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Health Care Workers

The Unthinkable Lives of So Many Black Boys: Where Are the Caring Adults?!

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 08.14.2015 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

Where are the neighbors? Where are the schools and community organizations? Who reaches out to see what the problem is? Does anyone see this child/youth desperately in need of help and hope? Who listens or offers a helping hand amidst the violence and despair they face daily?

How Headshots Are Humanizing Ebola Health Care Workers

James Heffernan | Posted 06.09.2015 | World
James Heffernan

Except perhaps on Halloween, most of us don't like to see faces hidden by hoods, which suggest mystery and sometimes menace. So you may well imagine that even a patient suffering from Ebola might feel alienated by the sight of a health care worker totally enveloped in a protective suit--no matter how much help that worker might have to offer.

Ebola Epidemic Takes a Toll on Sierra Leone's Surgeons

Seema Yasmin | Posted 04.09.2015 | Healthy Living
Seema Yasmin

Even as health officials cautiously declare a decline in the rate of Ebola infections, the epidemic has exacted a new assault against health care workers in the region.

Woman Who Saved Family From Ebola Will Attend Nursing School In U.S. (How To Help)

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 12.31.2014 | Impact

Fatu Kekula didn't have a hazmat suit or physician's expertise. She did, however, have trash bags, some nursing training and the determination to save...

Ebola 3.0

Susan Blumenthal, M.D. | Posted 02.17.2015 | Healthy Living
Susan Blumenthal, M.D.

The current Ebola outbreak underscores that pathogens remain clear and present dangers to humanity, economic development, and national security in an interconnected 21st century world, and we must remain vigilant against them.

Selfless Acts in Health Care

Melissa DeCastro | Posted 12.19.2014 | Healthy Living
Melissa DeCastro

The idea of running into a burning building or being faced with armed criminals is a risk we can readily understand, but being a health care worker is less tenable to us in the risks that they too face every day. For it is not often that they can see what they need to avoid.

Ignorance Kills

Jeff Schweitzer | Posted 11.19.2014 | Science
Jeff Schweitzer

When fiction becomes confused with fact, we sever our critical tether to reality. The conclusions from years of careful research, scrutinized by competing scientists and published in peer-reviewed journals carry no more weight with the public than the random thoughts of a bloated pundit.

The Ripple Effect of Ebola on Health Care in West Africa

Andrew MacCalla | Posted 10.28.2014 | Impact
Andrew MacCalla

The solution to protecting health care workers, a critical component to containing the spread of the Ebola virus, seems simple enough. Get medical staff the gloves, masks, and other protective supplies they need to safely care for patients.

Putting a Face on Ebola

B. D. Colen | Posted 10.01.2014 | World
B. D. Colen

During the period of the civil wars, when life in Monrovia was restricted by a curfew that began in the late afternoon, Michael Weah established a small lending library, supplying anyone who asked with reading material -- books, magazines, newspapers, donated from overseas.

Americans Mourn Loss of Economic Independence

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 09.06.2014 | Politics
Leo W. Gerard

Low wages, debts and dim prospects all subjugate. This is the condition of a shocking number of Americans as income inequality rises. And their economic desperation and subordination occurred by design.

Immigration and the Elderly

Lisa Eckenwiler | Posted 02.04.2013 | Politics
Lisa Eckenwiler

We might be said to be responsible for addressing harms migrant care workers (and their countries' health systems and ill and aging populations) suffer because of our shared humanity, or our participation in processes that generate injustice.

Dave Jamieson

Major Health Care Unions Join Forces | Dave Jamieson | Posted 03.01.2013 | Politics

Two major health care worker unions entered into a formal affiliation in California on Thursday, arguing that they could better fight concessions soug...

Health Care Jobs: There's Something for Everyone

Jim Gibbons | Posted 06.23.2012 | Impact
Jim Gibbons

Despite the high demand, most job seekers who may want jobs in health care don't know where to begin.

The Power of a Member-Led Union

LaNeta Fitzhugh | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
LaNeta Fitzhugh

This January, RNs at Kaiser Sunset voted 20 to 1 to leave SEIU and to express our voice with the National Union of Healthcare Workers.

City Health Care Workers React To Reform | By Michael Mclaughlin and Edgar Sandoval | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

New Yorkers in the medical system - doctors, nurses and patients - sent up a cheer Sunday at the passage of health care reform. "Lives will change,...

Together We Marched in Solidarity

Dolores Huerta | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dolores Huerta

For decades, the Sisters of St. Joseph of Orange have fought for justice for California's workers. But now, these same sisters are refusing to show their own workers the same justice they once fought for.