Conference focuses on mental health in Native communities | Top Story

BILLINGS, Mont. – As the conversations around mental health in Montana continue, there’s a significant need for services in our indigenous communities. To help address that need, Montana Social Scientists is hosting a three-day conference for mental health providers with a focus on incorporating Native American knowledge into models of care. During the three-day conference … Read more

New York hospitals face patient safety issues

New York state is known for its world-class hospitals. But a survey released this week finds many receive low grades when it comes to patient safety, according to a survey released this week by the health care group Leapfrog. The data graded hospitals based on feedback from patients and their experiences, assigning them a letter … Read more

New York hospitals face patient safety issues

New York state is known for its world-class hospitals. But a survey released this week finds many receive low grades when it comes to patient safety, according to a survey released this week by the health care group Leapfrog. The data graded hospitals based on feedback from patients and their experiences, assigning them a letter … Read more

More than 1 in 6 mothers in Richmond get postpartum depression. VCU researchers are studying how to help. | Richmond Local News

More than 1 in 6 mothers in Richmond had postpartum depression in the first year of the pandemic, a pregnancy risk that has become more severe as the century’s worst public health crisis wears on. It was 1 in 8 in 2017, according to data from the Virginia Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System. And a … Read more

Medicine Can Fight Disparities Without Compromising Standards

May 11, 2022 1:00 pm ET An exam room at a community medical clinic in Maryland. Photo: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg News In “Keep Politics Out of the Doctor’s Office” (op-ed, April 19), Stanley Goldfarb writes that medical schools are lowering admissions standards for race-based reasons and that medical scientific studies are being similarly debased. This is … Read more

When Did ‘Woman’ Become a Dirty Word?

During my recent treatment for breast cancer, a nurse assured me that my “chest cancer” prognosis was promising. “We try not to make anyone feel uncomfortable,” she said. “Everyone has a chest.” “Well, it makes me—as a woman—feel uncomfortable. I have breast cancer.” It was the first time I had personally encountered the effort to … Read more

CNH to cancel striking workers’ health insurance; Govt. Evers voices support for strike in Racine | Local News

Adam Rogan, Ryan Patterson MOUNT PLEASANT — CNH Industrial, which owns the former Racine-founded Case Corporation, plans to cut off unionized workers’ health care coverage starting Friday, May 13. More than 1,000 employees are reportedly striking between Racine, Mount Pleasant and the Iowa city of Burlington after the last collective bargaining agreement expired and negotiations … Read more

Tesla covers travel costs for healthcare including, reportedly, abortions

Signage outside the new Tesla South Austin showroom within the Yard development in Austin, Texas, US, on Saturday, Oct. 16, 2021. Mark Felix | Bloomberg | Getty Images Tesla will cover travel and lodging costs for employees to receive health-care services not offered in the states they reside. The policy, which Tesla said has been … 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

OnRoe v. Wade, big companies already have a previous for action

Abortion rights campaigners march through downtown after demonstrating outside of Evo A. DeConcini US Federal Courthouse in Tucson, Arizona, US, May 3, 2022, after the leak of a draft majority opinion written by Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito preparing for a majority of the court to overturn the landmark Roe v. Wade abortion rights decision … Read more