Berkeley County launches mental health pilot program for inmates

Berkeley County launches mental health pilot program for inmates

MONCKS CORNER — Berkeley County is taking steps to prioritize mental health by launching a new pilot program at the county detention center covering inmates with mental illnesses. The program is a partnership between the Hill-Finklea Detention Center and the Berkeley Community Mental Health Center and made possible by a $373,000 appropriation from the state …

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Promising trial targets genetic risk for Alzheimer's disease

Promising trial targets genetic risk for Alzheimer’s disease

In a bold attempt to halt the progression of some cases of Alzheimer’s disease, a group of researchers are trying something new: injecting a protective gene into patients’ brains. The trial only involved five patients with a particular genetic risk for Alzheimer’s disease. They received a very low dose of gene therapy – a safety …

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Dean’s Update: December 2, 2022 | College of Human Medicine

December 2, 2022 – Aron Sousa, MD Dean Sousa speaking at the Midland Regional Campus reception earlier this week. Friends, As a college, we have been a national leader in community education; indeed, we were the first medical school accredited as a community medical school. It is always a pleasure to visit our community campuses, …

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Center for Combat Medicine and Battlefield Research hosts Rep. Crow to highlight Defense Health Research

Center for Combat Medicine and Battlefield Research hosts Rep. Crow to highlight Defense Health Research

U.S. Representative Jason Crow toured the University of Colorado’s Anschutz Medical Campus on Monday to learn about ongoing campus programs and research that meet the medical needs of the U.S. military, including solutions in combat casualty care, critical and emergency care, surgical trauma and acute mental health. The Center for Combat Medicine and Battlefield Research …

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A 'green' Mediterranean diet burns visceral fat faster than a classic Mediterranean diet, reducing the risk of heart disease and cancer, study finds

A ‘green’ Mediterranean diet burns visceral fat faster than a classic Mediterranean diet, reducing the risk of heart disease and cancer, study finds

A Mediterranean-style diet with added plant foods may help burn fat faster, according to a new study. The nutrient-dense diet may help reduce a type of fat linked to a higher risk of disease. Dieters are reducing their consumption of meat and processed foods in favor of olive oil, tea, nuts and leafy greens. Loading …

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How Medicaid's mission creep is undermining real health care

How Medicaid’s mission creep is undermining real health care

Most doctors, myself included, know that a patient’s zip code predicts their life expectancy. National life expectancy would undoubtedly increase with less poverty and more cheap nutritious food, stable housing, sanitation and exercise. But it is a mistake to assume that the health care system can solve these societal problems. The federal government wants Medicaid …

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Loudoun Supervisors Introduce Regional Mental Health Facility to State Legislators

Loudoun Supervisors Introduce Regional Mental Health Facility to State Legislators

Loudoun supervisors have asked state lawmakers for a new facility to address a mental hospital bed crisis, among other local priorities, while state lawmakers have warned them to temper their expectations during a session of the politically divided General Assembly. Last year, the state’s Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services closed admissions at five …

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HENRY FORD HEALTH APPOINTS NEW PRESIDENT OF HENRY FORD JACKSON HOSPITAL

HENRY FORD HEALTH APPOINTS NEW PRESIDENT OF HENRY FORD JACKSON HOSPITAL

JACKSON, Mich., December 2, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Henry Ford Health System announced the name of the new President of Henry Ford Jackson Hospital in Jackson, MI. Emilie Moorhead, ANGER, has accepted the key post, effective immediately. Moorhead has served as interim president since February 2022and prior to that, his role was Chief Operating Officer. Henry …

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Shirkey’s long-sought mental health legislation was defeated in a bipartisan vote

Senate Majority Leader Mike Shirkey’s long-sought mental health legislation was defeated in the Michigan Senate this week, and its defeat results in millions of dollars in funding. Senate Bill 597 and Senate Bill 598, sponsored by Shirkey, R-Clarklake and Sen. John Bizon, R-Battle Creek, were introduced in the Senate on Tuesday and quickly defeated by …

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