- Feds say cyberattack caused suicide helpline’s outageon 04/02/2023 at 10:00
A cyberattack caused a nearly daylong outage of the nation’s new 988 mental health helpline late last year, federal officials told The Associated Press Friday. Lawmakers are now calling for the federal agency that oversees the program to prevent future attacks.
- California won’t require COVID vaccine to attend schoolson 04/02/2023 at 09:56
Children in California won’t have to get the coronavirus vaccine to attend schools, state public health officials confirmed Friday, ending one of the last major restrictions of the pandemic in the nation’s most populous state.
- Neighborhood walkability linked to risk of gestational diabeteson 04/02/2023 at 09:52
A new study by scientists in the Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health’s Built Environment and Health Research Group finds that higher neighborhood walkability is associated with lower risk of gestational diabetes (GD). The results of the study are published in the peer-reviewed journal Paediatric and Perinatal Epidemiology.
- Soft robotic wearable restores arm function for people with amyotrophic lateral sclerosison 04/02/2023 at 09:47
Some 30,000 people in the U.S. are affected by amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, a neurodegenerative condition that damages cells in the brain and spinal cord necessary for movement.
- Black South Africans report higher life satisfaction and are at less risk for depression post-migrationon 03/02/2023 at 22:35
Although relocating can be stressful, a new study at the University of Missouri found Black South Africans who migrated far away from home to find work reported better emotional well-being and were at lower risk for depression after the move on average.
- Montana Lawmakers Seek More Information About Governor’s HEART Fundby Keely Larson on 03/02/2023 at 10:00
Republican Gov. Greg Gianforte’s Healing and Ending Addiction Through Recovery and Treatment fund has spent $5.2 million since 2021. With a proposed increase, providers and lawmakers alike want to tap into the money.
- As Long-Term Care Staffing Crisis Worsens, Immigrants Can Bridge the Gapsby Michelle Andrews on 03/02/2023 at 10:00
The industry has long relied on immigrants to bolster its ranks, and they’ll be critical to meeting future staffing needs, experts say. But as the baby boom generation fills beds, policymakers are slow to open new pathways for foreign workers.
- Au Revoir, Public Health Emergencyon 02/02/2023 at 19:30
The Biden administration this week announced it would let the covid-19 public health emergency lapse on May 11, even as the Republican-led House was voting to immediately eliminate the special authorities of the so-called PHE. Meanwhile, anti-abortion forces are pressuring legislators to both tighten abortion restrictions and pay for every birth in the nation. Margot Sanger-Katz of The New York Times, Rachel Roubein of The Washington Post, and Victoria Knight of Axios join KHN’s chief Washington correspondent Julie Rovner to discuss these issues and more. Also this week, Rovner interviews Hannah Wesolowski of the National Alliance on Mental Illness about the rollout of the national 988 suicide prevention hotline.
- As Pandemic-Era Medicaid Provisions Lapse, Millions Approach a Coverage Cliffby Phil Galewitz, Kaiser Health News on 02/02/2023 at 10:00
States are trying to reach millions of Medicaid enrollees to make sure those still eligible remain covered and help others find new health insurance.
- Nursing Home Owners Drained Cash During Pandemic While Residents Deterioratedby Jordan Rau, Kaiser Health News on 01/02/2023 at 10:00
As the federal government debates whether to require higher staffing levels at nursing homes, financial records show owners routinely push profits to sister companies while residents are neglected. “A dog would get better care than he did,” one resident’s wife said.