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Preliminary data show Virginia’s maternal mortality rate more than doubled between 2018 and 2020, a sharp increase encouraging state officials to start doing ground-level interviews to figure out what’s driving pregnancy-related deaths. According to early numbers from Virginia’s Maternal Mortality Review Team, the state’s maternal mortality rate in 2018 was 37.1 deaths per 100,000 cases. In …

While older people represent the lion’s share of overall health care costs, people under 25 are propelling a slow and steady rise in mental health and addiction spending, according to a report by the Employee Benefit Research Institute (EBRI). Why it matters: Employers face an increasingly tough balancing act: They know robust mental health benefits …

“We’re seeing more kids, and we’re seeing more kids coming in crisis,” Blankenship said. Death by suicide increasing in children Suicide in teens and younger adults was already a concern because the COVID-19 pandemic cause disruptions and challenges. Data show those suicides are increasing in many areas in Ohio and nationally. Suicide is the leading …

About 15 parents stood in a circle at Blacklick Woods Metro Park in Reynoldsburg, braving the heat and humidity of a late July evening.  Everyone had their eyes closed. One woman had a hand on her heart and the other on her stomach.  “I am enough just as I am,” Ivory Levert said, leading a guided meditation. “I welcome moments …

105 students tested positive for the coronavirus between June 12 and June 18, making the positivity rate 11.4%. (Sarah Cortina | Daily Trojan file photo) Coronavirus prevention measures for the upcoming Fall 2022 semester may include an indoor mask mandate if the current rate of infection persists in Los Angeles County, Chief Student Health Officer Dr. …

SAN DIEGO — Just in time for summer, COVID-19 cases are on the rise in San Diego as the county’s weekly update reveals the weekly average of cases has tripled in the last 30 days. The county says in addition to cases, hospitalizations and admissions to the ICU are up as well lately. It’s because …

The number of COVID-positive patients in Los Angeles County hospitals has risen by 19 people to 258, according to the latest state data out Saturday. The number of those patients being treated in intensive care was 33, down from 36 on Friday. Those numbers come one day after local health officials reported more than 3,200 …

HELSINKI, May 2, 2022 /CNW/ — Dual Miners (www.dualminers.com/) have crossed the $20million USD mark in pre-orders and sales. Dual Miners has announced the official introduction of three mining rigs that have the potential to change the worldwide crypto industry. They have recently earned the distinction of becoming the first company to ever produce an …

Covid was 3rd leading cause of deaths in US in 2021 for 2nd straight year: CDC Coronavirus emerged as one of the leading causes of deaths in the United States as around 4,60,000 deaths linked to the virus were recorded in 2021, highlights one of the latest reports by the top medical body – the …

PHOENIX — The homeless population in Maricopa County has surged by 35% over the past two years, according to the Associated Press, and senior citizens make up the fastest growing segment in Arizona. Central Arizona Shelter Services (CASS) CEO Lisa Glow gave KTAR News 92.3 FM’s  Gaydos & Chad several reasons why, including health, housing …