Poor physical and mental health among older adults linked to childhood abuse history

Poor physical and mental health among older adults linked to childhood abuse history

Credit: Pixabay/CC0 Public Domain Older adults who were physically abused as children were significantly more likely to develop chronic pain and chronic physical illness in later life according to a newly-released study by University of Toronto researchers. They were also twice as likely to develop depression and anxiety disorders compared to those without this early … Read more

Marshall County Commission Green-Lights $10 Million Health Department Building | News, Sports, Jobs

Marshall County Commission Green-Lights $10 Million Health Department Building |  News, Sports, Jobs

This rendering from Silling Architects shows the new-look Marshall County Health Department. The Marshall County Health Department will undergo a major update over the next two years, as architects now work to design the nearly $10 million building that will house the county’s health offices. The Marshall County Commission voted to move ahead with designing … Read more

Greg Gutfeld slams Oregon health official as ‘diabolical’ for claiming ‘urgency is a white supremacy value’

Greg Gutfeld slams Oregon health official as 'diabolical' for claiming 'urgency is a white supremacy value'

Gutfeld: ‘Emergency’ is now racism ‘Gutfeld!’ panelists react to reports the Oregon Health Authority (OHA) office for equity and inclusion delayed a meeting because ‘urgency is a white supremacy value.’ NEWYou can now listen to Fox News articles! Happy hump day, America. So do I have a great monologue tonight? The best one of the … Read more

Transgender patients report better mental health after gender-affirming facial feminization surgery

Transgender patients report better mental health after gender-affirming facial feminization surgery

A UCLA study offers the first evidence that transgender patients who receive gender-affirming facial feminization surgery reported better mental health after their procedures. The study was published in the journal Annals of Surgery. According to Dr. Justine Lee, UCLA’s Bernard G. Sarnat Professor of Craniofacial Biology, gender-affirming facial surgery is frequently classified by insurers as … Read more

Protecting Health Information Post Roe Part 1: Steps for Women | Mintz – Health Care Viewpoints

Protecting Health Information Post Roe Part 1: Steps for Women |  Mintz - Health Care Viewpoints

In the wake of the Supreme Court’s ruling in Dobbs vs. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, much has been written about how existing privacy laws, such as the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (“HIPAA”), are unhelpful to women because of provisions that permit the sharing of health information (called “protected health information” or “PHI ” … Read more

Addressing the Grand Challenges of Aging Through Multidisciplinary Seed Grants

Addressing the Grand Challenges of Aging Through Multidisciplinary Seed Grants

The University of Arizona Health Sciences recently announced five new recipients of Innovations in Healthy Aging seed grant funding, designed to support research that targets diseases of aging, including Alzheimer’s disease and skin cancer, addresses health challenges related to optimal aging, such as loneliness, distress and thermal comfort, and expands communities and activities for older … Read more

WHO to consider again whether monkeypox outbreak is public health emergency of international concern

WHO to consider again whether monkeypox outbreak is public health emergency of international concern

In late June, WHO’s Emergency Committee determined that the outbreak did not meet the criteria for such a declaration. But as the virus continues to spread, WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus wants the committee to take up the issue again, based on the latest data around the epidemiology and evolution of the outbreak. Tedros said … Read more

Dr. Juan C. Cendan appointed Senior Vice-President for Health Affairs and Dean of the Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine | FIU News

Dr. Juan C. Cendan appointed Senior Vice-President for Health Affairs and Dean of the Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine |  FIU News

Interim Dean and Professor of Surgery Dr. Juan C. Cendan has been appointed Senior Vice-President for Health Affairs and Dean of the Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine (HWCOM). Dr. Cendan joined FIU last summer as Vice-Dean and Executive Associate Dean for Student Affairs. Dr. Cendan is a board-certified surgeon with a clinical focus on minimally … Read more

Tips for Parenting Healthy Habits in Kids with Mental Health Challenges | SBM

Tips for Parenting Healthy Habits in Kids with Mental Health Challenges |  SBM

April Bowling, MA, ScD, Merrimack College, and James Slavet, PhD, Marblehead High School About one in every five US youth has a diagnosed mental health condition. Many more struggle with symptoms of anxiety or depression. Fortunately, research has shown that getting daily movement and enough sleep can meaningfully improve kids’ mental health. Developing healthy sleep … Read more