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‘This is not a gay virus’: Health officials address misconceptions about monkeypox

Identity Health Clinic in Anchorage expects to receive monkeypox vaccines in the coming weeks. In the meantime, the nonprofit serving the LGBTQ+ community is educating people about the virus and addressing misconceptions about how it spreads. “Anyone can get monkeypox,” said Identity Health Director Dr. Tracey Wiese in a virtual town hall Thursday evening. “This is not a virus that only spreads because gay people have sex with other gay people.” Wiese said the monkeypox virus has an incubation period of one to two weeks. About 12,000 cases have been reported nationwide, and there are only two confirmed cases inRead News

The study abroad course promotes the One Health program

Media Contact: Kaylie Wehr | Coordinator, Public Relations and Marketing | 405-744-6740 | kaylie.wehr@okstate.edu Study abroad courses offer a fun and educational experience that complements the traditional classroom learning for undergraduate students to expand their knowledge and gain unique experiences. One study abroad course caters to pre-medical and pre-veterinary undergraduate students practical experience and a better understanding of the One Health concept. One Health is a collaborative, cross-disciplinary approach that works locally and nationally and globally to ensure the best possible health for people, animals and our environment. Organized by Oklahoma State University’s Ferguson College of Agriculture in partnership withRead News

NYSDOH and NYCDOHMH announce wastewater monitoring identifies polio in New York City and urges unvaccinated New Yorkers to get vaccinated now

Sewage samples in New York City provided to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention identified presence of polioviruses indicating a risk of community transmission Polio can lead to paralysis and even death Learn more about polio and immunization: health.ny.gov/polio or at nyc.gov/health/polio ALBANY, NY (August 12, 2022) – The New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH) and the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (NYCDOHMH) updated New York today on the detection of poliovirus (the virus that causes paralytic polio ). ) in sewage, suggesting that the virus was likely to be introduced into localRead News

House passes Democrats’ health care bill, clearing Biden’s signature

(CNN) The House of Representatives voted Friday to pass the Democrats’ $750 billion health, energy and climate protection, in a significant victory for President Joe Biden and his party. The final vote was 220-207, along party lines. Four Republicans did not vote. Now that the Democratic-controlled House has approved the bill, it will next go to Biden to be signed into law. The passage of this bill marks an important milestone for Democrats and gives the party an opportunity to achieve long-sought goals in the upcoming midterm elections. It comes at a critical time as Democrats are fighting to retainRead News

Texas Dems vote similarly for Biden on climate and health care

Subscribe to The Brief, our daily newsletter to keep readers up to date on top Texas news. WASHINGTON – Democrats in the Texas Congress unveiled a united front on Friday by voting for climate, healthcare and taxes for their party, helping to secure one of the party’s biggest political victories just before the widely anticipated tough mid-term election. The state’s democrats played a major role in the drafting of the bill, sometimes dismissing the leadership of a party that has gone through numerous bends over the past year. Final legislation could provide substantial cash to the state’s energy sector andRead News

The state revokes, suspends the licenses, certificates, registrations of healthcare providers | Washington State Department of Health

For immediate release: August 12, 2022  (22-125) Contact:  Sharon Moysiuk, Communications   360-549-6471 Public inquiries: Health Systems Customer Service   360-236-4700 OLYMPIA – The Washington State Department of Health has revoked or suspended the licenses, certifications or registrations of the following health care providers in our state. The department also immediately suspended the credentials of people who were banned from practicing in other states. The department’s Health Systems Quality Assurance Division works with boards, commissions, and advisory committees to establish licensing standards for more than 80 health professions (eg, dentists, nurses, counselors). Information about disciplinary actions taken against physicians and physician assistants can beRead News

DC Health Expands Eligibility Criteria for Monkeypox Vaccination | doh

WASHINGTON, DC — Today, DC Health announced an increase in the eligibility of the monkeypox vaccine to align with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) prevention strategy and due to the increase in cases of monkeypox. DC Health reports that there are currently 321 cases of monkeypox in the District, representing the highest number of cases per capita in the United States. New eligibility criteria for immunization include District residents, individuals employed in the District, students enrolled at District universities/colleges, and individuals affiliated with DC Health Programs who receive health services in DC, and 18 years of ageRead News

Department of Health Energizes Vision for Health in Washington | Washington State Department of Health and Human Services

For live broadcast: August 12, 2022  (22-124) OLYMPIA – As the world emerges from the COVID-19 pandemic, the Washington State Department of Health (DOH) has developed a transformation plan to reaffirm the agency’s priorities, focus, and commitment to a vision of equity and optimal health for all. The plan is informed by formal and informal discussions and aims to reimagine health leveraging our institution’s core values ​​of equity, innovation, and engagement (EIE). The plan focuses on five priority areas followed by six strategies. The overall vision emphasizes DOH’s commitment to health for all by creating policies and conditions so thatRead News

Patient Care Estimates

Orlando Health is committed to helping patients make informed decisions about their treatment. Our online cost estimation tool will help you estimate your prime cost of care. Although this tool can help you estimate some healthcare costs, it’s important to realize that it only provides a partial estimate. The cost estimate includes the costs and fees of the hospital, but not doctor’s fees, such as e.g. B. the costs for your emergency doctor, radiologist or anesthetist. Additionally, your final cost may be higher or lower depending on many factors, including insurance coverage, the length of your hospital stay, health complications,Read News

The Ministry of Health changes the public health emergency order | NMDOH – Updates on the corona virus

SANTA FE – The New Mexico Department of Health amended the state’s public health emergency order rescinding all previous orders and simplified it to adapt to the evolving nature of the virus and the effective tools we have today, as well as shifting management to the federal government and reduce state regulations. Only the new order guidelines will remain in effect until amended or terminated. The new order in effect today will be in effect until August 26, 2022. “It’s clear from the CDC’s recommendation yesterday, which moves away from restrictive measures, that we are in a different place inRead News

The state disciplines health service providers | Washington State Department of Health

For immediate release: August 11, 2022  (22-123) Contact:  Sharon Moysiuk, Communications  360-549-6471 Public questions: Health Systems Customer Service   360-236-4700 OLYMPIA — The Washington State Department of Health has taken disciplinary actions or withdrawn charges against the following health care providers in our state. The department’s Division of Health Systems Quality Assurance works with boards, commissions, and advisory committees to establish licensing standards for more than 80 health care professions (eg, dentists , nurses, counselors). Information about disciplinary action taken against medical doctors and physician assistants can be found on the Washington Medical Commission (WMC) website. Questions about WMC disciplinary actions can beRead News

The Health Commissioner orders pharmacies to dispense naloxone

Pharmacies in New York starting Aug. 15 will be required to carry and dispense the over-the-counter drug naloxone to counteract overdoses in the state as part of an order issued Thursday by Health Commissioner Mary Bassett. . Naloxone is used to block the effects of opioids and can help a person regain consciousness and breathe. Bassett pointed to a “bundle” of orders that were intended to ease the rules for the distribution of naloxone, including guidance issued by public health officials in New York City and Erie County. Some pharmacy chains used their own distribution rules and the Department ofRead News

Telehealth is the key to trans health care

Trans and gender diverse youth across the country are scared, struggling and dying, and it’s our duty to address this crisis. We know that gender-affirming health care improves the health and well-being of transgender and gender diverse youth. Despite this, several states, including Texas, Florida and Alabama, are going out of their way to make life-saving gender-affirming care illegal. At the same time, the COVID pandemic has shown us that healthcare is not limited by geography; many health systems have strengthened their telehealth offerings. As clinicians in Massachusetts, where gender-affirming care remains more accessible than elsewhere, we believe there areRead News

Patient care estimates

Orlando Health is committed to helping patients make informed decisions about their care. Our online cost estimation tool helps you estimate your ongoing care costs. While this tool can help you estimate some healthcare costs, it is important to know that it only provides a partial estimate. The estimate includes hospital fees and charges, but does not include medical fees such as emergency room physician, radiologist, or anesthesiologist fees. In addition, the final cost may be higher or lower depending on a number of factors, including insurance, length of hospital stay, health complications, and doctor-prescribed treatments. Online Estimates – GettingRead News

Officials blame inflation, post-COVID rebound for proposed public health benefits hikes

Rising inflation and a sharp rise in health care utilization are behind a proposed double-digit increase in health insurance premiums for public employees, with state and local officials worried about the impact on workers and taxpayers, officials said Thursday. Speaking to the state Health Benefits Plan Design Committee, which oversees health plans for public workers, officials at Aon Hewitt — the health plans’ actuary — said a recovery in health visits in 2021 was the primary reason for the proposed increases. The visits doubled or, in some cases, tripled expectations set in 2020, they said. Becky Searles, senior vice presidentRead News

Federal Health Agencies Open National Tool to Measure Environmental Health Effects

New Environmental Justice Index addresses cumulative impacts on health and health equity (Atlanta) – Today the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR), in partnership with the Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of Environmental Justice , announce the release of the Environmental Justice Index (EJI). The EJI builds on existing Environmental Justice Indexes to provide a single environmental justice score to local communities across the United States so that public health officials can identify and map areas most at risk for health impacts of environmental load. It isRead News

Racism is rampant in US reproductive health care

Racism and discrimination prevalent in health care make it more likely that black women will be uninsured and unable to access affordable and comprehensive health care in the United States. Twelve US states, including many in the black-majority South, have not expanded Medicaid, the government’s health care program to extend affordable health care to more low-income people. The U.S. federal government is not doing enough to address and eliminate structural racism and discrimination in the U.S., and the impact on black women’s health is evident. To help remedy this, the government should take concrete steps to protect and promote theRead News

Mental Health Committee – Ames Community School District

Committee Purpose The Ad Hoc Committee on Mental Health will develop and present recommendations to the Board to address mental health issues among students and staff. Members of the committee will invite mental health professionals to provide input on interventions and strategies the district can implement to address concerns. Committee Members Upcoming Meeting Date/Time: To be determined Location: To be determined Past Meeting Agendas and Minutes Meeting Agendas and Minutes

Cardinal Health announces leadership changes

– Mike Kaufmann retires as CEO and board member – – Jason Hollar, Chief Financial Officer, appointed CEO – – Patricia English to act as interim financial director – , / PRNewswire / – Cardinal Health (NYSE: CAH) announced today that its board has elected Jason Hollar as the company’s new CEO effective September 1, 2022. Hollar will also join the board from August 11, 2022. Hollar will replace current CEO Mike and Kaufmann. Hollar, an experienced CFO and Operations Officer, has served as CFO of Cardinal Health since May 2020, conducting corporate-wide financial activities including financial strategy, capital implementation,Read News

MDHHS forms 11 Regional Health Equity Advisory Councils to combat health disparities among high-risk and underserved communities

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) announced the formation of 11 Regional Health Advisory Councils designed to help combat health disparities in rural and urban areas across the state. The Council will provide a network of trusted community partners that will help improve structural gaps in current and emerging health emergencies including policy, practice and data-related resource flows. “I am proud of the proactive measures we are taking to make health care more accessible to all Michiganders, especially those we know have been affected by COVID-19,” said Lt. Gov. Garlin Gilchrist. “We know that work to addressRead News

Working together to promote self-health management in APAC

Self-health management at the population level is only possible when the entire health ecosystem pools its resources and energies, says Benedict Tan, who will be speaking at the Asia-Pacific HIMSS22 conference in Bali this year. Tan is Group Chief Digital Strategy Officer and Chief Data Officer at SingHealth, Singapore’s largest public health cluster. He envisions a future where digital technologies empower every patient to take control of their own health. In today’s Healthcare 4.0 era, which has brought together both digital and non-digital technologies, this is increasingly becoming a reality, he says. “As we have seen the healthcare industry adaptRead News

NJ COVID: How 30,000 out-of-state health workers helped amid the pandemic

In the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic, as overburdened hospitals in New Jersey struggled to find staff to care for desperately ill patients, Governor Phil Murphy made a call to doctors nationwide to help one of the country’s first COVID hotspots. Over 31,000 people responded to the call. They came from every state. They provided care – in person and through telehealth – to 1.4 million New Jersey residents. And these doctors were as diverse as the state that needed them, they could talk to patients in 36 different languages. The help of doctors, nurses, respiratory therapists, and mentalRead News

Health benefits of volunteering: Doing good gets better

the dr. James Beckerman (center) and colleagues on the Providence mission to Guatemala before the pandemic Heal it forward At the Providence Heart to Start program, the motto is to heal it forward. This wonderful and compelling vision inspires the programs directed by Dr. James Beckerman, cardiologist with Providence Health Institute, who uses the power of community and movement to help people become their best and healthiest selves together. As part of Beckerman’s focus on holistic wellness, he recently hosted the Heart to Start podcast on service and volunteering. “One of the most impactful ways to help yourself is toRead News

Biden-Harris Administration Invests $74 Million to Improve Health Care for People Living in 37 States, Guam and Puerto Rico

Investments include $32 million to help more than 1 million people in socially vulnerable communities WASHINGTON, August 11, 2022 – U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Under Secretary for Rural Development Xochitl Torres Small today announced that USDA will award $74 million in grants to improve health care facilities (PDF, 321 KB) in rural towns across the country. These grants will help 143 rural health care organizations expand critical services for 3 million people in 37 states, Guam and Puerto Rico. Investments include $32 million for 67 rural health care organizations to help more than 1 million people living in sociallyRead News

USDA is investing nearly $8 million to improve healthy eating and food safety

WASHINGTON, August 10, 2022 – The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) today announced the availability of nearly $8 million to support the Gus Schumacher Nutrition Incentive Program (GusNIP). The funding is part of USDA’s American Rescue Plan efforts and will be administered by USDA’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA). GusNIP Produce Prescription projects provide financial and non-financial incentives to individuals and families with income to purchase fresh fruits and vegetables to improve dietary health through increased consumption of fruits and vegetables. By bringing together stakeholders from various parts of the food and health systems, GusNIP projects fosterRead News

Manatt Expands Information Technology and Health IT Capabilities in Boston

Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP, a multi-service, integrated professional services firm, announced today that Cynthia Bero has joined its Boston office as senior counsel for Manatt Health. Bero joins Manatt from Mass General Brigham (MGB), where he spent more than 20 years in senior information technology positions, most recently as Vice President of Information Management. Bero’s experience leading advanced health information systems will enhance Manatt Health’s broader capabilities for academic medical centers (AMCs), providers, states and other health care organizations. life. “As today’s market continues to expand, we are excited to benefit from Cindy’s leadership experience, strengthening our information servicesRead News

The US has declared monkeypox a public health emergency

On Thursday, August 4, the Biden administration declared the monkeypox outbreak in the United States a public health emergency. As of earlier this week, there were more than 8,900 confirmed cases of monkeypox in the US, including 12 confirmed cases in Arkansas. Monkeypox is a type of virus and part of the same family of viruses as the smallpox virus, which causes smallpox. However, monkeypox is usually milder than smallpox and is rarely fatal. People who become infected with monkeypox develop a rash that may be located on or near the genitals or on other parts of the body, includingRead News

Polio spreading in London, health agency launches awareness campaign for under 10s

LONDON, Aug 10 (Reuters) – Britain is launching a boosted polio vaccination campaign for children in London aged under 10, after confirming the virus is spreading in the capital for the first time since the 1980s. The UK Health Security Agency identified 116 polio viruses from 19 sewage samples this year in London. It first raised the alarm about finding the virus in sewage samples in June. Read more The levels of poliovirus found since then and the genetic diversity indicated that transmission was occurring in some London boroughs, the agency said on Wednesday. Register now for FREE unlimited accessRead News

The city of Austin in Travis County has declared monkeypox a public health emergency

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Release date: 09 August 2022 Contact: William Malm     737-262-9633    Email FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Release date: 09 August 2022 Contact: William Malm     737-262-9633    Email Declarations draw attention to illness, allow for additional resources AUSTIN, Texas – The city of Austin and Travis County declared monkeypox a public health emergency Tuesday as the number of cases in Austin-Travis County continues to rise. Immediate measures must be taken to curb the spread of the disease in our society. The declarations can be found here: Last week, the US Department of Health and Human Services announced that it was declaring theRead News

HHS Awards Nearly $90 Million to Community Health Centers to Advance Health Equity Through Better Data

Funding for President Biden’s American Recovery Plan will help improve the care of more than 30 million people served by community health centers. Today, during National Health Center Week, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), through the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), awarded nearly $90 million in funding for the Saving America Plan. of nearly 1,400 public health centers across the country promoting health equity through better data collection and reporting. On Friday, August 5, President Biden issued a statement on National Health Center Week to recognize the important role that health centers play in keepingRead News