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Students reflect on experiences with campus mental health services, ask for more

If you ask students at UW-Madison what they know about University Health Services’ Mental Health Services on campus, you’ll likely get responses about how it’s convenient, free and student-oriented.  That’s how MHS tends to present itself: easy and accessible.  “We want to show up in ways that help you feel like you can access us […]

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The Doctor is In: Northwestern Medicine's Dr. Jim Adams explains why 'CBD' is all the rage without …

In this photo taken Thursday, March 21, 2019, Gus Dabais stands outside his Sidewalk Wellness store in San Francisco. CBD oil-infused food, drinks and dietary supplements are popular even though the U.S. government says they’re illegal and some local authorities have forced retailers to pull products. The confusion has California, Texas and other states moving […]

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Elected officials, advocates call for mental health response changes

PROGRAMMING NOTE: POLITICO Pro’s New York Health Care Morning Newsletter will not publish on Thursday Nov. 28 and Friday Nov. 29. We’ll be back on our normal schedule on Monday Dec. 2. Please continue to follow Pro New York. Editor’s Note: This edition of New York Health Care is published weekdays at 10 a.m. POLITICO […]

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A recipe for success: Restaurateur shares his tips on tackling diabetes

Mansfield, Pa. —This November, Earle Aumick is grateful to be alive. As the bustling manager of local pizzeria Papa V’s, he hasn’t always made time for a yearly checkup—but after experiencing severe vision problems and a sharp decline in his health, he sought answers at the Lawrenceville Laurel Health Center. After meeting with Mark Molckovsky, […]

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Ex-Hampshire police officer welcomes mental health screening

Media playback is unsupported on your deviceMedia captionKeith Waller retired on medical grounds from Hampshire Constabulary A police officer who left the force after traumatic experiences on duty has welcomed compulsory psychological screenings for officers and staff. Keith Waller, 60, said Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) during his 19-year career “ruined everything”. Hampshire Constabulary has […]

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'The Amerikan Therapy' podcast provides mental health tips for HBCU students

Amerikan Therapy (Photo credit: Alvin Bailey) The U.S. Department of Health data indicates suicide is the second leading cause of death for college-aged African Americans. In the black community, there exists a stigma around mental health and getting proper treatment. Eliminating the stigma is a key step to getting help and identifying the many resources […]

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Health Care Issues Facing Families Today

Modern parents face many challenges and concerns. The world is constantly changing with new developments and technology, raising important questions such as “How much screen time is OK,” and “How can I help my child build healthy habits?” There’s no manual for raising a child, but Jasmin Makar, MD, of Town and Country Pediatrics, recently […]

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Europe’s prisons failing to monitor inmates’ health: WHO

Issued on: 21/11/2019 – 08:36Modified: 21/11/2019 – 08:36 Copenhagen (AFP) Prison authorities in Europe are not doing enough to monitor the health of inmates, meaning prisoners are more likely to suffer untreated conditions and are released without adequate support, the World Health Organization said Thursday. The UN body warned that such failings will come at […]

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Australia pollution: How bad are bushfires for health?

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Many Sydney residents have sought protection from the smoke Millions of people in Sydney and Adelaide are among residents across Australia who have been blanketed by bushfire smoke in recent days. Outside of immediate fire zones, should they be worried? How damaging is bushfire smoke? And can it really […]

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Mental health issues drag Pinoy seafarers down

Updated November 21, 2019, 11:50 AM By Raymund Antonio The decline in the number of Filipino seafarers onboard foreign vessels due to their poor mental health condition has alarmed the maritime industry. Capt. Jesser Cordova, president of Interworld Shipping Corporation, speaks during the launch of a book, titled “Uncovering Seafarers Mental Health: Shattering the Stigma, […]