Monthly Archives: May 2013

With Money at Risk, Hospitals Push Staff to Wash Hands

By ANEMONA HARTOCOLLIS At North Shore University Hospital on Long Island, motion sensors, like those used for burglar alarms, go off every time someone enters an intensive care room. The sensor triggers a video camera, which transmits its images halfway … Continue reading

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Disability and Discrimination at the Doctor’s Office

By PAULINE W. CHEN, M.D. In his 60s, overweight and in a wheelchair, the patient had been seeing doctors and nurses regularly for his diabetes. Only recently had they discovered a pressure sore after someone had finally, as he put it, … Continue reading

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Turning Lives Around, and Saving the State Money

By JIM DWYER Published: May 23, 2013 From age 12 on, Teofilo Ramos had been a great worker: delivery boy, day laborer, soup kitchen chef, reliable hand at drywall, trusted caretaker in a Hasidic village. So it was no surprise … Continue reading

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