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Jon Stewart Lashes Out After GOP Senators Block Veterans’ Health Legislation – Deadline
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Jon Stewart Lashes Out After GOP Senators Block Veterans’ Health Legislation – Deadline

Jon Stewart lashed out at Senate Republicans for blocking long-sought legislation to extend health care benefits to veterans exposed to toxic burn pits in Iraq, Afghanistan and other areas of military engagement. The bill, the Honoring Our Promise to Address Comprehensive Toxics Act, failed to get the 60 votes needed to advance in the Senate on Wednesday. Eight Republicans joined Democrats in voting for it, while Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer voted “no,” a procedural move to bring the legislation back for reconsideration. The legislation looked to be on its way to receiving substantial bipartisan support until Sen. Pat Toomey (R-PA) urged members this week to vote against it, claiming that the bill contained a budget gimmick to open up $400 billion in spending “...
Keeping Mental Health Crises Out of the Criminal Justice System
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Keeping Mental Health Crises Out of the Criminal Justice System

AUSTIN, Texas – Across the nation and within Travis County, a disproportionate number of people living with mental health and substance use disorders end up in jail instead of getting the mental health treatment and support they need. Mental health experts at Dell Medical School at The University of Texas at Austin are joining forces with the Travis County Commissioners Court and a wide range of community partners to address this problem by rethinking – and ultimately redesigning – the local intersection of criminal, legal and behavioral health systems. The goal of the effort, known as the Travis County Forensic Mental Health Project, is to establish solutions rooted in person-centered and evidence-based care for people stuck at or repeatedly cycling through this intersection. A...
Protecting health care workers from monkeypox: Washington L&I offers guidance | 2022-07-28
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Protecting health care workers from monkeypox: Washington L&I offers guidance | 2022-07-28

Tumwater, WA — Health care workers should rely on their clinical recognition skills, workplace safety protocols and personal protective equipment to avoid contracting and spreading monkeypox, the Washington State Department of Labor & Industries advises. Monkeypox is a viral disease that spreads mostly through close, intimate contact with someone who’s infected, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Symptoms include a rash that can look like pimples or blisters, fever, exhaustion, headache, chills, and swollen lymph nodes. On July 23, the World Health Organization declared the spread of the disease a global health emergency. Washington L&I says health care workers can help prevent the spread of monkeypox – which can easily be mistaken for other rash-caus...
What’s in, and out, of Democrats’ climate, health care and inflation bill
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What’s in, and out, of Democrats’ climate, health care and inflation bill

Manchin, Schumer strike an abrupt deal on health, energy, taxes bill Sen. Joe Manchin said the new measure "would dedicate hundreds of billions of dollars to deficit reduction by adopting a tax policy that protects small businesses and working-class Americans while ensuring that large corporations and the ultra-wealthy pay their fair share in taxes." WASHINGTON - What started as a $4 trillion effort during President Joe Biden's first months in office to rebuild America's public infrastructure and family support systems has ended up a much slimmer, but not unsubstantial, compromise package of inflation-fighting health care, climate change, and deficit reduction strategies that appears headed toward quick votes in Congress. Lawmakers are poring over the $739 billion proposal struck by t...
Polk supervisors OK $36.8 million for housing, health want water projects
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Polk supervisors OK $36.8 million for housing, health want water projects

The Polk County Board of Supervisors is injecting millions of dollars of federal money into projects ranging from water trails to health care.The board on Tuesday approved a spending plan for $36.8 million of the American Rescue Plan Act funds the county received from Congress last year. Among priorities: $6 million for residents looking to repair their homes, $5 million in down payment assistance homebuyers and $3 million for psychiatric urgent care."I am proud of the extraordinary amount of work that went into this effort to identify initiatives that will have a lasting impact on our community," board chair Angela Connelly said in a statement.As part of the coronavirus relief bill that Congress passed in March 2021, lawmakers allocated funds to local governments based on the size of t...
N.C. health officials, Equality NC to discuss monkeypox in virtual town hall
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N.C. health officials, Equality NC to discuss monkeypox in virtual town hall

RALEIGH, N.C. (WBTV/AP) – Equality NC is partnering with the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services to host a virtual town hall to discuss the monkeypox outbreak.That virtual town hall will start at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, July 28. Participants said they will share information on how to get checked for monkeypox, access testing and find treatment.Those interested in participating can access the town hall here or via One Tap Mobile.Anyone can get monkeypox, but the majority of cases identified globally and in N.C. in the current outbreak have been in men who have sex with men, state health officials said.World Health Organization Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said 98% of the monkeypox cases detected since the outbreaks emerged in May have been among gay, bise...
Colorado Gratitude Project celebrates St. Mary’s health care workers | Western Colorado
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Colorado Gratitude Project celebrates St. Mary’s health care workers | Western Colorado

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Health Tourism Market is rising with Highest Revenue Growth of USD 1,216.63 Billion with Significant Growth, Shares, Size, Trends, revenue & Opportunity Analysis by 2029
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Health Tourism Market is rising with Highest Revenue Growth of USD 1,216.63 Billion with Significant Growth, Shares, Size, Trends, revenue & Opportunity Analysis by 2029

LONDON, July 28, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- The comprehensive industry research on "Global Health Tourism Market" published by Data Bridge Market research which includes growth analysis, regional marketing, challenges, opportunities, and drivers analyzed in the report. This industry report contains a chapter on the global Health Tourism Market and all its linked companies with their profiles, which presents valuable data pertaining to their outlook in terms of finances, product portfolios, investment plans, and marketing and business strategies. Health Tourism Market report provides details about the market dynamics affecting the Health Tourism market, Market scope, Market segmentation, and overlays shadow upon the leading market players highlighting the favorable competitive landscape and tr...
Linneo Health expands medicinal cannabis offering to
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Linneo Health expands medicinal cannabis offering to

Linneo Health expands medicinal cannabis offering to include industrial cannabis derivatives, following the issuing of EU-GMP certification to Alcaliber´s industrial facility Linneo Health to expand offering of medicinal cannabis products to include APIs and cannabis extracts, under the terms of a CDMO agreement with Alcaliber Alcaliber granted GMP certification for cannabis extracts by Spanish Agency of Medicines and Medical Products (AEMPS) Madrid, Spain, 28 July 2022: Linneo Health, a global leader in the research, cultivation and supply of cannabis to improve human health and wellbeing, and Alcaliber, a leading independent supplier of intermediates and active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs) to the global pharmaceutical industry, today announce an expanded medicinal cannabis of...
The Clinician and Clalit Health Services partner to drive value-based care and digital care pathway implementation in Israel
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The Clinician and Clalit Health Services partner to drive value-based care and digital care pathway implementation in Israel

AUCKLAND, New Zealand and TEL AVIV, Israel, July 28, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- The Clinician, a global digital health innovator, has partnered with one of the largest HMOs in the world and Israel's largest healthcare organization, Clalit Health Services, through it's innovation arm – Clalit Innovation, to develop and deploy digital healthcare pathways across their 4.8 million patients, 20,000 clinicians, 1,500 community clinics, and 14 hospitals. These pathways will enable the collection and analysis of important health data provided by patients in the community to improve the safety and quality of care delivered.  The partnership aims to provide patients with a convenient, digitally-enabled means of reporting their health status at home or in the community. It will also equip healthcare pr...