State must address health care disparities in cities like Gary – Chicago Tribune

State must address health care disparities in cities like Gary – Chicago Tribune

In response to a recent RoundTable discussion with legislators and local providers on the health crisis in Gary hosted by Senator Eddie Melton (D-Gary), State Rep. Vernon G. Smith (D-Gary) comments on the community’s health desert and urges the state to address the systemic disparities. Recently, I attended a RoundTable hosted by Senate Assistant Democratic … Read more

Pitt and Pa. health department no longer part of public forum on fracking studies, organizers say

Pitt and Pa.  health department no longer part of public forum on fracking studies, organizers say

The University of Pittsburgh and the state Department of Health are no longer participating in a public forum next week to discuss a series of state-funded studies on fracking and public health. The forum will still take place on Wednesday, Oct. 5 in Canonsburg. The Center for Coalfield Justice, one of the environmental groups involved … Read more

Steelers Icon Terry Bradshaw Updates His Current Troubling Health Situation After Week 3 Struggles On Fox

Pittsburgh Steelers legend, Terry Bradshaw generated a lot of concern this week about his appearance on the last broadcast of Fox NFL Sunday. Social media was ablaze with speculation about his health and his ability to perform up to his usual standards. The vast majority of the reaction was from fans who were genuinely concerned … Read more

Before health boards, these volunteers came together to fight yellow fever in Louisiana | Curious Louisiana

In the 18th and 19th centuries, New Orleanians could count on three things during the summer: a ferocious combination of heat and humidity, plenty of rain and an outbreak of yellow fever. Until Dr. Walter Reed and his colleagues proved in 1900 that infected mosquitoes transmitted the disease-causing virus, no one knew how people got … Read more

Baylor Athletics Announces Fundraising Effort Supporting Mental Health Initiatives

WACO, Texas – Baylor University today announced the public launch of an effort to build philanthropic support focused on growing mental health services for Baylor’s student-athletes. The launch comes in tandem with a gift from Jarred and Kay Nan Sloan of Houston supporting Baylor Athletics and resourcing Athletics Mental Health Services (AMHS), which ensures access … Read more

High blood pressure is significantly lowered with breath training : Shots

Simply improving our breathing can significantly lower high blood pressure at any age. Recent research finds that just five to 10 minutes daily of exercises that strengthen the diaphragm and certain other muscles does the trick. SciePro/Getty Images/Max Posner/NPR hide caption toggle caption SciePro/Getty Images/Max Posner/NPR Simply improving our breathing can significantly lower high blood … Read more

Health care artificial intelligence gets biased data creating unequal care

FACULTY Q&A Like many sectors, health care has benefited from the use of artificial intelligence, but it has sometimes happened at the expense of the minority patients. Nicholson Price In fact, health care AI might amplify and worsen disparities (racial/ethnic and others) because the data sources that “teach” AI are not representative and/or are based … Read more

Big Health Insurers Will Expand Medicare Advantage To Hundreds Of New Counties For 2023

Health insurance companies that are big players in Medicare Advantage, including CVS Health’s Aetna … [+] unit, Cigna, UnitedHealth Group and Humana are launching popular plans in several new states and hundreds of new counties for 2023. This Nov. 8, 2018 file photo shows a page from the 2019 US Medicare Handbook in Washington. (AP … Read more