May 10, 2018

Listless and Lonely in Puerto Rico, Some Older Storm Survivors Consider Suicide

(Kaiser Health News) – Indeed, the overall suicide rate in Puerto Rico increased 29 percent in 2017, with a significant jump after Hurricane Maria, the Puerto Rico Department of Public Health reports, and that anguish is continuing. Gregorio’s descent from heartbroken but determined … Read More

April 17, 2018

Nursing Homes Routinely Refuse People on Addiction Treatment–Which Some Experts Say Is Illegal

(STAT News) – Nursing facilities routinely turn away patients seeking post-hospital care if they are taking medicine to treat opioid addiction, a practice that legal experts say violates the Americans with Disabilities Act. After discharge from the hospital, many patients … Read More

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