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Can Home Care Workers Help Older Adults Escape Late Life Depression And Anxiety?

Jan 18, 2020 , Forbes
Older adults need people in their lives who know them well enough to detect the beginnings of a downward spiral and care enough to pull them out....
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A bunch of people in tech are setting resolutions to spend less time using tech

Jan 02, 2020 , CNBC Health
After days at the office working on a computer, many tech workers are dead-set on picking up new hobbies in 2020 like painting, playing board games, learning a language or picking up a musical...
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Long Work Hours Linked to High Blood Pressure

Dec 28, 2019 , CardioSmart
Working more than 40 hours a week may increase risk of high blood pressure, finds study of white-collar...
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13 Smart Strategies For Keeping Remote Tech Workers Informed

Dec 27, 2019 , Forbes
Technology has eased the borders of how and where we can work, but clear communication still remains central to making it...
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Hospitals Aim To Bolster Communities’ Overall Health To Help Address Socio-Economic, Racial Inequities

Dec 17, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
Health systems are trying innovative ways--like building a warehouse distribution facility and committing to hiring marginalized workers--to improve overall health outcomes. The push is part of a larger trend for health systems to tackle problems beyond just treating patients. In other hospital news: price transparency, co-ops, mental health care, a $1.8 billion settlement, and...
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Ebola spreads in Congo after militants attack treatment camp: WHO

Dec 14, 2019 , Reuters
Cases of the deadly Ebola virus have risen in the Democratic Republic of Congo where health care workers remain largely cut off from the disease's hotspots since militants attacked their camp, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Friday....
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KHN’s ‘What The Health?’: Legislate-A-Palooza

Dec 13, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
The House passed legislation that would give federal workers 12 weeks of paid parental leave. The measure appears headed for passage in the Senate, and President Donald Trump has promised to sign the measure into law. Meanwhile, House and Senate lawmakers have a tentative deal on surprise medical bills, but don’t count on a compromise just yet. Joanne Kenen of Politico, Kimberly Leonard of the Washington Examiner and Emmarie Huetteman of Kaiser Health News join guest host Mary Agnes Carey of...
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Is There Really A Safer Football Helmet? Probably Not, And Trying To Create It Might Bring On More Harm

Dec 13, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
Football is the most popular sport in the U.S., but worries over brain injuries are spurring a flurry of designs for a safe helmet. “You can make whatever changes you want, but in the end it’s all physics,” one researcher said. “Talking of new and better buffers is like Goldilocks and the three foams.” News about public health issues is on food safety, a new approach to amputations, sexual abuse in juvenile detention centers, the men behind a menstrual cycle myth, mental health help...
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Only a quarter of U.S. childcare centers require kids to have flu shots

Dec 13, 2019 , Reuters
(Reuters Health) - Only a quarter of childcare centers in the United States require children in their care to get a flu shot, and even fewer require childcare workers to be vaccinated, U.S. researchers reported on Thursday....
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Warren Pivots When Asked By Worried Union Workers If Their Negotiated Coverage Will Be Protected

Dec 11, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
Union workers, which can be a powerful voting bloc for Democrats, are concerned that a "Medicare for All" plan will upend the hard-won coverage they've negotiated for themselves. "What you’ve got is something I want to see replicated all across America," Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) said. But she didn't answer how she would protect their coverage....
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Vaping May Have Triggered Lung Illness Typically Only Seen in Metalworkers

Dec 07, 2019 , MedicineNet
Title: Vaping May Have Triggered Lung Illness Typically Only Seen in MetalworkersCategory: Health NewsCreated: 12/5/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 12/6/2019 12:00:00...
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Vaping Tied to Lung Illness Seen in Metalworkers

Dec 06, 2019 , WebMD
The disease, called hard-metal pneumoconiosis or "cobalt lung," usually occurs when people inhale mineral dusts caused by metal grinding, said senior researcher Dr. Kirk Jones, a pathologist with the University of California, San...
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UV lights in hospitals could help limit bacteria on phones

Dec 05, 2019 , Reuters
(Reuters Health) - Ultraviolet sanitizing devices could be stationed around hospitals to help prevent the spread of bacteria on workers' devices like smartphones, a small Canadian study suggests....
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Doctors Spot a New, Severe Lung Illness Tied to Vaping

Nov 22, 2019 , WebMD
The condition is similar to "popcorn lung," which is seen in workers exposed to the chemical flavoring diacetyl, an ingredient used to produce microwave popcorn, researchers...
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Out-Of-Network Barriers Five Times More Likely For Mental Health Than Medical Care

Nov 21, 2019 , Forbes
U.S. workers are having a far more difficult time accessing mental health care with out-of-network barriers compared to physical health care, a new study...
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Canadian teen developed 'popcorn lung' type injury from vaping: report

Nov 21, 2019 , Reuters
Researchers in Canada have identified a new kind of vaping-related lung injury they believe is linked to flavorings in conventional vape pens, causing symptoms similar to the "popcorn lung" injury seen in workers exposed to flavorings in microwave popcorn....
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State Highlights: NYC Outlines Plans To Train 18,000 City Workers To Help Homeless; Jury Finds Baltimore Paint Firm Liable For Child’s Lead Exposure In Study

Nov 16, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
Media outlets report on news from New York, Maryland, California, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Missouri, Louisiana, New Hampshire, Florida, Connecticut, Tennessee, South Dakota, and...
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This Tech Startup Wants To Protect Hospital Staff From Potential Violence

Nov 14, 2019 , Forbes
Strongline has created a device that makes it easier for nurses and other healthcare workers to call for help....
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Trump's 'conscience' rule for healthcare workers struck down by U.S. judge

Nov 07, 2019 , Reuters
A federal judge on Wednesday voided a White House-backed rule making it easier for doctors, nurses and other healthcare providers to avoid performing abortions and other medical services on religious or moral grounds....
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Livongo founder says tech workers want to work at mission-driven companies: 'They come to us'

Nov 05, 2019 , CNBC Health
At CNBC's @Work conference, Livongo's executive chairman Glen Tullman said it's gotten easier for health-tech companies to recruit tech talent from Silicon...
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