Online Health – H Fan http://h-fan.net/ Mon, 16 May 2022 17:21:32 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://h-fan.net/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/icon-2-150x150.png Online Health – H Fan http://h-fan.net/ 32 32 Dementia and Alzheimer’s in Indian Country https://h-fan.net/dementia-and-alzheimers-in-indian-country/ Mon, 16 May 2022 17:21:32 +0000 https://h-fan.net/dementia-and-alzheimers-in-indian-country/ Details By Wesley Wright May 16, 2022 Dementia affects millions of lives across the United States, and Native people are at particular risk given their social background. According to the Alzheimer’s Association, until 1 in 3 Native American elders will develop Alzheimer’s disease or another form of dementia. Experts say there are a litany of […]]]>

Dementia affects millions of lives across the United States, and Native people are at particular risk given their social background. According to the Alzheimer’s Association, until 1 in 3 Native American elders will develop Alzheimer’s disease or another form of dementia. Experts say there are a litany of factors that affect how and where native people receive care for dementia, and healthcare professionals need to be aware of them.

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Like much of the American population, Native Americans have benefited from advances in medicine and health care over the past few decades. Ironically, the longer life they currently live makes them more vulnerable to physical and mental illnesses that develop in old age.

“Historically, native people died much earlier,” said Dr. Blythe Winchester, a member of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians in North Carolina. “They weren’t reaching an age where you would expect dementia or other neurodivergent issues, because they weren’t aging enough.”

Location can also be a factor, as access to medical care is more difficult in some parts of the country. “We know that many of us are located in rural districts,” Dr Winchester said. The Federal Department of Health and Human Services‘ Office of Minority Health estimates that 22% of Native Americans live on reservations or other tribal lands.

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Medical providers in rural areas “often have never received the proper training” to work with people seeking to manage dementia care, said Jolie Crowder, senior project manager for the International Association. for Indigenous Aging. A shortage of immediately available resources, she added, means providers who want to refer someone to outside care often have a shoddy referral network.

Although they have lived longer overall, many Aboriginal people worry about how doctors will treat them. A special report published in March 2021 by the Chicago-based Alzheimer’s Association found that less than half of Indigenous people surveyed believe they can find a “culturally competent” provider, and nearly a third of Indigenous caregivers have reported feeling suppliers or staff don’t listen to them because of their race.

“They thought they would be treated unfairly,” said Dr. Carl Hill, the association’s diversity, equity and inclusion manager. “Affordability is also a factor.”

United States Census Bureau data from 2018 showed the Indigenous poverty rate at 25.4%, the highest among racial minorities in the country.

“Institutional distrust is a huge factor, said Jessica Wolf, owner and founder of Project Mosaic, a Denver-based consulting firm that helped the state of Colorado publicize its dementia plan last year. last. “They don’t trust strangers entering their homes.”

Wolf, who is of Ponca/Ojibwe/Santee ancestry, said that in collecting survey data, she and others have repeatedly found that even the thought of bringing in a nurse or a caretaker to help elderly family members is a no-start for many Aboriginal people.

Ka’imi Sinclair, professor of nursing at Washington State University ⁠ – an unenrolled Western Cherokee ⁠ – acknowledged that shoddy and unethical research in the past had stifled collecting information that would be useful to academics and physicians.

“We’re trying to collect more genetic data, which is difficult because of abuses from past research,” she said, noting that there is relatively little historical data on dementia and mental health issues. related among natives. “It’s been used to stereotype people and all sorts of other things.”

Cultural nuances

Many tribes hold a particularly vaunted place for elders, which can complicate matters if the elderly may need care beyond what they can get at home.

“There is a socio-cultural component,” Dr. Hill said. “They are really supportive and hold their elders in high regard, and sometimes that can mean they’re more likely to take care of their elders at home.”

Jolie Crowder said the stigma people might associate with dementia and its symptoms can prevent families from tackling it head-on.

“You don’t want your elders to be ashamed, because of the great respect for elders in your culture,” she said.

Medical problems common among native people can exacerbate dementia, Ka’imi Sinclair noted. “We know that diabetes and hypertension, when left unchecked, can lead to dementia,” she explained, adding that the federal government has become more willing in recent years to help fund the disease. research to detail the links between them.

Even the symptoms of dementia can be interpreted in different ways, depending on the given context. Where a provider might see symptoms associated with dementia and other neurocognitive issues, some Indigenous people might see a condition for rent.

“Some tribes actually believe that dementia is related to living in the spiritual realm,” Jessica Wolf said. “These connections are actually very powerful.”

Dr. Winchester said she was aware of many times when a provider who is unaware of Indigenous contexts may not respond positively or patiently to those with symptoms of dementia, or to the ways in which members of their family choose to react.

“We have these things in our culture that to others may seem far-fetched,” she said.

Crowder knows of tribes that have a tradition of never naming illnesses, which can greatly complicate responding to any diagnosis. A colleague of his, a doctor from Oklahoma, told him that it might even prevent them from talking about dementia.

“We wondered if in some cultures that’s why there’s no word for dementia and other related issues,” she said. “Indeed, not naming it may be a way to avoid claiming it, so to speak.”

The encroachment of other cultures on native life has caused some to fall back on the ways of past generations in some cases.

“I sometimes wonder if we had access to all of these methods, if we would even have such a serious problem,” with dementia and other related disorders, Crowder said.

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Dr. Scott Jensen Wins GOP Endorsement for Minnesota Governor | Health https://h-fan.net/dr-scott-jensen-wins-gop-endorsement-for-minnesota-governor-health/ Sat, 14 May 2022 23:31:19 +0000 https://h-fan.net/dr-scott-jensen-wins-gop-endorsement-for-minnesota-governor-health/ By STEVE KARNOWSKI – Associated Press ROCHESTER, Minn. (AP) — Dr. Scott Jensen, skeptical of the government’s response to COVID-19, won the Minnesota GOP’s endorsement after a mad dash Saturday to challenge Democratic Governor Tim Walz in the November elections, overtaking the peak in the ninth round with 65% of the vote. Jensen, a former […]]]>

By STEVE KARNOWSKI – Associated Press

ROCHESTER, Minn. (AP) — Dr. Scott Jensen, skeptical of the government’s response to COVID-19, won the Minnesota GOP’s endorsement after a mad dash Saturday to challenge Democratic Governor Tim Walz in the November elections, overtaking the peak in the ninth round with 65% of the vote.

Jensen, a former state senator who led on the first two ballots, regained the lead on the seventh ballot with 59%, just below the 60% needed to claim approval, once Lexington Mayor, Mike Murphy, supported him after being eliminated on the sixth ballot. .

“Game over,” Jensen told delegates, accompanied by his running mate, former Minnesota Viking and Baltimore Raven Matt Birk, who have used repeated footballing metaphors to inflame their supporters.

Jensen’s return ended a wave of business executive Kendall Qualls, who fell to 33% in the final ballot after taking the lead in the fourth round. But Jensen hit a snag in the road when Qualls, who was trying to become Minnesota’s first black GOP governor endorsement, told delegates that Murphy falsely claimed that Qualls had offered to make Murphy his running mate and then took over. the offer.

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The claim angered some Qualls delegates and forced two extra ballots. And Qualls clearly did not appear on stage with Jensen for the traditional party unity show, ending the convention on a divisive note.

But Qualls and most other candidates have pledged to honor the party endorsement and give up the right to run in the Aug. 9 GOP primary, and state Chairman David Hann told reporters that he didn’t expect Jensen to face a serious challenge. Former President Donald Trump, still a powerful force within the party, endorsed no one in Minnesota races.

“Minnesota Republicans have chosen the most extreme and dangerous candidate to lead their party in the fall, Minnesota Democratic Party Chairman Ken Martin said in a statement. “In the past two weeks alone, Scott Jensen has promised to ban abortions for rape victims and throw one of his political opponents in jail. Minnesotans want their leaders to focus on helping working families, but Scott Jensen is only interested in his far-right political agenda.”

Jensen, who entered the convention as the presumptive frontrunner, admitted he got nervous when he fell behind for four ballots in a row.

“But what made me even more nervous was that I had no idea what was going to happen next,” Jensen said. “And, you know, as a doctor, the last thing you want is to be in a position where you don’t have control of the situation. So it was a wild ride. I wouldn’t hide it.

The 2,100 delegates were aiming to complete their work by a 6 p.m. Saturday deadline to leave the Rochester Mayo Civic Center, but the relatively quick and smooth electronic voting process on Friday reduces the chances of running out of time and leaving without approval. Delegates and party leaders hope that at least one of their candidates will become the first Republican elected to statewide office since Governor Tim Pawlenty was re-elected in 2006.

Jensen, a family doctor from Chaska, started the race early and raised the most money. He has built a national following by framing his skepticism of the COVID-19 vaccine — and his opposition to mask mandates and school and business closures — as support for medical freedom. He highlighted in his speech his efforts as a state senator to speak out against the Walz administration’s handling of the pandemic.

“Everyone in this room has understood on some level that Tim Walz has failed. He’s done. But who’s going to step forward? Who’s going to serve for the benefit, safety and protection of everyone? Who’s going to help Minnesota to be the bright, shining star of the North again?” Jensen asked in a video leading up to his speech. “The answer is you.”

Jensen was accompanied onstage several times by Birk, who reminded delegates that he refused to go to the White House after the Ravens’ 2013 Super Bowl victory because of President Barack Obama’s support for the right to justice. ‘abortion.

Qualls highlighted his rise from poverty, to going to college, to becoming an army officer and business leader. He said his life testifies to the failure of the Democratic agenda and shows that the American dream is still alive.

“The radical left thinks I shouldn’t be here. The media thinks I shouldn’t be here. Tim Walz wishes I wasn’t there at all,” Qualls said to loud applause. “And poor Joe Biden, he tells people who look like me that I’m not black, we’re not black, we didn’t vote for him. Well, after voting for Donald J. Trump for president – ​​both times – and I’m still black. And I’m still a Republican. And I’m going to be Joe Biden and Tim Walz’s worst nightmare.

Paul Gazelka, former Senate Majority Leader, a state senator from East Gull Lake who stressed his support for law enforcement, dropped out after the third ballot and threw his support behind Qualls. Senator Michelle Benson of Ham Lake, who had been a candidate but dropped out before the convention, joined Gazelka in supporting Qualls.

However, it was unclear on Saturday if Jensen would escape a serious primary challenge. Former Hennepin County Sheriff Rich Stanek who was seeking approval, was sidelined by a recent car accident, skipped the convention while he recovers and has not announced a decision. Hann acknowledged that he hasn’t spoken with the Stanek campaign recently.

“Rich and his campaign team are evaluating all options moving forward to beat Walz in November,” his campaign said in a statement Saturday.

On Friday evening, the convention approved business lawyer Jim Schultz for attorney general, an office Minnesota Republicans have not won since 1968. He hopes to oust incumbent Keith Ellison, a former congressman who led the prosecution team who won ex-officer Derek Chauvin’s murder conviction in Floyd’s death.

Schultz defeated Doug Wardlow, who was the party’s candidate in 2018 and is general counsel at MyPillow. That company’s CEO, Mike Lindell, gained national notoriety for perpetuating the false claim that Trump won the 2020 election. Former Washington County Judge Tad Jude and attorney Lynne Torgerson also lost. Former lawmaker Dennis Smith plans to challenge Schultz in the GOP primary.

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Moving the Needle on Mental Health https://h-fan.net/moving-the-needle-on-mental-health/ Thu, 12 May 2022 01:06:49 +0000 https://h-fan.net/moving-the-needle-on-mental-health/ 4 organizations offer unexpected and active approaches to mental health therapy in Chicago Sometimes a single experience can change everything, change your perspective and open your mind to possibilities. And many in Chicago are looking for such experiences. From the pandemic to economic uncertainty, from climate change to societal unrest, many factors have fueled anxiety, […]]]>

4 organizations offer unexpected and active approaches to mental health therapy in Chicago

Sometimes a single experience can change everything, change your perspective and open your mind to possibilities. And many in Chicago are looking for such experiences.

From the pandemic to economic uncertainty, from climate change to societal unrest, many factors have fueled anxiety, depression and grief in recent years. In fact, anxiety and depression jumped 25% globally in the first year of the pandemicreported the World Health Organization in March.

Chicagoans were no exception. According to Chicago Health Atlas.

But not everyone here has access to conventional mental health treatments. Instead, local organizations are tackling mental health issues through non-traditional approaches, such as outdoor sports, improv, yoga, and theater, providing unique spaces to connect and heal.

And although mental health has taken a higher place in the national conversation in recent years, a societal reluctance to talk openly about mental health issues remains.

“Nobody says, ‘Hey, Tuesday over dinner, you want to talk about schizophrenia?’ Nobody is dedicating that time,” says Heather Bodie, executive artistic director of Erasing the Distance, a nonprofit theater company that documents mental health stories and shares them on stage. “That’s why we exist, to make time for conversation.”

Various treatment options have the potential to reach unexpected people in unexpected ways. These four Chicago organizations are moving mental health discussions beyond the therapy couch, tackling stigma and creating spaces for healing through non-traditional therapy approaches.

Urban nature therapy

Zorbari Nwidor was 17 when she first saw stars. She camped with Chicago Adventure Therapy in 2012.

“You don’t see stars in Chicago. You see planes and things, and I think that was a really life-changing time, to be out in nature, to look up into the sky and say, ‘Wow, I’ve lived this long, and I’ve never seen stars, she said.

The experience opened up the world of Nwidor. Two years later, she became an intern at Chicago Adventure Therapy. Today, she is part of the organization’s senior program staff.

Since 2007, Chicago Adventure Therapy has promoted mental health, social skills, and personal responsibility through outdoor activities such as paddling, camping, biking, and rock climbing.

The organization prioritizes diversity and inclusion, and most attendees are young people of color between the ages of 13 and 17 — a group traditionally underrepresented in outdoor activities. Chicago Adventure Therapy has worked with a range of young people – including people in need of mental health support, refugees, gang members and homeless youth. In 2021, the program served over 750 people.

Adventurers never have to pay. Funding for Chicago Adventure Therapy comes primarily from individual donations and from partner agencies and schools, which comprise the majority of the organization’s participants.

Laura Statesir, Director of Operations at Chicago Adventure Therapy, recalls a young Chicago resident with a family legacy of gang involvement whose perspective changed after taking a trip to Chicago Adventure Therapy. Now he is in college.

“Just going on this trip where everything we were doing was different – paddling, camping and seeing stars – he started to think that maybe there was something slightly different there than the results we did. he thought was predetermined for his life,” Statesir says. .

Mental health through documentary theater

Heather Bodie, executive artistic director of Erasing the Distance, joined ETD in 2013 as an actress and decided to stay long-term after her first show, where she heard from the family of a Vietnam War veteran finally understand his struggle with PTSD. (Yuliya Klochan/MEDILL)

clear distance performances create self-compassion as participants witness the stories of others and see their own stories reflected.

After performances, audiences often stay after to chat with the cast, further exploring the issues, says Executive Artistic Director Heather Bodie. Audience members share their own experiences and reactions, exploring difficult mental health topics such as grief and loss or men’s mental health.

“I’ll never forget [what] this person told me after a show,” Bodie says. The person confessed that they just wanted to listen, not talk about their own story. But after the performance, they said, “I’m going to go find a therapist.

Erase the Distance uses the power of storytelling to tackle difficult topics. Staff members conduct 60-90 minute interviews with people who volunteer to share their personal stories of mental health issues. Staff then shape the interviews into 10-minute monologues performed by professional actors.

“It was an exercise in freedom,” says Melanie Thompson, now a partner at Erasing the Distance, of her own storytelling experience. “To see someone show me so much compassion, even just to tell my story, it moved me. I felt so grateful to have shared and so grateful to the actor.

Bodie says many storytellers have told him that hearing their story increases their self-compassion. “Yes, there are tears, but there are also tons of laughter. There’s pain, but there’s also tons of joy, exploration, and discovery. It’s so cool to hear what someone else is going through and how they’re dealing with it,” she says.

To date, the Chicago-based nonprofit has collected more than 300 stories and performed at venues in the Chicago area and across the country.

Erase Distances public productions are free, but custom programs and workshops come at a cost. Staff are constantly collecting mental health reports and have released a podcast with the stories, available on Spotify.

Improv comedy as therapy

Angela Nino of the Improv Therapy Group sits at a table with a green notebook.
Angela Nino, CEO of Improv Therapy Group, co-founded the group in 2017 to help people practice therapy skills in a safe environment with games. (Yuliya Klochan/MEDILL)

Sometimes theater and therapy are not so far apart.

“When I was doing my own therapy and doing my own work on myself, I realized that my improv teacher and my therapist were telling me the same things,” says Angela Nino, founder and CEO of Improvisation therapy group.

Nino found it easier to explore emotions in the safe environment of improvisation. So she texted her teacher offering to start a comedy and improv therapy program. When his teacher responded with a thumbs up, Nino started Improv Therapy Group to use improvisation to help people deal with mental health issues in unexpected and dynamic ways.

The group works primarily with therapists, who then use improvisational games with their clients. Improv Therapy Group also offers sessions for clergy and corrections officers, and is developing a module for law enforcement. Participants come from the Chicago area and beyond, including some who joined New Zealand and the UK via Zoom.

Improv uses a “yes and” technique that is useful in other areas of life, Nino says. Saying “yes and” instead of “no” forces people to lean on another’s words and worlds – ultimately expanding their own.

Create stillness through yoga

A group of people in a Chicago field practice yoga to address mental health.
Since 2020, The Healing, a Chicago-based mental health discussion and yoga group, has provided space for black and brown men to process and release trauma. (Photo courtesy of The Healing)

The power and peace of yoga can promote healing. But for some populations, yoga isn’t always a go-to option.

In the summer of 2020, the United States was in turmoil with the pandemic and civil unrest. Andrew Smith and Tristan Lewis felt emotionally heavy, as did many black men they spoke to.

To help process the traumas of the year, Smith and Lewis hosted a 6 a.m. yoga session on a Sunday in June at a park in South Loop. Ten men answered yes; more than 20 showed up.

“I realized that a lot of guys had never set foot in a yoga studio before,” says Lewis, co-founder of The healing, a Chicago organization that uses yoga to boost the mental health of brown and black men. He adds that black men generally don’t frequent yoga studios because, due to the lack of representation in the space, many don’t feel completely comfortable.

“It was something that we benefited greatly from, from a mental standpoint,” Lewis says, of the first yoga session. “It was also comical because we were all trying to do these yoga poses, but we didn’t know what we were doing.”

The nonprofit temporarily moved its free monthly yoga sessions online due to the pandemic, but Lewis and her colleagues recently brought back in-person sessions.

“Yoga can help promote mental health healing, simply by getting all of us to stay still,” Lewis says. “The power of stillness is unmatched.” The Healing also runs community outreach sessions and has a dedicated group chat for members.

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Bunkpurugu health center faces closure: lack of medical consumables https://h-fan.net/bunkpurugu-health-center-faces-closure-lack-of-medical-consumables/ Tue, 10 May 2022 09:31:25 +0000 https://h-fan.net/bunkpurugu-health-center-faces-closure-lack-of-medical-consumables/ Bunkpurugu health center in the North East region is in the process of closing due to the unavailability of essential drugs and medical supplies. The situation at the facility, which is the referral center for the district, has affected the delivery of health care in the region. Patients visiting the facility with conditions that could […]]]>

Bunkpurugu health center in the North East region is in the process of closing due to the unavailability of essential drugs and medical supplies.

The situation at the facility, which is the referral center for the district, has affected the delivery of health care in the region.

Patients visiting the facility with conditions that could be treated at the health center are referred to Bindu Government Hospital, which is about 100 kilometers away.

Some patients admitted to the facility are sometimes forced to buy prescribed drugs from chemical stores around town, sources told the health center’s Daily Graphic.

The facility has only two wards – a maternity ward and another that accommodates male and female patients on admission. The “unisex” service does not have toilets.

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The facility’s medical assistant, Ibrahim Abubakar, declined to comment on the situation.

Bunkpurugu/Nakpanduri District Chief Executive Officer, Joseph Louknaan, however, said the health center had run out of medical consumables due to non-payment of National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) claims.

“I received several complaints, so I had discussions with the district health director, and he indicated that due to non-payment of claims, they do not receive the drugs from the regional medical stores. “

‘We also don’t have accredited pharmacies here where health workers can always prescribe patients to collect so that the NHIS pays later. So the only option for the establishment is to prescribe them to go buy, he said.

He said the facility was not up to par with a health center, adding: “I think when we finish the Agenda 111 hospitals project, it will help solve the problems.”

Concerns

Currently, the three ambulances at the health center are out of order, forcing the public to use motorbikes to transport referred patients.

A pregnant woman, Naamimok, told the Daily Graphic that she had been prescribed medicine to buy in town because the medicine covered by NHIS was not in stock.

“The challenge is that I’m a pregnant woman and the pharmacies in town are far from here,” she said.

Another resident, Konlan Larbik, called on the authorities to provide the facility with medical consumables to improve health care delivery.

Northern Regional Health Director Dr John B. Eleeza at the 2021 Annual Health Sector Performance Review Meeting in Nalerigu in April revealed that the North East Region owes stores regional medical around GH¢6 million.

“The reason we don’t have enough drugs in our facilities, both in the North and North East regions, is that we have incurred such high debts that now the suppliers are saying if you don’t pay, they will not supply you”.

“As of the end of yesterday, the North East alone owes about GH¢6 million and the Northern region owes about the same, and the Savannah region owes just a little more. So if we are unable to pay the suppliers there will come a time when when we call they will not answer and our facilities will remain empty,” he said.

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Workers grapple with new stresses as they return to the office | Health https://h-fan.net/workers-grapple-with-new-stresses-as-they-return-to-the-office-health/ Sun, 08 May 2022 16:39:33 +0000 https://h-fan.net/workers-grapple-with-new-stresses-as-they-return-to-the-office-health/ NEW YORK (AP) — Last summer, Julio Carmona began weaning himself off an all-remote work schedule by showing up at the office once a week. The new hybrid schedule of his job at a state agency in Stratford, Connecticut still allowed him to spend time cooking dinner for his family and taking his teenage daughter […]]]>

NEW YORK (AP) — Last summer, Julio Carmona began weaning himself off an all-remote work schedule by showing up at the office once a week.

The new hybrid schedule of his job at a state agency in Stratford, Connecticut still allowed him to spend time cooking dinner for his family and taking his teenage daughter to basketball.

But over the next few months, he faces the likelihood of more mandatory days at the office. And that creates stress for the father of three.

Carmona, 37, whose father died of COVD-19 last year, worries about contracting the virus but he also ticks off a list of other anxieties: rising lunch and gas costs, care of her newborn and her struggle to maintain a healthy work-life balance.

“Working from home has been a lot less stressful when it comes to work-life balance,” said Carmona, who works in finance at the Connecticut Department of Children and Families. “You are more productive because there are far fewer distractions.”

As more companies mandate a return to the office, workers are having to readapt to pre-pandemic rituals like long commutes, juggling childcare and physically interacting with co-workers. But those routines got tougher two years later. Spending more time with colleagues could increase exposure to the coronavirus, for example, while inflation has increased lunch and travel costs.

Among workers who were remote and returned at least one day a week in person, more say things in general have gotten better rather than worse and that they have been more productive rather than less, a poll from April from The Associated Press-NORC Public Affairs Research Center shows. But the stress level of these workers is high.

Overall, among employed adults, the April AP-NORC poll shows 16% say they work remotely, 13% work both remotely and in person, and 72% say they only work online. nobody.

Thirty-nine percent of employees who had worked from home but have returned to the office say the way things are generally improved since returning to the workplace in person, while 23% say the things got worse; 38% say things have stayed the same. Forty-five percent say the amount of work done has improved, while 18% say it has deteriorated.

But 41% of returning workers say their level of stress has gotten worse; 22% say it has improved and 37% say it has not changed.

Even workers who have been in person throughout the pandemic are more negative than positive about how the pandemic has impacted their working lives. Thirty-five percent say the way things are in general has gotten worse, while 20% say it has gotten better. Fifty percent say their stress got worse, while only 11% say it got better; 39% say there is no difference.

At least half of in-person workers say balancing responsibilities, potential exposure to COVID at work, commuting and social interactions are sources of stress. But less than a third describe these sources of stress as “major”.

People with children were more likely to say their return had a negative effect, in part due to concerns about protecting their families from COVID and maintaining a better work-life balance. Most said it could help alleviate stress if their employer offered more flexible work options and workplace safety precautions against the virus. But for some workers, a physical return – in any form – will be difficult to manage.

“A lot of people have gotten used to working from home. It’s been two years, said Jessica Edwards, national director of strategic alliances and development at the National Alliance on Mental Illness, a US-based advocacy group. “For companies, it’s about prioritizing mental health and communicating about it. They shouldn’t be afraid to ask their employees how they’re really doing.”

Companies like Vanguard are now developing virtual wellness workshops that started at or before the start of the pandemic. They are also extending the benefits to include meditation apps and virtual therapy. Meanwhile, Target, which hasn’t set a mandatory return, is giving teams the option to adjust meeting times earlier or later in the day to accommodate employee schedules.

A lot is at stake. Estimates show that untreated mental illness can cost businesses up to $300 billion a year, largely due to impacts on productivity, absenteeism, and increased medical and disability, according to the National Alliance on Mental Illness.

Russ Glass, CEO of online mental health and wellness platform Headspace Health, said he’s seen a fourfold increase in the use of behavioral health coaching and a fivefold increase in clinical services like therapy and psychiatric help during the pandemic compared to pre-pandemic days. With apps like Ginger and Headspace, the company serves more than 100 million people and 3,500 businesses. Among the main concerns: anxiety about contracting COVID-19 and difficulties in balancing work and private life.

“We haven’t seen it diminish. That level of care just stayed high,” Glass said.

The constant wave of new virus outbreaks did not help.

Francine Yoon, a 24-year-old food scientist at Ajinomoto Health and Nutrition North America in Itasca, Illinois, has been working mostly in person since the pandemic, including at her current job which she started last fall. Yoon said his company has helped ease anxiety by doing things like creating empty meeting rooms and offices to create more distance for those who feel any form of anxiety about being away. proximity to colleagues.

But moving in last year with her older parents, both in their early 60s, led to a heightened level of anxiety as she fears passing the virus on to them. She said each wave of new cases creates some anxiety.

“When the cases are low, I feel comfortable and confident that I’m fine and will be fine,” she said. “When power surges happen, I can’t help but get cautious.”

As for Carmona, he is trying to reduce his stress and plans to participate in his office’s online meditation sessions. He is also considering carpooling to reduce gas costs.

“I’m one of those people who takes it day by day,” he said. “You have to try to keep your stress levels balanced because you’re going to be running your brain thinking about things that could go haywire.”


The AP-NORC poll of 1,085 adults was conducted April 14-18 using a sample drawn from NORC’s probability-based AmeriSpeak panel, which is designed to be representative of the U.S. population. The margin of sampling error for all respondents is plus or minus 3.9 percentage points.


AP writer Haleluya Hadero in New York contributed to this report.


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E-Health Assessment Market is Booming Globally with Top Key Players, Trending Opportunities, SWOT Analysis by Size, Status and Forecast to 2022-2028 https://h-fan.net/e-health-assessment-market-is-booming-globally-with-top-key-players-trending-opportunities-swot-analysis-by-size-status-and-forecast-to-2022-2028/ Fri, 06 May 2022 09:13:27 +0000 https://h-fan.net/e-health-assessment-market-is-booming-globally-with-top-key-players-trending-opportunities-swot-analysis-by-size-status-and-forecast-to-2022-2028/ Online Health Assessment Market The 2022 research report presents a professional and comprehensive analysis of the global eHealth Assessment Market in the current situation. This report includes development plans and policies as well as manufacturing processes and pricing structures for E-Health Assessment. Reports 2022 research report offers an analytical view of the industry by studying […]]]>

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Mobile Health Application Market Size and Forecast https://h-fan.net/mobile-health-application-market-size-and-forecast/ Wed, 04 May 2022 13:02:29 +0000 https://h-fan.net/mobile-health-application-market-size-and-forecast/ New Jersey, United States – Comprehensive analyzes of the fastest growing companies mobile health app market provide information that helps stakeholders identify opportunities and challenges. 2022 markets could be another big year for mobile health apps. This report provides an overview of the company’s activities and financial situation (a company profile is required if you […]]]>

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It describes the behavior of the industry. It also outlines a future direction that will help companies and other stakeholders make informed decisions that will ensure strong returns for years to come. The report provides a practical overview of the global market and its changing environment to help readers make informed decisions about market projects. This report focuses on growth opportunities that allow the market to expand its operations in existing markets.

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The report helps both major players and new entrants to analyze the market in depth. This helps key players determine their business strategy and set goals. The report provides key market insights including niche growth opportunities along with market size, growth rate and forecast in key regions and countries.

The Mobile Health Apps report contains data based on rigorous studies in primary and secondary schools using the best research practices. The report contains exhaustive information which will enable you to evaluate each segment of the Mobile Health Application market. This report has been prepared considering various aspects of market research and analysis. It includes market size estimates, market dynamics, and company and market best practices. Entry marketing strategy, positioning, segmentation, competitive landscape and economic forecasts. Industry-specific technology solutions, roadmap analysis, alignment to key buying criteria, in-depth vendor product benchmarking

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Senate approves extension of Radiation Exposure Compensation Act https://h-fan.net/senate-approves-extension-of-radiation-exposure-compensation-act/ Mon, 02 May 2022 21:57:12 +0000 https://h-fan.net/senate-approves-extension-of-radiation-exposure-compensation-act/ Details By Kelsey Turner May 02, 2022 The US Senate on Thursday unanimously approved a two-year extension of a law compensating those exposed to radiation from atomic weapons testing and uranium mining. the Radiation Exposure Compensation Act (RECA), which is due to expire in July, offers one-time benefit payments to those who have been diagnosed […]]]>

The US Senate on Thursday unanimously approved a two-year extension of a law compensating those exposed to radiation from atomic weapons testing and uranium mining. the Radiation Exposure Compensation Act (RECA), which is due to expire in July, offers one-time benefit payments to those who have been diagnosed with cancer or other illnesses related to radiation exposure. The extension now awaits House approval.

Since its inception in 1990, RECA has given more than $2.4 billion in benefits to more than 38,000 people in Nevada, Utah and other affected areas. Compensation is available to several groups, including “on-site participants” involved in atmospheric testing of an atomic weapon, “ventilators” who were present in certain areas near test sites, and mine miners. uranium, millers and ore haulers who have worked with uranium. If passed, the extension would give people more time to claim compensation.

Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez applauded the Senate’s approval of the extension, saying it “demonstrates strong bipartisan support for former uranium miners, downwinds and many others who have to live with the devastating health effects to date”.

In March, Nez met with members of both political parties in Washington, D.C., where he expressed concerns about Navajos experiencing health effects due to radioactive contamination and exposure to abandoned uranium mines.

“This is a united effort by former uranium miners and their families, to obtain just compensation and benefits for the health problems and adverse effects of uranium mining conducted by the federal government,” Nez said in a Navajo Nation. Press release. “The RECA bill is an opportunity for Congress to be part of something historic for the Navajo people, the Navajo Uranium Radiation Victims Committee and other concerned groups.”

Nez encouraged lawmakers to work toward a long-term solution that would extend RECA through 2040. A invoice sponsored by Idaho Senator Mike Crapo proposes to expand and extend RECA for 19 years after the bill is signed into law.

The Navajo Nation is pushing for this expansion to include all downwinders, create additional categories of uranium workers and radiation-related illnesses, and increase the minimum compensation received by those affected.

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About three quarters of total obesity co https://h-fan.net/about-three-quarters-of-total-obesity-co/ Sun, 01 May 2022 02:04:48 +0000 https://h-fan.net/about-three-quarters-of-total-obesity-co/ Obesity is known to approximately double health care costs in the United States compared to people at a healthy weight. A series of five studies presented this year at the European Congress on Obesity (ECO2022), in Maastricht, the Netherlands and online May 4-7, now shows that around three-quarters of the total costs of obesity for […]]]>

Obesity is known to approximately double health care costs in the United States compared to people at a healthy weight. A series of five studies presented this year at the European Congress on Obesity (ECO2022), in Maastricht, the Netherlands and online May 4-7, now shows that around three-quarters of the total costs of obesity for the health system among people with obesity in the United States are represented by the 20% of the most costly cases.

The studies were led by Dr Marc Evans, University Hospital, Llandough, Penarth, Cardiff, UK, and Dr Jonathan Pearson-Stuttard, Head of Health Analytics at data and analytics firm Lane Clark & ​​Peacock LLP, London, UK, and colleagues.

The five studies covered an 8-year period and included 28,583 obese people in the United States. The authors conclude that: “Health care costs and hospitalization rates are higher for people in higher obesity classes than for lower classes. Our results highlight the relationship between body mass index (BMI) and increasing use of healthcare resources and suggest that the progression of obesity may contribute significantly to the economic burden of disease.

Adults (18 years and older) were identified in the IQVIA Ambulatory Electronic Medical Records Database and linked to the IQVIA PharMetrics Plus Claims Administrative Database, two databases commonly used for large-scale research purposes . Individuals with a BMI of 30 to 70 kg/m² during a reference period (January 1, 2007 to March 31, 2012) and continuously registered in the database for at least one year before their reference year and 8 years of follow-up ( up to 2020) were included in the analysis; those who were pregnant or had cancer at the start of the study were excluded. The index date was the date the person had their BMI measured.

Three cohorts were formed according to obesity class: (class I: BMI 30–<35 kg/m²; class II: BMI 35–<40 kg/m²; class III: BMI 40–<70 kg/m²). Obesity-related complications (ORCs) and total direct health care costs per person (hospitalization, outpatient, and pharmacy costs; measured in 2019 US dollars) were assessed over the course of the baseline year and year 8. High-cost cases were defined as the 20% of cases with the highest total costs in year eight; the remaining cases were designated in the low-cost category.

For the class I obesity group, the 20% of individuals who had the highest healthcare costs accounted for 79% of all healthcare costs for this group; for those with class II obesity, this figure was 77% and for the class III obesity group, 74%. The authors state, “We found that at least three-quarters of the total direct health care costs for people with obesity in US clinical practice came from 20% of individuals. People in the high-cost obesity category had significantly more obesity-related complications than people in the low-cost category, suggesting a clear association between obesity-related complications and economic burden.

A second analysis from the same study population estimated how many CROs (obstructive sleep apnea, heart failure, urinary incontinence, knee osteoarthritis, type 2 diabetes, prediabetes, asthma, psoriasis, gastroesophageal reflux disease, hypertension, dyslipidemia, musculoskeletal -skeletal, atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease and chronic kidney disease/kidney failure) were present in obese people at the start of the study.

The authors found that among 28,583 obese people, 12,686 (44%) had no CRO, 7,242 (25%) had one CRO, 4,180 (15%) had two CROs, and 4,475 (16%) had three or more CROs. The more ORC an individual had, the higher their health care costs at the start of the study; and mean costs increased for all groups over the 8 years of the study, indicating worsening of ORCs or development of others in all categories.

Each year, the costs increased with the number of ORCs; average annual costs per person were highest for individuals with 3 or more ORCs (year 0, $14,290; year 8, $20,078) and lowest for those without index ORCs (year 0, 1 $626; year 8, $7,015). For patients with 1 ORC or 2 ORCs, the costs were $4,649 and $7,089 at year 0, and $9,296 and $11,738 at year 8, respectively.

A third analysis showed a general trend of increasing cumulative costs per patient with increasing obesity class for most ORCs, including established cardiovascular diseases (CVD; 126,834 USD; 142,817; and 150,579 for classes I, II and III, respectively), heart failure (USD180, 140; 188,507; and 243,539) and chronic kidney disease (USD227,702; 284,414; and 298,194).

Costs also increased with levels of obesity severity for subgroups of individuals with at least two CROs ($101,708; 110,709; and 111,633) or three or more CROs ($127,646; 133 $378 and $135,521); and also for people without ORC (39,951 USD; 44,156 and 47,623). For some ORCs (osteoarthritis, atherosclerotic CVD, and type 2 diabetes), there were no consistent differences between obesity classes.

A fourth analysis examined the prevalence of selected ORCs across obesity classes and found that in all three obesity classes, type 2 diabetes was approximately twice as common at the end of the 8-year study period as he wasn’t at first. In the class I obesity group, the proportion of people with type 2 diabetes increased from 7% to 13%; in the class II obesity group, the prevalence of type 2 diabetes increased from 11% to 23%; and in the class III group, the prevalence of type 2 diabetes increased from 16% to 31%.

From grades one to eight, the prevalence of chronic kidney disease increased 3.3 times (class I obesity), 6.7 times (class II obesity), and 5.5 times (class III obesity), while obstructive sleep apnea increased by 2.6 times (class I obesity), 80% (class II obesity) and 60% (class III obesity).

The fifth and final analysis studied the differences in hospitalizations and hospital costs between classes of obesity and the evolution of these costs. Average health care costs increased over the 8-year study period for all three obesity classes, but more so for class III (36%) and class II (41%) obese people compared to class I (24%). Eighth grade costs were 27% higher for obesity class II ($11,809) compared to class I ($9,291) and were 34% higher for class III ($12,472) compared to compared to class I (9,291 USD).

The proportion of people hospitalized each year was slightly higher as obesity severity increased, however, the number of hospitalizations among those hospitalized was the same across all three obesity categories: 1.3 hospitalizations per year , and unadjusted annual hospitalization costs per person were generally similar. for the three classes of obesity (see figure in the poster).

“These results provide clear evidence that people with obesity face a wide range of comorbidities that tend to increase over time and with obesity severity, with substantial impact on the use of health resources. health care and financial implications for health systems,” says Dr Pearson-Stuttard.

Dr Evans adds: “The implications are that effective weight management to prevent obesity or its progression is therefore likely to both reduce morbidity and reduce cost pressures on healthcare systems.”

Dr Marc Evans, University Hospital, Llandough, Penarth, Cardiff, UK. Contact by email. E) marclyndon1@hotmail.com

Dr Jonathan Pearson-Stuttard, Head of Health Analytics at data and analytics firm Lane Clark & ​​Peacock LLP, London, UK. Contact by email. E) jonathan.pearson-stuttard@lcp.uk.com

Alternate contact at ECO Press Center Tony Kirby T) +44 7834 385827 E) tony@tonykirby.com

This press release is based on five studies from the European Obesity Congress (ECO 2022). The material was reviewed by the congress selection committee. There is no complete document at this stage.

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Need another reason to increase fruit and vegetable intake? Try COVID-19 https://h-fan.net/need-another-reason-to-increase-fruit-and-vegetable-intake-try-covid-19/ Fri, 29 Apr 2022 12:00:00 +0000 https://h-fan.net/need-another-reason-to-increase-fruit-and-vegetable-intake-try-covid-19/ The advice in the Dietary Guidelines for Americans 2020-2025 states that adults should consume only 1.5 to 2 cups of fruit and 2 to 3 cups of vegetables per day. Yet only a small percentage of American adults eventually reach these thresholds, according to a report published in the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s […]]]>

The advice in the Dietary Guidelines for Americans 2020-2025 states that adults should consume only 1.5 to 2 cups of fruit and 2 to 3 cups of vegetables per day.

Yet only a small percentage of American adults eventually reach these thresholds, according to a report published in the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. And this fact has serious implications for public health.

“A healthy diet supports healthy immune function and helps prevent obesity, type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease and certain cancers,” the report authors wrote, adding that “having some of these conditions may predispose people to more severe illness and death from COVID-19[FEMALE”[FEMININE”

Looking at data from the 2019 survey, researchers found that fruit and vegetable consumption was low, with only about “one in 10 adults meeting either recommendation”.

Overall, they noted, only 12.3% of adults consumed enough fruit and only 10% met the mark on vegetables. The study, “Adults Meeting Fruit and Vegetable Consumption Recommendations — United States, 2019“, was released earlier this year.

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The researchers also noted that adherence to vegetable consumption recommendations was highest among people aged 51 or older. There were also differences in vegetable consumption between groups defined by income level and race. While 12.2% of adults in the highest-income households ate enough vegetables, only 7.7% of those in middle-income households had them. Meanwhile, 6.9% of black adults met vegetable consumption recommendations, compared to 10.1% of white adults.

“This is an old public health problem,” said Kate Kirley, MD, director of chronic disease prevention and programs at the AMA. “Looking at national and state data only tells part of the story, but unfortunately the story that this data tells is quite grim. We see a very low consumption of fruit and vegetables in the population, and this is true regardless of how you break down the data according to the different groups defined by demographics.

“Vegetable consumption, in particular, has a very concerning pattern with significant differences between groups defined by gender, race and income – differences that are the result of long-standing inequalities,” added Dr. Kirley. “As you delve into more local data – not included in this study – these inequalities often become even more glaring.”

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“Perceived barriers to fruit and vegetable consumption include cost, and limited availability and access,” the report notes, adding that “for some people, these barriers may have worsened during the COVID-19 pandemic. 19 linked to economic and supply chain disruptions that could further limit the ability to access healthier foods.

Dr Kirley said she hopes the pandemic will “bring attention to this long-standing problem and that we will start to see more investment in innovative solutions to promote health through better nutrition”.

Tailored intervention efforts to increase fruit and vegetable consumption are needed. States and communities should support food policy councils to build a more sustainable food system, the report says. They can also implement nutrition incentive and product prescription programs that help people buy fruits and vegetables. Education and social marketing can also help raise awareness.

The CME module”The Science of Nutrition for Health and Longevity: What Every Physician Needs to Know” is a durable, AMA-designated material for up to 4 AMA PRA Category 1™ Credit and helps physicians start an effective nutrition conversation with patients. The four-hour course, at your own pace, is developed and facilitated by the Gaples Institute of Integrative Heart Diseasea non-profit organization focused on improving the role of nutrition and lifestyle in health care.

This course consists of four modules which are distributed in collaboration with the AMA Ed Hub™, an online platform with high quality CME/MOC from many trusted sources to support lifelong learning for physicians and other healthcare professionals.

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