DIAGNOSIS UNPREPARED: ‘America’s Other Drug Problem’: Copious Prescriptions For Hospitalized Elders
 

DIAGNOSIS UNPREPARED: ‘America’s Other Drug Problem’: Copious Prescriptions For Hospitalized Elders

Kaiser Health News/New America Media , News Feature, Anna Gorman, Posted: Aug 30, 2016

Elderly hospital patients experience 400,000 preventable adverse-drug reactions a year, costing billions, but a new breed of pharmacists is bringing change.

 

DIAGNOSIS UNPREPARED: Geriatric ERs Reduce Stress, Medical Risks For Elders

 

Kaiser Health News/New America Media , News Report, Anna Gorman, Posted: Aug 25, 2016

Increasingly, hospitals are changing the "war zone" clatter of ERs by creating special ones for elderly patients--and cutting costs and hospitalizations.

 

Poll Finds Overwhelming Support for National Parks Among Voters of Color

 

New America Media, Video, Ann Basette, Text by Peter Schurmann, Posted: Aug 24, 2016

A new poll finds strong bipartisan support for public lands among voters from minority communities, despite an information gap that keeps many from accessing them.

 

In The Shadow of Chevron, Residents 'Fear the Worst'

 

Richmond Pulse, Commentary, Isabella Zizi, Posted: Aug 17, 2016

When you live in a low-income community in the shadows of Chevron, every single day you have to ask yourself, "When is another explosion going to happen?"

 

DIAGNOSIS UNPREPARED: Elderly Hospital Patients Need To Keep Moving

 

Kaiser Health News/New America Media , News Report, Anna Gorman, Posted: Aug 17, 2016

Despite mounting research showing excessive bed rest can harm seniors, while exercise helps them, many hospitals still don't put a high priority on making them walk.

 

#Swimmingsowhite: Long Beach Pool Project a Racial Justice Issue

 

Long Beach VoiceWaves, Commentary, Anna Christensen, Posted: Aug 16, 2016

It's summertime. Long Beach youth are on vacation and many head to the water to cool off. But too often for minority youth, a swim can be deadly.

 

Many U.S. Black and Hispanic Children Lack Mental Health Care

 

New America Media, News Report, Viji Sundaram, Posted: Aug 15, 2016

Black and Hispanic children are getting far less treatment for their mental health problems than other groups, says a new national study.

 

#GetLoud Rally Brings Activists, Community Together in South Kern

 

The kNOw Youth Media, Photo Essay, Danyeal Escobar and Aqeela Starks, Posted: Aug 11, 2016

On July 6th, South Kern Sol kicked off their Summer Youth Justice series with a #GetLoud rally and march.

 

The Art of Displacement -- Long Beach's Housing Crisis in Words and Images

 

Long Beach VoiceWaves, News Report, Crystal Niebla, Posted: Aug 11, 2016

The Art of Displacement Tour highlights the issue of renter displacement in Long Beach through art.

 

DIAGNOSIS UNPREPARED: Elderly Hospital Patients Arrive Sick, Often Leave Disabled

 

Kaiser Health News/New America Media , News Feature, Anna Gorman, Posted: Aug 10, 2016

Seniors often leave hospitals more disabled than when they arrived. But the nation’s few special ACE units show they can promote health and independence.

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