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New telemedicine partnership provides revolutionary access to health care for people with IDD

New telemedicine partnership provides revolutionary access to health care for people with IDD

People with intellectual or developmental disabilities (IDD) typically have more complex medical needs, experience significant health disparities, and have poorer health outcomes. Traditionally, they require more emergency care and are more likely than the general population to experience adverse complications or death while hospitalized. To combat this, IntellectAbility has partnered with StationMD to use its …

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Exploring the Effects of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Adolescent Neurodevelopment and Mental Health

Exploring the Effects of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Adolescent Neurodevelopment and Mental Health

In a recent study published in Biological Psychiatry: Global Open Science (BPGOS), researchers examined the impact of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic on adolescent neurodevelopment and mental health. Study: Effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on adolescent mental health and brain maturation: Implications for analyzing longitudinal data. Image credit: Vitalii Stock/Shutterstock The COVID-19 pandemic caused …

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Virginia faith leaders call for funding for mental health crisis centers

Virginia faith leaders call for funding for mental health crisis centers

Comment on this story Comment Hundreds of members of Virginians Organized for Interfaith Community Engagement (VOICE), a coalition of faith and community leaders, called on officials to allocate more funds to crisis reception centers at a rally Sunday in Herndon. The Rev. Kristen McBrayer, co-chair of the organization, encouraged more than 400 rally attendees to …

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Digital approaches can improve young people’s mental health care

Digital approaches can improve young people’s mental health care

IIn the face of a national emergency in the mental health of children and adolescents, urgent measures are needed to help those in need. Many troubled youth and teens today do not receive age-appropriate, timely, and affordable mental health care. Training more mental health professionals is part of the solution, but it takes time. Digital …

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The Apprenticeship Program seeks to fill the need for health care workers in the rural areas of the Western Slope |  Hello

The Apprenticeship Program seeks to fill the need for health care workers in the rural areas of the Western Slope | Hello

GRAND JUNCTION • During her 12-hour night shift, Brianna Shelton helps residents of BeeHive Homes Assisted Living go to the bathroom. Many have dementia and some cannot get out of bed on their own. Few can remember her name, but that doesn’t matter to her. “They’re somebody’s mother, somebody’s grandmother, somebody’s great-grandmother,” Shelton said. “I …

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Bill Schubart: Keep Private Investors Out of Healthcare, Journalism, Corrections Nonprofits

Bill Schubart: Keep Private Investors Out of Healthcare, Journalism, Corrections Nonprofits

An old stone wall in the Marshfield Urban Forest. File photo by Cate Chant/VTDigger The invasion of private investors in for-profit healthcare, journalism and corrections is causing untold societal and economic damage in the service of quick profit. Private equity investors, usually limited partnerships, look for the right mix of equity and debt and typically …

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The best healthy meal plans, recipes and ideas for December

The best healthy meal plans, recipes and ideas for December

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Vitamin B12 deficiency is a common but overlooked health problem that can have serious consequences

For several months in the summer of 2022, my dog ​​Scout threw up at 3am almost every day. If you have a dog, you know the sound. And every time she would swallow her mess before I could get to her, making it difficult to diagnose the cause. The vet and I eventually settled on …

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Brian Hoey’s Column: Hoosier’s Terrible Health and Billions of Excess Dollars | Columns

If you live in Carmel or Noblesville, you’ll statistically live about nine years longer than someone in Scottsburg and about six years longer than a Hoosier living in Gas City. In the televised era of Hoosier politics, there were seismic reports that brought about a mean shift. The Indiana School Reorganization Act of 1959 reduced …

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