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Bills on pig-stealing, rural mental health funding advance in House on Friday

Utah lawmakers on Friday approved funding for two additional mental health crisis response teams for Cache County and the Uintah Basin. (Jeffrey D. Allred, Deseret News) Approximate reading time: 3-4 minutes SALT LAKE CITY — House lawmakers wrapped up the second week of the current legislative session by approving funding for mental health crisis shelters …

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Local health care employers weigh in on proposed non-compete ban | Healthcare

URBANA — As the Federal Trade Commission considers imposing a new rule that would ban the use of non-compete clauses in employment contracts, three local health systems have been largely silent about the impact such a rule would have on them. About one in five U.S. workers is bound by a non-compete clause, which typically …

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A record 16.3 million are seeking health insurance under the ACA

A record 16.3 million people have sought health insurance through the Affordable Care Act this year, double the number covered when the marketplaces first launched nearly a decade ago, the Biden administration announced Wednesday. what you should Know A record 16.3 million people have sought health insurance through the Affordable Care Act this year, double …

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Stanford Medicine magazine spotlights social determinants of health, the nonmedical factors that make or break us | News Center

“The color of your skin, the community you belong to, and the place you call home remain the biggest predictors of health and longevity. Much more than your doctor or what’s written into your DNA,” Stanford School of Medicine Dean Lloyd Minor, MD, writes in the new issue of Stanford Medicine magazine. Special report of …

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Adams strikes deal to offer abortion pills at New York clinics – sparking ‘tourism’ fears

City health clinics will soon be able to provide “medical abortions” with abortion pills, a charge critics charge will turn New York into an abortion tourism mecca. The city’s Department of Health and Mental Health said in a legal notice that it intends to enter into a “sole source” contract with Nixon-Shane LLC/R&S Northeast LLC …

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Sitting too much is bad for your health, but offsetting the effects is easy, a study shows

The scientific community has known for decades that sitting can increase the risk of chronic diseases such as diabetes, heart disease and certain cancers. New research says reducing risk is easy. (Mac Duong Vu, Alamy) Approximate reading time: 5-6 minutes ATLANTA — Sure, you’ve heard about the dangers of sitting all day, but with most …

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Council pensioners fight proposal for private health insurance

A marathon City Council hearing Monday heard hours of testimony about a controversial plan that could allow hundreds of thousands of city retirees to pay to keep their current health insurance plan instead of switching to a private provider as planned. It’s a budget battle that goes back years. Both options would save the city …

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Judge outlines solutions to poor healthcare in Arizona prisons

Judge outlines solutions to poor healthcare in Arizona prisons A federal judge who previously concluded that Arizona provides inadequate medical and mental health care to inmates said he will give the state three months to ensure it has enough health care professionals to meet constitutional standards. PHOENIX (AP) – A federal judge who previously concluded …

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Supplementary health insurance is increasing

RALEIGH, NC — Millions of people across the country are struggling to access health insurance due to out-of-pocket costs during the pandemic and other circumstances. Recent data from the 2022 Consumer Credit Report revealed about $88 billion in delinquent medical debt. what you should Know Latest data from the 2022 Consumer Credit Report revealed about …

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