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February 2019 Archives

Fall prevention measures must be in place in nursing homes

Nursing home residents face many risks. One is the risk of falling, which is often preventable. All skilled nursing facilities must have steps in place to prevent residents from falling. There isn't one specific plan that works for all cases. Instead, every individual has to have a customized plan that addresses their specific issues.

Breastfeeding discrimination is common despite legal protections

In 2010, Congress amended the Fair Labor Standards Act to include workplace protections for breastfeeding mothers, and California law extends these protections. However, workers including farmers, registered nurses and kindergarten teachers are not covered by the federal law, and a recent study suggests that even breastfeeding mothers who are covered are routinely treated unfairly by both private and public sector employers. One of the cases reviewed by researchers involved a police officer who was denied a temporary desk assignment when she was unable to wear a protective vest.

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