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Sex Trafficking Convictions Across Our Nation

Sex Trafficking Convictions Across Our Nation

Sex Trafficking Convictions Across Our Nation. When it comes down to how the battle against the practice of sex trafficking, and all human trafficking, will be won, by one conviction at a time. These three recent convictions for sex trafficking demonstrate that, even if maddeningly slowly, progress in eliminating human trafficking in the United States…

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OSHA: Violence in the Healthcare Workplace

OSHA: Violence in the Healthcare Workplace

OSHA: Violence in the Healthcare Workplace.  In an interesting posting, the National Law Review discusses some OSHA eye opening statistics on violence in the health care workplace recently released by OSHA, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration. It’s clear that this is a problem that deserves more attention than it has received to date.  …

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Hotel Motel Sex Trafficking

Hotel Motel Sex Trafficking

Hotel Motel Sex Trafficking. Hospitality owners are turning a blind eye to sex trafficking taking place on their premises. Some are even in cahoots with the traffickers by warning them of presence of the police. These are not just the seedy motels but rather are the nationally known hospitality chains. Women advertised for sex for…

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Johnson and Johnson Increased Opioid Addiction

Johnson and Johnson Increased Opioid Addiction

Johnson and Johnson Increased Opioid Addiction.  State of Oklahoma Cleveland County Judge slammed the drug company Johnson & Johnson with a $572 million court for increasing the opioid epidemic through its greedy opioid drug sales. Johnson & Johnson has become a Drug Dealer earning huge profits while irresponsibly addicting the public to opioids. The company…

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Opioid Summaries by State

Opioid Summaries by State

Opioid Summaries by State. The National Institute of Drug Abuse has developed a very interesting chart showing the frequency of opioid-Involved overdose deaths. The chart doesn’t lead to any direct conclusions, but it certainly alerts to the frequency of opioid related deaths on a geographic basis. Center For Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) According to…

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Human Trafficking Victims Hesitant to Contact Police

Human Trafficking Victims Hesitant to Contact Police

Human Trafficking Victims Hesitant to Contact Police.  Police still arrest Child Prostitutes for Prostitution. They see a prostitute as a working girl supporting a drug habit selling sex. It is provocative and strange but factual unless the Police have had the right type of Human Trafficking training.  Victims of Human Trafficking are taught not trust…

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Avoiding Nursing Burnout

Avoiding Nursing Burnout

Finding ways to minimize nursing burnout helps both care provider and patient. But avoiding nursing burnout includes both an understanding of the potential causes of the problem, and and a consideration of what can be done to minimize it on both on an individual and departmental basis. The National Institute of Health released an interesting…

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News Affects The Opioid Epidemic

News Affects The Opioid Epidemic

News Affects The Opioid Epidemic. Like many, maybe even most things, the public continues to get a large percentage of the information they receive on a trending subject from the news media. Leaving out personal social media interactions, that number even increases when you add online media to traditional media outlets. So, it probably comes…

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Human Trafficking Conviction in Philadelphia

Human Trafficking Conviction in Philadelphia

Human Trafficking Conviction in Philadelphia. News of the first adult human trafficking conviction in Philadelphia history points out the stark reality of how much more needs to be done to even begin to address this still often hidden social dilemma. The PhillyVoice website provides a detailed look at the story of the perpatrator, the victims,…

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Nurse Assault and Violence At Work

Nurse Assault and Violence At Work

Nurse Assault and Violence At Work.  Violence against Nurses at work is growing epidemic in the United States than in many other places across the globe. Nurses working in healthcare caring for patients must be safe. Nurses have been assaulted by both patients and family members. The American Nurses Association states that 1 out 4…

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Hepatitis A Outbreak in Heroin Users

Hepatitis A Outbreak in Heroin Users

Hepatitis A Outbreak in Heroin Users. “You’re turning yellow.” Using of contaminated needles and other drug paraphernalia increase risk of Hepatitis A. Hepatitis A infections is the newest negative outcome of the opioid epidemic is emerging . The population is at risks for Hepatitis A particularly if they are injecting drugs like Heroin and reusing…

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The complexity of human trafficking legislation

The complexity of human trafficking legislation

The complexity of human trafficking legislation is a real impediment to making a quantifiable difference in reducing human trafficking activity “on the ground.” It may well be a cliche at this point to note that “the road to hell” is paved with good intentions, but when it comes to finding workable solutions to the problem,…

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Addressing disparities in healthcare

Addressing disparities in healthcare

Addressing disparities in healthcare. All people should have access to good healthcare. Addressing disparities in healthcare requires going beyond the simple provision of medical services towards understanding how societal, cultural and economic forces affect different patient populations. The Kaiser Family Foundation provides an excellent overview that answers five key questions about health disparities overall, and…

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Prescription painkillers and the opioid crisis

Prescription painkillers and the opioid crisis

Prescription painkillers and the opioid crisis. Trying to get a clear understanding of the relationship between Prescription Painkillers and the Opioid Crisis has, for a long time, been a difficult journey in which consensus has been a circuitous, moving target. Theatlantic.com has taken a lengthy and clear-eyed look at the issue, from the earliest days…

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Human trafficking information: 11 facts you should know

Human trafficking information: 11 facts you should know

Human trafficking information: 11 facts you should know. Human trafficking information that is accurate and informative is one of the most powerful tools available for fighting what has for too long been a shadowy and poorly understood phenomenon. Dosomething.org, an organization dedicated to helping young people become active in fighting social ills across the United…

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Social disparities in healthcare

Social disparities in healthcare

Social disparities in healthcare. The concept of social disparities in healthcare can sometimes be difficult to apply to a specific healthcare service or sector. The healthypeople.gov site, created by the U.S. Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, provides a succinct definition of social disparities, particularly as it applies to health care delivery, and also…

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Overview of the Opioid Crisis

Overview of the Opioid Crisis

Overview of the Opioid Crisis. The problems of opioid addiction, from both illicit drugs like heroin and prescription medications such as oxycodone has been with us for a very long time, and sadly, will remain a huge, costly, and ultimately deadly issue for the foreseeable future. But it is said that knowledge is power, and…

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Human Trafficking Is Entrenched in American History

Human Trafficking Is Entrenched in American History

Human Trafficking Is Entrenched in American History. The American Colonists were involved in the kidnapping of African men, women and children from the Continent of Africa. These victims were forced under chattel into slavery, beaten, raped, forced to breed with other slaves, traded, sold, sold into brothels, and families were destroyed. For Americans, human trafficking…

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Criminal intent and the opioid crisis

Criminal intent and the opioid crisis

Criminal intent and the opioid crisis. It’s not always the illegal drug traffickers and dealers who are the criminals in these cases. Sometimes it is the upstanding members of our community, like the pharmaceutical companies and distributors, physicians and the pharmacists who are the ones committing the crimes that lead to increased opioid abuse, addiction,…

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Information on human trafficking: 20 important facts you should know.

Information on human trafficking: 20 important facts you should know.

Information on human trafficking in the United States is always welcome, but there is often a lot of repetition in what information is made available. When you’re asking how to prevent human trafficking in the United States, that’s not a million dollar question, it’s a multi-billion dollar question. And the answer to it is both…

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