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Mental health summit aims to help young black men, boys cope with trauma - Chicago Tribune

Chicago Tribune

Mental health summit aims to help young black men, boys cope with trauma
Chicago Tribune
Tiana Jorman, who has counseled gang members and at-risk youths for nearly a decade, is bringing together mental health professionals, youth advocates and activists on Nov. 18, 2017, to discuss trauma and mental health. (William Lee / Chicago Tribune).


Outcome Health investors take bid to freeze $225M allocated to founders to Delaware court - Chicago Tribune

Chicago Tribune

Outcome Health investors take bid to freeze $225M allocated to founders to Delaware court
Chicago Tribune
Outcome Health President Shradha Agarwal, left, and CEO Rishi Shah. Founded as ContextMedia in 2006, the medical advertising firm exploded in growth. Now investors are accusing it of lying about its performance to secure nearly $500 million in funding.

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After trial, Menendez pitches health insurance enrollment - ABC News

After trial, Menendez pitches health insurance enrollment
ABC News
Albio Sires and Democratic Assembly Speaker Vincent Prieto in West New York to rally those eligible for health coverage under former President Barack Obama's signature law. Open enrollment ends Dec. 15. A federal judge declared a mistrial in the case ...

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The One Healthy Thing Fitness Experts Always Do on Thanksgiving Day - Health.com

Health.com

The One Healthy Thing Fitness Experts Always Do on Thanksgiving Day
Health.com
Who doesn't love Thanksgiving?one of the few days of the year when you can put aside your usual healthy habits and pig out with no shame or judgment? While we're totally on board with holiday indulgence, it's not a bad idea to try to do at least one ...


Veterans Affairs exploring idea of merging health system with Pentagon - PBS NewsHour

PBS NewsHour

Veterans Affairs exploring idea of merging health system with Pentagon
PBS NewsHour
WASHINGTON ? As part of its effort to expand private health care, the Department of Veterans Affairs is exploring the possibility of merging its health system with the Pentagon's, a cost-saving measure that veterans groups say could threaten the ...

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What Every Parent Needs To Understand About Teens' Mental Health - HuffPost

HuffPost

What Every Parent Needs To Understand About Teens' Mental Health
HuffPost
Data published by the nonprofit Mental Health America shows that rates of severe youth depression have increased from 5.9 percent to 8.2 percent over a five-year period. Half of those screened between the ages of 11 and 17 reported having thoughts of ...


Millions of kids may lose health insurance over missed deadline by ... - NBCNews.com

NBCNews.com

Millions of kids may lose health insurance over missed deadline by ...
NBCNews.com
The deadline for renewing CHIP, the federal health insurance program for low-income children, passed while legislators were busy squabbling over ...

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California Today: Rain Brings Health Hazards to the Homeless - New York Times

New York Times

California Today: Rain Brings Health Hazards to the Homeless
New York Times
?We have camps where we can have 50 to 100 people living in proximity,? said Dr. Jason Reinking, a medical doctor who focuses on the homeless as part of a program run by the Roots Community Health Center in Oakland. ?Viruses or bacteria can spread ...



If the entire US went vegan, it'd be a public health disaster - Quartz

Quartz

If the entire US went vegan, it'd be a public health disaster
Quartz
Robin White, of Virginia Tech, and Mary Beth Hall, of the US Department of Agriculture's Agricultural Research Service set out to better understand how changes in the structure of the food system might impact health and the environment. In doing so ...

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It's Official: Dog Owners Live Longer, Healthier Lives - TIME

TIME

It's Official: Dog Owners Live Longer, Healthier Lives
TIME
The research, published in Scientific Reports, is the latest in a growing body of research suggesting that canine companions may be good for human health?especially for people who live alone. To study the link between dogs and longevity, researchers ...

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Famine in pregnancy impacts offspring's mental health in adulthood - Medical News Today

Medical News Today

Famine in pregnancy impacts offspring's mental health in adulthood
Medical News Today
The studies need long follow-ups, and, of course, there is no ethical way that pregnant women can be put under experimental duress. Recently, researchers set out to uncover whether or not malnutrition during pregnancy would impact the future mental ...


Despite Health Risks and Exploitation, Undocumented Immigrants Clean Up Houston - Voice of America

Despite Health Risks and Exploitation, Undocumented Immigrants Clean Up Houston
Voice of America
In a Home Depot parking lot off I-45 in Houston, a group of about 20 men, mostly undocumented and Latino, spread across the sparse shade, waiting for a passing vehicle in search of manual labor: demolition, construction, painting. It's midday and some ...

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Canadians Root For An Underdog Health Policy Idea From The US - NPR

NPR

Canadians Root For An Underdog Health Policy Idea From The US
NPR
Ask people in Canada what they make of U.S. health care, and the answer typically falls between bewilderment and outrage. Canada, after all, prides itself on a health system that guarantees government insurance for everyone. And many Canadians find it ...

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Millions of kids may lose health insurance over missed deadline by Congress - NBCNews.com

Millions of kids may lose health insurance over missed deadline by Congress
NBCNews.com
Roland is covered under the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP), a federal health insurance program that provides inexpensive coverage to nearly 9 million children in low-income families. For many kids, CHIP covers annual check-ups and other ...

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A new role for first responders: Providing in-home health care - STAT

STAT

A new role for first responders: Providing in-home health care
STAT
That impulse ? combined with the fact that health problems crop up outside of office hours, or that even daytime problems can present a transportation challenge ? drive many older patients to turn to 911 for help. And laws in many places, including ...


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