Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Well Subscribe Log In Subscribe Log In Advertisement Supported by We’ve been unable — or unwilling — to include social factors in how we support and pay doctors. ByDhruv Khullar, M.D. June 26, 2018 In my more exasperated moments of residency, I must admit I was envious not only of what my supervising doctors knew, but also who they treated. Residents in our clinic, doctors in training just out of medical school, generally picked up patients they cared for in the hospital — with lots of medical problems, little medical care and often without a place to stay. The attending physicians who supervised us, it seemed, built their patient panels handing out business cards in luxury suites at Patriots games. Over time, as we transferred patients from one graduating resident to the next, our panels came to embody the city’s deepest and most recalcitrant social … [Read more...] about Is It Getting Harder to Care for Poor Patients?
Heesu Lee and Grant Smith, Bloomberg 4:57 am, Wednesday, June 27, 2018 Photo: Hasan Jamali, Associated Press Image 1of/1 CaptionClose Image 1 of 1 FILE- In this Sunday, Dec. 20, 2015 file photo, a man rides a camel through the desert oil field and winter camping area of Sakhir, Bahrain. FILE- In this Sunday, Dec. 20, 2015 file photo, a man rides a camel through the desert oil field and winter camping area of Sakhir, Bahrain. Photo: Hasan Jamali, Associated Press Oil gains as harder U.S. stance on Iran overshadows Saudi pledge 1 / 1 Back to Gallery Oil rose to a one-month high as the risk of a supply crunch continued to buoy markets, with a U.S. demand that Iran’s customers halt their imports overshadowing Saudi Arabia’s promise to boost output. New York futures gained as much as 0.9 … [Read more...] about Oil gains as harder U.S. stance on Iran overshadows Saudi pledge
Sonja Haller USA TODAY Published 6:43 p.m. UTC Jun 25, 2018 Helicopter parenting — hovering, smothering and generally not allowing a child to take on responsibility for life's experiences — is once again getting a bad rap. Researchers from the University of Minnesota found that over-controlling parenting leads to a child's inability to manage his or her emotions and behavior. Researchers published their findings in a study in Developmental Psychology. Helicopter kids struggle in school "Our research showed that children with helicopter parents may be less able to deal with the challenging demands of growing up, especially with navigating the complex school environment," said lead study author Nicole B. Perry. "Children who cannot regulate their emotions and behavior effectively are more likely to act out in the classroom, to have a harder time making friends and to struggle in school." Researchers found … [Read more...] about Helicopter parenting actually makes life harder for your kids, not easier
Hispanic advocates in Alabama say they're worried a new federal policy could make it harder for unaccompanied immigrant children to be taken in by family members who are already in the United States. "I think what we'll see potentially is an increase in children unable to be placed at homes with relatives, and being placed in foster families or facilities," said Carlos Aleman, deputy director at the Hispanic Interest Coalition of Alabama. "And then they can be adopted out of foster care by people who are not their relatives." When immigration authorities apprehend an unaccompanied child who does not have documentation, the child is transferred to the custody of the Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR). While these children await immigration proceedings, they can be placed with sponsors, who may be relatives or other adults that have gone through a number of steps, including background checks. HICA runs background checks on prospective sponsor families for the Office of Refugee … [Read more...] about New immigration policy makes it harder for relatives to take in unaccompanied kids, warn advocates
"With each subsequent revelation of yet another meeting between someone from the Trump camp and Russians, it gets harder and harder to believe that he didn't know about at least some of them," Clapper told CNN's Wolf Blitzer on "The Situation Room" Monday. "Just statistically, it's illogical. ... It's difficult for me to believe that he didn't know about some of these meetings." Clapper said the revelation fell into a pattern of contacts between the Trump campaign and Russia, similar to the famous Trump Tower meeting in June of 2016. "A major objective of the Russians was to disparage Hillary Clinton and her campaign, so this comports exactly with yet another way the Russians can do that," he said. "The Russians were trying to gain access, leverage to the campaign, and, presumably exert influence." Clapper has clashed with Trump in recent days, often speaking out against the president's comments on the intelligence community. Clapper announced his … [Read more...] about Clapper: It’s getting ‘harder and harder to believe’ Trump didn’t know about Russia contacts