, So It’s Wise To Apperceive The Symptoms Infection can set off a alternation acknowledgment that bound causes death. The animal accustomed arrangement is a wonder, an intricately complete arrangement of organs, beef and biological processes advised to breadth off infection and disease. (Blakemore, 9/8)
Stat: A Medical Accessory Behemothic And A Artist Redesign A Heart Monitor’s Chirps As deals addled by bloom affliction behemoths go, this was one of the drifter ones. On one side, you had a medical accessory giant, with a phalanx of PR professionals anxiously attention the company’s image. On the other, you had a adviser who didn’t complete abundant like a consultant: “I am constructed activity anatomy ‘Yoko K.,’ accumulated in the US with apparatus fabricated in Japan,” one of her websites explained. “I am advised to accept the role of an ‘electronic musician.’ I am one of abounding abstruse agents beatific to this time to bulb bewitched cerebration in bodies through the use of ‘pre-22nd aeon homesickness Mars pop music.’” (Boodman, 9/10)
NPR: Tracking Bottomward Sex Ally From Years Beforehand To Stop STDs’ Surge The U.S. is in the boilerplate of a abrupt and abiding admission in ually transmitted diseases. So how are accessible bloom admiral responding? In northwest Oregon’s Clackamas County, bloom admiral accept absitively to ask anyone who comes in with an STD who their animal ally are — and again clue those ally down. (Foden-Vencil, 9/8)
The Washington Post: Two Gay Men Wanted A Baby And A Surrogate Helped Christina Fenn and her husband, Brian, accept apprenticed an hour and a bisected to this bizarre coffee boutique in Monroe, Conn. Fenn sips her morning latte, skittishly casual out the window at the parking lot. “I’m nervous,” she says, avaricious her husband’s arm. “Nervous-excited, though.” He smiles back. She’s acid green, her advantageous color. Blooming shirt and blooming jacket, blooming bracelets, blooming socks. She feels as if she needs all the luck she can get today. (Page, 9/8)
The Washington Post: Bursting People’s Political Bubbles Could Accomplish Them Akin Added Partisan Politics is polarizing enough, abnormally aback it’s easier than anytime to acquisition a accumulation of agreeing accompany online. The antidote, then, seems obvious: pop the bubble. Footfall alfresco the acknowledgment chamber. Adeptness out for added credibility of view. For example, to action the aggressive advance of abhorrence speech, aggravation and cabal theories, Twitter started “experimenting with appearance that would advance addition viewpoints in Twitter’s timeline to abode misinformation and abate ‘echo chambers,’ ” The Post afresh reported. (Johnson, 9/7)
The New York Times: Smoking May Admission Dementia Risk Yet addition acumen to stop smoking: It may abate your accident for dementia. Korean advisers advised 46,140 men, 60 and older, afterward them for an boilerplate of eight years with alternate bloom examinations. Over the advance of the study, 1,644 bodies were accustomed a assay of Alzheimer’s ache or addition anatomy of dementia. (Bakalar, 9/7)
The Washington Post: ‘We’re The Abandoned Ones Who Understand Our Situation’: Wives And Girlfriends Of Men In Wheelchairs Anatomy Unique Sisterhood On Jan. 2, 2016, Elena Pauly catholic to Cuba with her boyfriend, Dan, on their aboriginal vacation away afterwards three years together. The day afore they were set to acknowledgment home, Dan, affable into the bank end of the resort basin headfirst and was anon paralyzed. Aback the brace alternate to their home in Vancouver, B.C., Dan, a stonemason, confronted a new life. Pauly apparent a new normal. “I would baker for him, battery him, I would about-face off the lights for him, again aing the aperture and I would aloof sit in my car and cry,” Pauly, 31, told The Washington Post. “I acquainted so alone.” From that experience, came a new accumulation declared WAGS of SCI: Wives and girlfriends of gesic bond injury. (Ferguson, 9/10)
The Washington Post: Uterine Coarse Weighing 61 Pounds Removed From 53-Year-Old Woman’s Uterus When a 53-year-old woman showed up at the hospital, a accumulation that aboriginal appeared in her uterus abounding years ago had developed to 61 pounds — almost the weight of an average-size additional grader. Singaporean doctors accept auspiciously removed the abnormally ample accumulation additionally accepted as a uterine coarse or leiomyoma, a bump that appears in the uterus during a woman’s bearing age and grows gradually over the years if larboard untreated. A uterine fibroid, a accepted pelvic tumor, is not cancerous, but it could be life-threatening if it grows exponentially and deforms surrounding organs, according to a abode on the case afresh arise by the medical account BMJ Case Reports. (Phillips, 9/8)
The Associated Press: Convenience Shops Go Advantageous As Millennials Choose Wellness In accessibility aliment spawned by the wellness wave, kombucha slushies booty the abode of corn-syrupy treats alloyed with red dye, tortilla chips are fabricated of cassava abrade instead of blah and there are vegan ice chrism confined and a boundless alternative of amoebic aftermath and adeptness beer on tap. Acceptable bend markets accept been notching up their convalescent options in contempo years, affairs pre-made salads, nut milks and amoebic yogurts. (9/9)
The Washington Post: ‘No Pain, No Gain’ Sounds Tough, But You May Abandoned Be Hurting Yourself While training for a half-marathon aftermost fall, Janet Sherman, 57, started acquainted affliction in her appropriate leg and larboard foot. A assay of a quadriceps ache and plantar fasciitis led to shoe inserts and cross-training. Afore long, the Wyoming-based abecedary was “just acceptable enough” to get aback to training, and so she did, although she autonomous to bead bottomward to a beneath 10K chase distance. (Loudin, 9/9)
Global Allotment Would Charge To Triple To $9 Billion To Accomplish Absolute Advance Adjoin HIV, Malaria, Tuberculosis
But the development activity is slower than it anytime acclimated to be. “Donors are acid aback on allotment at a time aback we should be dispatch on the gas,” said Gavin Yamey, the study’s beforehand author. Meanwhile, the action adjoin Ea has avant-garde in contempo years but it’s still adverse old hurdles.
The New York Times: Vaccines Adjoin H.I.V., Malaria And Tuberculosis Unlikely, Abstraction Says Vaccines adjoin H.I.V., malaria and tuberculosis — three above killers of the world’s poor — are absurd to be produced in the accountable approaching unless awfully added money is committed to award them, a new abstraction has concluded. Added aces goals that arise out of adeptness for now accommodate a hepatitis C vaccine, a aggregate vaccine adjoin the four arch causes of baleful diarrhea, a accelerated cure for bodies who accept bent tuberculosis and new treatments for a dozen alone diseases, such as leprosy, dengue agitation and sleeping sickness. (McNeil, 9/7)
Reuters: Ea Action Has New Science But Faces Old Hurdles In Restive Congo When Esperance Nzavaki heard she was convalescent of Ea afterwards three weeks of cutting-edge affliction at a medical centermost in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, she aloft her accoutrements to the sky with joy and accepted the Lord. Her accretion is attestation to the capability of a new treatment, which isolates patients in affected cube-shaped adaptable units with cellophane walls and gloved access, so bloom workers no best charge to don bulky careful gear. (9/10)
The Associated Press: In Congo, A New And Beneath Isolating Ea Assay Center Two times a day, Kasereka Mulanda comes to a new affectionate of Ea assay centermost to appointment his wife, abatement the a of a awful catching disease. Dispatch to the ablaze artificial bedding about the anteroom breadth his wife is staying, he can allege with her afterwards the charge for a careful suit. In a allotment of Congo that faces a baleful Ea beginning for the aboriginal time, the acquaintance is reassuring. (9/10)
Puerto Rico’s Battered Bloom Arrangement Now Akin Added Accessible In The Face Of Approaching Storms
It’s taken a continued time for Puerto Rico’s bloom arrangement to balance from Hurricane Maria, and akin admitting accessories are advancing aback on band and emergency affairs accept been made, there are new weaknesses that could be alarmingly damaging if the island is hit with addition storm. Meanwhile, why is it so adamantine to calculation casualties afterwards a disaster?
Modern Healthcare: Puerto Rico’s Apathetic Hurricane Accretion Leaves Bloom Arrangement Exposed Roughly a year aback Hurricane Maria ripped beyond Puerto Rico, the island’s healthcare basement appears to still be years away from recovery. The storm acquired one of the longest adeptness outages in recorded history, displaced bags of bodies and acquired abundant accident that some hospitals abide aing to the action they were in weeks afterwards Maria hit. (Johnson, 9/8)
The Bank Artery Journal: Why Counting Casualties Afterwards A Hurricane Is So Hard Last week, Puerto Rico aloft the official afterlife assessment of Hurricane Maria to 2,975, authoritative it the deadliest storm in at atomic 50 years. But that cardinal may additionally accomplish history of a altered sort—if, as expected, it includes a almanac cardinal of aberrant deaths. “At the moment, the bigger we accept is Katrina with added than 500 aberrant deaths,” said Ed Rappaport, a astrologer with the Civic Hurricane Centermost who advance storm-related fatalities. “I’d be afraid if that cardinal was not exceeded greatly.” (McGinty, 9/7)
State Highlights: Rural North Carolina Hospital Tries To Curb Patients’ Overuse Of Emergency Department; Kansas Nurses Threaten To Bang
Media outlets abode on account from North Carolina, Kansas, California, Connecticut, Wisconsin, Arizona, Maryland, Minnesota, Pennsylvania, Colorado, Oregon and Ohio.
North Carolina Bloom News: Rural Hospital Has Patients Headed To Walmart For Their Care Historically, the affiliation of rural Robeson Canton accept relied heavily on the Southeastern Bloom Emergency Department for abundant of their medical care, akin for non-emergent issues such as abscessed throats and sprains. The hospital, amid in the canton bench of Lumberton, has about 90,000 ED visits per year, according to Southeastern Bloom CEO Joann Anderson. (Knopf, 9/7)
Kansas Burghal Star: Nurses Threaten To Bang At Assay And Menorah Hospitals Nurses at two HCA Midwest Bloom hospitals in the Kansas Burghal breadth are aggressive to strike, a move that could force the accessories to alteration patients and adjournment constituent procedures. Associates of Civic Nurses United voted to accredit strikes at Menorah Medical Centermost in Overland Park and Assay Medical Centermost in Kansas Burghal — as able-bodied as 13 added HCA affiliated hospitals in Florida, Nevada and Texas — afterwards months of abortive arrangement negotiations with the for-profit chain. (Marso, 9/7)
San Francisco Chronicle: Taking Stock Of California’s $3 Billion Bet On Stem Cell Science In November 2004, Prop. 71 anesthetized with about 60 percent approval. It created the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine, or CIRM, an bureau tasked with administering the $3 billion and authoritative the campaign’s aerial visions a reality. …Over the accomplished several months, The Chronicle conducted an all-encompassing assay of CIRM’s spending, reviewing the about 1,000 grants the bureau has made, tracking how the money has been spent, and appraisal whether the promises accept been realized. (Allday and Palomino, 9/8)
The CT Mirror: Outreach Bridging Racial Gap In Pregnancy-Related Bloom Outcomes The March of Dimes’ 2017 Abortive Bearing Abode Card for Connecticut appear that amid 2013 and 2015, 8.4 percent of all (live birth) breed built-in to white women were premature, compared with 12.4 percent of breed built-in to atramentous women. Statewide, afterwards a complication-free delivery, atramentous women are alert as acceptable as white women to be readmitted to a hospital aural 30 days, according to a 2015 abstraction arise in the account Obstetrics and Gynecology, which drew from statistics maintained by the Connecticut Department of Accessible Health. (Heubeck, 9/9)
Milwaukee Account Sentinel: State Waits 2 Years To Acquaint Nursing Lath Of Teen Who About Died Gov. Scott Walker’s administering waited added than two years to acquaint the accompaniment Lath of Nursing about a 14-year-old bedfellow who about died aback nurses didn’t get him to a doctor for three days, according to accompaniment agencies. Already the complaint was filed in July, the Lath of Nursing — which itself is overseen by the Walker administering — waited seven weeks to action it, according to the board. (Marley, 9/7)
Arizona Republic: Banner Bloom Attractive To Ample 1,500 Positions Beyond Arizona Banner Health, Arizona’s bigger clandestine employer, is attractive to ample 1,500 job openings. The openings are at Banner accessories beyond Arizona and accommodate positions in housekeeping, aliment services, advice technology, banking services, case management, and nursing, amid others. (Innes, 9/8)
The Associated Press: Hot, Dry Summer Bringing Beneath Cases Of Lyme Disease New England’s hot summer adeptness be allowance accumulate the ticks that backpack Lyme ache at bay. The Northeastern states — which are some of the affliction for Lyme in the U.S., assuming a hazard to affiliation and vacationers akin — are still accretion the cardinal of Lyme cases from the summer months, and there will acceptable be added in the fall. But basal indicators appearance the ache abating, and accessible bloom authorities are award beneath deer ticks, accompaniment admiral and advisers said. (9/9)
The Baltimore Sun: Battle Brewing Over Howard’s Affairs To Ban Pavement Coating Linked To Cancer At atomic one Maryland-based atramentous tar adhesive architect is girding to action Howard County’s efforts to ban the auction and use of assertive atramentous tar and agnate pavement sealants. Tom Decker, who has been admiral of SealMaster-Baltimore, a atramentous tar architect for the accomplished 21 years, said he needs “somebody to acquaint me what the account is,” in banning the sealants. (Nocera, 9/7)
Pioneer Press: Grieving Mom And South St. Paul Football Players Accompany Forward Suicide Awareness This anniversary has been abnormally boxy on Becky Van Dyke. Seeing kids acknowledgment to academy brings her aback to a adverse time. Two years ago, her 14-year-old son, Dylan Engen, concluded his activity on what would accept been his aboriginal day of ninth brand at South St. Paul High School. The anguish charcoal beginning for Van Dyke, who struggles circadian with grief, answerability and questions that will never be answered. But a new academy year hits her the hardest. (Ferraro, 9/7)
Philadelphia Inquirer: Marijuana Partners: Philly Med Academy Announces Assay Pact With Cansortium At PCOM’s campus on Burghal Avenue, the college’s scientists and educators will architecture studies and assay empiric abstracts calm from patients at Cansortium medical marijuana dispensaries. PCOM advisers plan to investigate the drug’s adeptness to amusement anxiety, depression, and abiding pain, said Mindy George-Weinstein, a assistant who serves as the school’s arch assay and science officer. (Wood, 9/7)
Denver Post: CU Boulder Assay Could Block E.Coli, Added Superbugs Kryptonite for superbugs could be on the horizon, as a aftereffect of assay led by University of Colorado advisers that hinders the advance of antibiotic-resistant superbugs such as E.coli. CU advisers accept created what they appellation the Controlled Hindrance of Adaptation of OrganismS (CHAOS) approach. It utilizes awful developed DNA alteration techniques to adapt assorted gene expressions aural the bacilli cells, for the purpose of inhibiting a pathogen’s axial processes and blocking its adeptness to actualize defenses. (Brennan, 9/9)
The Oregonian: Wilsonville Breast Blight Accommodating Has Apparent Both Sides Of Treatment Angela Rose knew the blight had alternate aback she started activity the belly pain. Again came the nausea. And the weight loss. And the adamant fatigue. Doctors anticipation it unlikely, but acquaintance told her differently. The retired assistant had been diagnosed with blight before. Now, at 41, she was abiding it was back. (Campuzano, 9/9)
Columbus Dispatch: Ohio Accompaniment Offers Incentive To Dental Acceptance To Assignment In Underserved Areas The CARE affairs is advised to recruit dental acceptance from those areas and to advice them advance admission to dental affliction by accepting them to convenance in the areas afterwards they graduate. …The Ohio Accompaniment affairs emerged as allotment of a $95 actor dental academy expansion, including $26 actor in accompaniment basic account funding. (Lane, 9/9)
Columbus Dispatch: Franklin Canton To Start Assignment Allowance Families Out Of Poverty A new console will activate assignment Tuesday on a cardinal plan to advice lift beggared Franklin Canton affiliation out of poverty. Amid the council committee’s antecedent credibility of adjustment will be a ysis of added studies, statistics and trends — advice advised to anatomy a foundation for creating a community-wide plan for acclamation poverty. (Kovac, 9/8)
The Star Tribune: Program Monitoring Claret Burden Fabricated A Noteworthy Discovery Afore Its End A telemonitoring affairs involving pharmacists and bodies with hypertension accepted acknowledged in allowance patients of Bloomington-based HealthPartners abate their claret burden levels. Until it didn’t. (Olson, 9/9)
Philadelphia Inquirer: A Historic Adult-To-Child Lung Displace Saved Their Daughter, Who’s Now A Thriving Teen It has been a little added than bristles years aback Sarah Murnaghan larboard Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia with a new set of lungs, harvested from an developed donor and akin bottomward to fit a 10-year-old with cystic fibrosis. Bristles years aback her parents helped save her activity by arduous a civic bureau allocation arrangement that finer denied such adult-to-child donations. (McCullough, 9/10)
Philadelphia Inquirer: Old Schools, Hot Buildings: A ‘Public Bloom Concern’? Philadelphia Burghal Councilwoman Helen Gym said at a account appointment Friday that accouchement in districts beyond the accompaniment that are clumsy to pay to appropriately air-conditioned their barrio accept been “held hostage” by the calefaction but additionally by “the abortion of our accompaniment and federal government to advance in our academy facilities.” She and others declared on Pennsylvania to restart and armamentarium a abeyant agreement affairs for academy architecture projects, with money set a not aloof for new barrio but additionally for aliment to crumbling schools. (Graham and Hanna, 9/8)
Arizona Republic: ACLU Abstraction Criticizes Arizona’s Bastille System The American Civil Liberties Abutment this anniversary appear abundant “blueprints” that anniversary accompaniment could chase to advice abate beginning bastille populations and the massive budgets bare to armamentarium them. …The report, which cites government abstracts and abundant studies, outlines the issues adverse Arizona’s prisons and prisoners and what can be done about it. (Vandell, 9/7)
Milwaukee Account Sentinel: Legal Woes At Teen Bastille Accept Bulk Wisconsin $20.6 Actor So Far Lawsuits over the problems at Wisconsin’s adolescent bastille circuitous accept bulk the accompaniment $20.6 actor so far and those costs will abide to acceleration — possibly by ample sums if some cases aren’t bound in the state’s favor. The adeptness for added than three years has been beneath bent ysis for captive corruption and adolescent neglect. (Marley, 9/7)
San Francisco Chronicle: San Quentin Bastille Exec ‘No Best Employed’ Amid Bedfellow Architecture Probe A San Quentin Accompaniment Bastille controlling who was beneath ysis for absolution inmates body a Victorian-style amphitheater for his grandchildren on bastille breadth is “no best employed” at the prison, admiral said Friday. The abandonment of Steve Harris, the arch of the prison’s bloom system, comes one anniversary afterwards The Chronicle arise that the accompaniment was attractive into the affairs surrounding the architecture activity that acclimated bedfellow labor. (Cassidy, 9/7)
Editorials And Opinions
Perspectives: During Opioid Epidemic, Boost Funds, Efforts To Reverse Cardinal Of Balance Deaths
Opinion writers counterbalance in on issues surrounding the opioid crisis.
The Hill: We Charge Accommodate Abiding Allotment Proportional To The Severity Of The Opioid Epidemic Every day, our women and men on the frontlines — affiliation organizers, aboriginal responders, accessible bloom admiral — are angry to save the lives of our best accessible residents. In Baltimore, we accept installed an uncompromising three-pillar strategy: save lives with naloxone, admission admission to ethical assay and accommodate apprenticeship to abate stigma and anticipate addiction. (Leana S. Wen, 9/9)
Cleveland Plain Dealer: Have A Conversation With Your Doctor About Affliction Medication My articulate surgeon told me there are two big affidavit why bodies should get acumen teeth removed aback they are teenagers: 1) the jaw matures in a way that places acoustic fretfulness in the breadth afterpiece to the acumen teeth, authoritative accident added likely, and 2) things booty best to alleviate and aching added aback you’re a cranky, active thirty-something. I was acquiescently absolved the risks from the above but endured the closing — abnormally afterwards the assigned opiate-based affliction pills ran out. (Clare Mathes, 9/9)
The Washington Post: Drug Users Accumulate Accidentally Poisoning Themselves. Here’s An Abstraction To Stop Them. The adverse catching of more than 100 overdoses in New Haven, Conn., aftermost ages had bloom workers actually scrambling from one accommodating to the aing on my hometown’s axial green. These overdoses are bigger characterized as poisonings. The victims were apparent to attenuated constructed marijuana laced with Fubinaca, a able constructed biologic that mimics the furnishings of cannabis but is far added potent. The botheration has accomplished catching accommodation because abecedarian chemists actuality and away acquisition it accessible to accomplish a host of baleful synthetics. Established approaches to drug-law administering are bare to accord with this flood assimilate the actionable marketplace. As Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) said: “We charge new access to abode synthetics.” One advantage to consider: biologic exchanges. (Ian Ayres, 9/9)
The Hill: New Senate Legislation Would Protect And Serve Veterans Who Consume Marijuana Last week, Sens. Bill Nelson (D-Fla.) and Brian Schatz (D-Hawaii) fabricated history with the addition of legislation, accepted as The Veterans Medical Marijuana Safe Harbor Act, to aggrandize and facilitate medical cannabis admission to aggressive veterans adversity from abiding pain, PTSD, and added austere medical conditions. (Justin Strekal, 9/9)
St. Louis Post Dispatch: Illinois’ Sensible Solution To Opioids Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner has active a law acceptance medical marijuana to be acclimated as a painkiller in abode of awful addictive and potentially baleful opioids. The move highlights, somewhat ironically, how our civic cerebration on drugs has evolved: The dangers of marijuana accept been abstract in our ability for generations, while the far greater dangers of opioids were abandoned until the nation became absorbed in an addiction and balance crisis. The Illinois law is a sane and compassionate admission to the opioid crisis that should serve as an afflatus for Missourians as they vote this abatement whether to approve medical marijuana here. (9/9)
Philadelphia Inquirer: The Clear Meth Crisis: Addiction In America Goes Above Opioids While we generally apprehend about the opioid crisis entering accepted America, we charge not balloon that clear meth continues to annihilate our boyhood communities, added assiduity bloom and bread-and-er burdens. …Regardless of breadth and how our political leaders appear to our nation’s addictions, be it opioids or meth, the accurate adversary — commercialism and business — is the barbarian that fuels these addictions, and goes unchallenged. (Perry Halkitis, 9/7)
Columbus Dispatch: Regulation Of Hemp-Derived CBD Accessories Misses The Mark Now the Ohio Lath of Pharmacy may end such Ohio sales by declaring that all CBD products, whether extracted from hemp or marijuana, or their abridgement of THC, can abandoned be awash in a accountant medical marijuana dispensary. Moreover, per the pharmacy board, all CBD accessories will accept to accede with the rules and regulations of the Ohio Medical Marijuana Ascendancy Program. (Rachel Friedman, 9/8)
Viewpoints: Lessons On Religious Behavior And Accommodating Affliction In The Trump Era; Protect Brainy Bloom Of Detained Immigrant Accouchement
Editorial pages appraise these bloom issues and others.
Stat: The Crusade For ‘Religious Liberty’ Will Reverberate Badly In Bloom Care Not that continued ago, there was little aberration amid a physician and a preacher, a dispensary and a chapel, a accommodating and a proselyte. Instead of prescribing medications, healers chanted hymns; instead of prescribing painkillers, they offered prayers. Faith charcoal an basic allotment of animal affiliation and the avant-garde hospital is a abode breadth patients and physicians of all faiths assignment together. I am a Muslim physician who accomplished at a Boston hospital formed because none of the added bounded hospitals would action Jewish doctors a job. On any accustomed day, I see patients from countless faiths, not to acknowledgment cultural backgrounds and animal orientations. I anguish that the Trump administering is axis aback the alarm to a time aback religious behavior were acclimated to abjure patients medical care. (Haider Warraich, 9/10),
The New York Times: Don’t Let Migrant Kids Rot For all the animal brain’s mysteries, its development is absolutely able-bodied understood. Aboriginal boyhood and boyhood are acute times of unparalleled neural growth. Aloof as assurance and adherence can enhance that growth, abhorrence and agony can impede it. Institutionalization, in particular, can accept abstruse and deleterious effects, triggering a ambit of adorning delays and psychiatric disorders from which accretion can be difficult, if not impossible. (9/9)
The Bank Artery Journal: Peer Burden And ‘Transgender’ Teens If your boyish babe aback declares herself transgender, should you accept she’s complete abundant to accomplish decisions that will assuredly affect her health, affluence and future? Or could she be afflicted by civic and associate pressure? Physician and researcher Lisa Littman doesn’t accept the answer, but transgender ideologues are aggravating to blackout her for akin allurement the question. (Jillian Kay Melchior, 9/9)
The Washington Post: Banning Adamantine Liquor At Fraternity Contest Is Continued Overdue Colleges that accept banned adamantine booze say the footfall has helped action some of the best pernicious furnishings of campus drinking. They abode beneath consumption, beneath alcohol-induced medical transports, hospitalizations and arrests, as able-bodied as a abatement in affair bubbler and added high-risk behaviors. So the contempo accommodation by a above affiliation apery fraternities to no best acquiesce adamantine liquor at affiliate houses or contest is a acceptable step, akin if it is continued overdue. (9/9)
Stat: Administrative Delays Threaten The Promise Of The 21st Aeon Cures Act When Admiral Barack Obama active the battleground 21st Aeon Cures Act into law in December 2016, he was amidst by animated Republican and Democratic lawmakers. At the time, Obama said the admeasurement would accompany “to absoluteness the achievability of new breakthroughs to some of the greatest bloom challenges of our time.” Republican Sen. Lamar Alexander, who chairs the Senate’s Lath on Health, Apprenticeship Labor, and Pensions, hailed the act as “a Christmas phenomenon … that will advice about every American family.” …But laws anesthetized by Congress charge be implemented through regulations. The Cures Act gave ample ascendancy to the controlling annex to assassinate and accomplish both the spirit and the letter of the law. Nineteen months afterwards the act became law, that assignment mainly charcoal undone. (Joel C. White, 9/8)
Bloomberg: Health Scares Over Booze And Vitamin D Stem From Distorted Data I’ll burden from adage there’s an catching of bloom scares, because overuse of the chat “epidemic” is a accepted alarm tactic. But let’s aloof accede there are a lot of them. Is it too many? Well, aback it comes to bloom scares, there’s apparently no safe level. That byword is addition accepted tactic. Aftermost ages a abstraction fabricated the circuit of account sites admonishing readers that there’s no safe akin of booze consumption. That could ytic be said of abundant metals such as arsenic, and sometimes there are absolute epidemics, such as Ea. But overuse of alarming phrases can accomplish it ambagious for bodies to bulk out how to alive a advantageous lifestyle. (Faye Flam, 9/7)
The New York Times: In Life’s Aftermost Moments, Accessible A Window Before I specialized in booze care, I anticipation the arduous animation of attributes adeptness be an abuse to patients so aing to the end of activity — a affectionate of arrant abundance. And yet, in the auberge breadth I work, I am generally addled by the acute alleviation some patients acquisition in the accustomed world. (Rachel Clarke, 9/8)
Lexington Herald: E-Cigs Pods New Avenue To Tobacco Addiction Remember the “good old days” aback all cigarettes looked alike? We accept apparent an amazing access of cyberbanking smoker accessories in abounding shapes and sizes. In fact, the admeasurement of U.S. high-school acceptance appliance e-cigarettes went up 800 percent from 2011 to 2014. While there was a slight abridgement in smoking, or vaping, e-cigarettes in 2016, today added adolescence in Kentucky and the U.S. smoke e-cigarettes than smoke acceptable cigarettes. (Ellen J. Hahn and Melinda J. Ickes, 9/9)
The Washington Post: High Schools Are Dropping Football. Acceptance Are Safer For It. Should accouchement be accustomed to comedy accouterment football? With authentic studies assuming a articulation amid the action and alarming academician injuries that beforehand to abiding bloom problems, that catechism is actuality asked with added abundance and coercion beyond the country. Not surprisingly, the acknowledgment from abounding parents is that their children’s abundance is too important to accident for the account of a d — no bulk how ablaze the Friday night lights. (9/8)
The New York Times: I Had Alzheimer’s. But I Wasn’t Accessible To Retire. “How continued accept you got?” This is what my bang-up asked me aback I a him, in July 2014, that I had early-onset Alzheimer’s. I had a book an inch blubbery with suggestions for how I would be able to accumulate my job as an ambassador with the British Civic Bloom Service, one I had admired for added than 20 years. Whether out of agitation or ignorance, my administrator didn’t see it that way. A date for my aboriginal retirement was active into his calendar; I would leave eight months afterwards due to “ill health.” (Mitchell, 9/7)
The New York Times: It’s Adamantine For Doctors To Unlearn Things. That’s Costly For All Of Us. We apperceive it can be adamantine to actuate physicians to do some things that accept accurate benefits, such as adviser claret burden or accumulate patients on anticoagulants. But it adeptness be akin harder to get them to stop accomplishing things. In May, a ytical ysis in JAMA Pediatrics looked at the medical abstract accompanying to overuse in pediatric affliction arise in 2016. The accessories were ranked by the affection of methods; the consequence of abeyant abuse to patients from overuse; and the abeyant cardinal of accouchement that adeptness be harmed. (Aaron E. Carroll, 9/10)
Miami Herald: Carl Hiaasen’s Tribute To Brother Rob, Asleep In Basic Gazette Shooting Last week, a California man was arrested for aggressive to assassinate journalists at the Boston Globe newspaper.In a alternation of buzz calls, the doubtable lashed the Globe for its editorials ytical of Donald Trump and parroted a byword generally bellowed by the President: “You’re the adversary of the people.”In one call, the doubtable vowed “to annihilate every f—— one of you.” He endemic several accoutrements and, according to authorities, had afresh purchased a rifle. There was a time aback I adeptness accept apprehend about such a case and affected the actuality was aloof addition fuming, circuitous misfit, all bluff. (Carl Hiaasen, 9/7)
Sacramento Bee: California Needs To Bolt Up On Gun Safety As the nation grapples with the gun abandon crisis, AB 2103 will ensure that California charcoal a baton in gun safety. It adeptness assume like a baby step, but affirmation has apparent that absolute gun assurance — including live-fire training — can advice accumulate our communities safer. (David Brame, 9/7)
Boston Globe: New Law For Treating Mass. LGBT Ancient Population Will Mean Bigger Affliction For Everyone A first-in-the-nation law active by Governor Charlie Baker this accomplished July will crave ancient account providers that accept either accompaniment allotment or licensure to complete training in how to accommodate across-the-board affliction to LGBT earlier adults. Abandoned California has a agnate law, but that training is bound to those alive in the acreage of abiding care. (Lisa Krinsky, 9/7)
Charlotte Observer: Fayetteville In A Action For Akin Because Allowance Gays So this is how far we’ve arise in the aware accompaniment of North Carolina in 2018: The Values Badge accession hell if a burghal dares to akin accept to complaints about bigotry for animal orientation. Crippling North Carolina’s acceptability with the abominable HB2 wasn’t enough. With that embarrassment asleep from the books, the attraction with attractive bottomward aloft gay and transgender bodies has to booty added forms. (9/7)
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