healthcare

Veterans Hospital

Rural Arizona VA Hospital shells out a cool $1 Million in staff bonuses – Part 3

In Part Two we juxtaposed the VA’s purported “core values” with how their performance is perceived. On January 30, 2021,“VA’s Survey of Healthcare Experience of Patients” was published online by the US Dept of Veterans Affairs Vantage Point – the blog of the VA. They made the mistake of opening up the website to comments

Veterans

Veterans took an especially bad hit during the pandemic

Navy veteran Faron Smith Jr. reacts as he receives a COVID-19 vaccination at a Veterans Administration pop-up vaccination site on April 17, 2021, in Gardena, Calif. Patrick T. Fallon/AFP via Getty Images)  Jamie Rowen, University of Massachusetts Amherst As the nation takes a day to memorialize its military dead, living military veterans are facing a

Emergency Services

EMS Week is May 16-22

The Prescott Fire Department would like to recognize EMS week in our community. Over the last year, the pandemic has given people a small glimpse of the vital role of EMS professionals. The sacrifice and dedication of EMTs, paramedics and other EMS practitioners has rightfully earned them admiration and gratitude in their communities. Calling us

Health

The Real Cost of Smoking by State – WalletHub Study

With smokers having an elevated risk of severe symptoms from COVID-19 and the economic and societal costs of smoking totaling more than $300 billion per year, the personal-finance website WalletHub today released its report on The Real Cost of Smoking by State. To encourage the estimated 34.2 million tobacco users in the U.S. to kick

Politics

Biden’s long political evolution leads to his biggest test

Joseph Robinette Biden Jr. has navigated a half-century in American politics by relentlessly positioning himself at the core of the Democratic Party. Wherever that power center shifted, there Biden has been, whether as the young senator who opposed court-ordered busing in school integration cases or the soon-to-be 46th president pitching an agenda on par with

Opinion

Opinion: Voters Do Not Want Government Meddling in Healthcare

Although voters have delivered the 2020 presidential election to President-elect Joe Biden, Americans across the political spectrum agree on one major issue: A preference for commonsense, market-based incentives in the healthcare sector over heavy-handed government control. Before the election, COVID-19 understandably stood among the most pressing issues on voters’ minds in casting their ballots. When

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