Arizona Cardinals running back Adrian Peterson (23) tries to avoid Jacksonville Jaguars strong safety Barry Church (42) during the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Nov. 26, 2017, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri) “I have no clue,” he said. “We’ve got five of them, and four of them practiced. I’m not sure who will be available yet.”Backup running back and return man Kerwynn Williams practiced despite fighting through the pain of cracked ribs that he suffered against the Jaguars. Arizona also has second-year pro D.J. Foster and the bigger Elijhaa Penny on the roster.Foster, who has seen an increased role since the departure of Andre Ellington, recorded a carry for four yards and added three receptions for 18 yards — including a tip-toe catch to set up the game-winning field goal — last week in the 27-24 win over the Jaguars.Additionally, the Cardinals promoted 24-year-old running back Bronson Hill off the practice squad on Wednesday. Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires 7 Comments Share Top Stories Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Arizona Cardinals starting running back Adrian Peterson sat out practice Wednesday with a neck injury, head coach Bruce Arians said. Arians added that the injury was suffered in last week’s win over the Jacksonville Jaguars.As of the middle of the week, Arians didn’t know how the running back depth chart will look for Arizona’s Week 13 game against the Los Angeles Rams at University of Phoenix Stadium. The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact
When Terry Frett goes to Pick ‘n Save in suburban Milwaukee for his weekly groceries, he gives the cashier his loyalty card to take advantage of in-store discounts. He then pulls out another card that can cut his grocery bill by an extra $10 to $15. The second card, for a program called Healthy Savings, is an unusual perk offered by UnitedHealthcare. Starting in August, the insurer will begin offering the same benefit to some Chicago-area participants. (Sachdev, 7/30) Health News Florida: Miami Activists Push For Needle Exchange Program To Fight Region’s Growing HIV Rate The St. Louis Post-Dispatch: St. Louis Area Health System Endures 20-Hour Computer Outage The Des Moines Register: Advocates: Keep Remaining Iowa Mental Health Hospitals Open State Highlights: St. Louis Health System Disrupted By Computer Outage; Iowa Advocates Push State To Keep Mental Health Hospitals Open Health care stories are reported from Missouri, Iowa, Minnesota, Florida, California and Illinois. For the past three years, public health activists have been trying to convince Florida lawmakers to support a needle-exchange program to fight the HIV epidemic in South Florida, and for the past three years they’ve been turned down. One Miami activist refuses to wait for lawmakers. George Gibson is an ordained minister. Nearly everyone calls him Elder as in a church elder. He says his needle-exchange program is related to his religious work. (Hinton, 7/30) The Associated Press: New State Budget Comes With Higher Costs For MinnesotaCare Advocates delivered a petition with more than 5,100 signatures to Gov. Terry Branstad’s office Thursday, urging him to keep the two remaining state mental health hospitals open. Aubreeanna Dolan, a West Des Moines resident, started the petition on MoveOn.org after Branstad suggested earlier in July he’s open to closing the mental hospitals in Independence and Cherokee. Branstad this year shuttered state-run hospitals in Mount Pleasant and Clarinda, a move that sparked a lawsuit from Democratic legislators and the state’s largest public employees union. (Rodgers, 7/30) The Chicago Tribune: United Healthcare Offers Savings For Shopping Healthy At The Grocery An executive with the St. Louis area’s biggest hospital provider say the network is rebounding from a 20-hour computer outage that disrupted its operations system-wide. BJC HealthCare’s executive vice president, Rich LIekweg, tells the St. Louis Post-Dispatch that the system lost computer services from 3 p.m. Tuesday to about 11 a.m. Wednesday. It blocked functions that included email, electronic medical records, registration and scheduling systems at all of BJC’s 13 hospitals. Those sites included St. Louis’ Barnes-Jewish Hospital, which on Wednesday also had to deal with a water main break that flooded a nearby street and forced about 130 patients to be moved to different rooms. (Liss, 7/30) An erroneous wristband placed on a 65-year-old Vietnam veteran caused a “delay in life-saving intervention” at the Mather VA facility in Sacramento, federal investigators say in a new report prompted by the patient’s death under questionable circumstances last October. The wristband incorrectly identified patient Roland Mayo as having given a “Do Not Resuscitate” order, also known as a DNR. (Doyle, 7/30) McClatchy: Audit Cites California VA Hospital’s ‘Confusion’ In Patient’s Death Minnesota lawmakers kept MinnesotaCare intact but not without a cost that will trickle down to some of the more than 100,000 low-income residents on the program in the form of higher monthly premiums starting in August. The increases kicking in Saturday vary based on income, and those making less than 150 percent of federal poverty level — roughly $17,600 for a single adult — will escape the increases altogether. But others will see bill increases from as low as an extra $8 a month to as much as an additional $30, according to a letter from the Department of Human Services sent to lawmakers earlier this month. (Potter, 7/30) This is part of the KHN Morning Briefing, a summary of health policy coverage from major news organizations. Sign up for an email subscription.