Health care

Kaiser Permanente doctors say California patients are still being denied prompt treatment: People’s World

Members of the National Union of Healthcare Workers picket the Kaiser Permanente Fontana Medical Center, December 10, 2018, in Fontana, California. Thousands of Kaiser Permanente mental health professionals across California went on a weeklong strike that day to protest what they say is a staff shortage impacting on care. Now, even with a new state …

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Health experts see an increase in maternal mortality after roe deer

Note: Select mortality data not available due to reliability and confidentiality limitations; Data: CDC; Map: Jacque Schrag / Axios The six states with the highest maternal mortality rates in the nation quickly banned abortion following the decision to overturn Roe v. Wade, fueling concerns about the birth of more babies in areas with poor health …

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Will virtual therapists help overcome the skills gap in mental health?

Will virtual therapists help overcome the skills gap in mental health? getty Research from West Virginia School of Medicine last year showed that virtual therapy sessions conducted via video link during the pandemic were generally as effective as their peers in person. As research in the British Medical Journal reveals, however, such an approach still …

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New Research Identifies Complex Factors Contributing to Obesity-Related Health Inequalities – News

UAB experts highlight the social determinants of obesity and add to the growing body of evidence identifying potential solutions to address obesity and related conditions. In a new supplement to the American Journal of Preventive Medicine, researchers at the University of Alabama at Birmingham have identified complex factors that contribute to obesity and obesity-related health …

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Is virtual care the key to better and fairer health outcomes?

Not long ago the idea of ​​making a doctor’s appointment on Zoom was unfathomable – and even unappealing – to most consumers. Times, of course, have changed. By early 2020, only 7% of people in the United States had virtually met a healthcare provider; by mid-2021, that number had jumped to 32%, according to an …

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“Abortion is health care,” activists rally for abortion rights at Memorial Park

Protesters gathered in Memorial Park, still feeling frustrated days after the Supreme Court voted to overturn Roe v. Wade. The High Court’s decision ends a nearly 50-year precedent for the right to abortion. Now, its legality is in the hands of the states. Eight states have already banned the practice. Nebraska lawmakers did not approve …

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Sheridan Memorial Hospital Board of Trustees Seeks to Relieve Hospital Behavioral Health Burden with Crisis Stabilization Facility and Transportation Vehicle Approval | Local news

SHERIDAN – In a meeting Wednesday, Sheridan Memorial Hospital’s Board of Trustees stepped in to increase the hospital’s care and service capacity for patients with behavioral health, supporting efforts to secure American Rescue Plan Act dollars to behavioral health facilities and allocating funds for a vehicle to unintentionally transport detained patients. “[There] there is a …

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UAB’s Magic City LGBTQ Health Studies Professor Reflects on First Month of Pride in the Deep South – News

In honor of Pride Month, Sarah MacCarthy, Sc.D., Magic City’s first LGBTQ health studies professor, reflects on the continuing need for health equity for LGBTQ communities, because addressing LGBTQ health is good for all and its goals for the future. Written by: Maria White Media Contact: Hannah Echols Sarah MacCarthy, Sc.D., UAB’s First LGBTQ Health …

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