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Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-Md.), who has been in politics for decades, used his seat to highlight the struggles and needs of the inner-city residents he represented.
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Gov. Gavin Newsom (D-Calif.) capped the end of a legislative session that focused heavily on health care policies with a rush of bill signings this weekend.
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“For people with disabilities it can be life or death,” said Sunday Parker, who uses a wheelchair and lives in Oakland, parts of which were affected by the historic, sweeping shutdowns. Gov. Gavin Newsom slammed PG&E for the decision, calling the outages “unacceptable.”
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The pesticide, used on a variety of crops from alfalfa to walnuts, has been said to cause brain damage in children and illnesses in others with compromised immune systems. By February, sales will cease, and farmers are to stop using it by the end of the 2020. The state is budgeting $5.6 million to help pesticide manufacturers develop a safer alternative.
Under programs set up by the Affordable Care Act, the federal government cuts payments to hospitals that have high rates of readmissions and those with the highest numbers of infections and patient injuries. Media outlets take a look at how hospitals in Georgia, Connecticut and Montana fared.
The outages that were geared toward preventing any wildfires effected California residents in a wide-range of ways. That included interruption of care from machines that help with things such as severe sleep apnea.
The notion of a national program to tend to the day-to-day needs of a booming older population has circulated for years. Now, there are grants ― and grit ― behind it.
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Beyond worries about hospitals, hospices and medical care facilities, officials are warning residents to formulate plans to ensure their health needs are met. That ranges from keeping food and water on hand to knowing how to manually open your garage. The blackouts will impact 34 counties in Central and Northern California.
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The bacteria are common and often harmless but can cause disease in “very fragile patients,” said Dr. Frank Maffei, the chair of pediatrics at Geisinger Medical Center in Danville, Pennsylvania. The premature babies were in the hospital’s neonatal intensive care unit when they were infected. Five other babies also became sick.
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Following the rampage, the city will be sending mental-health outreach teams to the area where the attacks occurred to provide emotional support and connect people to appropriate care. But advocates say officials need to address the root causes of such incidents–the homeless crisis.
The court’s decision to hear the contentious abortion issue could have ripple effects on the presidential election next year. The Louisiana case involves a requirement that doctors who perform abortions have admitting privileges at a nearby hospital. In other news, a lawsuit filed by Planned Parenthood against a group that secretly filmed employees begins, Kansas residents seek to change the state’s constitution to help end abortions there and Jackson, Miss., officials move to try to cut down the noise around a clinic offering abortions.