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Mary Munson elected Fellow of the American Society for Cell Biology

Mary Munson elected Fellow of the American Society for Cell Biology

Mary Munson, PhD Mary Munson, PhD, a professor of biochemistry and molecular biotechnology and vice chair of diversity for the department, is one of 22 scientists named Fellows by the American Society for Cell Biology for 2022. Election as a member is an honor bestowed on members of the society by their peers. Fellows are …

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North Range Behavioral Health's Frontier House honors former manager Larry Pottorff with his dedication to the garden

North Range Behavioral Health’s Frontier House honors former manager Larry Pottorff with his dedication to the garden

Bonnie McGuire hasn’t interacted with North Range Behavioral Health chief executive Larry Pottorff every day in the eight years she’s been coming to Frontier House, a community center in Greeley that supports people with mental illness. Frontier House, a North Range program, follows a treatment philosophy known as the Clubhouse Model of Psychosocial Rehabilitation. Founded …

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Incident responders increasingly seek mental health assistance - Help Net Security

Incident responders increasingly seek mental health assistance – Help Net Security

Incident responders are primarily driven by a strong sense of duty to protect others. That responsibility is increasingly being tested by the rise in disruptive attacks, from the proliferation of ransomware attacks to the recent rise of erasing malware, according to IBM Security. The global survey of over 1,100 cybersecurity incident responders in 10 markets …

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A doctor's perspective on wearable devices - what role do they play in healthcare?

A doctor’s perspective on wearable devices – what role do they play in healthcare?

Wearables have become increasingly popular among consumers, with around one in five Australians wearing one on their wrist. The meteoric rise of these gadgets suggests that more and more people are taking an interest in managing their health and well-being, monitoring activity levels and other health metrics. Wearable devices these days can collect a multitude …

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Patients with chronic conditions may find it easier to get their insurance companies to accept new treatments under a bill Pennsylvania lawmakers are trying to pass in the final days of the legislative session. of 2022. The bill has the support of more than 70 condition-specific organizations, including those representing patients with diabetes, arthritis and multiple sclerosis, among other chronic diseases.

Patients with chronic conditions may have easier access to new treatments

PA projector is an independent, nonpartisan newsroom powered by The Philadelphia Inquirer in partnership with PennLive/The Patriot-News, TribLIVE/Pittsburgh Tribune-Review and WITF Public Media. Sign up for our free newsletters. HARRISBURG — Patients with chronic conditions may find it easier to get their insurance companies to accept new treatments under a bill Pennsylvania lawmakers are scrambling …

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Readers React to 'Fiasco' Unfolding at State Psychiatric Hospital

Readers React to ‘Fiasco’ Unfolding at State Psychiatric Hospital

A slow-motion disaster unfolds at Oregon State Hospital, which doesn’t have enough room to accept seriously mentally ill patients who need beds. To create this space, a federal judge ordered the closed psychiatric hospital to settle the backlog by releasing patients facing criminal charges (“Balloon Effect” WWSeptember 21). But the counties the patients are being …

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Justice system appears unable to provide needed mental health help to Terri Zinzer

Justice system appears unable to provide needed mental health help to Terri Zinzer

Terri Zinzer has been arrested and released multiple times over the past two months because she needed mental health help — but she’s not getting it. PORTLAND, Ore. — The strange case of Terri Zinzer, the woman who allegedly broke into a home and lay on a child’s bed several weeks ago, has continued in …

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Friends, lawyers and family remember Peter Antonacci at Tallahassee memorial service

Many Florida elected officials, along with prominent lawyers, lobbyists and judges, gathered Monday to remember Pierre Antonacci, the top state government official and confidant of several governors. Antonacci died suddenly at the end of last month. The two governors Ron DeSantis and the US Senator. Rick Scott joined the crowd at the Florida State University …

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Brother of deceased New Hampshire hospital patient slams state regulators - The Boston Globe

Brother of deceased New Hampshire hospital patient slams state regulators – The Boston Globe

Baribeau’s online doctor profile appeared blank because, unlike medical boards in many other states, New Hampshire regulators do not take public hospital disciplinary action, malpractice settlements and criminal convictions. The surgeon, who retired in 2019, has had a total of 21 malpractice settlements during his career. “For me, the Medical Council [and] Catholic Medical Center …

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The UK has one of the highest rates of oesophageal cancer in the world, with 9,300 new cases every year

Impotence drugs that can kill cancer cells could boost survival rates

Drugs commonly used to treat erectile dysfunction may increase survival rates for people with certain cancers by making their treatment more effective. Researchers at the University of Southampton have found that drugs called phosphodiesterase type 5 (PDE5) inhibitors, including Viagra, can potentially improve the response of esophageal cancer patients to chemotherapy. The hope is that …

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