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US health care systems reduce costs, improve patient experience by delivering integrative care

US health care systems and clinics report reducing costs, improving patient experience and health, while enhancing clinician wellbeing by delivering integrative care, according to a new white paper published by The Family Medicine Education Consortium and Samueli Foundation. The Case for Delivering Whole-Person Health Care details how shifting treatment practices to a whole-person approach that … Read more

Replacing Newcomb’s physician assistant won’t be easy as Adirondacks face health care challenges

Mar 09, 2022 — Rural places like the North Country are struggling desperately to find doctors, nurses, and other people to fill health care jobs. That’s especially true in smaller, more isolated communities like the mountain towns of the Adirondacks. The new issue of the Adirondack Explorer looks at the challenges of health care inside … Read more

Union Health donates $1M to boost Ivy Tech nursing program in Terre Haute | Local News

The first event held in Union Hospital since February of 2020 was a big one — Union Health Foundation on Tuesday announced it will be giving $1 million to Ivy Tech Community College Terre Haute, the largest gift in campus history, to expand its School of Nursing enrollment capacity. Currently, 576 Ivy Tech graduates are … Read more

Mental health issues top list of concerns in Fredericksburg region | Local News

More than half the people participating in the 2022 Community Health Assessment rated mental health problems, including depression, anxiety, stress and suicide, as the most important health issue facing the region. Second on the list was COVID-19 followed by alcohol, drug and opiate abuse. “The COVID-19 pandemic has shown how destructive it is when our … Read more

National Guard assistance at West Virginia health care facilities to end Friday | State Journal News

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$20 million scientific research initiative focuses on disparities in maternal-infant heart health

Poor heart health, especially among women of color, puts both mothers-to-be and their infants at risk, with heart disease causing more than one in four pregnancy-related deaths (26.5%) in the US, according to the American Heart Association Heart Disease and Stroke Statistics 2022 Update. To address this growing concern, the American Heart Association has announced … Read more

Five questions with HMG’s Dr. Charles Bolick | Health Care

Dr. Charles Bolick realized he wanted to practice in primary care after spending four years working in emergency medicine at the University of Iowa. Originally from Western North Carolina, Bolick decided when he left emergency medicine he wanted to be somewhere closer to home and joined a small practice off of Blountville Highway. Eventually, that … Read more

Workforce woes at issue for mental health care; Sen. Creigh Deeds continues pursuit | Govt. & Politics

RICHMOND — A larger workforce is needed to improve outcomes for the growing scores of people seeking mental health care in Southwest Virginia and beyond, according to officials striving to expand those services. In 2020, one out of five adults said they had received mental health treatment in the prior year, according to interview data … Read more

Generations: Celebrate National Nutrition Month | News

MARCH IS NATIONAL NUTRITION MONTH: Each week this month, we will be exploring the wonderful world of nutrition! According to the USDA, people age 60+ have unique nutritional needs to keep in mind as we age. Below are some of needs along with tips on how to meet these needs: • Enjoy a variety of … Read more

Michigan closes the racial health gap; health leaders say more work is still needed | Coronavirus

FLINT, Mich. (WJRT) – Michigan is claiming a win when it comes to the pandemic. This comes after a new report released by the state’s Coronavirus Racial Disparities Task Force reveals a drop in a health gap among minorities. The report includes a progress report on the task force’s short and long term goals during … Read more