NEWSFLASH
Multimedia reports of interest to the Deaf Community

A QUESTION OF SAFETY
The Food and Drug Administration has issued a notice to health-care professionals and persons with cochlear implants about a possible link between some newer implant models and an increase in meningitis.
Our summary of the meningitis stories
The complete updated FDA report
2003 update on the meningitis situation

WHO’S GONNA PAY FOR 'EM?
Bad news for those who want to get cochlear implants for themselves or their children: more public and private health-insurance programs (including Medicare and Medicaid) are refusing to cover the full cost of the operation. This has already led to a decrease in the number of implant operations. The big question is now, who’s gonna pay?

MOM VERSUS THE STATE: WHO HAS THE FINAL SAY?
The Grand Rapids Case
"Ripples, A Tide, An Ocean" (reprint feature)
Media release from a children's-rights advocate


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