FELDMAN’S COLUMN: Will the General Assembly act on health recommendations? | Opinion

In August 2021, Governor Eric Holcomb created the Governor’s Commission on Public Health. The Commission’s mandate was to analyze and advise state government on the current state of Indiana’s public health system, including its performance during the COVID crisis. The commission was also to identify ways, including legislative recommendations, to improve public health financing, public … Read more

Mobile science labs to enhance learning

Thirteen secondary schools in Beitbridge received mobile science labs and 100 bicycles from the government and its partners. The district has 19 registered secondary schools and before the latest development only five had science laboratories. The bikes are designed to address the challenges of students dropping out of school due to the long distance they … Read more

Randolph E. Schmidt, light-hearted AP science writer, dies

WASHINGTON — Randolph E. Schmidt, a retired Associated Press science writer who rarely missed a chance to add a whimsical twist to his authoritative stories, has died. Schmidt, 78, died at a nursing home in Falls Church, Va., on Sunday, said Mike Bobal, whose deceased wife was Schmidt’s cousin. Staff at the nursing home said … Read more

Shopping can save money on federal employee health plans

The sticker shock of this year’s health insurance premiums for federal employees probably hasn’t worn off yet. State workers and retirees should expect to pay an average of 8.7 percent more for insurance in 2023, the Federal Employee Health Benefits Program said last month. Depending on your specific plan, you could pay even more, according … Read more

A health department is seeking an order from the Supreme Court regarding the updating of birth certificates

Despite saying Monday that it “intends to comply” with a Billings judge’s order to allow transgender Montanans to update their birth certificates via a form, attorneys representing the state’s health department late Friday asked the Montana Supreme Court to cancels this order. In the filing, attorneys for the state Department of Justice representing the Department … Read more

State health agency data on maternal mortality will be delayed

Sign up for The Brief, our daily newsletter that informs readers of the most important news from Texas. For the first time, a statewide report detailing the latest data on how many Texans die as a result of pregnancy or birth complications won’t be ready before the Texas Legislature next year. The delay in the … Read more

Hospitals and health systems are struggling through the pandemic’s “most financially difficult” year

“These realities translate into putting access to services at risk, and that deserves the immediate attention of policymakers,” said Rick Pollack, president and CEO of the American Hospital Association. Growing pressure on healthcare staff and resources makes 2022 one of the worst financial years for hospitals and healthcare systems on record. More than half of … Read more

Hospitals and health systems are struggling through the pandemic’s “most financially difficult” year

“These realities translate into putting access to services at risk, and that deserves the immediate attention of policymakers,” said Rick Pollack, president and CEO of the American Hospital Association. Growing pressure on healthcare staff and resources makes 2022 one of the worst financial years for hospitals and healthcare systems on record. More than half of … Read more

Nebraska prison warden cites ‘deeply troubling’ shortage of health care workers | Local

Henry J. Cordes Omaha World-Herald Between 2010 and 2020, Nebraska’s prison population increased by 16%. This is due in part to a gun violence bill passed by the Nebraska Legislature in 2009. In May, Gov. Pete Ricketts and state prison officials unveiled a state-of-the-art new prison facility in Lincoln that includes open spaces, natural light … Read more

Nebraska prison warden cites ‘deeply troubling’ shortage of health care workers | Local

Henry J. Cordes Omaha World-Herald Between 2010 and 2020, Nebraska’s prison population increased by 16%. This is due in part to a gun violence bill passed by the Nebraska Legislature in 2009. In May, Gov. Pete Ricketts and state prison officials unveiled a state-of-the-art new prison facility in Lincoln that includes open spaces, natural light … Read more