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A January 22, 2019 Cleveland Plain Dealer front page article entitled, "Still Wrestling with Lead Poisoning: Cleveland officials to Unveil yet Another Initiative," announced the dismal results of the efforts of highly motivated Clevelanders to rid the city of the deadly poison. Since at least 1992, when a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency study estimated that at least 15% of Cleveland children had lead levels above 10 micrograms, Cleveland officials have tried to at least, significantly reduce exposure to lead.

Plain Dealer reporters Brie Zelner and Rachel Dissell, summed up that fact in their article, "Promises, Promises: Calls for Action, Little Progress." Lead exposure levels have fallen here and across the country over the past few decades,but Cleveland remains one of the worst areas, with thousands of children exposed every year."


US Dist. Judge Reed O'Connor says 2017 tax law ended the penalty for not having insurance

Julie Rovner, reporting for Kaiser Health News, discusses the issue before U.S. Dist. Judge Reed O'Connor in the case Tex. v. United States (2018 U.S. Dist. Lexis 211547):  "the tax bill passed by Congress last December, 2017 effectively rendered the entire health law unconstitutional. . . that tax measure eliminated the penalty for not having insurance.  A 2010 Supreme Court decision upheld the ACA based on the view that the penalty was a tax and thus the law was valid because it relied on appropriate power allowed Congress under the Constitution.  
  • 18 December 2018
  • Author: Cheryl Cheatham
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Prevention Magazine recognized the Case Western Reserve University School of Engineering for having developed one of "The 10 Most Incredible Medical Breakthroughs of 2018" in their December 6, 2018 issue.

  • 10 December 2018
  • Author: Cheryl Cheatham
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Ignoring patient questions and sensitivities may come at a high price.

On October 23, 2018,, a popular website for those interested in law-medicine developments, ran an article entitled, "An MD/Attorney Reveals: 5 Top Reasons Patients Sue Doctors," by Lee S. Goldsmith, MD, LLB.  Goldsmith's New York City law firm has represented both plaintiffs and defendants for over 30 years. Referrals to Goldsmith's law firm average over 40 per month from those who wish to initiate a lawsuit.  However, of those 40 potential malpractice suits, there may be only one viable case.    
  • 27 November 2018
  • Author: Cheryl Cheatham
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In her Journal of Community Practice article, Notes from the Field: Learning Cultural Humility Through Critical Incidents and Central Challenges in Community-Based Participatory Research, Prof. Laurie Ross states, "Experiential forms of teaching and learning, including service learning and community-based research, can potentially be transformative for both students and communities."  Prof. Ross states that cultural humility has three foci: knowledge, attitudes, and skills. Using Community Based Participatory Research (CBPR) as a framework, community development professionals have identified Cultural Humility as a subset of competence that challenges the practitioners' beliefs and attitudes about people who are different.  Cultural humility results from developing forms of knowledge about:

1.  Health Disparities:  awareness of the scope the ways in which health disparities are the result of social, political and economic dynamics that have resulted in beliefs and behaviors within communities;

2.  Attitudes and Behaviors:  Practitioners' need to be aware of their own subconscious and conscious bias and stereotyping;

3.  Culturally Humble Skills:  These include nonauthoritarian communication, cross-cultural communication fluidity and the ability to engage in participatory decision-making with community partners.

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