Berkeley County launches mental health pilot program for inmates

Berkeley County launches mental health pilot program for inmates

MONCKS CORNER — Berkeley County is taking steps to prioritize mental health by launching a new pilot program at the county detention center covering inmates with mental illnesses. The program is a partnership between the Hill-Finklea Detention Center and the Berkeley Community Mental Health Center and made possible by a $373,000 appropriation from the state …

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Promising trial targets genetic risk for Alzheimer's disease

Promising trial targets genetic risk for Alzheimer’s disease

In a bold attempt to halt the progression of some cases of Alzheimer’s disease, a group of researchers are trying something new: injecting a protective gene into patients’ brains. The trial only involved five patients with a particular genetic risk for Alzheimer’s disease. They received a very low dose of gene therapy – a safety …

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Center for Combat Medicine and Battlefield Research hosts Rep. Crow to highlight Defense Health Research

Center for Combat Medicine and Battlefield Research hosts Rep. Crow to highlight Defense Health Research

U.S. Representative Jason Crow toured the University of Colorado’s Anschutz Medical Campus on Monday to learn about ongoing campus programs and research that meet the medical needs of the U.S. military, including solutions in combat casualty care, critical and emergency care, surgical trauma and acute mental health. The Center for Combat Medicine and Battlefield Research …

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Katie Meyer: How her death highlights mental health issue in college athletics

Katie Meyer: How her death highlights mental health issue in college athletics

Fri, December 2, 2022 3:50 p.m. By Brooklyn Jones Special for Niagara Frontier Publications On November 24, 2022, the family of the late Stanford football star Katie Meyer, who died last spring, filed a wrongful death lawsuit against Stanford University. Claiming that the University sent her a disciplinary letter that the lawsuit contained “threatening language” …

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How Medicaid's mission creep is undermining real health care

How Medicaid’s mission creep is undermining real health care

Most doctors, myself included, know that a patient’s zip code predicts their life expectancy. National life expectancy would undoubtedly increase with less poverty and more cheap nutritious food, stable housing, sanitation and exercise. But it is a mistake to assume that the health care system can solve these societal problems. The federal government wants Medicaid …

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HENRY FORD HEALTH APPOINTS NEW PRESIDENT OF HENRY FORD JACKSON HOSPITAL

HENRY FORD HEALTH APPOINTS NEW PRESIDENT OF HENRY FORD JACKSON HOSPITAL

JACKSON, Mich., December 2, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Henry Ford Health System announced the name of the new President of Henry Ford Jackson Hospital in Jackson, MI. Emilie Moorhead, ANGER, has accepted the key post, effective immediately. Moorhead has served as interim president since February 2022and prior to that, his role was Chief Operating Officer. Henry …

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Shirkey’s long-sought mental health legislation was defeated in a bipartisan vote

Senate Majority Leader Mike Shirkey’s long-sought mental health legislation was defeated in the Michigan Senate this week, and its defeat results in millions of dollars in funding. Senate Bill 597 and Senate Bill 598, sponsored by Shirkey, R-Clarklake and Sen. John Bizon, R-Battle Creek, were introduced in the Senate on Tuesday and quickly defeated by …

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Why ABA Provider Acorn Health is Growing as Market Leaders Shrink

Why ABA Provider Acorn Health is Growing as Market Leaders Shrink

Vicki Kroviak, CEO of Acorn Health, rejects the “dots on a map strategy” for growing autism therapy companies. Under Kroviak’s leadership, the applied behavior analysis (ABA) provider has grown its footprint by 47% since 2018. At the same time, others in the space have had to downsize – laying off staff and even giving up …

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26-year-old man with testicular cancer raises awareness of his first unusual symptom

26-year-old man with testicular cancer raises awareness of his first unusual symptom

Last year, Sal Gomez noticed that he was experiencing pain in his right testicle and lower back. The third-year medical student thought he might have pulled a muscle while working or exercising. When the pain did not go away, he consulted his doctor and learned the reason for his pain: he had testicular cancer. “I …

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