The Covid-19 public health emergency has been extended in the US

CNN — The Biden administration on Friday extended the Covid-19 public health emergency for another three months. US Secretary of Health and Human Services Xavier Becerra officially renewed the declaration, extending it until October 13, 2022. The emergency declaration has been in effect since January 2020, and the latest renewal comes as the Omicron BA.5 … Read more

Young adults with a high incidence of caries can quickly change their oral health behaviors

Young adults with extensive caries often have a high propensity for oral health risk. At the same time, with the right support and treatment, they can change their unhealthy behaviors. A dissertation at the University of Gothenburg describes the challenges of helping patients in this vulnerable category. In Sweden, oral health has improved significantly over … Read more

Young adults with a high incidence of caries can quickly change their oral health behaviors

Young adults with extensive caries often have a high propensity for oral health risk. At the same time, with the right support and treatment, they can change their unhealthy behaviors. A dissertation at the University of Gothenburg describes the challenges of helping patients in this vulnerable category. In Sweden, oral health has improved significantly over … Read more

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

The economic downturn of COVID has increased the risks of poor mental health

Key takeaways: Nearly a quarter of Californians reported experiencing severe or moderate psychological distress in 2020, the first year of the COVID-19 pandemic. That disaster was caused in part by the pandemic, which disrupted residents’ ability to pay for basic needs, including child care. A UCLA researcher says pandemic recovery efforts must include financial and … Read more

The response to COVID-19 has eroded Americans’ confidence in public health

Panelists say lack of clear explanations for public health policy decisions compounds the problem Trust in the public health system has been eroded since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, and public health workers themselves are partly to blame, according to a group of experts in the field. “There are a lot of unprovoked mistakes … Read more

Study finds ‘huge’ increase in children going to emergency room with suicidal thoughts

Editor’s note: If you or someone you know is struggling with suicidal thoughts or mental health issues, please call the 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline or visit the helpline’s website. CNN — There has been a steady rise in the number of children being seen in emergency departments for suicidal thoughts, according to a new … Read more

Like other counties, Kern Public Health skips reporting child deaths, citing lack of resources | News

Moon-shaped bruises marred a 5-year-old boy’s backside from “owies,” he told a social worker, according to a case report written by a Kern County sheriff’s deputy from an interview between the child and a social worker. The boy marked three X’s on a body chart using a dark red crayon to show where he believed … Read more

Why Planet Fitness Hasn’t Raised Its $10 Monthly Fitness Fee in 30 Years

new York CNN Business — A gym membership in the United States typically costs about $50 a month. Boutique gyms and high-intensity classes run double and triple. However, Planet Fitness offers a $10 monthly membership for 30 years. The no-frills gym chain hasn’t raised the price, making it one of the few things that still … Read more

Why Planet Fitness Hasn’t Raised Its $10 Monthly Fitness Fee in 30 Years

new York CNN Business — A gym membership in the United States typically costs about $50 a month. Boutique gyms and high-intensity classes run double and triple. However, Planet Fitness offers a $10 monthly membership for 30 years. The no-frills gym chain hasn’t raised the price, making it one of the few things that still … Read more