Many hail the FMLA as a success, 20 years on. But it’s far from perfect — especially in the eyes of doctors, who tell us the paperwork asks them to be soothsayers and places them in the middle of companies and their employees.
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The Family and Medical Leave Act turns 20 this week. Medical professionals, we want to hear from you. Have you witnessed attempted abuse of the law? Do you feel trapped in the middle of a tense relationship between employer and employee? What’s your experience with the FMLA?
For years, advocates have warned of a looming shortage of mental health professionals to care for veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, which experts say have been particularly hazardous to mental health.
Michigan Radio is using Tumblr to highlight moving and personal stories of life in the NICU or infant loss to accompany an hour-long documentary on infant mortality. More at state-of-opportunity.tumblr.com/.
Across the country, local VA offices are struggling under a backlog of more than 800,000 disabilities claims. In the meantime, veterans wait.
Time and again, internal auditors at the Department of Veterans Affairs detailed improper processing of important paperwork in offices around the country. From disorganized file storage to months-long delays in processing, we’re examining how these problems are affecting veterans.
Saying the word “pig” when you have flu-like symptoms these days can set off unexpected alarm…even in a place full of trained medical professionals.
Finding sources who represent multiple sides of an issue and are willing to talk with a reporter can be challenging at times. Beacon reporter Robert Joiner worked with PIN sources to put a personal face on his article about polls and perceptions related to the health care law. More at stlbeacon.org.
It is remarkable how infrequently reportage on the health care debate charges into the big existential questions at the heart of illness and healing.
Medical interpreters talk about the unique challenges of the job, what it takes to do it right, and how ‘MRI’ can sound an awful lot like ‘hemorrhoids.’ More at publicinsightnetwork.org.