Tag Archives: Patients

‘Singled out’: California VA to inspect outfits of WWII glamour girls before they visit patients

In the latest twist in the saga of a California veterans hospital and World War II-style glamour girls, officials now want to approve the group outfits before allowing them to visit patients. Pin Ups for Vets received an email from the San Diego Veterans Hospital on Monday banning the calendar and telling them the outfits… Read More »

Data from homeless emergency department patients finds multiple contributors to homelessness

A qualitative study of recently homeless emergency department patients found multiple contributors to homelessness that can inform future homelessness prevention interventions. The study findings are published in the September issue of Academic Emergency Medicine, a journal of the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine. Homelessness is a social determinant of health, and ranks alongside age, transportation… Read More »

State Highlights: DOJ Outlines Efforts To Address Rural Safety Crisis In Alaska; Activists File Lawsuit Over New Hampshire’s Treatment Of Mental Health Patients In ERs

Media outlets report on news fro Alaska, New Hampshire, California, North Carolina, Massachusetts, Virginia, Minnesota, Florida, Connecticut, Wisconsin, Georgia, Ohio, Missouri, and Maryland. ProPublica: Justice Department Will Fund More Prosecutors, Jails And Cops In Rural Alaska The U.S. Department of Justice is adding federal prosecutors to pursue cases in remote Alaska towns and villages where… Read More »

Gateway Health offers app aiding recovering substance abuse patients

Health insurer Gateway Health has teamed with mobile app vendor WEconnect Health Management to give Pennsylvania plan members ongoing help with recovery from substance abuse. Gateway is offering an app after inpatient treatment so those patients can join a support network during the first year of recovery. Each year, 23 million Americans seek substance abuse… Read More »