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Health technology allows millions of people to “age in place”

Health technology allows millions of people to “age in place”

“Aging in place” refers to people aging in their own homes rather than moving to nursing homes or other types of care facilities. It’s certainly not new, conceptually – for centuries many cultures around the world have celebrated the retirement of the elderly and happily embrace the practice of elder care. What is relatively new, …

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Medicare tax explained

Medicare tax explained

Australia has a publicly funded universal health insurance scheme known as Medicare, which means that every Australian, plus a small number of eligible international visitors, can access treatment for free or Low cost. Of course, health care isn’t ‘free’ – Australians pay for it, but it is paid as a regular deduction from employment earnings …

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Data Management and Sharing: NIH Policy Details and Guidance

Data Management and Sharing: NIH Policy Details and Guidance

Anna Clarke, Program Director (Scientific Health Administrator),Neuroscience Division (DN). Caroline SFERRAZZA, Health Specialist, Behavioral and Systemic Neuroscience Branch,Neuroscience Division (DN). The authors thank their colleagues, Benfeard Williams and Grayson Donley, for their continued collaboration and contributions to this position. The final NIH Policy for Data Management and Sharing (DMS Policy) takes effect on January 25, …

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“Resume the exercise regimen gradually after a long hiatus”

“Resume the exercise regimen gradually after a long hiatus”

PETALING JAYA: As sporting activities begin to take center stage in people’s lives, especially during weekends, there is a growing recognition that life is slowly returning to normal. The President of the Malaysian Medical Association (MMA), Dr Muruga Raj Rajathurai, said exercise is one of the main pillars of maintaining good health and regular exercise …

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Oregon gubernatorial candidates and lawmakers meet 'no pledge' and civil pledge standards

Oregon gubernatorial candidates and lawmakers meet ‘no pledge’ and civil pledge standards

KGW’s investigative series ‘Uncommitted’ explored shortcomings in the mental health system and high standards of forced care. Heads of state say they are open to change PORTLAND, Ore. — Oregon gubernatorial candidates and state senators say they want to reassess the state’s standards for civil engagement and enforced mental health care. KGW’s ‘Uncommitted’ investigative series …

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Mobile City Council Approves Budget, Rejects Efforts to Cut Mental Health Provider Funds

Mobile City Council Approves Budget, Rejects Efforts to Cut Mental Health Provider Funds

MOBILE, Ala. (WALA) — City Council voted 6-1 on Tuesday to approve a $298 million budget, rejecting a proposal to reprogram mental health funds to AlaPointe Health. For several years, the city has given AltaPointe $600,000, which primarily funds the evaluations and treatment of patients referred by the Mobile County probate court to the Mental …

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What to do when your HMO says no to a treatment or medication

What to do when your HMO says no to a treatment or medication

Challenging a denial from your health plan for a treatment, therapy, or drug can seem like an uphill battle, but here’s the good news: California consumers are often successful. Over the past two years, patients prevailed in about 68 percent of independent medical reviews conducted by the state Department of Managed Health Care, which regulates …

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SBIRT helps treat substance use disorders in teens

SBIRT helps treat substance use disorders in teens

New research shows that SBIRT – screening, brief intervention, and referral to treatment for substance abuse – is effective in preventing substance use among adolescents in a variety of clinical settings. In a collection of 12 articles published as a supplement to the Journal of Adolescent Healththe investigators offered new insights into the role of …

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OU Health shuts down some gender-related health services after receiving state pressure

OU Health shuts down some gender-related health services after receiving state pressure

OU Health said they were shutting down some gender-related health services after receiving pressure from the state. It comes after a new bill threatened to withhold tens of millions of federal funds from the hospital if they continue. More than $39 million is at stake. “Legislatures seem to believe that the health care and mental …

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