US Doles Out Relief Dollars to Build Employment Pipelines

By SUSAN MONTOYA BRYAN, Associated Press ALBUQUERQUE, NM (AP) — With the highest Mexico unemployment rate in the nation, New is banking on a tiny infusion of federal relief money through the American Rescue Plan to boost the job market in a poverty-stricken corner of the state and in some cases provide a second chance … Read more

AP PHOTOS: Despair and poverty fuel drug use in Afghanistan

By EBRAHIM NOROOZI July 20, 2022 GMT https://apnews.com/article/afghanistan-health-asia-pacific-poverty-kabul-a09066367bc58a934a2360dbbd0958f4 KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — hundreds of men, strung out on heroin, opium and meth, were strewn over the hillside overlooking Kabul, some in tents, some lying in the dirt. Dogs skulked around because they sometimes give them drugs, and there were bodies of overdosed dogs amid the … Read more

Opioid Addiction Crisis in United States Linked to Poor Working Conditions and Unemployment

Newswise — LOS ANGELES (May 24, 2022) – Two linked studies led by UCLA Fielding School of Public Health researchers have found strong between drug misuse association generally and opioid misuse specifically among unemployed Americans, who were found to have a 40% higher likelihood to misuse opioids than those working 35-40 hours per week. “With … Read more

Grace for the Day: Jesus enjoyed greater success with the poor | Lifestyles

Does Jesus prefer the poor? He was often critical of those who are wealthy. He once taught that it was easier for a camel to go through the eye of the needle than for a rich man to get to heaven. When the rich young ruler came to Jesus asking what he must do to … Read more

US: Discrimination Based on Opioid Treatment Violates Law | Health News

By GEOFF MULVIHILL, Associated Press A deepening opioid epidemic is prompting the US Department of Justice to warn about discrimination against those who are prescribed medication to treat their addictions. In guidelines published Tuesday, the department’s Civil Rights Division said employers, health care providers, law enforcement agencies that operate jails and others are violating the … Read more

US: Discrimination based on opioid treatment violates law

The US Department of Justice is warning employers, healthcare providers and others not to discriminate against people who are using prescribed medication to treat opioid addiction By GEOFF MULVIHILL Associated Press April 5, 2022, 6:19 PM • 3 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article A deepening opioid epidemic is prompting the US … Read more

Ways to Lessen Toxic Effects of Chemo in Older Adults

William H. Hung, MD, MPH Older adults are more susceptible to adverse drug reactions due to changes in physiology, clearance, and reserves. Age-related changes that potentiate adverse drug reactions include alterations in absorption, distribution, metabolism, and excretion. As such, older patients often require adjustments in medications to optimize safety and use. Medication adjustment is especially … Read more