For now, and Although there are voices in the medical body of Barça that recommend that the goalkeeper pass through the operating room, that end is not in the head of the goalkeeper or the medical body. “I do not know. I am not a doctor. But we have not spoken in those terms (technicians, player and doctors). Our idea is that the discomfort is remitting. We have not gone to that extreme,” said the technician at the press conference. At the moment, it is the moment of Neto, which will debut in LaLiga. Except for surprise, Marc-André Ter Stegen will not only be down for Saturday’s match against Espanyol, but he will also not be in the Spanish Super Cup that is played since January 8 in Saudi Arabia. The German, with a tendinopathy in the right knee, follows a conservative treatment to avoid the operating room. Valverde admitted, as he was singing, that player and medical body reached an agreement to stop at Christmas.Barça played their last game of 2019 on December 21 and the plan was for Ter Stegen to rest against Espanyol and, with three weeks off, get healthy to the Super Cup. But the problem is that the treatment is not working as well as expected. It goes slow and It has been concluded that it is better to wait for the Supercup to pass and for Ter Stegen to return against Granada on January 19, when a month has passed since the last game.
Allina Health wants nurses at its Twin Cities area hospitals to move to its corporate health plans. Union nurses say no. It remains a stumbling block in contract talks, although experts say the corporate and nurses’ plans are both generous. … Measured against national insurance trends, all three of the health plans are good, said Cynthia Cox, associate director of health reform and private insurance at Kaiser. (Benson, 7/5) San Antonio Express-News: Health Care Credit Rating Downgraded For BCBS Of Texas’ Parent Company The new commissioner of the state’s embattled child welfare agency wants lawmakers to make a sizable investment in Child Protective Services and the state’s foster care system. … Whitman, a former chief of the Texas Rangers who was appointed by Gov. Greg Abbott to his new post in April, sat down with The Texas Tribune to discuss the problems facing the Texas Department of Family and Protective services — and how he thinks a police officer’s perspective can help fix them. Among those troubles are a spike in the number of children sleeping in CPS offices and psychiatric hospitals, high staff turnover and a spate of high-profile child deaths. Whitman says his agency is hiring 20 “crime analysts” to help track down at-risk kids. (Walters, 7/6) Concord Monitor: New 10-Bed Crisis Unit Opens At N.H. Hospital, A Year Behind Schedule The Baltimore Sun: Health Care For The Homeless Get $1.26 Million Federal Grant Although the New Jersey Legislature voted last month to add $50 million to subsidies for charity-care hospitals, Republican Gov. Chris Christie line-item vetoed the measure when he signed the fiscal 2017 budget on June 30, according to the New Jersey Hospital Association. (Teichert, 7/5) The Texas Tribune: Pay Caseworkers And Fosters More, New Chief Says State Highlights: Baltimore Nabs $1.26M Homeless Health Care Grant; Budget Shortfalls Plague Calif. Coroner’s Office Outlets report on health news from Maryland, California, Texas, New Hampshire, New Jersey and Minnesota. Modern Healthcare: N.J. Hospitals Brace For $200 Million Cut To Charity-Care Funds After a yearlong delay, New Hampshire Hospital opened a new 10-bed mental health crisis unit Tuesday. It’s meant to take pressure off local emergency rooms, where patients often languish for days while they wait for a bed to open up at the state-run psychiatric hospital in Concord. (Morris, 7/5) KQED: Decades of Budget Shortfalls Frustrate L.A. County Coroner Minnesota Public Radio: So, How Good Is That Allina Nurses Health Coverage? S&P Global Ratings has cut the credit grade of Health Care Service Corp., the parent company of health insurance giant Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas, expecting a third year of marginal-to-weak profitability as insurers struggle to make money since President Barack Obama’s signature health care law took full effect in 2014. (O’Hare, 7/5) Sacramento’s Sutter Health has launched a new medical transport network to quickly serve critically ill, injured and fragile patients throughout Northern California. The network features air ambulances operated by McClellan-based California Shock Trauma Air Rescue, Calstar for short, and ground ambulances operated by American Medical Response, headquartered in Colorado. Sutter Health said it has stationed 12 critical care ground ambulances at 11 Sutter hospitals and helicopters at four Calstar air bases in Northern California. (Glover, 7/5) Minnesota Public Radio: Hallberg’s Picture Of Health: Medical Marijuana And Pain Baltimore’s Health Care for Homeless Inc. will receive $1.26 million to provide housing assistance and support services to low-income people with HIV and their families as part of a grant from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. (Cohn, 7/5) The shortage of resources has serious public health implications, such as delaying health alerts to ambulance crews and emergency room doctors when there’s a spike in overdoses such as those occurring now with fentanyl and other opioids. Likewise, we rely on pathologists’ reports to head off disease such as the tuberculosis epidemic that broke out a couple years ago on L.A.’s Skid Row. Findings by coroners’ departments help to identify trends in another public health issue, violent crime. Finally, slowness in investigating questionable deaths causes additional anguish and sometimes financial hardship to friends and relatives of the deceased. (Richard, 7/5) Sacramento Bee: Sutter Health Launches Air/Ground Ambulance Transport Network This is part of the KHN Morning Briefing, a summary of health policy coverage from major news organizations. Sign up for an email subscription. A year into Minnesota’s medical marijuana program, doctors are getting a new condition for which they can prescribe the treatment: intractable pain. Doctors on Friday began evaluating potential medical marijuana patients with intractable pain. Their treatments would begin in August. Dr. Jon Hallberg, MPR News’ regular medical analyst, joined All Things Considered host Tom Crann to talk about how this change will work in a clinical setting. (MPR News Staff, 7/5) Everyone knows that real estate is no bargain in Northern California. It turns out that giving birth ain’t cheap either. New research on the cost of childbirth in the nation’s 30 largest metropolitan areas ranks Sacramento and San Francisco as the two most expensive for both vaginal delivery and Cesarean sections. Sacramento is No. 1, San Francisco No. 2. (Gold, 7/6) Kaiser Health News: If You Want To Spend A Bundle On Your Bundle Of Joy, Go To Northern California