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Mark Hage: Rebalancing Vermont's Healthcare System and Lowering Healthcare Costs

Dr. John Dunn: An emergency care perspective on primary care and what needs to change

This commentary is from John Dunn, MD, Jeffersonville resident and physician at UVM Urgent Care Center. He practiced in Vermont for about 30 years. Dr. Fay Homan wrote an excellent commentary that appeared here Dec. 1 about the need for more primary care here in Vermont. At UVM Urgent Care Center, I see people every …

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Hulsey brings perspective to legislature's focus on expanding mental health

Hulsey brings perspective to legislature’s focus on expanding mental health

Leigh Hulsey joins the Alabama House of Representatives with a wealth of relevant experience, from owning and operating two small businesses to 14 years of service on the Helena City Council. And Hulsey will bring a unique perspective to the House as the mother of a son, Cade, on the autism spectrum. This perspective has …

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Perspective: The latest crisis in mental health is a lack of providers.  But you can be part of the solution

Perspective: The latest crisis in mental health is a lack of providers. But you can be part of the solution

Therapeutic shortages continue to grow. Most counselors I know – especially the more experienced ones – have a long waiting list. Not just any waiting list, but several months. This summer, Massachusetts General Hospital reported an impressive 880 people on its waiting list for psychiatric services. And recent headlines like “Why Psychologists say the waiting …

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Perspective: College students struggle with mental health issues.  The "transformational" policy does not help

Perspective: College students struggle with mental health issues. The “transformational” policy does not help

Over the past decade, the mental health of Gen Z students across the country has declined precipitously. Countless scholars and practitioners have weighed in on the potential causes of this instability, from pervasive social media to low religiosity and, of course, a pandemic. My experience teaching students suggests another source of distress – the repeated …

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