Americans give health care system failing mark: AP-NORC poll

WASHINGTON (AP) — When Emmanuel Obeng-Dankwa is worried about making rent on his New York City apartment, he sometimes holds off on filling his blood pressure medication. “If there’s no money, I prefer to skip the medication to being homeless,” said Obeng-Dankwa, a 58-year-old security guard. He is among a majority of adults in the … Read more

Rippl to Offer Home-Based Mental Health Care for Seniors After $32 Million Seed Round

Rippl, a new company offering mental health care to seniors, began operations today following a $32 million seed funding round. Rippl’s services focus on seniors suffering from dementia and other neurocognitive conditions. ARCH Venture Partners and General Catalyst led the investment round with participation from GV, F-Prime Capital, and Mass General Brigham Ventures. The company … Read more

Bills concerning speech-language pathologists’ licenses and health facility visitation policies heard in House Health Policy Committee – State of Reform

Bills concerning speech-language pathologists’ licenses and visitation in health care facilities were heard in a recent meeting of the Michigan House Health Policy Committee. Get the latest state-specific policy intelligence for the health care sector delivered to your inbox. Senate Bill 811, sponsored by Sen. Curtis VanderWall (R – Ludington), seeks to help more speech-language … Read more

Fetterman balks at releasing more health data after Dr. Oz’s challenge

Republican Senate candidate Mehmet Oz — a cardiothoracic surgeon who built a television talk show around his candid approach to health conversations — last week shared medical records on everything from his electrocardiogram to his colonoscopy. There are no big revelations in the documents, which show the candidate weighs 182 pounds, sleeps a solid 7 … Read more

Monkeypox in China: Don’t touch foreigners, says senior health official after first case emerges

CNN — A top Chinese health official has warned people against touching foreigners, a day after mainland China confirmed its first case of monkeypox. Wu Zunyou, chief epidemiologist at the Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention, wrote on China’s Twitter-like platform Weibo on Saturday that the country’s Covid-19 restrictions and tight border controls had … Read more

AG fights to limit court monitor oversight in mental health lawsui

While the Department of Mental Health works to expand community-based mental health services for Mississippians, the state Attorney General’s Office continues to fight oversight of that effort. State attorneys filed an objection to the most recent report by the court-appointed monitor reviewing the department’s progress toward reducing unnecessary hospitalizations of people with serious mental illness … Read more