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On Maria Anniversary, Nurses Condemn Doubt Over High Death Toll in Puerto Rico

“We were there. It’s no surprise to RNs that the death toll is in the thousands.” On the one-year anniversary of Hurricane Maria striking Puerto Rico, National Nurses United (NNU), the nation’s largest union of registered nurses, today condemned any doubt about reports that the […]

What Every Parent Should Know About Acid Reflux In Children…

More than 100 million American adults suffer from acid reflux driving nearly $15 billion in annual sales of anti-reflux drugs. But can children get acid reflux too? Surprisingly, the answer is yes. Symptoms in children can include poor sleeping, noisy breathing, allergies, ear infections, asthma, […]

Listen Carefully… The Veterans Administration Is Already Engaged in Privatization

Ahead of Robert Willkie’s confirmation as the new Secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs, Trump loyalists at the agency took aggressive steps to purge or reassign staff members perceived to be disloyal to President Trump and his agenda for veterans, according to multiple people […]

Nurses: Know the facts! 10 Questions About Healthcare, Answered

Our good friend Michael Lighty at The Sanders Institute just published an informative piece to cut through the misinterpretation, misunderstanding, erroneous memes and viral vitriol about providing healthcare to all people. As the healthcare debate goes on, misinformation continues to spiral out of control on social media threads […]

Healthcare in America with Donna Smith

Healthcare Activist and Executive Director of Progressive Democrats of America– Donna Smith takes on the latest assaults on the U.S. Healthcare system–most notably the dismantling of the Affordable Healthcare Act. Pre-existing conditions are the latest obstacle collateral damage. Donna also talks about the horrific border […]

Judge Abruptly Overturns California Aid in Dying Act

With us for this podcast is Attorney Jonathan Patterson from Compassion and Choices (the organization that fought to pass the bill). California’s End of Life Option Act was signed into law in 2015 by Governor Jerry Brown. The law allows doctors to prescribe lethal drugs […]

National Nurses United Stop Gun Violence

‘When Will the Excuses Stop? Time for Action’ 

In response to yet the latest school shooting nightmare at a high school near Houston, National Nurses United (NNU) today called for lawmakers in Congress and every state legislature to finally act to protect public safety. Since the deadly 1999 Columbine High School shooting, more […]

Nurses Fight For S.B. 562 And Remind Us Why California Needs Gavin Newsom

We spoke this week with Senior Healthcare Correspondent Donna Smith about California State Bill 562 This bill would expand Medicare coverage for all Californians. You can listen to a short podcast about S.B. 562 and the importance of electing a governor who supports Single Payer! […]

Protection Against Workplace Violence for ALL NURSES

Violence against nurses and healthcare workers is a chronic problem in the United States. This week RN Jane Sandoval joins us to talk about the new California Workplace Violence Prevention Measures. Violence like this is on the rise. Sometimes there’s not enough security, sometimes we’re […]