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More kids to get access to mental and physical health treatment under new Biden plan

More kids to get access to mental and physical health treatment under new Biden plan

The Biden administration announced new plans Thursday that should make it a lot easier for millions of kids to get access to menta... »

Almost half of cancer deaths globally are attributable to preventable risk factors, new study suggests

Almost half of cancer deaths globally are attributable to preventable risk factors, new study suggests

Globally, nearly half of deaths due to cancer can be attributable to preventable risk factors, including the three leading risks o... »

Vape starter kits could help smokers quit

Vape starter kits could help smokers quit

Giving out vape starter kit vouchers through the UK’s National Health Service could help even hardened smokers quit, accordi... »

New study estimates over 5.5 million US adults use hallucinogens

New study estimates over 5.5 million US adults use hallucinogens

Hallucinogen use has increased since 2015, overall and particularly among adults 26 and older, while use decreased in adolescents ... »

COVID-19 May Have Long-Term Effects on the Brain

COVID-19 May Have Long-Term Effects on the Brain

COVID-19 has proven capable of affecting nearly every part of the body—including the brain. A study of 1.28 million people who had... »

Monkeypox Outbreak: White House Announces New Response Actions

Monkeypox Outbreak: White House Announces New Response Actions

Acknowledging the seriousness of the monkeypox outbreak in the United States, the White House announced today that 1.8 million mor... »

Long Covid risk extends two years after infection. Here’s how to assess your risk

Long Covid risk extends two years after infection. Here’s how to assess your risk

A new study found an increased risk of certain long Covid-19 symptoms up to two years after an original infection. »

What the Inflation Reduction Act means for PBMs

What the Inflation Reduction Act means for PBMs

Despite broad-based scrutiny of the pharmacy benefit manger sector, the new law leaves the industry mostly untouched, experts said... »

CMS proposes mandatory Medicaid, CHIP quality reporting

CMS proposes mandatory Medicaid, CHIP quality reporting

States would have to track Medicaid and Children’s Health Insurance Program quality metrics starting in fiscal 2024.   »

Have ‘Zoom Fatigue?’ Study Finds Way to Lessen It

Have ‘Zoom Fatigue?’ Study Finds Way to Lessen It

A new study suggests using hand signals during videoconference calls may lessen “Zoom fatigue” »

What Parents Need to Know About Monkeypox and School This Fall

What Parents Need to Know About Monkeypox and School This Fall

Should parents of young schoolchildren be worried about monkeypox? »

Countries With Universal Health Care Had Better Child Vaccination Rates During Pandemic

Countries With Universal Health Care Had Better Child Vaccination Rates During Pandemic

A new study reveals countries that are closer to achieving universal health coverage saw smaller declines in routine childhood vac... »

How to Build Up Your Heat Tolerance to Prepare for a Hotter World

How to Build Up Your Heat Tolerance to Prepare for a Hotter World

As the world continues to feel the effects of climate change, research suggests that the severity and frequency of extreme weather... »

Analysis: Why we shouldn’t tiptoe around who is at highest risk for monkeypox infection

Analysis: Why we shouldn’t tiptoe around who is at highest risk for monkeypox infection

Experts say that we shouldn’t tiptoe around the issue. Instead, we should confront it directly, and keep an eye toward expan... »

Transplant agency is criticized for donor organs arriving late, damaged or diseased

Transplant agency is criticized for donor organs arriving late, damaged or diseased

A probe found troubling lapses in the country’s organ transplant system. Blood types mismatched, diseased organs accidentall... »

Other Viruses Offer Hints Toward the Mystery of Long COVID

Other Viruses Offer Hints Toward the Mystery of Long COVID

Researchers are chasing a range of potential culprits in the race to find the causes of long COVID. Some things they agree on: The... »

Blood Pressure Smartphone App Doesn’t Beat Traditional Home Monitoring

Blood Pressure Smartphone App Doesn’t Beat Traditional Home Monitoring

Tracking blood pressure with a smartphone app won’t lead to any greater drop in blood pressure than simply self-monitoring w... »

U.S. Offers Extra Monkeypox Vaccine Doses for Gay Pride Events

U.S. Offers Extra Monkeypox Vaccine Doses for Gay Pride Events

NEW YORK — The U.S. is setting aside an extra 50,000 doses of monkeypox vaccine for places with upcoming gay pride events, health ... »

Home health agencies make legal case against CMS’ proposed cuts

Home health agencies make legal case against CMS’ proposed cuts

CMS could consider a policy more like the one it used to correct for overpayments to nursing homes, home health leaders said.  »

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Dr. Sanjay Gupta clears up public confusion surrounding how monkeypox is spread and says “it does not appear to be strictly ... »

Renaming the Monkeypox Variants Curbs Stigma, Africa’s CDC Says

Renaming the Monkeypox Variants Curbs Stigma, Africa’s CDC Says

KAMPALA, Uganda — The head of Africa’s public health agency says he’s “really pleased” that the World Health Organization is renam... »

New transitional care clinical pathway improves health equity

New transitional care clinical pathway improves health equity

People with multiple chronic conditions require complex care management and often experience significant challenges when transitio... »

New study shows promising alternative to opioids for pain after tooth extractions

New study shows promising alternative to opioids for pain after tooth extractions

As the opioid epidemic rages on during the COVID-19 pandemic, a study by the University of Rochester Medical Center’s Eastma... »

Kaiser mental health worker strike to expand to Hawaii

Kaiser mental health worker strike to expand to Hawaii

Mental healthcare workers at Kaiser Permanente sites in Hawaii plan to strike Aug. 29 over patient access issues. »

Some rural hospitals are in such bad shape, local governments are practically giving them away

Some rural hospitals are in such bad shape, local governments are practically giving them away

Many rural hospitals are in rough shape and some are being handed to investors for little more than a pledge to keep them open. »

Opinion: Lack of data-sharing continues to hinder healthcare’s progress

Opinion: Lack of data-sharing continues to hinder healthcare’s progress

Access to data is critical to the goals of every healthcare leader—but is it being treated as such? »

Introducing the Primal Fitness Coach Certification Program

Introducing the Primal Fitness Coach Certification Program

Primal Health Coach Institute is 7 years old, and it’s grown up faster than either one of my kids did. We’ve evolved the curriculu... »

Beaumont-Spectrum gives $20 million to Oakland University to educate more nurses

Beaumont-Spectrum gives $20 million to Oakland University to educate more nurses

Students that receive a grant in the program will be required to work for BHSH for two years following graduation. »

The viral Little League hug has these lessons for parents

The viral Little League hug has these lessons for parents

After one young player hugged another in a beautiful moment on ESPN, parents may wonder how they can raise a child to be similarly... »

Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: What happens after colorectal cancer treatment?

Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: What happens after colorectal cancer treatment?

While colorectal cancer is still the third leading cause of cancer deaths in the U.S., continuing improvements in screening and tr... »

Mayo Clinic Minute: Where is the kidney stone belt?

Mayo Clinic Minute: Where is the kidney stone belt?

Where you live, what you eat and how much you drink may tell health care professionals more about your risk of developing kidney s... »

First-in-human trial shows promise for hard-to-treat ventricular tachycardia heart rhythms

First-in-human trial shows promise for hard-to-treat ventricular tachycardia heart rhythms

ROCHESTER, Minn. — A first-in-human multicenter trial involving Mayo Clinic used a new ablation technique for patients with ventri... »

What’s behind the FDA’s controversial strategy for evaluating new COVID boosters

What’s behind the FDA’s controversial strategy for evaluating new COVID boosters

Some scientists are alarmed that the agency plans to evaluate the next generation of boosters by reviewing mouse studies alone. Ot... »

Beyond the Byline: Venture capital firms lure health system CEOs

Beyond the Byline: Venture capital firms lure health system CEOs

Many large health systems CEOs are departing to join venture capital firms. What’s the draw and will more likely follow? »

Boston Children’s Hospital says it’s gotten violent threats over care for transgender children

Boston Children’s Hospital says it’s gotten violent threats over care for transgender children

Boston Children’s Hospital, which calls itself “home to the first pediatric and adolescent transgender health program ... »

Maternal Mortality Risks: What You Can Do to Help

Maternal Mortality Risks: What You Can Do to Help

The maternal mortality rate for Black women in the U.S. is nearly three times higher than it is for white women. If you’re a pregn... »

No Need to Rip It Off Like a Bandage With This Wound Cover

No Need to Rip It Off Like a Bandage With This Wound Cover

A new band-aid is being designed to stick twice as well to skin, but hurt half as much to pull off. Scientists are tapping into th... »

Blood-Sucking Leeches: Quack Medicine or Medical Miracle?

Blood-Sucking Leeches: Quack Medicine or Medical Miracle?

Leeching was once quackery of the worst sort. But the leech has been quietly making a comeback in the field of reconstructive micr... »

NIH Grant Expands Tick-Borne Diseases Research

NIH Grant Expands Tick-Borne Diseases Research

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has issued a four-year grant in the amount of $2.1 million to Washington State University ... »

Researchers Develop a DNA Test That Detects Lyme Disease in Horses

Researchers Develop a DNA Test That Detects Lyme Disease in Horses

Thomas J. Divers, et al., published an article in the Journal of Veterinary Diagnostic Investigation describing a study by which a... »