A Michigan women’s prison fails to comply with personal searches of staff and timely health care for inmates

According to a recent report by the Office of the Auditor General, an investigation of the Huron Valley Correctional Facility for Women found that there is still work to do to bring the facility up to standards. OAG officials presented the new findings from a follow-up investigation into the July 2017 and June 2020 audits … Read more

World AIDS Day | Florida Department of Health in Pasco

West Central, Florida— For World AIDS Day, December 1St, West Central Florida County Health Departments – Citrus, Hardy, Hernando, Highlands, Hillsborough, Manatee, Pasco, Pinellas, Polk and Sarasota – want to provide facts about HIV/AIDS as well as inform our communities about services regarding testing and treatment. What is HIV and AIDS? HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) … Read more

Early mental health screening can improve infertility outcomes

Infertility and mental health are interconnected and people and couples trying to conceive need support, according to a recent review. Individuals and couples struggling with infertility should be assessed for mental health and emotional distress as early as possible to provide appropriate support and intervention that can provide the best outcomes, according to a recent … Read more

The International Olympic Committee reaffirms its commitment to the U of U Health Partnership to promote athletic health

November 29, 2022 12:00 p.m The renewal of the agreement between the United States Coalition for Illness and Injury Prevention and the International Olympic Committee ensures that Olympic-caliber athletes like US speed skater Maame Bini continue to have access to effective preventive care and treatment for sports-related injuries and illnesses . Photo: U of U … Read more

NYC mayor orders NYPD, FDNY to forcibly commit people with ‘mental health crisis’

article NEW YORK – New York City Mayor Eric Adams says the NYPD, FDNY and other city agencies will begin forcing homeless people determined to be suffering from a “mental health crisis” off the streets and subway system. They will be taken to a hospital for examination even if they refuse to go on their … Read more

Kansas lawmakers say it’s time to fix shortage of mental health beds – The Lawrence Times

Share this post or save for later TOPEKA — After months of meetings and complaints from civilians and law enforcement officials, lawmakers say they have clear goals to address the state’s dire shortage of mental health care. With a statewide shortage of psychiatric facilities, public hospitals and prisons have had to shoulder the cost of … Read more

Floyd Co. Deputy. talks about amputation, mental health after shooting

FLOYD COUNTY, Ky. (WSAZ) – It’s been nearly five months since an ambush shooting took the lives of three law enforcement officers and a K-9 and injured several others. Floyd County Deputy Darin Lawson was one of the wounded men, shot in the leg – just below the knee. For more than four months he … Read more

Six common myths about COVID debunked by a virologist and public health expert

Almost three years after the start of the pandemic, myths and misinformation remain widespread. Here we, a virologist and public health researcher, debunk some common misconceptions about COVID. Myth 1: The virus is getting milder In the omicron era, the prevailing myth is that SARS-CoV-2 (the virus that causes COVID-19) is getting “milder.” It is … Read more

Use your health dollars before it’s too late

November 29, 2022 This paid piece is sponsored by Avera Health. Your health care flex dollars may be gone in a few weeks – but you’ve got time to make sure they don’t. Flexible Spending Accounts, or FSAs, are common among employer-provided health insurance programs. Employees can elect for health expenses or dependent care expenses. … Read more