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Is Medicaid the new moneymaker for insurers in California?

Medicaid, viewed as a source of health coverage for millions of Americans from low-income backgrounds, seems to be the new money-spinner for insurers in California. With big names in the trade using the taxpayer-funded program to make billions, there is a growing perception of insurers being enriched by the poor. A recent analysis of state […]

Human Rights Day: Torture in US prisons leaves inmates mentally ill
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“Remove that damned tongue ring,” yelled a hefty prison officer, holding his Taser at 20-year-old Whitney Wakefield’s (name changed) head. Standing in a women’s cell of the California State Prison in Lancaster, Los Angeles County, Wakefield was ordered to disrobe completely, remove all jewelry and change to prison uniform. “I will tase you,” shouted the […]

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In a laudable move to combat the shortage of beds in state hospitals, West Valley Detention Center in Rancho Cucamonga, San Bernardino has decided to allow more inmates struggling with mental health issues to be treated within the jail premises by registered behavioral health workers. About 96 inmates with mental disorders, deemed unfit to face […]

Gracie Gold backs out from US championships over poor mental health
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Citing her mental health problems, two-time U.S. figure skating champion Gracie Gold announced on Nov. 17, 2017, that she would not participate in the 2018 championships to be held in San Jose, California. The winner of the 2014 and 2016 championships said she was currently seeking professional treatment for an eating disorder, besides anxiety and […]

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The passage of GOP tax bill in the Senate appeared in trouble on Nov. 15, 2017, after a few moderate Republican senators opposed the legislation, which critics said could damage the health care system in the United States. According to a Congressional Budget Office estimate, the bill is designed to effectively repeal the Obamacare individual […]

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Most Americans spend a large part of their long waking hours at workplace. Their emotional health depends on the office environment and work culture. However, in spite of the huge role of the workplace in employees’ well-being, most employers tend to ignore the importance of mental health. Though it is true that genetics and prior […]

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The proposed legislation put forward by Republican Senators — Lindsey Graham of South Carolina and Bill Cassidy of Louisiana – to repeal Obamacare is likely to face a tough challenge in the Congress. Recently, Louisiana State Health Secretary Rebekah Gee wrote to Cassidy expressing her deep concerns about the impact of the bill on her […]

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The United States is one of the few countries in the world with a large number of senior adults living with HIV. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), in 2013, older adults aged 55 and above accounted for 26 percent (319,900) of the estimated 1.2 million people living with diagnosed or […]

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In recent years, the world has been taken over by a comparatively new phenomenon called social media networking. Platforms such as Google+, MySpace, Facebook and Twitter have facilitated the fusion of technology with social interaction using Internet-based applications. Social media is a powerful tool to share information, ideas, opinions and conversations. However, criminals have exploited […]

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The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) has established a working definition of recovery from mental health and substance use disorders (MH/SUD) as a “process of change through which individuals improve their health and wellness, live self-directed lives, and strive to reach their full potential.” Recovery can be facilitated by making sure that […]