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A new look at how childhood trauma affects health outcomes

The social environment in which we grow up is crucial in determining our well-being and health later in life. Most Americans (67%) report experiencing at least one traumatic event in childhood, and a new study shows that these experiences have a significant impact on our health risks as adults. Physical illnesses such as obesity and …

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What are the implications of microbial ecosystems for women’s reproductive health?

In a recent study published in Pathogensresearchers reviewed the current understanding of the composition and temporal dynamics of microbial niches in the female reproductive tract. Study: The Continuum of Microbial Ecosystems Along the Female Reproductive Tract: Implications for Health and Fertility. Image credit: Orawan Pattarawimonchai/Shutterstock Background The microbiota is the sum of microbial populations in …

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Memora Health, Mayo Clinic digital pilot program to improve postpartum care

The early postpartum period is a critical time. Although the period has a huge impact on the health of both mothers and newborns, health professionals pay less attention to him from the prenatal and delivery period. In Thursday, Mayo Clinic declared it to be so teaming up with a San Francisco-based digital health platform Memora …

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Building wealth and health: Under Kaiser’s credit building program

Kaiser Permanente is several months into a first-of-its-kind community program that focuses on helping Americans build their credit. When researching various social barriers to health, Kaiser realized that factors that negatively impact Americans’ financial mobility needed to be addressed, according to Stephanie Ledesma, the health system’s vice president of national community health. Economic mobility is …

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Exercise can beneficially alter subcutaneous adipose tissue, which can improve metabolic health

Exercise is one of the first strategies used to treat obesity-related health problems like type 2 diabetes and other cardiovascular diseases, but scientists don’t understand exactly how it works to improve metabolic health. To that end, researchers at the University of Michigan studied the effects of three months of exercise on obese people and found …

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Launches pediatric mental health company with $26 million and promise to expand Mass General’s proven model of care

From left to right: InStride co-founders Jon Voight, Dr. Mona Potter, Jamie McElhenney, and Dr. Kathryn Boger Many families with children suffering from anxiety or OCD feel like they have nowhere to turn for effective care. New startup co-founded by Massachusetts General Brigham clinicians strive to address this issue. Last year, four co-founders came together …

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Headspace Health is calling on third-party researchers to study the company’s impact on mental health

Digital mental health companies have received huge amounts of investment from venture capitalists and others looking to address the behavioral health crisis facing the nation. But it is not always clear whether their technologies are properly validated in large and diverse populations. now, Headspace Healtha mental health solutions provider based in Santa Monica, California, is …

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Adult mental health startup raises $32 million from General Catalyst, Mass General and others

Rippl co-founders Inka Dieterich and Chris Engskov “Despite the billions of dollars that have been invested in mental health over the last three or four years, we’ve seen very little innovation in frankly one of the biggest and most pressing needs we have: senior mental health,” said Chris Engskov, co-founder and CEO director of Ripple …

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