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Doctors and pharmacists in Northern California are emulating drug company sales reps with a fresh purpose in mind: They visit medical offices in the hardest-hit counties to change their peers’ prescribing habits and curtail the use of painkillers.
Far from a commune or coop, these planned villages are no less about cooperation and community.
New data show transgender people are more likely to have suicidal thoughts and to attempt suicide. Public hostility towards them, including efforts to ban them from public bathrooms and military service, is making things worse, researchers say.
Advertising for hospitals, unlike pharmaceutical companies, doesn’t have to be backed up by data or facts. Cheerful messages of hope can feel like a slap in the face to a dying patient.
States are adding a variety of services, including expansions of mental health and substance abuse treatments and dental care, according to a 50-state survey from the Kaiser Family Foundation.
They say it will help reduce unnecessary ER visits and ensure better follow-up care. It’s also good P.R., and helps them meet their obligations to provide benefits to the community in exchange for significant tax breaks.
The harmful effects of all those hours on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram are well-documented. But lesser-known research shows that social media use may also provide mental health benefits.
Many women who served in the military decades ago were victims of sexual assaults but often felt compelled to keep quiet.
From medical students to home health aides, the loss of DACA could deal a blow to the health care workforce, industry leaders suggest.
Hoping to head off mental health crises, university officials say they will provide free online treatment to those who need it. The officials believe theirs is the largest effort of its kind in the country.