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Nursing School Students Teach Middle Schoolers About Health, Sex

by Karen Morfitt / November 14, 2018

Students with the University of Colorado College of Nursing are taking on a new role in the classroom: teaching. The organization is teaming up with Aurora Public Schools to get health and sex education to middle school students. Sarah Price is among the students participating. On Tuesday she gave a lesson at Aurora Frontier Middle […]

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Faculty Mental Health

by LawProfBlawg / November 14, 2018

As apparently 3,000 different authors have said: “Be kind: Everyone you meet is fighting a battle you know nothing about.” This is in essence a plea for compassion. People are a product of their past experiences and battles. And that means that sometimes those things take a toll in terms of mental health. It is […]


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Disrupting health disparities can make a difference in people’s lives

by Jennifer Feuerstein / November 14, 2018

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOTV) – AARP Michigan and a host of 20+ partners put nine months into a study of disparities in the state’s health care system. Our findings and calls to action were released in a report on Oct. 2 at an event attended by more than 200 guests. Read More

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Texas A&M Health Science Center Launches New Rural Health Study

by Bill Oliver / November 14, 2018

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas (BCBSTX) and Texas A&M University Health Science Center today announced a new project to support collaborative care and healthy communities that will target identifying and implementing solutions to health care challenges facing rural and underserved communities in Texas. BCBSTX’s commitment of $10 million to Texas A&M Health Science […]


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A Nurse Aims to Heal More Residents of Rural Georgia—But This Time From the State Legislature

by Terrell Jermaine Starr / November 8, 2018

LEARY, Ga.—Joyce Barlow had barely warmed her pew seat at Mt. Zion Baptist Church before having to deal with health scares affecting two members of the congregation. She had just delivered her campaign speech when the holy ghost filled one of the deaconesses. The woman began shouting and convulsing. A couple of . church members […]

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8 ways to promote affordable access to high-value care

by Andis Robeznieks / November 14, 2018

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) requires health plans to cover certain preventive health care services with no cost to the patient, but this ACA benefit is limited. Physicians detail educational tools, insurance plan designs, and advocacy initiatives that can help. Read More


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Opinion: Free or Reduced-Cost Health Insurance for a Limited Time Only

by Joel C. Cantor

It may be tough to get much closer to universal health coverage in New Jersey, but targeted outreach can pay off It’s open enrollment time again for Obamacare health plans, a good time to take stock of how New Jersey is doing covering the uninsured. In a previous column, I wrote that quick actions by […]

Why I Became a Mental-Health First-Aider at my Research Institute

by James Turner

The Francis Crick Institute in London now has around 40 accredited mental-health first aiders. The two-day training course is run by our occupational-health nurse, covering conditions such as anxiety, depression, eating disorders and psychosis. I volunteered because there weren’t yet any scientific group leaders among the first aiders. We should have them at all levels […]