PART FOUR OF SPECIAL REPORT By Brenda Goodman and Andy Miller Brenda Goodman is a senior news writer for WebMD, and Andy Miller is editor and CEO of Georgia Health News. Flu vaccinations could soon be compulsory for aged care workers, following a deadly outbreak of the virus at a number of facilities around the country. A new federal report shows that fewer families in Maryland are going hungry, but advocates say despite the progress too many people still don’t have enough to eat.
One of the greatest differences between Appalachia and the rest of the nation is in the number of deaths caused by an injury, which are 33 percent higher in the region. School social worker Marci Fritts told Horn that she coordinates mental-health services for at-risk students at Second Street School and Frankfort High School through a partnership with the Kentucky Counseling Center.
What this means is people should take the appropriate precautions, Louisville Health and Wellness Director Sarah Moyer told Darla Carter of The Courier-Journal. The release notes that even after the law passed, there continued to be a higher rate of opioid prescriptions dispensed to workers in Eastern Kentucky, 62 percent compared to 43 percent among those living in other regions.
Piedmont Healthcare is expanding its footprint east of Atlanta with an agreement to purchase Rockdale Medical Center in Conyers. Eight of the 13 pneumoconiosis deaths attributed to talc dust were associated with multiple drug use and drug overdose occurred during 2010-2015, and coincided with the expanding epidemic of drug overdose deaths in the United States (8).
Yellow skies and red suns: Seattle is literally inhaling the remnants of Northwest forests as fires ravage the region, from western Montana’s Glacier National Park to Central Washington, from British Columbia to the Columbia Gorge. So the industry is targeting people based on their challenges in life, on who they are.