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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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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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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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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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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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The difference between health disparities and health inequities

The difference between health disparities and health inequities

The difference between health disparities and health inequities. The difference between health disparities and health inequities is an important one, especially for those involved in the delivery of health care to patient populations of different ethnic or social strata. The US National Library of Medicine of the National Institutes of Health offers a succinct exploration…

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News Reports That Drug overdose deaths are decreasing

News Reports That Drug overdose deaths are decreasing

News reports that Drug overdose deaths are decreasing. Is that proof that the situation is actually getting better? The problem of drug addiction, and overdoses are complex social disparities occurring in America. The news is reporting that less people are being killed by drug overdoses, but I doubt the validity. For example, the increased utilization…

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How to prevent human trafficking – A 2 Minute Read, 15 Important Links

How to prevent human trafficking – A 2 Minute Read, 15 Important Links

No matter how committed to the fight, it’s often difficult to feel knowledgeable about how to prevent human trafficking in a productive way. While there are a multitude of information resources from governmental agencies, non-governmental agencies, and even the United Nations, the huge amount of information out there can sometimes stop you in your tracks…

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Social justice in health disparities

Social justice in health disparities

Social justice in health disparities. The academic view of Social justice in health disparities is a topic of growing prominence. The President and CEO Darrell Kirch, MD  for the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC), offers some interesting insights on the values that guide academic medicine. Change is a constant in life, both personally and…

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Chronic Pain Patients Are Becoming Orphans

Chronic Pain Patients Are Becoming Orphans

Chronic Pain Patients Are Becoming Orphans. Under the prevailing conditions of opioid regulation, chronic pain patients who are legitimately prescribed medication are finding that doctors are apprehensive write prescriptions. Its the rotten ones who over prescribed for profit and the continued misuse that has brought us where we are.   Opioid Paradox of Legitimacy Versus…

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Human Trafficking Africa Versus United States

Human Trafficking Africa Versus United States

Human Trafficking Africa Versus United States.  The specifics of human trafficking facts listed for Africa in this interesting post from Borgen Magazine point out both the similarities and differences in the problem of human trafficking across the globe, and point out that solutions require an understanding of the many factors that influence the form trafficking…

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Reducing health disparities in black-white infant mortality

Reducing health disparities in black-white infant mortality

Reducing health disparities in black-white infant mortality is a difficult, but achievable goal. Macomb County, MI has made doing just that a priority in addressing social disparities in health care delivery in the county, as reported by macombdaily.com: Macomb County possesses a wealth of assets but its black infant mortality rate has been relative to…

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Where Children Live Determines The Threat Level

Where Children Live Determines The Threat Level

Where Children Live Determines The Threat Level. Child safety education is contingent on where they live and what are the most immediate threats. In the United States, the drug abuse is a threat. In the region of Ukraine’s Donetsk Oblast region, the risk to children are the landmines. In parts of Africa, the Nile Crocodiles…

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Can the response for human trafficking victims in health care really be improved?

Can the response for human trafficking victims in health care really be improved?

Sometimes, the fight to assist human trafficking victims can seem hopeless. But those dedicated to doing something about it in the health care environment, through which a very large percentage of human trafficking victims eventually move through, are not about to give up. And while it may not be often enough, efforts to make a…

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Mexico Cut NGO Anti Trafficking Funding

Mexico Cut NGO Anti Trafficking Funding

Mexico Cut NGO Anti Trafficking Funding. This is an absurd policy shift on the part of a country, whose is host to the mecca of human slavery! The City of Tenancingo, is ground zero for sex trafficking. The entire City of Tenancingo’ s commerce is driven around kidnapping women to be sold for sex within…

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Racism as a social problem in health care

Racism as a social problem in health care

Racism as a social problem in health care is not always obvious. Sometimes the impact of racism be diffuse, but still a tangible factor in poor health. Bustle.com has an interesting article on how racism can contribute to chronic illness. It’s worth a read: We know that racism can negatively impact many different areas of…

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Addicts Receiving Treatment Need To Be Accountable

Addicts Receiving Treatment Need To Be Accountable

 Addicts Receiving Treatment Need To Be Accountable. Most drug addicts, except for the few are unemployed, uninsured and on Medicaid.  Due to addicts not staying compliant and in recovery there is a lot discussion as to what treatment is the most effective. States with fewer social services will have less treatment options for the Medicaid…

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U.S. human trafficking prosecutions falling short

U.S. human trafficking prosecutions falling short

U.S. human trafficking prosecutions falling short. U.S. human trafficking prosecutions falling short. In the fight against human trafficking, it may come as a surprise that the U.S. is falling short in prosecutions.  That is, however the conclusion of the annual TIP (Trafficking In Persons) report on the issue: WASHINGTON (BP) — The U.S. is among…

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Human Trafficking on the Southern United States Border

Human Trafficking on the Southern United States Border

Human Trafficking on the Southern United States Border. Women and children who are being bought and sold for sex in Mexico are hidden from the overt obvious signs of sex trafficking. Sex trafficking involves force, fraud, and coercion. A child sex trafficking victim is not capable of giving consent. In some cases sex trafficking includes…

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