Pastor Herminio Valle (pictured) joined other clergy and activists at a candlelight vigil for one last push to remind state lawmakers about this session’s forgotten crisis—the state’s 400,000 uninsured people and larger number of under-insured. Click here for a report by the Independent’s Capitol correspondent.
”“Any celebration on Memorial Day 2007, particularly a celebration of public health, must be tempered by the catastrophe of the war in Iraq.” So said Robert Dubrow (pictured) in a speech to graduates of Yale’s School of Public Health, who voted him teacher of the year. Click here to read the speech, which described the Iraq war as a public health disaster there, here, and around the world.
Gary Williams, on the right in the photo, went without medical care or diagnosis for about seven or eight years. But when his schizophrenia was treated by the right doctors and with the right medicines he was on the road to recovery, and now lives productively in his own apartment. Click here to read all about it.
State legislators have largely decided not to tackle a crisis that’s leaving hundreds of thousands of people fearful of getting sick—the health-care crisis. Click on the play arrow to watch a video magging the blogosphere rounds in a plea to focus public and legislators’ attention in the General Assembly’s final weeks on the need for universal health care.
Diseases of the heart and blood vessels lead to more deaths for Americans than all other diseases combined. That goes for women as well as men, but public awareness of that fact and medical treatment for women lags behind that for men.
As proponents of universal health care struggle to get legislation passed in the General Assembly’s final weeks, House Speaker Jim Amann (pictured) predicted that a more modest plan—covering all 71,000 uninsured children in the state—will survive the session.
Alexandra Chan discovered Friday that, especially in wet weather, stiletto heels are the wrong footwear for a ground-breaking. She has made more important discoveries in her first year overseeing dental care at the Hill Health Center—discoveries about what kids need.
One woman has helped parents save the lives of their drug-addicted children; another witnessed some unusual pregnancies and deliveries. The two employees from the Hill Health Center were just honored for a combined 60 years of jobs well done.
A filibuster killed a single-payer plan at the state Capitol, as lawmakers continued rushing to do little to address the health-care crisis this session. Click here for a report from Independent Capitol correspondent Christine Stuart (pictured).