Panel Calls for Integrated Care, Physician Training to Combat Rising Mental Health and Addiction Epidemic

Integrating primary care with behavioral health services, improving provider training on mental health, and policy changes were all noted as strategies to combat the rising mental health and substance abuse epidemic during a keynote session at AHIP 2022. In combating the mental health and substance abuse epidemic, evidence has shown that the integration of behavioral … Read more

Kentucky shatters its fatal overdose record; fentanyl blamed

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Fatal drug overdoses rose nearly 15% in Kentucky last year, surpassing 2,000 deaths as the increased use of fentanyl — a powerful synthetic opioid — resulted in a record death toll in the state, according to a report released Monday. The report showed that 2,250 Kentuckians died from drug overdoses in … Read more

Settlement Calls for Feds to Reconsider Extractive Leases on Public Lands |

President to reconsider extractive leases on 4 million acres A federal judge has signed off on three settlement agreements that environmental groups are calling a victory for the climate. WildEarth Guardians, Physicians for Social Responsibility and the Western Environmental Law Center had filed a lawsuit between 2016 and 2021 challenging the sale of public lands … Read more

A running guide for one and all

New Delhi: American distance running legend Steve Prefontaine said, “Running is for everyone. That’s the beauty of it. The world of track and field is a symbolic one. It teaches you how to get through life’s hurdles with a goal in sight. Unlike other exercises, The only essential prerequisite to running is the right attitude. … Read more

How often should you change your toothbrush?

Do you remember the last time you changed your toothbrush? It’s probably one of the most essential tools when it comes to preventing cavities, bad breath, and gum disease — yet many of us aren’t changing our toothbrush enough. In fact, a recent survey found one in 20 people were only changing their toothbrush every … Read more

Symptoms persist for over a year for 6 in 10 COVID-19 patients

Sixty percent of COVID-19 patients still had at least one long COVID symptom a year after their initial infection, and the most common symptoms were fatigue, shortness of breath and irritability, a new study found. Photo by geralt/Pixabay If you’ve had COVID-19, there’s a good chance that at least one symptom will still be haunting … Read more

Cognitive deficit in COVID-19 survivors is equivalent to 20 years of aging

Cognitive impairment as a result of severe COVID-19 is similar to that sustained between 50 and 70 years of age and is the equivalent to losing 10 IQ points, say a team of scientists from the University of Cambridge and Imperial College London. The findings, published in the journal eClinicalMedicine, emerging from the NIHR COVID-19 … Read more

Understanding how the COVID pandemic impacts childhood autism and neurodevelopmental disorders

Globally, the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID 19) pandemic caused by the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) has disrupted people’s daily lives due to restrictions such as frequent lockdowns and social distancing guidelines. Children with neurodevelopmental disorders (NDDs) are especially vulnerable to emotional and behavioral changes during a pandemic. Study: CRISIS AFAR: An International … Read more

Can’t shake Omicron symptoms? You’re not alone

Lanrick Bennett Jr. was midride when he realized something was off. The 46-year-old had recently recovered from COVID and thought he was up for getting back on two wheels, picking up food near Little Italy to deliver to vulnerable people as part of a volunteer organization called Bike Brigade. Now he was “huffing and puffing” … Read more