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one health heroine’s work to improve community health
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one health heroine’s work to improve community health

Please can you introduce yourself and tell us what inspired your career as a doctor? Born and raised in Mali, Dr. Mariam has dedicated her life to caring for the health of her community, particularly regarding child mortality. When it came to university, Mariam initially hoped to study engineering. However, this changed when she repeatedly witnessed her family's inability to access timely care for her siblings, resulting in the loss of three sisters. She began her medical career by attending the University of Bamako's Faculty of Medicine, Pharmacy, and Dentistry and graduated in 2007. After graduation, she set out to improve the socio-health outcomes of Malians living in vulnerable communities, focusing on providing quality and timely maternal and child health servic...
China’s No. 2 Is a Business Pragmatist and a Party Loyalist. Which Will Prevail?
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China’s No. 2 Is a Business Pragmatist and a Party Loyalist. Which Will Prevail?

Xi Jinping’s new right-hand man, Li Qiang, has shown two sides to his personality over his career.Mr. Li, whom Mr. Xi appointed last month as China’s new No. 2, is known inside the country as a pro-business pragmatist unafraid to push the boundaries of Communist Party rule. Party insiders say he’s also a loyalist who will implement Beijing’s policies effectively and aggressively when needed. Source link
COVID-19 pandemic made things worse for caregivers experiencing health-related socioeconomic vulnerabilities
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COVID-19 pandemic made things worse for caregivers experiencing health-related socioeconomic vulnerabilities

When Floria Foote first became a caregiver for her sister, she didn't anticipate just how much work she would eventually take on during her sister's decline. "It was so not like her," said Foote. "She was the go-getter, raising two adoptive kids and taking care of our aging father at the same time. She went from that level of activity to not wanting to do anything. I had to help her wash up in the morning, keep her on a schedule, manage her bills, everything." Foote's experience as a caregiver is surprisingly common. One in five U.S. adults provided unpaid care for another adult in 2020. This invisible group provides essential support to our society, particularly as the population ages, but faces numerous challenges and a dearth of resources in the course of their work. N...
Intermountain Healthcare to change its name in 2023
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Intermountain Healthcare to change its name in 2023

The new name aims to a focus on whole-health initiatives, the health care system said.(Trent Nelson | The Salt Lake Tribune) Intermountain Medical Center in Murray on Saturday, Oct. 16, 2021. Intermountain Healthcare will shorten its name in 2023 to Intermountain Health.  | Sep. 29, 2022, 5:41 p.m.Intermountain Healthcare will shorten its name in 2023 to Intermountain Health.The name change is meant to signal an “increased emphasis on whole health-focused initiatives” while “staying true” to Intermountain’s “rich foundation of providing extraordinary care for the communities it serves,” according to a news release.Intermountain said more details will be announced next year when the name change is rolled out.In April, Intermountain merged with Colorado-based SCL Health. The combined not-...
5 Ways Technology Can Help Overburdened Doctors
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5 Ways Technology Can Help Overburdened Doctors

Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Even before the pandemic, the United States was already facing a physician shortage, beginning in the early 2000s, that many described as "devastating." Doctors faced long hours, regulatory compliance, high malpractice insurance premiums, mountains of paperwork that kept them in the office well after closing hours and increasing medical school debt (which mostly won't be covered by the new student loan forgiveness program).Indeed, the Covid-19 crisis exacerbated an already worrisome problem. During the pandemic, the lives of physicians became even more strained as they dealt with sick and dying patients, the lack of PPE and hospital beds, mixed communications about Covid and its spread, patient fear and thei...
UVA Health helping healthcare workers who experience workplace violence
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UVA Health helping healthcare workers who experience workplace violence

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (WVIR) - A new federal study says that healthcare workers are five times more likely to experience workplace violence than in any other industry, and that most instances go unreported.UVA Health is trying to make sure that its staff stays safe.“One thing that we’re trying to do as part of our work is increased reporting of these events so that we can help support our team members. We’re all here to take great care of the patients, but it’s really important that our employees feel safe at work so they can deliver that great care,” Susan Jackie with UVA Health said.Aggression towards workers intensified during the COVID-19 pandemic, and almost half of the nurses in a national survey say they’ve seen it where they work.To that end, UVA Health has created an initiative ...
Signify Health Considers Strategic Alternatives, Including a Sale
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Signify Health Considers Strategic Alternatives, Including a Sale

Signify Health is working with bankers to explore strategic alternatives including a sale, according to people familiar with the matter, roughly 18 months after the healthcare-services company’s initial public offering of stock.Signify Health, which had a market value of more than $4 billion on Tuesday afternoon, supplies technology that helps health plans and providers with in-home care. It could attract interest from private-equity firms as well as managed-care providers, the people said. Source link
Bausch Health Stock Halted After Patent Ruling. What Happens Next.
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Bausch Health Stock Halted After Patent Ruling. What Happens Next.

Text size Bausch Health stock was on pace for its lowest close since November 1995. Timothy Fadek/Bloomberg A federal court ruling has dealt a blow to Bausch Health by appearing to clear the way for generic competition for the company’s drug Xifaxan. Bausch Health stock (ticker: BHC) plummeted more than 50% Thursday ...
As Ontario ERs buckle, nurse groups want international applicants’ licenses expedited
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As Ontario ERs buckle, nurse groups want international applicants’ licenses expedited

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted July 28, 2022 2:52 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size -A Larger font Increase article font size A+ Ontario nursing organizations are calling for a faster licensing process for thousands of internationally trained nurses awaiting a decision from the profession’s regulator. The calls from nursing groups, including the Registered Nurses Association of Ontario, have taken on added urgency as some hospitals have recently been pushed to temporarily close ERs due to staffing shortages. Read more: Nursing students backstop Tor...