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Statement on UVM Medical Center Nursing Crisis
I am delighted to be here today with Deb Snell, president of AFT Vermont who has been a registered nurse at the UVM Medical Center for 19 years and is with the Medical Intensive Care Unit; Laurie Aunchman, president of the Vermont Federation of Nurses and Health Professionals who has been a register

Lives at Risk Inside a Senior Complex in Puerto Rico With No Power
SAN JUAN, P.R. - Altagracia Rodriguez de Jesus woke up on a recent morning and cranked open the aluminum shutters along one wall of her small, eighth-floor apartment overlooking the capital. She took a cold shower and kept the bathroom door open to let in the sunlight. Her cockatiel, Precious, sat

People Don’t Take Their Pills. Only One Thing Seems to Help.
For all that Americans spend on prescription drugs - $425 billion last year — you'd think we’d actually take our medicine. But one of the frustrating truths about American health care is that half or more of prescribed medication is never taken. It’s called medication nonadherenc

Anti-voter laws worse than Russian meddling
(New America Media) - Although alleged Kremlin connections may ultimately sink Trump's Presidency, the Rev. William Barber, II, contends that homegrown voter suppression poses a greater threat to U.S. democracy than Russian election tampering. "Voter suppression hacked our democracy long before any

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