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Mental health issue missed when police hired man who later killed 3 people in Riverside

Mental health issue missed when police hired man who later killed 3 people in Riverside

Virginia State Police officials on Wednesday (Dec. 7) admitted to botching the background check that allowed Austin Lee Edwards, the man who killed three members of a Riverside family in November, to enter the agency academy in 2021. Edwards was taken for a mental health assessment in 2016 after cutting himself, biting his father and …

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People are getting sick with mysterious illnesses and testing negative for COVID, RSV, and influenza.  Here's why.

People are getting sick with mysterious illnesses and testing negative for COVID, RSV, and influenza. Here’s why.

Many people are sick in the United States right now with fever, cough and sore throat. Flu and cold season came early — and it took people by surprise. If you have a fever, getting tested for flu and COVID can help you access antiviral treatments. Loading Something is loading. Thank you for your registration! …

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Investing in crisis response for people living with psychiatric disorders

Investing in crisis response for people living with psychiatric disorders

You may have missed the November 25 Washington Post article, “Seattle psychiatric nurse counts with the city’s most vulnerable residents,” featuring a psychiatric nurse working at the Downtown Emergency Service Center (DESC) trying to help some of the most vulnerable people in our community. It’s two stories in one, showing a level of intense suffering …

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Dr. Rochelle Walensky, Director of the Centers for Disease Control, speaks at the Bloomberg American Health Summit held at the Loews Hotel at 12th and Market Street in Philadelphia, Tuesday, December 6, 2022.

CDC director urges people to wear masks indoors and on public transit, sounding alarm over ‘tridemia’

Federal and local health departments need to invest in better data tracking technology to quickly respond to viral outbreaks, such as COVID-19 and the “tridemics” of influenza, RSV, and COVID that are currently weighing on hospitals, CDC Director Rochelle Walensky said in Philadelphia on Tuesday. Walensky’s remarks at the Bloomberg American Health Summit, held at …

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Scientists behind a new study may have found the biological reason we get more respiratory illnesses in winter and it turns out the cold air itself damages the immune response occurring in the nose.

Scientists finally know why people catch more colds and flus in winter

Scientists behind a new study may have found the biological reason why we have more respiratory illnesses in winter and it turns out cold air itself damages the immune response occurring in the body. nose. (Caroline Hayeur, Alamy) Estimated reading time: 5-6 minutes WASHINGTON – A chill is in the air, and you all know …

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Study: People with mental disorders lose years of their working life

Study: People with mental disorders lose years of their working life

Credit: Unsplash/CC0 public domain By looking at data from all people aged 18 to 65 registered in Denmark over a 22-year period, researchers from Aarhus University were able to shed light on some of the consequences faced by people diagnosed with a disorder. mental. The study followed a total of 5,163,321 people in Denmark, of …

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Scientists finally know why people catch more colds and flus in winter |  CNN

Scientists finally know why people catch more colds and flus in winter | CNN

Editor’s note: Get inspired with a weekly roundup of living well, simplified. Subscribe to CNN life, but better newsletter with information and tools to improve your well-being. CNN — A chill is in the air, and you all know what that means – it’s time for cold and flu season, when it seems like everyone …

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Investing in schools to address the adverse mental health effects of COVID-19 on young people

Investing in schools to address the adverse mental health effects of COVID-19 on young people

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused immense disruption in the daily lives of children and adolescents and has had a devastating effect on their mental health. More than one in three high school students in the United States reported experiencing poor mental health during the pandemic, and in October 2021, the American Academy of Pediatrics declared …

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The CDC encourages people to wear masks to help prevent the spread of Covid, flu and RSV during the holidays

The CDC encourages people to wear masks to help prevent the spread of Covid, flu and RSV during the holidays

The Centers for Disease Control Prevention on Monday encouraged people to wear masks to help reduce the spread of respiratory illnesses this season as Covid, influenza and RSV circulate at the same time. CDC Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky, on a call with reporters, said wearing a mask is one of many daily precautions people can …

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Melanie Dallas: Highland Rivers will implement a new model

Melanie Dallas: Highland Rivers will implement a new model

It’s no secret that we in the public sector use a lot of abbreviations: CSB, which stands for Community Service Board, a Georgia public safety net behavioral health service provider, such as Highland Rivers Behavioral Health ; DBHDD, the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities, which is Georgia’s statewide behavioral health agency; and SAMHSA, …

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