Health

Study led by MUSC researchers finds long-term mental health problems after Flint water crisis | MUSC

A study led by researchers at the Medical University of South Carolina five years after the water crisis began in Flint, Michigan, found an ongoing “large unmet mental health need.” Dean Kilpatrick, Ph.D., the study’s principal investigator, said last year’s estimates of PTSD and depression in Flint were significantly higher than those in Michigan, the …

Study led by MUSC researchers finds long-term mental health problems after Flint water crisis | MUSC Read More »

MA enrollees are less likely to receive care from high-quality home health providers

When it comes to Medicare Advantage (MA) versus traditional Medicare, members of the former use less home care and post-acute care in general. That’s according to a recent analysis by the Kaiser Family Foundation (KFF). The analysis examines 62 studies examining the experiences of MA beneficiaries and traditional Medicare beneficiaries, including utilization. In general, MA …

MA enrollees are less likely to receive care from high-quality home health providers Read More »

Blis Technologies highlights the benefits of its oral probiotic for respiratory health

The three independent studies, compiled in a white paper released by New Zealand-based oral probiotic company Blis Technologies Ltd., provide evidence that the strain can reduce the frequency and duration of respiratory illnesses. “We always say the mouth is the gateway to the body, and these studies help validate the role the oral microbiome plays …

Blis Technologies highlights the benefits of its oral probiotic for respiratory health Read More »

Nutrition education is health care — let’s make it official

With ambitious plans to improve the nation’s health and food security, this month the White House will host a Conference on Hunger, Nutrition and Health — the first of its kind in more than 50 years. Although long overdue, health professionals like myself are thrilled that the Biden administration has put this issue on its …

Nutrition education is health care — let’s make it official Read More »

UAMS Health opens Long COVID-19 clinic in Fayetteville

View larger image September 20, 2022 | FAYETTEVILLE — The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) is offering a new clinic in Fayetteville for patients who still have symptoms of COVID-19 infection three weeks or more after a positive COVID-19 test. Some people report continuing to experience symptoms of COVID-19 weeks or months after …

UAMS Health opens Long COVID-19 clinic in Fayetteville Read More »

Young children who experience eviction have increased health risks

1. In a retrospective cohort of young children in the United States, prior eviction was associated with poorer health, increased developmental risk, and hospitalization. 2. Previous eviction was also associated with poorer caregiver health and increased risk of household difficulties, including food insecurity, energy insecurity, and child care limitations. Level of evidence assessment: 2 (Good) …

Young children who experience eviction have increased health risks Read More »

From Amazon to Zocdoc, Health Industry Urges Passage of Telemedicine Bill

Before the 117th Congress ends in January, health care advocates are pushing lawmakers to pass legislation that would allow hospitals and health systems to continue offering telehealth services. Now, 375 companies, healthcare organizations and hospitals have signed a joint letter calling on Senate leaders to act. The Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) helped …

From Amazon to Zocdoc, Health Industry Urges Passage of Telemedicine Bill Read More »

What are the 2-year health outcomes among patients hospitalized for COVID-19 in China?

The ongoing coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, caused by the rapid outbreak of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus-2 (SARS-CoV-2), has claimed more than 6.52 million lives worldwide. The emergence of SARS-CoV-2 variants due to genomic mutations has prolonged the pandemic. Some variants of SARS-CoV-2, such as Omicron and Delta, are more transmissible and virulent than …

What are the 2-year health outcomes among patients hospitalized for COVID-19 in China? Read More »

OurCrowd Launches $200M Health-Focused Investment Fund – eJewish Philanthropy

OurCrowd, the Jerusalem-based emerging startup investment firm, is launching a $200 million impact investment fund dedicated to advancing global health equity. The fund, announced Monday at the Clinton Global Initiative Meeting in New York, is OurCrowd’s largest single impact investment project to date. It is organized in partnership with the WHO Foundation, which directs philanthropic …

OurCrowd Launches $200M Health-Focused Investment Fund – eJewish Philanthropy Read More »

Texas, battle against teen pregnancy, reshapes sex education standards

Emmarie Huetteman DALLAS – JR Chester got pregnant the summer before her senior year of high school. A bright student with good grades, she gave birth, graduated, and was pregnant again when she arrived at college that fall. She was a teen mom – just like her mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. Sexual health education was …

Texas, battle against teen pregnancy, reshapes sex education standards Read More »