As the “social determinants of health” move into focus, we must reach beyond vital signs, the histories, the medication lists: We now ask patients about housing stability, transportation access, family relationships, caregiving challenges, friendships, food security.
In his letter Dr. Everett Lamm writes: “In today’s health care environment, in nearly all medical settings and not just in rural areas, primary care medicine is increasingly provided by highly qualified nurse practitioners and physician assistants who work alongside physicians in a team setting.”
In a new video ad, “Make You Sick,” released this week by the Catskills Freedom Network, animated rapper DJ Faso again turns the tables on the real Faso, imagining him as a rapper trying to explain his betrayal to his voters.
I Beth Eisenberg writes: “The enormous burden to cities, towns and school districts that must pay ever-increasing health insurance bills for current employees as well as retirees would be alleviated, and other much needed municipal and educational needs could be addressed.”
In a letter to the editor Dr. Brian Burke writes: “However, under the terms of the nurse staffing initiative, if you arrive at an emergency department at the wrong time, you may not be seen until and unless additional staff are brought in to restore the ratio.”
U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren spoke to an overflow audience of more than 1,000 Sunday (July 22) at The Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center in Great Barrington, Mass. She addressed issues of immigration, income inequality, and the opioid epidemic. Here is a video of her remarks.
The Democratic candidates debate lasted nearly three hours and covered issues from Trump’s new tariffs, how to protect the EPA and deal with a shortage of farm workers as well as questions on immigration reform, gun control and health care.
There are a variety of theories as to why the seasonal labor market has been tightening over the years. Birth rates have been dropping for at least a generation, and more students are willing to forgo a paycheck in the summer while taking a volunteer position or internship to build their resumes for life after college.
There is a reason Amatul-Wadud cares so much about people. It’s because, as a lawyer specializing in probate, families, custody and visitation rights, “I get to see people in their most intimate spaces.”
The Affordable Care Act’s subsidized health care should be viewed by our nation’s leaders as an investment – not a cost – in the health and wellness of everyone. My clients are employed, hardworking Berkshire county residents who are without access to workplace insurance.
Community health centers, numbering nearly 1,300 in the 50 states and with decades of federal funding support, are the primary medical homes for more than 25 million people in 9,800 rural and urban communities in the U.S.
Are we a country irreconcilably divided? Rather than one issue, we seem unable to discourse rationally about climate change, immigration, health care, taxes, Russian espionage, or the man in the White House.
March 24 may be the date that made him a one-term Congressman. With his abrupt decision to support the American Health Care Act, the freshman Republican congressman from Kinderhook engaged in a stunning series of betrayals.
In her letter to the editor, Rachel Branch of North Adams writes: “Attorney Harrington has no illusions about those of us living on only Social Security and the compounded effect the loss of cost of living increases created, and the wall of impoverishment many seniors face.”
In her letter to the editor, Ruth Dinerman writes: “Now I learn that John Horan and Siobhan McNally, both astonishingly good pediatricians are not necessarily returning to CHP. That is a loss this community cannot afford.”
In her letter to the editor, Dr. Diane Singer writes: “The health care given at CHP will suffer dramatically as wonderful providers leave in frustration, are forced out, threatened, or not welcomed back.”