Donald Trump has a chance to step up for a signature win

June 28, 2017

… leave the room. By now, everyone knows in Washington that the President is not keen on thrashing through the details of a bill to try to win wavering votes. Kasich: Senate GOP health bill needs more funding Markey: GOP bill ‘health care heartlessness’ Panelists spar over Planned Parenthood funding …


‘Trumpcare’ would send her to Mexico for birth control

June 26, 2017

… “We do not have the capacity for such an increase in care,” Carmela Castellano-Garcia, president of the CaliforniaHealth+ Advocates, wrote to Sen. Dianne Feinstein in February. “We strongly believe enactment of (the GOP proposal) would negatively impact the health of our community.” As for Ariana, she doubts that the community health center in her town could meet her needs. She remembers going there to get care for Oliver when he was a baby, and she had to wait four …


Koch brothers’ political network critical of Senate healthcare bill

June 25, 2017

Colorado Springs (CNN)As growing opposition imperiled passage of the Senate version of the healthcare bill, leaders of the conservative Koch network voiced sharp criticism of the legislation at their donor retreat here — stating that the bill needed dramatic changes before they would support it. “This Senate bill needs to get better. It has to get better,” said Tim Phillips, a top lieutenant in the network who recently met with White House officials to outline their proposed …


‘I kept my daughter’s body at home for three weeks’ – BBC News

June 24, 2017

… common for family and friends to view a body in a casket just before burial or cremation. But Cara Mair says that for some clients this is important. “When the coffin’s closed, they know they’ve been the last to see that person, so they can rest assured they’re undisturbed. “It’s not the same for everyone – this might freak some people out. But the choice to do it needs to be there, and the funeral profession needs to be comfortable with it.” …


Saving the twins: Health scares and rehab for once-conjoined boys

June 23, 2017

Valhalla, New York (CNN)Nicole McDonald eases her silver minivan across Bear Mountain Bridge and hooks a right onto the steep two-lane highway. Nicole makes this trip every day from her home in upstate New York to see her twin sons, Jadon and Anias. The 21-month-old boys are at Blythedale Children’s Hospital 40 miles to the south, where they’ve been undergoing rehabilitation since mid-December. The twins, born joined at the head, captured the world’s attention after a …


Hospital designs that are changing the way you’re cared for

June 19, 2017

… again the same way.’” A balancing act? Design firms must also balance the technical needs of doctors and staff with the comfort of patients. This is where innovative solutions come into play. At the Jacobs Medical Center in La Jolla, California, the design director of CannonDesign’s Yazdani Studio, Mehrdad Yazdani, created sculptural walls behind patients’ beds to house medical equipment that is usually left out in the open. “You see [headwalls] in most hospitals. But …


Cosby, Castile, Carter: Three trials that gripped the nation

June 18, 2017

(CNN)A mistrial, an acquittal, a conviction. Three major trials that gripped the nation came to markedly different conclusions last week. All three ended as the week came to a close, each with its own result and its own reaction. Cosby attorney: I was concerned for his health Castile’s mom: Our civilization is devolving Did teen’s texts lead to her boyfriend’s suicide? …


Four women face charges in Arkansas hot car death

June 17, 2017

… “director designated van safety inspector,” was responsible for checking if the van was empty after kids were unloaded, but police say she did not perform her job. The boy had been going to that day care center since he was one years old. He had two heart surgeries in the past and was at the facility for development issues, CNN affiliate WMC reported. The facility provides services “for children with complex health needs in addition to day care,” according to its website. …


Filippo Minelli uses smoke to spotlight political and social issues

June 9, 2017

… is that there is none. The flags are deliberately abstract, meant to suggest the “aesthetic of change” while actually containing something far more vacuous, says Minelli. “There’s a lot of human needs that are reflected in politics but sometimes politics is not the real answer to those needs,” he tells me. “Everything’s changing, but politics is not really keeping up with the speed of change.” Looking for a reaction Minelli photographs his …


You Are Not Perfect, But You Are All Of These Things

… dont know what love is, but I know that if you think you feel it in your heart, youre probably good at it. You are a boisterous laugh (with the occasional snort) that the world needs. There is so much fucking death and sadness on the news and all around us. The miserable people on the train in the morning could be picked up by your muffled giggling at your friend or book. Laughter is mysterious in all of its healing. You are your fathers compassion for the homeless and those who are down on …

May 25, 2017

Can Donald Trump solve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict?

(CNN)Jerusalem: US President Donald Trump arrives in Israel Monday in search of what he has called “the ultimate deal”. But like so many US presidents who have believed it their duty to bring peace to the region, Trump will face a series of challenges, which have grown increasingly insurmountable. Seven years on since Abbas and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu last held talks, the same issues remain — disagreements over borders, security, Jerusalem, a right of return …

May 23, 2017

Trump vs. Comey: Who will America trust?

… Republican Gov. John Kasich said in a CNN town hall event Tuesday that needs to change. “I saw that Speaker (Paul) Ryan said some things tonight about getting to the bottom line,” Kasich said. “Frankly, I think he should be more aggressive. I think he should speak out more and hopefully he will.” A spokesperson for Ryan released a statement earlier Tuesday night, saying: “We need to have all the facts, and it is appropriate for the House Oversight Committee to …

May 17, 2017