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Emergency department for mental health care in western Massachusetts fluctuates

Emergency department for mental health care in western Massachusetts fluctuates

BOSTON (SHNS) – When the chief of Western Massachusetts’ largest behavioral health provider woke up on Thursday, 39 people were still waiting in emergency departments around greater Springfield in need of psychiatric treatment beds. . Massachusetts Blue Cross Blue Shield reports doubling of mental health visits That number isn’t unusual, according to Behavioral Health Network …

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Why employers shouldn't get rid of their COVID testing policies

Why employers shouldn’t get rid of their COVID testing policies

As hospitals experience an upsurge in COVID-19, influenza and respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) cases this winter, the workforce could experience higher absenteeism rates and health problems. But employers can take steps to mitigate the spread. Two new #omicron subvariants are going mainstream in the US just in time for the holidays – and they’re seven …

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Congress must update FDA's ability to regulate diagnostic tests and cosmetics

Congress must update FDA’s ability to regulate diagnostic tests and cosmetics

VSongress is considering two measures that modernize the tools the Food and Drug Administration uses to oversee two areas of its broad portfolio: diagnostic tests and cosmetics. Although the stakes are different for each of these industries, the basic premise underlying these measures is the same. The FDA is currently working from an outdated regulatory …

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Discovery Behavioral Health Announces Appointment of Dr. Joseph Garbely as Medical Director of Brookdale Premiere Addiction Recovery

Discovery Behavioral Health Announces Appointment of Dr. Joseph Garbely as Medical Director of Brookdale Premiere Addiction Recovery

ANGELS, December 5, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Behavioral Health Discovery, Inc., a growing network of evidence-based mental health, addiction and eating disorder treatment centers, announced the appointment of Dr. Joseph GarbelyDO, DFASAM, FAPA as Medical Director of Brookdale Premiere Addiction Recovery, a DBH treatment center in Scotrun, Penn. Dr. Joseph Garbely, Medical Director of Brookdale Premier …

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Intel and Penn Medicine Announce Results of Largest Medical Federated Learning Study |  leader of times

Intel and Penn Medicine Announce Results of Largest Medical Federated Learning Study | leader of times

SANTA CLARA, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–December 5, 2022– Intel Labs and the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania (Penn Medicine) have used federated learning — a distributed machine learning (ML) artificial intelligence (AI) approach — to help healthcare institutions and international research centers to identify malignant brain tumours. The largest medical federated learning study …

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Dr. Sandhya K. Balaram appointed Chief of Cardiothoracic Surgery at NewYork-Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist Hospital

Dr. Sandhya K. Balaram, a leading adult cardiac surgeon in New York City, has been appointed chief of cardiothoracic surgery at NewYork-Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist Hospital, effective November 15. She was also recruited by Weill Cornell Medicine as an associate professor of clinical cardiothoracic surgery. In his new role, Dr. Balaram will expand NewYork-Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist …

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OPM to suspend claims for long-term care insurance as major premium increase looms

OPM to suspend claims for long-term care insurance as major premium increase looms

The Office of Personnel Management plans to suspend applications for the federal long-term care insurance program for two years starting December 19, in anticipation of a major rate hike. The OPM announced the unusual measure last month in the Federal Register, and noted that federal workers who submit their applications before the deadline will still …

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