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Rochester schools eye mental health screenings, behavioral strategies for students

Filed in Health by on July 23, 2022 0 Comments
Rochester schools eye mental health screenings, behavioral strategies for students

ROCHESTER – After a tumultuous school year, Rochester Public Schools is looking at strategies to improve the social, behavioral and mental health of students – including a potential districtwide mental health screening for students. Officials say the idea came up as part of a strategic plan for Rochester schools over the next few years, and […]

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White River Junction health clinic expanding with New Hampshire location

Filed in Health by on July 23, 2022 0 Comments
White River Junction health clinic expanding with New Hampshire location

The Good Neighbor Health Clinic in White River Junction. Picture via Facebook Editor’s note: This story by Nora Doyle-Burr first appeared in the Valley News on July 22. The White River Junction-based Good Neighbor Health Clinic, which provides medical and dental care for uninsured or under-insured people in the Upper Valley, has signed a three-year […]

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Biden administration considering public health emergency

Filed in Health by on July 22, 2022 0 Comments
Biden administration considering public health emergency

The Biden administration is considering declaring a public health emergency in response to the growing monkeypox outbreak, a senior White House health official said on Friday. Dr. Ashish Jha, the White House Covid response coordinator, said the administration is looking at how a public health emergency declaration might bolster the US response to the outbreak. […]

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Whitmer signs key public health bills on tobacco sales and naloxone access

Filed in Health by on July 22, 2022 0 Comments
Whitmer signs key public health bills on tobacco sales and naloxone access

With the Michigan Legislature on summer break, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer signed 2 pieces of public health legislation yesterday. One package raises the state age of requirement to buy tobacco from 18 to 21and House Bill 5166 expands access to naloxone treatment. Get the latest state-specific policy intelligence for the health care sector delivered […]

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LA County Public Health Director Barbara Ferrer Faces Conflict of Interest Allegations

Filed in Health by on July 22, 2022 0 Comments
LA County Public Health Director Barbara Ferrer Faces Conflict of Interest Allegations

One week before an indoor mask mandate is likely to be reinstated in LA County due to reports of rising new cases and hospitalizations of COVID-19, new allegations that Los Angeles County Public Health Director Barbara Ferrer used a study co-authored by her daughter without disclosing potential conflicts of interest has arisen, adding more public […]

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PPO Health Insurance Plans – Forbes Advisor

Filed in Health by on July 22, 2022 0 Comments
PPO Health Insurance Plans – Forbes Advisor

Editorial Note: We earn a commission from partner links on Forbes Advisor. Commissions do not affect our editors’ opinions or evaluations. There are multiple health insurance plans available, which differ by network size, covered services, flexibility, out-of-pocket costs and price. Preferred provider organization (PPO) plans are the most common type of health plan in the […]

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Psilocybin microdosers display mental health improvement during 1 month period compared to non-microdosers

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Psilocybin microdosers display mental health improvement during 1 month period compared to non-microdosers

Psilocybin, the active compound in “magic mushrooms,” has been shown to be a promising treatment for various mental health issues. New research published in Scientific Reports found that people who microdose psychedelics displayed greater improvements in mental health and mood over the span of 1 month compared to non-microdosers. Most of the research on psilocybin […]

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Trinity Health at Home to Shut Down Massachusetts Hospice, Home Health Agency

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Trinity Health at Home to Shut Down Massachusetts Hospice, Home Health Agency

Massachusetts-based health system Trinity Health will close its home health and hospice program in the West Springfield community in September, laying off 60 employees in the process. These services operate under the Trinity Health at Home brand. The health system recently notified the Massachusetts Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development of the impending closure […]

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Here’s How Evelance Health’s CEO Sees the New 988 Crisis Line

Filed in Health by on July 22, 2022 0 Comments
Here’s How Evelance Health’s CEO Sees the New 988 Crisis Line

The new suicide hotline number 988 could be transformative in shaping mental health access in the future. Elevance Health Inc.’s CEO highlighted the potential impact of the new 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline on the behavioral health industry. Launched July 16, all texts and calls sent to the 988 dial code will be routed to […]

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How to avoid a tax surprise from marketplace health coverage

Filed in Health by on July 22, 2022 0 Comments
How to avoid a tax surprise from marketplace health coverage

Kateryna Onyshchuk | iStock | Getty Images If your income is trending much higher this year than you anticipated, it’s likely a welcome shift. However, for anyone who gets their private health insurance through the public marketplace, that extra cash could mean an unexpected tax bill when they prepare their 2022 return next spring. A […]

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