Wound Care and Hyperbaric Medicine at Pella Regional recognized for excellence | Local News

PELLA — Wound Care and Hyperbaric Medicine at Pella Regional was recognized for clinical excellence in patient satisfaction and wound healing rates and received the Center of Distinction and the Clinical Excellence awards from Healogics®. Wound Care and Hyperbaric Medicine achieved outstanding clinical outcomes for twelve consecutive months, including patient satisfaction rates higher than 92%, … Read more

UW-Eau Claire researchers studying nicotine use in Eau Claire youth | Medicine

CLEAR WATER (WQOW) – UW-Eau Claire nursing students are trying to answer this question: how easily can adolescents in Eau Claire find nicotine products? One student, Nicole Wolfe, said it turns out anyone can find nicotine products very easily, including youth. She said she was surprised at how accessible these products are. “Not all commercial … Read more

Gwinnett Sheriff’s Office task force helping people with mental health needs get assistance | News

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Pediatricians to do away with race-based medicine

TUCSON, Ariz. (KGUN) — Doctors across the country used guidelines to diagnose patients that are linked to race. Now, the American Academy of Pediatrics, or AAP, released a report detailing their work to dismantle the use of race-based medicine. Tucson Medical Center Pediatrician Sean Elliot said it’s a flawed method of diagnosing patients, but it’s … Read more

How to Stop Yourself From Throwing Up

Photo: Odua Images (Shutterstock) Ugh, here it comes. You feel kind of hot and sticky. Your stomach churns. Your mouth tastes funny. You know you’re going to throw up—imminently. Can you stop it before it happens? Or at least make it less terrible than it needs to be? Whether you’re battling morning sickness, food poisoning, … Read more

WVU Medicine continues growth through new acquisitions, launch of ‘transformational’ insurance services subsidiary (copy) | State Journal News

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (WV News) — WVU Medicine continues to weather the pandemic while staying focused on projects that its leadership team believes will improve health care in West Virginia and beyond. With COVID-19 came enormous challenges for the health care industry that have continued into a third year, but WVU Medicine’s staff has risen to … Read more

Acceptance, mental health difficulty for trans Hoosiers | News

INDIANAPOLIS — As a teenager, Lilith Le’fay Belladonna, recalls being confused about the relationship between her gender and masculine body and tried to repress any uncomfortable feelings. She hated how she looked and felt strange in her body, as if she were born with the “wrong parts.” “I didn’t even know, more or less, that … Read more

Hundreds turn out for Arizona Palooza, a free event for mental health services | News

TUCSON (KVOA) – Arizona Palooza, the free event that brings mental health and substance abuse organizations together in one place was held Saturday at Reid Park. May is Mental Health Awareness Month. The event aims to reduce stigma and promote an open dialogue about mental health. “So in 2017 we had our first event, and … Read more

Relax and renew: Holston Valley opens lavender room for employee mental health | News

KINGSPORT — A hospital can bring about high emotions, overwhelming circumstances and daily stress for its health care workers. But Ballad Health is aiming to create a space for its frontline nurses and team members to escape all that. On Friday, Holston Valley Medical Center, along with Ballad’s Bristol Regional Medical Center and Johnson City … Read more

‘It just never goes away’: A man’s struggle with Long COVID | Medicine

Bob Stapleton has been struggling with Long COVID for nearly a year. MADISON (WKOW) — When Bob Stapleton got COVID-19 in May 2021, he thought he would be okay because he was vaccinated. Nearly a year later, his life has been turned upside down because of Long COVID. Stapleton is fighting extreme fatigue — he … Read more