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They Got A Big ER Bill Because Hospitals Couldn’t Test For Virus

Julie Appleby, Kaiser Health News July 7, 2020 Fresh off a Caribbean cruise in early March, John Campbell developed a cough and fever of 104 degrees. He went to his primary care physician and got a flu test, which came up negative. Then things got […]

Federal Help Falters As Nursing Homes Run Short Of Protective Equipment

Jordan Rau, Kaiser Health News June 11, 2020 Around the country, nursing homes trying to protect their residents from the coronavirus eagerly await boxes of masks, eyewear and gowns promised by the federal government. But all too often the packages deliver disappointment — if they […]

Testing Remains Inconsistent In Long-Term Care…

Laura Ungar May 12, 2020 Mary Lanham’s assisted living complex in Florida tested all residents for COVID-19 — once in March and again in April — even though no one showed symptoms. The preventive measure put her daughter’s mind at ease, since testing can detect […]

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GALLUP RANKS NURSES #1 IN HONESTY, ETHICS, 16 OF PAST 17 YEARS There’s never been a better time for nurses to have a national media presence. With an 85% honesty and ethics rating from Gallup Poll’s annual ranking of how Americans view 21 major professions—nurses […]

Shopping Abroad For Cheaper Medication? Here’s What You Need To Know

In its effort to temper the sky-high prices Americans pay for many vital medications, the Trump administration last month unveiled a plan that would legalize the importation of selected prescription drugs from countries where they sell for far less. But the plan addresses imports only at the […]

It’s time for Democrats to get their facts right on Medicare-for-all

 By Pramila Jayapal, a Democrat, representing Washington’s 7th Congressional District in the U.S. House. In the wake of the second Democratic presidential debate, it is clear that Medicare-for-all has become a defining issue of the 2020 election. Earlier this year, when I introduced our comprehensive, […]

Barbara Sattler

Nurses Challenge Climate Change

The Nurses Climate Challenge is a national campaign to mobilize nurses to educate 50,000 health professionals on the impacts of climate change on human health. Health care is at the frontline of climate change, bearing the costs of increased disease prevalence and more frequent extreme […]

Jane O'Meara Sanders

A Salute to Nurses with Jane O’Meara Sanders

We need to stand by the nurses. We need to support them. We need to support their unions and we need to provide Medicare for all especially.” –Jane O’Meara Sanders Nurse Talk’s Healthcare in America Senior Correspondent Donna Smith had the privilege of talking with […]