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Salem’s health commissioner wants a per capita increase | News, Sports, Work

SALEM — Salem Health Commissioner Alana Stainbrook has officially requested an increase in the department’s per capita amount from $5 to $7 for each city resident. “I know you’re on a tight budget and with the services the department provides, it’s not an unreasonable request,” said Mayor Cindy Baronzi Dickey. Stainbrook said such an increase …

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The NFL’s concussion protocol does little to protect players’ health

News: On Thursday night, Miami Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa was carried off the field on a stretcher after suffering head and neck injuries following a sack by Cincinnati Bengals defensive end Josh Tupou. Diagnosed with a concussion, Tagovailoa was released from the hospital and flew back to Florida with the rest of his team. Dispute: …

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CSO opens new clinic in Springfield to meet growing mental health needs created by pandemic

SPRINGFIELD – The COVID lockdown has left hundreds of children dealing with grief and isolation, thrown a wrench in the recovery process for people facing substance abuse and left many feeling terrible without knowing why. Since pandemic lockdowns began in March 2020, Clinical & Support Options has seen a 20% increase in the number of …

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Shades of Blue Project promotes maternal mental health, offers free support services

Kay Matthews’ world was turned upside down nearly 10 years ago when she lost her daughter in childbirth. The Houston native said she felt alone in her grief as she struggled to find people who would listen and believe what she was going through. “I gave birth to my daughter stillborn and no one made …

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Behavioral health experts identify problems with CARE Court program – State of Reform

A pair of speakers in Health Policy Conference on the State of Reform in Los Angeles in 2022 have identified some challenges they anticipate with the implementation of the recently established CARE Court system. The panelists also discussed how they expect CARE courts to impact the state’s behavioral health system. Get the latest country-specific healthcare …

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Pitt & Penn’s health department is no longer part of the public forum on fracking studies, organizers say

Research into the effects of fracking and public health continues Reed Fraser Reid R. Frazier is an energy reporter for The Allegheny Front, a Pittsburgh-based public media outlet covering the Pennsylvania environment. His work has been featured on NPR and Marketplace. Officials from the Department of Health discuss fracking and public health at a community …

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Where Hurricane Ian survivors can get free mental health help

Lives turned upside down. Destroyed enterprises. Homes evaporated and belongings were lost in the Gulf of Mexico. Hurricane Ian devastated southwest Florida with astonishing damage between Port Charlotte and Naples. At least 21 have died, but authorities believe the number will rise. As recovery efforts begin and the search for survivors continues, Florida residents struggling …

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Why insurers are flocking to digital behavioral health companies

Large payers are increasingly turning to digital behavioral health providers to fill gaps not filled by their current services. In doing so, these payers seek to address issues of access, speed of care, availability of specialists, convenience, and privacy through digital platforms. In turn, digital behavioral health providers gain access to vast pools of potential …

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Meet your orthopedic surgery staff at VA Boston Health Care | VA Boston Health Care

Meet your orthopedic surgical team. Here you will find photos and biographies for the Orthopedic staff. Dr. Jorge Villafuerte is board certified in orthopedic surgery, head of the department of orthopedic surgery. Assistant Professor, Boston University School of Medicine. Medical school: University of Costa Rica 1995Residence: University of Costa Rica 1999Partnership: University of Sheffield: Leg …

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