The Biden administration’s decision to end the covid-19 public health emergency in May will institute sweeping changes across the health care system that go far beyond many people having to pay more for covid tests. In response to the pandemic, the federal government in 2020 suspended many of its rules […]
A Health-Heavy State of the Union
The Host Health care was a recurring theme throughout President Joe Biden’s 2023 State of the Union address on Capitol Hill this week. He took a victory lap on recent accomplishments like capping prescription drug costs for seniors on Medicare. He urged Congress to do more, including making permanent the […]
A Montana Addiction Clinic Wants to Motivate People With Rewards. Then Came a Medicaid Fraud Probe.
A Montana addiction clinic’s plan to give people with substance use disorders as much as $1,966.50 in gift cards and vouchers to follow its treatment program is raising questions about the use of financial incentives with patients. The tug of war over the effective but largely unregulated tool is playing […]
¿No has visto a tu médico en años? Es posible que tengas que buscar un nuevo doctor
Cuando Claudia Siegel sufrió un virus estomacal a principios de este año, contactó a su médico de atención primaria para que le recetara algo para aliviar la diarrea. La residente de Philadelphia se sorprendió cuando recibió un mensaje en línea informándole que debido a que no había visitado a su […]
At 988 Call Centers, Crisis Counselors Offer Empathy — And Juggle Limited Resources
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Social Media Posts Criticize the 988 Suicide Hotline for Calling Police. Here’s What You Need to Know.
If you or someone you know is thinking of suicide, help is available. Various resources are listed at the bottom of this article. When the 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline launched last month, many mental health providers, researchers, and advocates celebrated. Although a national suicide hotline had existed for years, […]
When Mental Illness Leads to Dropped Charges, Patients Often Go Without Stabilizing Care
For seven years, Timothy Jay Fowler rotated between jail, forced psychiatric hospitalization, and freedom. In 2014, the Great Falls, Montana, man was charged with assaulting two detention officers while he was in jail, accused of theft. A mental health evaluation concluded that Fowler, who has been diagnosed with schizophrenia, was […]
Watch: Navigating Social Media After Mass Shootings
https://youtube.com/watch?v=SIokmjvch6E%3Fversion%3D3%26%23038%3Brel%3D1%26%23038%3Bshowsearch%3D0%26%23038%3Bshowinfo%3D1%26%23038%3Biv_load_policy%3D1%26%23038%3Bfs%3D1%26%23038%3Bhl%3Den-US%26%23038%3Bautohide%3D2%26%23038%3Bwmode%3Dtransparent Click here for a transcript of the interview. A University of Pennsylvania professor shares advice on navigating the intersection of gun violence and social media as part of KHN’s new “Spotlight” interview series. Buffalo, New York. Uvalde, Texas. Highland Park, Illinois. Graphic imagery and news about the recent string […]
Duncan, Hickey named Loeb Teaching Fellows
James R. Duncan, MD, PhD, a professor of radiology, and Erin Hickey, MD, an assistant professor of pediatrics, have been named the 2022-24 Carol B. and Jerome T. Loeb Teaching Fellows at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. The fellowship program was established in 2004 with a gift […]