Consideration of Pain in Adult and Child Disability Claims
The Office of Disability Policy of the Social Security Administration (SSA) is requesting public comments about the consideration and documentation of pain in the medical evidence used in connection with claims for benefits. For more information and to comment, see “Your Input Sought.”

You can now look up charges at your local hospital. Good luck understanding them.
(Vox, 1/14/19)
Under a newly effective federal rule, hospitals are now required to list the price of their most common procedures on their websites. This article from Vox illustrates how difficult it is to use this data.

From the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration:
Working with Children with Serious Emotional Disturbance during Disasters

From the CDC:
Preventing Adverse Childhood Experiences, a new online training to help understand, recognize, and prevent ACEs.

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