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California Community Hospital Closing Inpatient Behavioral Health Unit

Redlands Community Hospital has offered inpatient behavioral health services since the mid-1980s. Citing financial constraints and relatively low utilization rates, Redlands Community Hospital in California is closing its behavioral health inpatient unit for adults. Funding is one of top challenges for behavioral health services of hospitals. The primary strategies to address inadequate reimbursement for behavioral …

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Changes are coming to South Heartland Health Vaccine Clinics

HASTINGS, Neb. (KSNB) – South Hartland County Health Department (SHDHD) Executive Director Michelle Bever announced upcoming changes to Hastings’ COVID-19 vaccine clinic and emphasized the importance of getting a bivalent booster to protect against severe illness, hospitalization and death from complications of COVID-19. Bever said the location and hours of operation for South Heartland’s Hastings …

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To improve health equity, leaders must make it ‘the center of your strategy’

More health systems say they are working to eliminate health care disparities. EY’s Susan Garfield outlines the steps to help move the needle. Susan Garfield has worked on health equity issues for 25 years. “The problems are not new,” she says. Still, Garfield, chief public health officer at Ernst & Young (EY), says he’s glad …

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The proposed bill would require annual mental health evaluations of Colorado students

DENVER — A proposed bill introduced in Colorado’s 2023 legislative session aims to add annual mental health assessments for sixth graders through high school seniors. House Bill 23-1003, also known as the School Mental Health Assessment, would include voluntary mental health assessments administered by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE). Schools can …

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Promoting a One Health approach can significantly improve human and animal health and environmental integrity

In a recent study published in The lancetresearchers pursued contemporary evidence on how One Health approaches can improve health security on a global scale against unprecedented health hazards, such as that posed by the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. Study: Advancing a Human–Animal–Environmental Health for Global Health Security: What Does the Evidence Say? Image credit: …

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Researchers evaluated retrospectively obtained health-related quality of life data from patients with COVID-19

In a recent study published in medRxiv* preprint server, researchers evaluated a retrospective EQ-5D-5L data collection among patients with coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). Study: Evaluation of a retrospective collection of the EQ-5D-5L in US patients with COVID-19. Image Credit: PopTika/Shutterstock Background The studies highlighted an effect of SARS-CoV-2 infection that extended past clinical results. To …

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Resolve to give yourself the gift of health in 2023 | News

The county Health and Human Services Agency is encouraging San Diegans to resolve to be healthy in 2023 and get vaccinated against COVID-19 and the flu. Both viruses are circulating at high levels this winter. Vaccinations offer the best protection against illness and against COVID-19 vaccines and bivalent boosters as well flu vaccine are widely …

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The World Health Organization reports insufficient evidence to support screening for COVID-19 syndrome

According to a scientific report of World Health Organization (WHO)there is insufficient information on the application of syndromic coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) testing to prevent transmission of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) across land borders. Study: Syndromic screening for COVID-19 in travelers crossing land borders: scientific brief, December 21, 2022 Image credit: Kengkun/Shutterstock …

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Study reveals long-term health and disability after COVID-19 infection

Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARSCoV-2), has resulted in more than 600 million cases worldwide and about 2.6 million cases in Sweden by August 2022. It is reported that severity of COVID-19 affects symptoms. People with mild COVID-19 can often recover at home, while those with critical COVID-19 …

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