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Brains with more vitamin D work better – Neuroscience News

Summary: Older people with cognitive decline who have higher levels of vitamin D in their brains had better cognitive function than their peers with lower levels of vitamin D. Source: Tufts University An estimated 55 million people worldwide are living with dementia, a number that is expected to increase as the world’s population ages. To …

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Europe's climate ambitions must be met by socially just and inclusive policies

Europe’s climate ambitions must be met by socially just and inclusive policies

Brussels, Belgium. As Europe takes more and more concrete steps to make the Green Deal a reality, more than 1,200 participants and 75 speakers gathered to discuss the social dimension of the green transition at the first European Forum on the employment and social rights. For two days, President Ursula von der Leyen, European Commissioner …

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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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After being diagnosed with terminal pancreatic cancer, UB researcher establishes fund so work like hers can continue

After being diagnosed with terminal pancreatic cancer, UB researcher establishes fund so work like hers can continue

When E. Brooke Lerner was referred to an area hospital in May, she didn’t expect to hear the devastating diagnosis from doctors: She had stage 4 pancreatic cancer. For Lerner, a professor and vice chair of research at the University of Buffalo Department of Emergency Medicine, the past six months have been accompanied by a …

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BEST PLACES TO WORK: Rocky Mountain Health Care Services

BEST PLACES TO WORK: Rocky Mountain Health Care Services

According to a leader of the non-profit association. Last year, Rocky Mountain was selected as the best place to work for employers with 300 or more employees in The Gazette’s Best Workplaces program. The non-profit organization was also selected in 2020 as one of the 110 employers awarded as best places to work. Executive Summer …

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Telling Americans to “eat better” doesn’t work. We need to make healthier food | Marc Bitman

DEti-related chronic diseases are the number one perennial killer in the United States, responsible for more deaths than Covid-19, even at the height of the pandemic. Yet we fail to define this as a “crisis”. In fact, our answer is lame: For decades, we’ve been telling people to “eat better,” a strategy that hasn’t worked …

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Well-being at work: how to improve it and what makes it worse

Well-being at work: how to improve it and what makes it worse

Ian Edwards has long sought to improve the well-being of Nomura employees, but in recent years he has observed new pressures on their physical and mental health, productivity and retention in the workforce. As health and safety manager for the Japanese bank’s UK operations, he has seen a noticeable increase in stress related to caring …

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Correctional officer duties include mental health screening

Correctional officer duties include mental health screening

The duties of a correctional officer in modern times have evolved to essentially become a provider of mental health services, according to officials at prisons in the valley. It’s a change Northumberland County jailer Tom Reisinger didn’t expect when he started in the federal prison system more than 25 years ago. Reisinger said correctional officers …

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Finances work for low-income 'bridge' health plan, state panel says

Finances work for low-income ‘bridge’ health plan, state panel says

A state task force said it had found a way to pay for a new health plan for low-income Oregonians not covered by existing government programs. But the new program is expected to have ripple effects on Oregon’s health care system that have some providers worried. The 21-member panel — which includes lawmakers, state officials …

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