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Tony La Russa is stepping down as manager of the Chicago White Sox due to health concerns

Tony La Russa is stepping down as manager of the Chicago White Sox due to health concerns

CHICAGO — Tony La Russa is stepping down as manager of the Chicago White Sox due to health concerns that kept him out of the boat for the final five weeks of the season, he announced in a statement Monday. La Russa, who turns 78 on Tuesday, has not managed a game since leaving Guaranteed …

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Withdrawal of COVID funding exacerbates health disparities

On September 18, 2022, US President Joe Biden declared the pandemic over in the US. The comments, in a televised interview, come after the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced it could stop buying and providing SARS-CoV-2 vaccines and antiviral treatments as early as January 2023 due to insufficient funds from Congress, …

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Health insurers introduce flexibilities in response to Hurricane Ian

Photo: Win McNamee/Getty Images Hurricane Ian left a mounting death toll in Florida after it battered the state and displaced families, and the storm’s reverberations are still being felt along the East Coast, where it continues to wreak havoc as a post-tropical cyclone. Healthcare payers are responding in many different ways, from authorizing prescription refills …

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Federal employee health care premiums to rise 8.7 percent on average

Health care premiums for federal employees and retirees will rise an average of 8.7 percent through 2023 — the largest increase in more than a decade, the administration announced Friday. This change in Federal Employees Health Benefits Program premiums is significantly larger than the average increase of 3.8 percent for 2022, though closer to the …

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How environmental exposures affect our health

Katie Huffling, DNP, RN, CNM, FAAN, executive director of the Alliance of Nurses for Healthy Environments, recently gave a presentation on how environmental exposures affect women’s health at the 25th Annual Premier Women’s Healthcare Conference in Houston of Texas, held in person from September 29 to October 2. In her presentation, Huffling reviewed data from …

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Rippl Care CEO: ‘Our system is not ready’ to provide mental health care to aging population

The US health care system is ill-equipped to care for the growing aging population and the mental health challenges that come with it, according to Kris Engskov. That’s why he started Rippl Care. As its CEO and co-founder, Engskov leads a new company that seeks to combine highly specialized care, technology and home-based services to …

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Elevance Health is responding to Florida communities affected by Hurricane Ian

INDIANAPOLIS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–As part of its commitment to communities across the US, Elevance Health and its charitable arm Elevance Health Foundation provides support for relief efforts to help those affected by Hurricane Ian and other natural disasters. “We are deeply saddened by the loss of life and the massive destruction left behind by Hurricane Ian. And …

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Disability and Health | Health matters

About one in four adults in the US, and two in five adults age sixty-five and older, have a disability. The October 2022 issue of Health matters focuses on the relationship between disability and health. Recognizing the author’s varying preferences regarding language surrounding disability, the articles in this issue use first-person language (“disabled person”) and …

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Health care organizations are urging the protection of doctors and patients

WASHINGTON, DC —Today, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), the American Medical Association (AMA), and the Children’s Hospital Association (CHA) are coming together to support doctors and hospitals who have faced threats and attacks in recent months. The groups sent a letter (PDF) to Attorney General Merrick Garland urging the Justice Department to investigate growing …

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New mental health wellness site founded by Selena Gomez and backed by Serena Williams’ VC firm

Wondermind co-founders, from left: Mandy Teefey (CEO of Kicked to the Curb Productions), singer and actress Selena Gomez and entrepreneur Daniella Pierson. Courtesy of Wondermind A startup company called Wondermind wants to help you get mentally fit. Founded by singer and actress Selena Gomez, her mom Mandy Teefey and newsletter entrepreneur Daniella Pierson, the site …

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