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Recap: State stays case in Aaron Dean murder trial for Atatiana Jefferson shooting

Recap: State stays case in Aaron Dean murder trial for Atatiana Jefferson shooting

The third day of the murder trial of former Fort Worth police officer Aaron Dean in the shooting of Atatiana Jefferson began Wednesday morning with testimony from crime scene investigators and police and s’ ended with Jefferson’s sister, Ashley Carr, at the helm. The state closed its case Wednesday afternoon. The trial will resume on …

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Florida Health Insurance Advisory Board Recommends Deductible Health Credit Transfers and Insulin Cost Caps to Legislature - State of Reform

Florida Health Insurance Advisory Board Recommends Deductible Health Credit Transfers and Insulin Cost Caps to Legislature – State of Reform

Last Wednesday, the Florida Health Insurance Advisory Board (FHIAB) voted unanimously to send a set of policy recommendations developed by Florida Voices for Health to the state legislature for consideration in the 2023 legislative session. Get the latest information on state-specific policies for the healthcare industry delivered to your inbox. The 8 consumer policy recommendations …

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How Some State Legislatures Are Preparing to Further Limit Reproductive Rights

This article was originally published by The 19th on December 5, 2022. As states across the country prepare for next year’s legislative sessions — most for the first time since Roe v. Wade — Republican lawmakers are pushing for new restrictions on reproductive health, even in states where abortion is already banned. But cracks are …

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UT Southwestern opens new state psychiatric hospital

UT Southwestern opens new state psychiatric hospital

Health officials officially opened the new state psychiatric hospital in Dallas on Monday, kicking off the countdown to opening the desperately needed mental health care option in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center will operate the 296-bed public facility, called Texas Behavioral Health Center at UT Southwestern, as part of …

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5 takeaways from discussion with state and federal health officials on pandemic response

5 takeaways from discussion with state and federal health officials on pandemic response

At an event hosted by the nonprofit think tank Public Policy Institute of California, U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Xavier Becerra and California HHS Secretary Dr. Mark Ghaly gave their point of view on where the nation and state stand with COVID-19 and what comes next for the pandemic response. The two leaders …

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Peanuts, Herbs & Spices May Positively Impact Gut Microbiome |  Penn State University

Peanuts, Herbs & Spices May Positively Impact Gut Microbiome | Penn State University

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pennsylvania — Adding an ounce of peanuts or about a teaspoon of herbs and spices to your diet daily may affect the composition of gut bacteria, an indicator of overall health, according to new research from Penn State. In two separate studies, nutrition scientists investigated the effects of small changes on the average …

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Construction Projects Underway to Help Meet Demand for Patient Beds at Washington Psychiatric Hospitals - State of Reform

Construction Projects Underway to Help Meet Demand for Patient Beds at Washington Psychiatric Hospitals – State of Reform

Washington psychiatric hospitals don’t have enough beds to meet the demand for patients in need, but several construction projects are underway to help provide more capacity. Get the latest information on state-specific policies for the healthcare industry delivered to your inbox. Kelci Karl-Robinson, coordinator of the Washington State House of Representatives Office of Program Research, …

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Loudoun Supervisors Introduce Regional Mental Health Facility to State Legislators

Loudoun Supervisors Introduce Regional Mental Health Facility to State Legislators

Loudoun supervisors have asked state lawmakers for a new facility to address a mental hospital bed crisis, among other local priorities, while state lawmakers have warned them to temper their expectations during a session of the politically divided General Assembly. Last year, the state’s Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services closed admissions at five …

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Editorial: Whatever the motive, state mental health reform is essential

Editorial: Whatever the motive, state mental health reform is essential

As heartbreaking as it is that reforms to the mental health system only seem to be brought up with urgency by those in power in the aftermath of horrific tragedies, remedies for the system’s all too often overlooked problems are still needed and therefore welcome. Regarding the Nov. 13 shooting at a University of Virginia …

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