Planning for Chronic Illness a Chronic Problem

(Rockville, MD — July 13, 2016) – Want to know how to deal with your chronic health problems? Interested in preparing for long-term care during your twilight years? The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) is offering assistance to average, ordinary, everyday Americans on both topics. Given today’s political climate, this planning seems more…

Ebola, American Style

(Atlanta, GA) – The latest outbreak of the Ebola virus is showing no signs of slowing down, and as the numbers of the dead and infected continue to climb, so do the number of countries with citizens showing symptoms of the disease. The current outbreak began in Guinea in March. More than 1,700 cases of…

Australian Injustice: Woman Loses License for Putting Cyclist in Hospital

(Port Fairy, Australia) – An Australian woman mowed down a cyclist last year, sending the victim to the hospital and nearly making him a paraplegic. She has since received two sentences for the incident, and the episode has elicited an outpouring of sympathy and support – for her. On September 20, 2013, 21-year-old Kimberley Davis…

OSHA Releases New Web Site to Protect Hospital Employees, Cut Health Care Costs

(Washington, DC) – The Department of Labor’s (DOL) Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) launched its new “Worker Safety in Hospitals” Web site last week. The reception of the Web site by some hospital administrators has been less than enthusiastic, with one administrator saying they’d “rather contract bubonic plague” than consult the Web site. “We’re…