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Scientists Expand Study on Air Quality Impact on Health
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Scientists Expand Study on Air Quality Impact on Health

By SHERAZ SADIQ, Oregon Public BroadcastingScientists at the Oregon Institute of Technology were recently awarded a $1 million grant from the federal government that could result in research that improves health outcomes in Southern Oregon due to wildfire smoke.Since 2019, a team of Oregon Tech scientists has been studying the capacity of hospitals in the Rogue Valley to handle patients arriving with respiratory problems during wildfires when air quality plummets due to wildfires.“If it’s in what we call ‘the purple,’ which is the really bad air quality, the likelihood that a hospital is going to exceed their capacity goes up to about 70 percent,” Kyle Chapman, an associate professor of sociology and population health at the Oregon Institute of Technology, told Oregon Public Broadcastin...
What impact does race have on mental health? New U. hire to explore, address disparities
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What impact does race have on mental health? New U. hire to explore, address disparities

The Hunstman Mental Health Institute and the University of Utah education department have announced a new hire to explore racial disparities in mental health services as a part of a larger collaboration. (Steve Griffin, Deseret News) Estimated read time: 2-3 minutesSALT LAKE CITY — The Hunstman Mental Health Institute and University of Utah education department have announced a new hire to explore racial disparities in mental health services as a part of a larger collaboration.Racial disparities in health services were illuminated during the COVID-19 pandemic — with minorities experiencing the highest rates of coronavirus deaths and case counts nationw...
‘American Pickers’ Frank Fritz’s co-star shares health update
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‘American Pickers’ Frank Fritz’s co-star shares health update

“American Pickers” star Mike Wolfe has updated fans on his castmate Frank Fritz’s health following his stroke. On Monday, Wolfe, 58, told People that he hopes fans will keep Fritz, 56, in “their thoughts and prayers.” “The most important thing is that we allow him time to heal and giving [sic] him the space to do so,” he said. Fritz was hospitalized earlier this month and, last week, Wolfe spoke about the news to his fans on Instagram. “I have been very private in the past year in regards to Franks [sic] life and the journey he’s been on,” Wolfe wrote on social media at the time. “There has been lots of opinions in regards to mine and Frank’s friendship and the show but now is not the time to set the record straight. Now is the time to pray for my fr...