Categories
Divergent News

Kesha’s “Praying” is Powerful | MUSIC TO LIVE

  New music from Kesha! Get “Praying” off her upcoming album ‘Rainbow.’ Great song. Added to #StayStrong | Music To Live playlist — This song captures that fight and survive feeling, and the pain of surviving.

Categories
Divergent News Healthcare & Wellness

Half The Time, Nursing Homes Scrutinized On Safety By Medicare Are Still Treacherous

By Jordan Rau >> jrau@kff.org | @jordanrau In 2012, Parkview Healthcare Center’s history of safety violations led California regulators to issue an ultimatum reserved for the most dangerous nursing homes. The state’s public health department designated Parkview, a Bakersfield, Calif., nursing home, a “special focus facility,” requiring it to either fix lapses in care while under increased inspections or […]

Categories
Divergent News Healthcare & Wellness

New On The Streets: Drug For Nerve Pain Boosts High For Opioid Abusers

By Carmen Heredia Rodriguez >> CarmenH@kff.org | @caheredia21 ATHENS, Ohio — On April 5, Ciera Smith sat in a car parked on the gravel driveway of the Rural Women’s Recovery Program here with a choice to make: go to jail or enter treatment for her addiction. Smith, 22, started abusing drugs when she was 18, enticed by the “good […]

Categories
Divergent News Healthcare & Wellness

Parents Of Ill Children Worry About Return Of ‘Lifetime Limits’ In GOP Health Bill

By Alexandra Olgin, WFAE >> @Alexolgin Click here to listen to interview. The health care legislation under discussion in the Senate could allow states to remove some of the Affordable Care Act’s consumer protections — including the prohibition that keeps insurers from limiting how much they’ll pay for medically needy, expensive patients. Clara Hardy’s parents worry about the Senate […]

Categories
Divergent News Healthcare & Wellness

Obamacare Inspires Unlikely Political Action In California’s Red Region

By April Dembosky, KQED Click to listen to interview.   Modoc County, in the northeastern corner of California, is roughly the size of Connecticut. It’s so sparsely populated, the entire county has just one stoplight. The nearest Walmart is more than an hour’s drive, across the Oregon border. Same with hospitals that deliver babies. Greta Elliott […]

Categories
Divergent News Healthcare & Wellness

As Seniors Get Sicker, They’re More Likely To Drop Medicare Advantage Plans

By Fred Schulte >> fschulte@kff.org | @fredschulte When Sol Shipotow enrolled in a new Medicare Advantage health plan earlier this year, he expected to keep the doctor who treats his serious eye condition. “That turned out not to be so,” said Shipotow, 83, who lives in Bensalem, Pa. Shipotow said he had to scramble to get back on a […]

Categories
Divergent News

“Autism Awareness”

Originally posted on dkmnow:
Or, “Wait — you’re saying that YOUR prejudice is a ‘symptom’ of MY autism?” So, the dreaded “Autism Awareness Month” has arrived, and thus, the seasonal deluge of parental angst and professional avarice shall soon be upon us. For my own part, I will indeed be attempting to participate in the…