Health effects of cold weather exist even when cold-weather shelters are not open, experts say
Kevin Heinrich, a licensed practical nurse, at a workstation at Mirabella Portland’s skilled nursing facility on Feb. 13, 2023. Nurses and other health care workers have become increasingly hard to find after the pandemic.
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ProPublica and The New Yorker revealed fraud and exploitation in the hospice industry. CMS announced immediate reforms.
In past years, firefighters typically let their protective suits, or turnout gear, get soiled and potentially toxic, as this 15-year-old photo of firefighter Shane Nantz at a Charlotte training fire shows. More firehouses now have the equipment to clean the gear on site, Nantz says. Clean or not, turnout gear may contain toxic PFAS chemicals.
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The evidence continues to mount that a widely used firefighting foam may be linked to high rates of cancer among U.S. firefighters.
Lore Wilkinson’s medication for her rare muscle disease used to cost so little she paid for it without using insurance, but her most recent bill shows her insurer paid about $40,000 for a month’s supply. Wilkinson and many others with rare diseases across the country are getting caught in the crossfire of an ongoing legal debate over orphan drugs.
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