Healthcare

Rural Colorado is trying to fill healthcare worker gaps with apprenticeships

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 want to take …

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The state must use technology for the health of rural Nebraskans

The number of Americans using telehealth services has increased during the COVID-19 pandemic. Derrick Conrad Courtesy photo Telehealth visits in National Medicare, for example, increased from 840,000 in 2019 to nearly 53 million in 2020, according to the US Department of Health and Human Services. Unfortunately, Nebraska has a lower growth rate. But if the …

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Young adults with a high incidence of caries can quickly change their oral health behaviors

Young adults with extensive caries often have a high propensity for oral health risk. At the same time, with the right support and treatment, they can change their unhealthy behavior. A dissertation at the University of Gothenburg describes the challenges of helping patients in this vulnerable category. In Sweden, oral health has improved significantly over …

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Shopping for healthcare online? Why health systems should care about commodities

Just as Americans shop online for the holidays, patients should be able to have the same convenience in finding the care they need. Consumers today are experts in online shopping. Whether you’re buying clothes, electronics, furniture, or just about anything else, online stores let you sort items and apply filters to find the exact products …

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Health care workforce shortages persist in Massachusetts and the United States – Health

To print this article, all you need is to be registered or logged in to Mondaq.com. The United States continues to face an unprecedented health care workforce shortage at the end of 2022. As a result, we have seen a recent increase in federal and state legislative activity aimed at addressing this shortage. Multiple states …

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How to Ensure Affordable Medical Imaging and Diagnostics Through Health Plans | EBA

Most estimates of the cost-effectiveness of screening and diagnostic examinations are based on imaging costs in university health systems rather than affordability of examinations, which can now be provided quite widely in employer-sponsored health plans. The widespread availability of more affordable quality screening and diagnostic exams nationwide—coupled with the lifestyle and health changes brought about …

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Tuesday afternoon update – trend in Florida

The Unite Florida portal is now open for state aid for shelter and housing Unite Florida’s recovery portal, launched Monday, is designed to connect Floridians affected by Hurricane Ian with important recovery resources, including housing support. The Florida State Shelter and Housing Program is available through IanRecovery.fl.gov and provides options for temporary shelter — such …

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Tuesday Daily Pulse – Florida Trend

Judge supports the state, insurer in changing the case Last week, Judge Angela Dempsey denied a request by contractors for a preliminary injunction against Altmeier’s decision earlier this year to approve policy changes proposed by American Integrity Insurance Company of Florida. The changes include an attempt to shift claims disputes to mediation and arbitration rather …

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This holiday season, talk about family health history to determine heart disease risk – News

The holiday season is a time when family members gather to share a meal; doctors recommend using this opportunity to learn more about your family history. Written by: Tehreem Khan and UAB Medicine Marketing Media Contact: Anna Jones Graphics: Jody PotterThe holiday season is a time when family and friends come together to share food …

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Working full-time doesn’t always make it easy to get workplace health insurance

CNN — Millions of Americans have signed up for health insurance with their companies in recent weeks. But for some full-time workers, especially in certain industries like construction, work-based coverage is not an option for them. This divide was even more evident as the labor market bounced back to life in 2021 after sharp losses …

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