For newborns with opioid withdrawal, forgoing intensive care and rooming with mom may be best

One of the more heartbreaking ripple effects of America’s opioid addiction epidemic is a massive increase in newborns experiencing drug withdrawal. Public health officials have tracked a 400 percent increase in such cases — technically known as neonatal abstinence syndrome — with one impacted baby born every 25 minutes as of 2012.

By | 2018-02-12T08:42:13+00:00 February 10th, 2018|0 Comments

Occupational Health News Roundup

It's time for federal lawmakers to catch up with the quickly changing relationship between employers and workers; an upcoming Supreme Court case could upend public-sector unions; New York farmworker loses court case to gain organizing rights, but vows to appeal; and the country's biggest janitorial company faces new allegations of sexual abuse in the workplace.

By | 2018-01-30T19:06:14+00:00 January 30th, 2018|0 Comments

Occupational Health News Roundup

Local efforts help California nail salons create healthier working conditions; California court ruling a win for farm workers and labor unions; Milwaukee institutes new safety measures after a city employee is shot and killed; and flight attendants chronicle sexual harassment in the skies.

By | 2018-01-16T14:56:25+00:00 November 30th, 2017|0 Comments

Doctors, public health workers, patient advocates — even insurers — oppose latest ACA repeal

Senate Republicans are again trying to ram through an Affordable Care Act replacement that threatens the health and well-being of millions of Americans. It’s shameful. But don’t take my word for it. Let’s look at what people who actually work in health care are saying about the Graham-Cassidy-Heller-Johnson bill.

By | 2018-01-16T09:26:32+00:00 September 20th, 2017|0 Comments

Syphilis prevention vs. politics

It's not surprising to see a syphilis outbreak after years of cuts to public health funding. How much worse will it get now that funding cuts are coupled with increased antagonism toward the health of women and LGBTQ people?

By | 2017-12-21T13:50:13+00:00 August 28th, 2017|6 Comments