Treatment plans for troubled teens are highly specialized. Designed to restore young people struggling with issues such as: anger, oppositional defiant disorder (ODD), attention deficit disorder (ADD), substance abuse, depression, grief and loss, adoption, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), eating disorders, self-harm, or rebellion, just to name a few. Located in Idaho, near the Sawtooth Mountains, we serve families from all over the U.S. Most of our parents and clients can come from California, Texas, Washington, Oregon, Illinois, Idaho, Colorado, Nevada, Georgia, Florida, New York, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Maine, and Tennessee just to list a few. Several families also come to us from overseas.
At least 11 people across eight states have been sickened so far, the CDC said. At least 11 people in eight states have been affected by a salmonella outbreak that the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) says is likely linked to pet hedgehogs. The CDC announced Friday that "epidemiologic and laboratory evidence indicate that contact with pet hedgehogs is the likely source of this outbreak," and noted that 10 out of the 11 people who have been sickened with Salmonella Typhimurium told the federal health agency that they had contact with a hedgehog before becoming ill. At least one person has been hospitalized in relation to the outbreak but no deaths have been reported at this time. As of Jan. 23, the states that have been affected by the outbreak include Colorado, Maine, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, Texas and Wyoming.
Ashley Grant, a recovering heroin addict hoping to regain custody of her three children, sits on a wall outside her home in Bridgeton, N.J. on Monday, Jan. 30, 2017. As U.S. communities and medical infrastructure scramble to care for the record number of Americans suffering from substance abuse and mental illness, residents and experts worry the GOP's proposed American Health Care Act could cut off addiction and mental health support for millions who need it most. As the Washington Post reports, the frankly named AHCA stands to recall "essential coverage for drug addiction treatment [and] mental health," and create an unequal burden on states already beleaguered by the nation's opioid crisis. If passed, the plan would eliminate an Affordable Care Act (ACA, or "Obamacare") mandate that Medicaid cover basic mental health and addiction services and roll back the ACA's Medicaid expansion in West Virginia, Ohio, and 28 other states starting in 2020. According to the Post, House Republicans confirmed those intentions Wednesday to the House Energy and Commerce Committee, arguing that dropping the mandate would give states flexibility while allowing them to still provide support with Medicaid dollars if they want to.
Within a few short years, Christmas Seals had become iconic, raising millions for TB societies. They spent that money on based on local needs: Many localities built new TB wards to keep sick people away from healthy ones. In Chicago, Christmas Seal funds were used to study the correlation between industrial labor and TB, since so many factory workers contracted it. In Vermont, they paid for measures to protect granite workers from the respiratory harms of flying dust. Other programs focused on quality-of-life concerns: In New York, seals funds were used for reintegration initiatives for former patients, since the city's aggressive TB control measures involved long stretches of mandatory isolation and lost wages.
When a surgical technician named Rocky Elbert Allen was accused in February of stealing drugs from a Denver-area hospital, it was the sort of news that ended up in a police blotter. But as investigators began combing through the 28-year-old former Navy operating-room tech's past, they say, what emerged was a startling, five-year trail of inside drug thefts at hospitals across the West, the story of a man who was fired repeatedly yet was somehow able to talk his way back into employment – and, authorities say, more drugs. The thefts, typically of syringes containing fentanyl – a powerful opiate given by anesthesiologists – "occurred at virtually each and every healthcare facility" dating back to his employment with the Navy in 2011 and ending at Swedish Medical Center in suburban Denver, authorities say. Allen's alleged modus operandi – to switch sterile, narcotic-filled syringes with potentially unclean syringes containing a saline solution – has also raised concerns about contamination. As hospital officials in Washington state, California and Arizona learned about the Colorado case, they contacted authorities and publicly offered infection tests to all patients who underwent surgery during Allen's employment at their facilities.