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Comment on this story Comment Fielding calls one day in 2019, a nurse for Amazon Care, the company’s then-new telehealth service for employees, found herself on the phone with a patient talking about suicide. With dawning horror, the nurse realized she had no way to transfer the caller directly to someone who could help. Instead, …

On July 7, 2022, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued its 2023 Physician Fee Schedule Proposed Rule (Proposed Rule) seeking public comment regarding payment policy changes and other Medicare Part B issues. The Proposed Rule announced several goals, one being to expand access to covered behavioral health services, which include mental health …

A brain-computer interface (BCI) is a system that detects brain signals and transforms them into machine readable commands. People with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) often face serious communication challenges. A neurodegenerative condition, which affects the motor neurons in the brain and spinal cord, ALS causes progressive muscle weakening. In the later stages of the disease, …

The MGH has always been home to people who want to make a difference in their communities – within the hospital and beyond. Now, staff are taking their advocacy to the state and federal levels through the newly formed Executive Committee on Community Health (ECOCH) and Executive Committee on Diversity and Equity (ECODE) Policy and …

President Joe Biden tended to both business and security interests Sunday as he wrapped up a three-day trip to South Korea, first showcasing Hyundai’s pledge to invest at least $10 billion in the United States and later mingling with troops at a nearby military base. Biden’s visit to Osan Air Base, where thousands of U.S. …

Brennan Burrows said he did not know what public health was when he came to the University of Michigan. Four years of study and a global pandemic later, it’s safe to say Burrows has a solid understanding of the field and a fairly clear picture of his future. Burrows is scheduled to graduate in May …

April 18, 2022 – Since August 2021, Marc Lipsitch, professor of epidemiology and director of the Center for Communicable Disease Dynamics at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, has been working to strengthen the U.S. early warning system for health threats as director for science at the CDC’s Center for Forecasting and Outbreak Analytics …

DURHAM, N.C. (WNCN) – It’s Black Maternal Health Week. The annual campaign, which runs through Sunday, aims to prevent pregnancy-related deaths, and improve maternal health outcomes among Black women. According to the CDC, about 700 women die during pregnancy or in the year after every year in the United States and this maternal health crisis …

UNC students can connect with and receive support from their fellow students through “Listen, Support, Navigate”, or LSN for short. The program is a part of UNC’s recently launched Heels Care Network, a collection of support resources for students. LSN is a live chat feature that allows students to connect with peers anonymously. It features …

When you think of a nurse, do you envision a person wearing scrubs and treating patients in a hospital? Perhaps you think of someone taking patients’ vitals and administering medications, or someone moving between beds to care for the sick. While nursing often involves this discipline of bedside care, you likely did not picture someone …