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Kids In Mental Health Crisis Can Languish For Days Inside ERs

WXXI US News - Wed, 06/23/2021 - 12:47pm
One evening in late March, a mom called 911. Her daughter, she said, was threatening to kill herself. EMTs arrived at the home north of Boston, helped calm the 13-year-old, and took her to an emergency room. Melinda, like a growing number of children during the pandemic, had become increasingly anxious and depressed as she spent more time away from in-person contact at school, church and her singing lessons. NPR has agreed to use only the first names for this teenager and her mother, Pam, to avoid having this story trail the family online. Right now in Massachusetts, in many parts of the U.S , and the world , demand for mental health care overwhelms supply, creating bottlenecks like Melinda's 17-day saga. Emergency rooms are not typically places you check in for the night. If you break an arm, it gets set, and you leave. If you have a heart attack, you won't wait long for a hospital bed. But sometimes if your brain is not well, and you end up in an ER, there's a good chance you will

Bringing Back Trees To "Forest City's" Redlined Areas Helps Residents And The Climate

WXXI US News - Wed, 06/23/2021 - 12:26pm
On the corner of East 123rd Street and Imperial Avenue, in Cleveland, Shirley Bell-Wheeler watches over a community garden with freshly planted raspberries, purple asparagus, and a little apple tree. "Trees are trees, but fruit trees are just better," she says with a hearty laugh. Bell-Wheeler is a full-time teacher aide, part-time gardener, and the guardian of all green things in this neighborhood. She wishes there were more of them. "In other neighborhoods, say suburban neighborhoods, you would see a big beautiful tree on every tree lawn," she says, referring to the strip of land between the sidewalk and curb. The lack of trees reflects some of her neighborhood's problems. Mount Pleasant was hard-hit as people and money left for the suburbs over the past 50 years. "We have a lot of abandoned houses," she says, "and when they went through and tore down all the abandoned houses, they also tore down the trees on the curb." Shirley Bell-Wheeler is bringing more trees and gardens to her

She Owes Her Big Environmental Prize To Goats Eating Plastic Bags

WXXI US News - Wed, 06/23/2021 - 12:13pm
For Gloria Majiga-Kamoto, her great awakening to plastic pollution started with goats. She was working for a local environmental nongovernmental organization in her native Malawi with a program that gave goats to rural farmers. The farmers would use the goats' dung to produce low-cost, high-quality organic fertilizer. The problem? The thin plastic bags covering the Malawian countryside. "We have this very common street food. It's called chiwaya , and it's just really potato fried on the side of the road, and it's served in these little blue plastics," Majiga-Kamoto says. "So because it's salty, once the goats get a taste of the salt, they just eat the plastic because they can't really tell that it's inedible. And they die because it blocks the ingestion system — there's no way to survive." The goats were supposed to reproduce for the program, with the goat kids going on to new farmers. But because of plastic deaths, the whole goat chain started falling apart. "It was a lot of

U.S. Women's Soccer Squad In Tokyo Will Reunite Winning World Cup Team

WXXI US News - Wed, 06/23/2021 - 12:10pm
At the World Cup in France two years ago, the U.S. Women's national team trounced the competition and came home with the trophy – all while demanding equal pay. The U.S. hopes to repeat that winning performance at the upcoming Olympic Games – and today, head coach Vlatko Andonovski named the 18 players who are headed to Tokyo. The roster includes the biggest names in U.S. soccer today, including Megan Rapinoe, Alex Morgan, Rose Lavelle, and Christen Press. And it answers one big question: Will forward Carli Lloyd, who turns 39 next month, be on the team? Yes, she will. So will Julie Ertz and Tobin Heath, both recovering from injuries that had put their inclusion in doubt. Four alternates will also travel to Tokyo — teams are permitted to change their rosters due to an injury at any point before or during the Games. It will be the fourth Olympic Games for Lloyd and Heath. Coming off a World Cup victory didn't mean a lock for the 23 players on that team, as the Olympic roster is only 18.

In A Narrow Ruling, Supreme Court Hands Farmworkers Union A Loss

WXXI US News - Wed, 06/23/2021 - 11:38am
Updated June 23, 2021 at 1:06 PM ET The Supreme Court on Wednesday tightened the leash on union representatives and their ability to organize farmworkers in California and elsewhere. At issue in the case was a California law that allows union organizers to enter farms to speak to workers during nonworking hours — before and after work, as well as during lunch — for a set a number of days each year. By a 6-3 vote along ideological lines, the court ruled that the law — enacted nearly 50 years ago after a campaign by famed organizer Cesar Chavez — unconstitutionally appropriates private land by allowing organizers to go on farm property to drum up union support. "The regulation appropriates a right to physically invade the growers' property," Chief Justice John Roberts wrote for the court's conservative majority. "The access regulation amounts to simple appropriation of private property." The decision is a potentially mortal blow that threatens the very existence of the farmworkers union.

Supreme Court Rules Cheerleader's F-Bombs Are Protected By The 1st Amendment

WXXI US News - Wed, 06/23/2021 - 11:33am
Updated June 23, 2021 at 3:22 PM ET The U.S. Supreme Court sided with students on Wednesday, ruling that a former cheerleader's online F-bombs about her school is protected speech under the First Amendment. By an 8-1 vote, the court declared that school administrators do have the power to punish student speech that occurs online or off campus if it genuinely disrupts classroom study. But the justices concluded that a few swear words posted online from off campus, as in this case, did not rise to the definition of disruptive. "While public schools may have a special interest in regulating some off-campus student speech, the special interests offered by the school are not sufficient to overcome B. L.'s interest in free expression in this case," Justice Stephen Breyer wrote for the court's majority. At issue in the case was a series of F-bombs issued in 2017 on Snapchat by Brandi Levy, then a 14-year-old high school cheerleader who failed to win a promotion from the junior varsity to the

Supreme Court Restricts Police Powers To Enter A Home Without A Warrant

WXXI US News - Wed, 06/23/2021 - 11:22am
Updated June 23, 2021 at 12:31 PM ET The U.S. Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that police cannot always enter a home without a warrant when pursuing someone for a minor crime. The court sent the case back to the lower court to decide if the police violated the rights of a California man by pursuing him into his garage for allegedly playing loud music while driving down a deserted two-lane highway late at night." Writing for the unanimous court, Justice Elena Kagan said police had no right to enter the man's home without a warrant for such a trivial offense. "On many occasions, the officer will have good reason to enter – to prevent imminent harms of violence, destruction of evidence, or escape from the home," she wrote. "But when the officer has time to get a warrant, he must do so – even though the misdemeanant fled." The court's ruling came in the case of Arthur Lange, who was playing loud music in his car late one night, at one point honking his horn several times. A California

WATCH: Gov. Andrew Cuomo's briefing - June 23

WXXI US News - Wed, 06/23/2021 - 11:21am
Gov. Andrew Cuomo holds a COVID-19 briefing from New York City at 11:30 a.m.

India Walton Could Become The First Socialist Mayor Of A Major U.S. City In Decades

WXXI US News - Wed, 06/23/2021 - 11:21am
Updated June 23, 2021 at 1:35 PM ET Buffalo, N.Y., appears on course to soon have its first socialist mayor after India Walton took the lead over incumbent Mayor Byron Brown in Tuesday's Democratic primary election. Walton, a progressive candidate who was endorsed by the Democratic Socialists of America, would also be the first female mayor of New York's second-largest city if she wins the general election in November. Walton, 38, had a seven-point lead over Brown with all in-person votes counted . The Associated Press called the race for Walton on Wednesday morning, but Brown did not immediately concede the race, suggesting he would wait for the rest of the votes to be tallied, according to Spectrum News reporter Ryan Whalen . "We're going to watch every vote. We're going to make sure every single vote is counted," Brown said. Erie County election officials still had not counted any provisional votes or absentee ballots, which can be accepted up to seven days after the election if

Alien Planet-Hunters In Hundreds Of Nearby Star Systems Could Spot Earth

WXXI US News - Wed, 06/23/2021 - 11:14am
Right now, a couple of planets about as massive as Earth are orbiting a dim star that's just a dozen light-years away from us. Those planets could be cozy enough to potentially support life. But if any one is living there — and if these life forms have the same kinds of technology that humans do — they wouldn't be able to detect Earth yet. This will change in just 29 years, according to a report published Wednesday in the journal Nature . That's because stars are constantly moving, and this particular star, called Teegarden's Star, will soon slip into the right location to be able to watch our sun and notice the slight dimming that occurs when Earth passes in front of it. "If they have the same technique as we do, and if there is a 'they,' then they wouldn't know yet that we exist," says Lisa Kaltenegger , director of the Carl Sagan Institute at Cornell University in Ithaca, N.Y. "In 29 years, they would be able to see us." She and Jackie Faherty , a senior scientist at the American

JCC's new theater production is ‘love letter’ to local BIPOC artists

WXXI US News - Wed, 06/23/2021 - 10:48am
In an age of emails, texts, and social media, Jennifer Galvez Caton wants to bring back letter writing. Good, old-fashioned stamped letters that arrive in the mailbox. “It’s a lost art,” Caton says. “No one writes longhand anymore. Who doesn’t love to get a piece of handwritten mail? Who doesn’t love knowing someone took the time to write them?” Her appreciation for writing inspired her selection of “Love Letters” by A.R. Gurney, the production Caton is spearheading — and co-starring in — this Sunday, June 27, at 2 p.m. at Dawn Lipson Canalside Stage at the JCC in Rochester. But her purpose in producing the show is much more activist in nature. As Caton watched and read stories of Asian American hate crimes over the past year, she felt powerless to create change. At the same time, her career in the arts — Caton’s background is in performance, events and nonprofit administration — was almost nonexistent due to the pandemic. A twofold mission evolved. “I’m not one to get out and protest,

Miles de niños perdieron a sus padres por covid. ¿Adónde está la ayuda?

Latest Updates From Kaiser Health News - Wed, 06/23/2021 - 10:30am

Cinco meses después de que su esposo muriera por covid-19, Valerie Villegas puede ver cómo el duelo ha marcado a sus hijos.

Nicholas, el bebé, que tenía 1 año cuando murió su padre y casi desteta, ahora quiere tomar la teta a toda hora, y llama a cada hombre alto de cabello oscuro “Dada”, la única palabra que conoce. Robert, de 3 años, sufre frecuentes rabietas, dejó de usar la pelela, y teme contagiarse gérmenes. Ayden, de 5, anunció recientemente que su trabajo es “ser fuerte”, y proteger a su madre y a sus hermanos.

Sus hijos mayores, Kai Flores, 13, Andrew Vaiz, 16 y Alexis Vaiz, 18, a menudo están callados, tristes o enojados. A los dos mayores les recetaron antidepresivos poco después de perder a su padrastro porque la ansiedad no los dejaba concentrarse o dormir.

“Paso la mitad de las noches llorando”, dijo Villegas, de 41 años, enfermera de cuidados paliativos de Portland, Texas. Se quedó viuda el 25 de enero, solo tres semanas después de que Robert Villegas, de 45, conductor de camión fuerte y saludable, experto en jiujitsu, diera positivo para el virus.

“Mis hijos son mi principal preocupación”, dijo. “Y necesitamos ayuda”.

Pero en una nación donde los investigadores calculan que más de 46,000 niños han perdido a uno o ambos padres a causa de covid desde febrero de 2020, Villegas y otros sobrevivientes dicen que encontrar servicios básicos para que sus hijos sobrelleven el luto (consejería, grupos de apoyo, asistencia financiera) ha sido difícil, si no imposible.

“Dicen que está ahí”, dijo Villegas. “Pero intentar conseguirla ha sido una pesadilla”.

Las entrevistas con casi dos docenas de investigadores, terapeutas y otros expertos en pérdida y duelo, así como con familias cuyos seres queridos murieron por covid, revelan hasta qué punto el acceso a grupos de duelo y terapeutas se volvió escaso durante la pandemia. Los proveedores pasaron a ofrecer visitas virtuales y las listas de espera aumentaron, lo que a menudo dejó a los niños desamparados y a sus padres sobrevivientes, solos.

“Perder a un padre es devastador para un niño”, dijo Alyssa Label, terapeuta de San Diego y gerenta de programas de SmartCare Behavioral Health Consultation Services. “Perder a un padre durante una pandemia es una forma especial de tortura”.

Los niños pueden recibir beneficios destinados a sobrevivientes cuando un padre muere, si el padre trabajó el tiempo suficiente en un empleo “en blanco”, pagando impuestos al Seguro Social. Durante la pandemia, el número de hijos menores de trabajadores fallecidos que recibieron nuevos beneficios ha aumentado, llegando a casi 200,000 en 2020, frente a un promedio de 180,000 en los tres años anteriores.

Los funcionarios de la Administración del Seguro Social (SSA) no rastrean la causa de la muerte, pero las cifras más recientes marcaron la mayor cantidad de beneficios otorgados desde 1994. Las muertes por covid “indudablemente” alimentaron ese aumento, según la Oficina del Actuario Jefe de la SSA.

Y el número de niños elegibles para esos beneficios seguramente es mayor. Solo cerca de la mitad de los 2 millones de niños en los Estados Unidos que perdieron a un padre en 2014 recibieron los beneficios del Seguro Social a los que tenían derecho, según un análisis de 2019 realizado por David Weaver de la Oficina de Presupuesto del Congreso.

Los consejeros dijeron que encuentran que muchas familias no tienen idea de que los niños califican para los beneficios cuando muere un padre que trabaja, o no saben cómo inscribirse.

En un país que ofreció ayuda filantrópica y gubernamental a los 3,000 niños que perdieron a sus padres a causa de los ataques terroristas del 9/11, no ha habido un esfuerzo organizado para identificar, rastrear o apoyar a las decenas de miles de niños de luto por covid.

“No tengo conocimiento de ningún grupo que esté trabajando en esto”, dijo Joyal Mulheron, fundador de Evermore, una fundación sin fines de lucro que se enfoca en políticas públicas relacionadas con el luto. “Debido a que la escala del problema es tan grande, la escala de la solución debe estar a la misma altura”.

Covid se ha cobrado más de 600,000 vidas en el país. En una publicación en la revista JAMA Pediatrics, investigadores calcularon que por cada 13 muertes causadas por el virus, un niño menor de 18 años ha perdido a un padre. Al 15 de junio, eso se traduciría en un estimado de más de 46,000 niños. Tres cuartas partes de los niños son adolescentes; los otros tienen menos de 10 años. Aproximadamente el 20% de los niños que han perdido a sus padres son afroamericanos, aunque constituyen el 14% de la población.

“Existe esta pandemia en la sombra”, dijo Rachel Kidman, profesora asociada de la Universidad Stony Brook en Nueva York, que formó parte del equipo que encontró una manera de calcular el impacto de las muertes por covid. “Hay una gran cantidad de niños de luto”.

La administración Biden, que lanzó un programa para ayudar a pagar los costos de los funerales de las víctimas de covid, no respondió a las preguntas sobre la ayuda para estos niños.

No abordar la creciente cohorte de niños en duelo, ya sea en una sola familia o en general, podría tener efectos duraderos, dijeron investigadores. La pérdida de un padre en la infancia se ha relacionado con mayores riesgos de adicciones, problemas de salud mental, bajo rendimiento escolar, menor asistencia a la universidad, menor empleo y muerte prematura.

“El duelo es el estrés más común y lo más estresante que las personas atraviesan en sus vidas”, dijo el psicólogo clínico Christopher Layne del Centro Nacional de Estrés Traumático Infantil de UCLA /Duke University. “Merece nuestro cuidado y preocupación”.

Es posible que entre el 10% y el 15% de los niños y otras personas en duelo por covid podrían cumplir con los criterios de un nuevo diagnóstico, el trastorno de duelo prolongado, lo que podría significar miles de niños con síntomas que requieren atención clínica. “Esta es literalmente una emergencia de salud pública nacional”, dijo Layne.

Aún así, Villegas y otros dicen que en gran medida se han quedado solos para navegar por un confuso mosaico de servicios comunitarios para sus hijos, mientras luchan con su propio dolor.

“Llamé a la consejera de la escuela. Me dio algunos pequeños recursos sobre libros y esas cosas”, dijo Villegas. “Llamé a una línea directa de crisis. Llamé a los lugares de asesoramiento, pero no pudieron ayudar porque tenían listas de espera y necesitaban seguro. Mis hijos perdieron su seguro cuando murió su padre”.

La interrupción social y el aislamiento causados ​​por la pandemia también abrumaron a los proveedores de atención del duelo. En todo el país, las agencias sin fines de lucro que se especializan en el duelo infantil dijeron que se han apresurado a satisfacer la necesidad y pasar de la participación en persona a la virtual.

“Fue un gran desafío; era algo muy ajeno a nuestra forma de trabajar”, dijo Vicki Jay, directora ejecutiva de la National Alliance for Grieving Children. “El trabajo de duelo se basa en las relaciones y es muy difícil establecer una relación con una sola pieza de la maquinaria”.

En Experience Camps, que cada año ofrece campamentos gratuitos de una semana a aproximadamente 1,000 niños de luto en todo el país, la lista de espera ha crecido más del 100% desde 2020, dijo Talya Bosch, asociada de Experience Camps. “Es algo que nos preocupa: muchos niños no reciben el apoyo que necesitan”, dijo.

Los consejeros privados también se han visto superados. Jill Johnson-Young, copropietaria de Central Counseling Services en Riverside, California, dijo que sus casi tres docenas de terapeutas han sido contratados sólidamente durante meses. “No conozco a ningún terapeuta en el área que no esté colmado en este momento”, dijo.

La doctora Sandra McGowan-Watts, de 47 años, médica familiar en Chicago, perdió a su esposo, Steven, a causa de covid en mayo de 2020. Se siente afortunada de haber encontrado un terapeuta en línea para su hija, Justise, quien le ayudó a entender por qué su hija de 12 años estaba tan triste por las mañanas: “Mi esposo era quien la despertaba para la escuela. La ayudaba a prepararse para la escuela”.

Justise también pudo obtener un lugar en una sesión de Experience Camps este verano. “Estoy nerviosa por ir al campamento, pero estoy emocionada por conocer nuevos niños que también han perdido a alguien cercano en su vida”, dijo.

Jamie Stacy, de 42 años, de San José, California, se conectó con un consejero en línea para su hija, Grace, de 8, y sus hijos gemelos, Liam y Colm, de 6, después de que su padre, Ed Stacy, muriera de covid en marzo de 2020 a los 52.

Solo entonces aprendió que los niños pueden sufrir de manera diferente a los adultos. Tienden a centrarse en preocupaciones concretas, como dónde vivirán y si sus juguetes o mascotas favoritos estarán allí. A menudo alternan períodos de juego con momentos de tristeza rápidamente para evitar confrontar sus sentimientos de pérdida.

“Los chicos jugarán con Legos, se lo pasarán en grande, y de repente te arrojarán una bomba: ‘Sé cómo puedo volver a ver a papá. Solo tengo que morir y volveré a ver a papá ‘”, dijo Stacy. “Y luego vuelven a jugar a Legos”.

Stacy dijo que la consejería ha sido crucial para ayudar a su familia a navegar en un mundo donde muchas personas están marcando el fin de la pandemia. “No podemos escapar del tema del= covid-19 ni siquiera por un día”, dijo. “Siempre está en nuestra cara, donde sea que vayamos, un recordatorio de nuestra dolorosa pérdida”.

Mientras tanto, Villegas, en Texas, ha regresado a su trabajo en cuidados paliativos y está comenzando a reconstruir su vida. Pero cree que debería haber ayuda formal y apoyo para familias en duelo como la suya, cuyas vidas han sido marcadas a fuego por el mortal virus.

“Ahora todos están volviendo a sus vidas normales”, dijo. “Pueden volver a sus vidas. Pero yo creo que mi vida nunca volverá a ser normal “.

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Biden's Broader Vision For Medicaid Could Include Inmates, Immigrants, New Mothers

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The Biden administration is quietly engineering a series of expansions to Medicaid that may bolster protections for millions of low-income Americans and bring more people into the program. Biden's efforts — which have been largely overshadowed by other economic and health initiatives — represent an abrupt reversal of the Trump administration's moves to scale back the safety-net program. The changes could further boost Medicaid enrollment — which the pandemic has already pushed to a record 80.5 million. Some of the expansion is funded by the COVID-19 relief bill that passed in March, including coverage for new mothers. Others who could also gain coverage under Biden are inmates and undocumented immigrants. At the same time, the administration is opening the door to new Medicaid-funded services such as food and housing that the government insurance plan hasn't traditionally offered. "There is a paradigm change underway," said Jennifer Langer Jacobs, Medicaid director in New Jersey, one

German Stadiums Will Show Their Rainbow Colors To Support Hungary's LGBTQ Community

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Soccer stadiums across Germany will light up with rainbow colors during a match Wednesday between Germany and Hungary, in part to protest a decision from the Union of European Football Associations denying Munich's request to illuminate its arena. They're also showing solidarity with Hungary's LGBTQ community after the rival country passed a law denounced by human rights groups as homophobic. The UEFA said Tuesday that it was denying a request for host city Munich's Allianz Arena to display the colors during the match. "UEFA, through its statutes, is a politically and religiously neutral organisation. Given the political context of this specific request — a message aiming at a decision taken by the Hungarian national parliament — UEFA must decline this request," it said in a statement . Instead, UEFA proposed alternative dates in the coming weeks in which the stadium could display the colors — just not during the match. But the governing body's decision sparked a backlash. In response,

The Homesick EMTs Of Manila Say A Patient's Smile Makes It All Worthwhile

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Clarisa Andres, a petite 22-year-old, hasn't been home in over a month. She's homesick, but she says she can cope. She's an emergency medical technician with the San Juan Early Response Network – one of the few women on the 63-member team – and the pandemic has amped up their work of responding to medical emergencies. They work 24-hour shifts, 7 days a week and when they're on call, they live in a dorm with other health-care workers. Only now, some of them rarely go home when they're off. Even though they're all vaccinated, they're concerned they could still contract the disease and infect family. "Of course we get tired, we get exhausted sometimes," she tells NPR. "But when you see their smile, when the patient thanks you, you feel fulfilled." A couple of weekends ago, I spent 12 hours with the unit in San Juan City, located in the heart of Metro Manila, Philippines. The team takes on all the medical tasks they did before the pandemic, from cleaning and bandaging cuts to giving food

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Is It OK To Commemorate One Of Iraq's Bloodiest Battles In A Videogame?

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A videogame changed Peter Tamte's life. And forever altered his view of military service. In the early 2000s the U.S. Marine Corps recruited the developer to help design video training programs. Tamte, who had never served, befriended a bunch of the grunts who were testing his product. Then came the second battle of Fallujah in Iraq, the heaviest urban fighting for U.S. troops since Vietnam. "I got an email from a U.S. Marine who had just been medivaced out," Tamte says. "He started telling me all these stories from the battle that I had not heard. I was blown away by the things that he had said." This was 2004, and the war in Iraq had transformed from "mission accomplished," to a quagmire with a daily death toll and no end date. Tamte had been watching it on the news, but, in talking to the convalescing Marine, he realized the story was much more complex. "It was that conversation where he said, 'You know, Peter, our generation plays video games. We don't read books or even watch

New Grants Are Available For Arts Groups Sidelined During The Pandemic

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Today the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) announces new grants for arts and culture organizations under President Biden's American Rescue Plan. The pandemic relief fund set aside $135 million for both the arts and humanities endowments, nearly double the amount that was available to cultural groups in President Trump's CARES Act. Eligibility requirements for NEA grants have also been modified to allow for a broader pool of applicants. At the height of the pandemic in 2020, 63% of artists and creatives experienced unemployment, according to Americans For The Arts . In Washington, D.C., Arena Stage tried to help artists by letting them advertise work-for-hire services on its website, everything from hosting yoga parties to virtual chess lessons. Making coasters to make a living Costume designer Ivania Stack is making personalized coasters. She's keeping a sense of humor about it — one customer asked for a series with images of dachshunds. "I'm working on a set now that's all the

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