Extra Fees Drive Assisted Living Profits
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3d ago
The add-ons pile up: $93 for medications, $50 for cable TV. Prices soar as the industry leaves no service unbilled, out of reach for many families ..read more
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Evolving Overdose Crisis Shakes Previously Effective Treatments
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The prevalence of synthetic drugs is undercutting a previously effective and widely embraced opioid use disorder treatment tactic. Now, the model pioneered in Vermont a decade ago and adopted at sites nationwide, especially in hard-to-reach rural areas, is being forced to evolve ..read more
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‘Forever Chemicals’ in Thousands of Private Wells Near Military Sites, Study Finds
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New research finds that private wells near more than 82% of select military sites were contaminated with PFAS chemicals ..read more
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Most States Ban Shackling Pregnant Women in Custody, Yet Many Report Being Restrained
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1w ago
Advocates for pregnant people in police custody say repeated incidents show prohibitions on handcuffs and other restraints are little more than lip service ..read more
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Medical School on Cherokee Reservation Will Soon Send Doctors to Tribal, Rural Areas
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Native Americans and rural residents are underrepresented in medical schools. But in this new program, 25% of students are Indigenous and half are from rural areas ..read more
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As Transgender ‘Refugees’ Flock to New Mexico, Waitlists Grow
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As many states have moved to restrict or ban gender-affirming care for trans people, a few states, including New Mexico, have codified protections. But those laws don’t always mean accessing care is simple or quick, as a surge in new patients in the state collides with limited doctors and clinics ..read more
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Health Care ‘Game-Changer’? Feds Boost Care for Homeless Americans
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1M ago
This month, the federal government started paying for treatments delivered outside hospitals and clinics, expanding funding for “street medicine” teams that treat homeless patients. California led the way on the change, which could help sick and vulnerable patients get healthy, sober, and, in some cases, into housing ..read more
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Feds Try to Head Off Growing Problem of Overdoses Among Expectant Mothers
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Homicides, suicides, and drug overdoses have driven rising rates of pregnancy-related death in the U.S. This fall, six states received federal funding for substance use treatment interventions to prevent at least some of those deaths ..read more
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Tiny, Rural Hospitals Feel the Pinch as Medicare Advantage Plans Grow
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More than half of seniors are enrolled in private Medicare Advantage plans instead of traditional Medicare. Rural enrollment has increased fourfold and many small-town hospitals say that threatens their viability ..read more
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Residents of a Rural Arkansas County Grapple With Endemic Gun Violence
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Rural gun homicides have often been overshadowed by violence in cities. But they are taking their toll on small communities ill-equipped to deal with the challenges ..read more
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