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North Texas health care leaders explain how pending federal policy changes will impact Medicaid services - State of Reform

North Texas health care leaders explain how pending federal policy changes will impact Medicaid services – State of Reform

Former Texas Medicaid Director Stephanie Muth led a panel discussion at the 2022 North Texas Reform State Health Policy Conference on Wednesday that focused on the impacts that changes pending federal policy will have on Texas Medicaid. Federal Public Health Emergency (PHE) funding and the state’s incentive payment program for delivery system reforms are set …

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North Korea resumes rail trade with China, imports badly needed food and medicine

North Korea resumes rail trade with China, imports badly needed food and medicine

North Korea is once again importing large quantities of food and medicine from China as rail trade between the two countries resumed for the first time since April, sources in both countries told RFA. The first train left the Chinese border town of Dandong on Monday morning and arrived at a quarantine facility near Sinuiju …

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Crispian Stewart: If you want to get fit, here's a great (free) place to start

Crispian Stewart: If you want to get fit, here’s a great (free) place to start

The Jogging the Powerpoles team at the Rotorua Marathon this year. Photo / Provided Hakinakina Community News is a weekly update on our own local community sports and athletes. OPINION: From our athletics office, the “Jogging the Powerpoles” summer programs are open for registration. The “JTP” is a free community fitness group offering workouts for …

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Glow Fitness Studio gears up for grand opening of new fitness concept: Short Takes on Avon, Avon Lake and North Ridgeville

North Ridgeville, Ohio A new gym will be opening soon in North Ridgeville and the owners are just thrilled. The new interactive-style gym concept is one of only six in the country. It’s huge in Europe and slowly making its way to the United States. Glow Fitness Studio in North Ridgeville is a unique and …

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Rural North Dakota hospitals called to handle mental health crises.  Can they handle it?

Rural North Dakota hospitals called to handle mental health crises. Can they handle it?

BISMARCK — North Dakota’s plan to close gaps in psychiatric care relies in part on ensuring rural hospitals can accommodate patients with a mental health crisis so they can be stabilized and transferred for treatment. However, the lack of behavioral health professionals and chronic staffing shortages plaguing rural hospitals will make the state’s plan all …

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Palmerston North Gym 'changing lives' through support and exercise

Palmerston North Gym ‘changing lives’ through support and exercise

Boxing may be the basis of the Snap Back Boxing gym, but the focus is on community and helping people. In addition to hosting the usual boxing and fitness classes, Palmerston North Gym offers classes for troubled youth, special education students, new moms, and men’s health. He also works to raise mental health and suicide …

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North Carolina: Medicaid leader, Medicaid laggard

North Carolina: Medicaid leader, Medicaid laggard

North Carolina pioneered patient-centered medical homes and other ways to manage health care for Medicaid recipients. But it was one of the last states to contract with managed care organizations and did not expand Medicaid. When it comes to enrolling Medicaid members in managed care, North Carolina is both an innovator and an outlier. The …

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