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Essential hospitals can take a holistic approach to climate and health

Essential hospitals can take a holistic approach to climate and health

Health care systems are on the front lines of the climate crisis, anchoring disaster response while coping with the growing health impacts of heatwaves, wildfires and other weather-related threats. The hardest hit are essential hospitals across the United States, which care for the country’s most climate-vulnerable patients. Within this challenge lies an opportunity. Given their …

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COVID relief funds help fill gaps in mental health services for rural children

COVID relief funds help fill gaps in mental health services for rural children

By Christina Saint Louis | KHN NELSONVILLE, Ohio — The Mary Hill Youth and Family Center building has long stood at a crossroads overlooking this rural Appalachian town, but its purpose has evolved. For 65 years, residents of Nelsonville and the hills of southeastern Ohio have traveled to the hilltop hospital for treatment. Then, in …

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How Behavioral Health Care Practices Can Reduce Missed Appointments - MedCity News

How Behavioral Health Care Practices Can Reduce Missed Appointments – MedCity News

Behavioral health providers face many challenges. One of the biggest hurdles is getting patients to show up for their appointments. In fact, according to industry research, approximately one in five patients do not show up for their appointments. Late cancellations and no-shows can derail a practice’s day, cost time and money, and hinder patient outcomes. …

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Review of skin cancer in primary care: more harm than good

Review of skin cancer in primary care: more harm than good

Kenneth W. Lin, MD, MPH Hello everyone. I am Dr. Kenny Lin. I’m a family physician and Associate Director of Family Medicine Residency at Lancaster General Hospital, and I blog at Common Sense Family Doctor. An important part of my practice is adult health maintenance visits. Acknowledging the endless debate about the value of general …

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Study finds 'huge' increase in children going to ER with suicidal thoughts |  CNN

Study finds ‘huge’ increase in children going to ER with suicidal thoughts | CNN

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 hotline’s website. CNN — According to a new study, the number of children seen in the emergency room for suicidal thoughts has risen steadily – and the …

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MED MOVES: Highmark Health elevates two leaders, and more

MED MOVES: Highmark Health elevates two leaders, and more

In other news, Kettering Health selects interim CEO, Moffitt Cancer Center appoints its first chief innovation officer and others take on new roles. Highmark Health announced leadership changes in its western Pennsylvania market, including the Allegheny Health Network of 14 hospitals. Cynthia Hundorfean, President and CEO of Allegheny Health Network, is taking on a new …

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