Syringes left by drug users are increasingly turning up in public places, and authorities offer this advice if you or your children should encounter any:Check with your local information hotline or health department, which can take care of it or direct you to people who can.Use sturdy gloves, disposable tongs, a shovel or dustpan, and put them in a puncture-proof container.Go to your doctor, an emergency room or an urgent care clinic for further guidance, as well as possible medical tests and immunizations.
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- Needles all over: What to do if you find syringes in public
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- AP FACT CHECK: Trump overstates progress at Veterans Affairs
By HOPE YEN, Associated Press - Thursday Jul 27, 2017
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump paints a rosy picture of an improved Department of Veterans Affairs under his watch where accessing electronic medical records is "so easy and so good" and health care is freely available without any delays.At a campaign-style event in Ohio this week, Trump's claims of progress were so overstated that even his own VA secretary, David Shulkin — who stood right next to him — would have to disagree."Since my first day in office, we've taken one action after another to make sure that our veterans get the care they so richly deserve," Trump said.[...] the multibillion-dollar IT initiative Trump cites has yet to be even budgeted, and an alternative program of private-sector care he describes is running out of money and needs reauthorization by Congress.While Shulkin announced plans last month to overhaul electronic records by replacing VA's aging information technology system, the multiyear effort has barely even begun.Put in place after a 2014 wait-time scandal at the Phoenix VA, the program allows veterans to see outside doctors if they must wait more than 30 days for an appointment or drive more than 40 miles to a VA facility.Congress is now scrambling to provide billions in emergency money to fill the gap, or risk disruptions in veterans' care.According to Shulkin's "State of the VA" report, the VA is "still in critical condition," with veterans waiting more than 60 days for new appointments at about 30 VA facilities nationwide.On quality of care, the VA's inspector general issued urgent action reports in April and May, warning that patients at the Washington, D.C., VA medical center were being put at unnecessary risk of harm due to bad inventory practices, like potentially dirty syringes and medical supply shortages.By late 2016, the department's blog announced that the goal of providing same-day primary and mental-health care when medically necessary would be achieved at every VA medical center by year's end.A Dec. 23, 2016, article in the Harvard Business Review cites new same-day services at all VA hospitals as evidence of notable progress under former VA Secretary Bob McDonald "and his team."
- Civil rights suit alleges discrimination in Medi-Cal
By Catherine Ho - Wednesday Jul 12, 2017
Two civil rights groups and one of the state’s largest labor unions representing hospital workers have sued the state of California, alleging the state-administered Medi-Cal health insurance program for the poor discriminates against Latinos.The action was brought by the Mexican American Legal Defense and Education Fund, the Civil Rights Education and Enforcement Center and the labor union SEIU-UHW.The organizations filed suit on behalf of four Medi-Cal beneficiaries who say they had to wait months or years to receive health care after many doctors’ offices told them they did not accept Medi-Cal patients because the program reimburses providers at a much lower rate than Medicare, which covers the elderly, or private insurers.“In effect, California has created a separate and unequal system of health care, one for the insurance program with the largest proportion of Latinos, and one for the other principal insurance plans, whose recipients are disproportionately white,” the complaint says.The lawsuit was brought under a state statute that, similar to the federal Civil Rights Act of 1964, prohibits discrimination based on race, ethnicity or other protected categories in programs operated by or funded by the state.The objective is to get the state to raise Medi-Cal reimbursement rates and ease administrative hurdles in the program that discourage some doctors from taking on Medi-Cal patients, said attorneys for the plaintiffs.Bill Lann Lee, senior counsel at the Civil Rights Education and Enforcement Center, said it is the first time that attorneys have brought a state civil rights case in health care under the theory known as “disinvestment” — that as the population of Medi-Cal beneficiaries evolved from predominantly white to predominantly people of color, the payment rates to providers, which is set by the state, fell.“The rate is so low that it’s a disincentive for doctors to treat Medi-Cal patients, or to treat only very few,” said Lee, who previously served as assistant attorney general in the Justice Department’s civil rights division under President Bill Clinton.
- White House fires warning shots at Murkowski after ‘no’ vote on health care bill
By Lia Eustachewich - Thursday Jul 27, 2017
The Trump administration warned of potential repercussions for The Last Frontier after Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) voted against the Republican-backed health care bill this week. Murkowski and Sen. Dan Sullivan each received phone calls Wednesday from Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke, who delivered a “troubling message,” according to Sullivan. “I’m not going to go into the...
- The Gang Murders in the Suburbs
By LIZ ROBBINS and NADIA T. RODRIGUEZ - Wednesday Jul 12, 2017
Four young Latino men went to hang out in the woods on Long Island one night during spring break. They ended up victims of the brutal gang MS-13.