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Report finds ‘code of silence’ at psychiatric facility where staff abused, neglected patients | Healthcare

Several employees at the Choate Mental Health and Development Center tried to cover up a brutal assault on a patient, according to a new report by the Illinois Department of Human Services’ watchdog office. The IDHS Office of Inspector General report said the “widespread attempted cover-up” surrounding this incident points to a deep-seated “code of …

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Like other counties, Kern Public Health skips reporting child deaths, citing lack of resources | News

Moon-shaped bruises marred a 5-year-old boy’s backside from “owies,” he told a social worker, according to a case report written by a Kern County sheriff’s deputy from an interview between the child and a social worker. The boy marked three X’s on a body chart using a dark red crayon to show where he believed …

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Vanderbilt Transgender Health Clinic suspends gender confirmation surgeries on minors

CNN — Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s transgender clinic in Nashville has suspended gender-affirmation surgeries on patients under the age of 18, a top executive at the center told a Tennessee lawmaker on Friday. Tennessee Republican Rep. Jason Zachary — who has asked VUMC to permanently end sex-confirmation surgeries on minors — posted a letter to …

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Advocates are calling on the health department to change Medicaid policy

Thousands of cancer patients enrolled in Medicaid in New York state face an additional hurdle that could affect the efficacy of treatment designed to save their lives. Cancer and HIV patients across the state can get their oral medications directly from their doctor’s dispensary. But the state health department implemented policy changes this year that …

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Vanderbilt Transgender Health Clinic suspends gender confirmation surgeries on minors

CNN — Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s transgender clinic in Nashville has suspended gender-affirmation surgeries on patients under the age of 18, a top executive at the center told a Tennessee lawmaker on Friday. Tennessee Republican Rep. Jason Zachary — who has asked VUMC to permanently end sex-confirmation surgeries on minors — posted a letter to …

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Vanderbilt Transgender Health Clinic suspends gender confirmation surgeries on minors

CNN — Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s transgender clinic in Nashville has suspended gender-affirmation surgeries on patients under the age of 18, a top executive at the center told a Tennessee lawmaker on Friday. Tennessee Republican Rep. Jason Zachary — who has asked VUMC to permanently end sex-confirmation surgeries on minors — posted a letter to …

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Americans Rate Health Care System Failure: AP-NORC Survey

WASHINGTON (AP) — When Emmanuel Obeng-Dankwa worries about the rent on his New York City apartment, he sometimes refrains from refilling his blood pressure medication. “If there’s no money, I’d rather skip the medicine to be homeless,” said Obeng-Dankwa, a 58-year-old security guard. He is among a majority of U.S. adults who say health care …

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