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New survey shows surge in adults rating US health care quality ‘poor’

CNN — Most U.S. adults rate the quality of health care in the country unfavorably, according to a new survey. It’s the first time in a 20-year trend of Gallup polls that the share of adults who rate the quality of the nation’s health care as “excellent” or “good” has fallen below 50%. The share …

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CDC identifies possible safety issue with Pfizer’s updated Covid-19 vaccine, but says people should still be boosted

CNN — The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said on Friday that there is a possible safety issue with the bivalent Covid-19 vaccine made by Pfizer and BioNTech, but that it is unlikely to pose a real risk. The agency said it continues to recommend people stay up to date with their Covid-19 …

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Why this predominantly Republican Southern California county is declaring racism a public health crisis

CNN — Andrew Do was afraid to play sports during his last two years of high school. “I didn’t want to come home alone after practice and be harassed and beaten and strangled,” he said in an interview with CNN. After law school, while jogging for exercise, he said drivers would throw bottles and batteries …

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New York mayor says NYPD and first responders may unwittingly engage people in mental health crisis

new York CNN — New York City Mayor Eric Adams on Tuesday ordered first responders to enforce a state law that allows them to potentially involuntarily commit people experiencing a mental health crisis as part of an effort to address concerns about homelessness and crime. Adams said it’s a myth that first responders can only …

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The Covid-19 public health emergency has been extended in the US

CNN — The Biden administration on Friday extended the Covid-19 public health emergency for another three months. US Secretary of Health and Human Services Xavier Becerra officially renewed the declaration, extending it until October 13, 2022. The emergency declaration has been in effect since January 2020, and the latest renewal comes as the Omicron BA.5 …

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US Surgeon General’s Framework for Mental Health in the Workplace

CEO Required Reading: US Surgeon General’s Framework on Mental Health in the Workplace US Department of Health and Human Services Last month, the leading public health authority in the United States released a new report that outlines standards for mental health in the workplace and is full of actionable recommendations. Managers who want to support …

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Study finds ‘huge’ increase in children going to emergency room with suicidal thoughts

Editor’s note: If you or someone you know is struggling with suicidal thoughts or mental health issues, please call the 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline or visit the helpline’s website. CNN — There has been a steady rise in the number of children being seen in emergency departments for suicidal thoughts, according to a new …

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Health care costs per person vary across the 50 states of Washington

Income, price levels, Medicaid expansion are factors in the state-level analysis. Health care costs are increasing in the United States, but the 50 states have different per capita costs and rates of increase. “Varied growth in health spending across US states was linked to income, price levels, and Medicaid expansion, 2000-19,” was published in August …

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