Environmental Group Sues Dow for Pesticide Pollution

Environmental Group Sues Dow for Pesticide Pollution

New America Media, News Report, Viji Sundaram, Posted: Sep 23, 2016

An environmental watchdog group is suing the manufacturer of Telone, a soil fumigant that is increasingly replacing the highly toxic pesticide, methyl bromide, for not warning residents living in nearby areas before the pesticide is applied.


Touch Me In The Morning: Aging, Surrogate Partners and Erotic Healing


California Health Report , News Report, Matt Perry, Posted: Sep 20, 2016

Some nursing facilities are accepting the calming effects sex-therapy surrogates can provide certain patients, even those with dementia.


In Mental Health Care, Are We Treating the Symptom But Not the Cause?


New America Media, News Feature, Anna Challet, Posted: Sep 16, 2016

All kids need the same things -- family and community, the opportunities that come with education, and a safe place to live.

What’s Really in Hillary Clinton’s Health Report?


The Root, News Report, Posted: Sep 12, 2016

Among other notable findings in Bardack’s report: Clinton “does not smoke; she drinks alcohol occasionally. She eats a diet rich in lean protein, vegetables and fruit. She exercises regularly, including yoga, swimming, walking and weight-training.”


DIAGNOSIS UNPREPARED: Gaps In Care Persist During Transition From Hospital To Home


Kaiser Health News/New America Media , News Report, Anna Gorman, Posted: Sep 08, 2016

For elders, discharge from hospital to home without help holds risks costing $26 billion annually. New programs showing how to change that.


Louisiana’s West Nile, Zika Concerns Grow


Louisiana Weekly, News Feature, Susan Buchanan, Posted: Sep 06, 2016

Residents of flooded areas in south-central Louisiana are at risk for mosquito-borne West Nile disease, health officials warned last month.


Why Black People Are Being Left Out of the Weed Boom


The Root, News Analysis, Allison Keyes, Posted: Aug 31, 2016

New rules and regulations surrounding legal marijuana as well as the high cost of entry are creating several barriers for African Americans who want to get in on America’s latest cash crop.


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.

The Conveniently Missing Racial Politics of EpiPen Access


The Root, News Analysis, Posted: Aug 30, 2016

For years, the rising cost of the life-saving drug has been a steep barrier for black families, particularly black children burdened by two factors: poverty and the growing disparity in allergy occurrence.


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.

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