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Kaua’i County Health Office survey finds most remain concerned about COVID-19 Posted on August 16, 2022 in COVID-19, Newsroom LIHUE – The Kauaʻi District Health Office of the Department of Health (DOH) released the preliminary report of its July Community Assessment of Public Health Emergency Response (CASPER) survey to gauge community perception of Kauaʻi’s efforts …

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Utah Health: Discovery of rare genetic mutation could lead to better diabetes treatments – State of Reform

A rare genetic mutation may help explain why some families are more susceptible to diabetes and kidney failure, according to a new study led by University of Utah Health scientists. They say the discovery, made within multiple generations of a single family, could eventually lead to better treatments for these conditions among a variety of …

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SoCal driver’s mental health deteriorated before crash that killed 5, prosecutor says

The driver suspected of causing a fiery crash that killed five people, including a pregnant woman, near Los Angeles suffered from worsening mental health problems and was involuntarily committed to psychiatric treatment, prosecutors said Monday as they sought to deny her pretrial release.Nicole Lorraine Linton was charged last week with six counts of murder and …

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Accelerator Apps: Can Technology Improve Mental Health in Older Adults?

Technology can help seniors’ mental health and medication management. It can be devastating to watch seniors struggle with memory problems, low mood, anxiety or lack of motivation, especially during times of physical distancing. With waiting lists for mental health appointments stretching for months, you may wonder about alternatives. Contact with family members or faith leaders …

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State lawmakers prepare proposals to improve children’s mental health care – Oregon Capital Chronicle

Oregon lawmakers are working on bills ahead of the 2023 legislative session to help tens of thousands of children suffering from mental health issues. State Sen. Sara Gelser Blouin, who chairs the Senate mental health committee, told the Capital Chronicle she is working on legislation to improve access to mental health services by strengthening the …

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