Evidence-Based Treatment for Children

Dear Sir, – Children and adolescents are referred to child and adolescent mental health services (camps) because they present with emotional and behavioral problems which may represent psychological or psychiatric difficulties. A thorough evaluation of the symptoms presented involves the collection of information from the young person and his family …

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Wanted: young Australians in need of care

In an effort to encourage young Australians to embark on careers in aged care and other health and social care roles, the Human Services Skills Organization has launched an online learning platform designed to increase training and employment rates in the care sector. More than 250,000 workers will need to …

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Initial claims for disability insurance decline, but processing times increase during the coronavirus pandemic

Belleville, Ill., February 07, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) assigned to State Disability Determination Services (DDS) offices fell 15.9% during the COVID-19 period of April 2020 at March 2021 compared to the same period from 2019 to 2020. However, processing times for former worker claims increased …

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Initial claims for disability insurance are down, but

Belleville, Illinois, 07 Feb. 2, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) claims assigned to state Disability Determination Services (DDS) offices fell 15.9% during the COVID-19 era. 19 from April 2020 to March 2021 compared to the same period from 2019 to 2020. However, claims processing times for …

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Carlisle Police launch Handle With Care Registry

CARLISLE, Pa. (WHTM) — The Carlisle Police Department just launched its Handle with Care registry so that in the event of an emergency, they have all the information they need to respond. In an emergency the police don’t always have a full picture of what they are responding to and …

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Mental Illness and Disability Insurance Claims

When we look at mental health in the context of disability insurance (DI), we must highlight a few considerations. Most mental health claims are related to common mental health disorders (CMHD). This mirrors the trend seen in the uninsured population, where an estimated one in six adults is affected by …

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Study Protocol to Compare Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) to Usual Referral for Depression in African American Churches

This article was originally published here Trials. 2022 Jan 31;23(1):93. doi: 10.1186/s13063-021-05767-8. ABSTRACT BACKGROUND: Depression is one of the leading causes of disability worldwide. African American adults, compared to white adults, are half as likely to be screened for depression in primary care settings. Disparities in screening for depression contribute …

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CVPH honored for stroke treatment efforts | News

PLATTSBURGH — The University of Vermont Health Network-Champlain Valley Physicians Hospital (CVPH) has received the Silver Get With The Guidelines®-Stroke Quality Achievement Award from the American Heart Association for its commitment to ensuring that stroke patients receive the most appropriate treatment according to nationally recognized, research-based guidelines. Stroke is the …

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Disability benefit assessments and the government’s health and disability green paper

Overview The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) uses third party contractors to provide health and disability assessments to inform benefit decisions. The Center for Health and Disability Assessment (CDHA), a subsidiary of Maximus, holds the contract under which assessments are conducted for various benefits, including Work Capacity Assessments (WCAs) …

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California EDD Weeds Out Disability Insurance Scammers and Verifies Legit Medical Providers

January 30, 2022 – SACRAMENTO – EDD continues to confirm most suspicious disability insurance medical provider accounts he was flagged as a suspect were attempted fraud. The few providers who were not fraudsters, but rather victims of identity theft, verify with their patients and then resume certification of claims. Most …

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Staff shortage leaves disabled Missourians without care

More than 500 Missourians with disabilities are waiting for services due to a shortage of caregivers. Without adequate staff, many in-home and group home service providers stopped taking clients from the state’s waiting list. The list has doubled since July and continues to grow. The coronavirus pandemic has caused a …

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Ontario Releases Paxlovid COVID-19 Treatment Eligibility Guidelines

A Pfizer COVID-19 Paxlovid pill.thomas hansmann.fotograf/The Associated Press Ontario is prioritizing unvaccinated older residents and immunocompromised people for new antiviral treatment for COVID-19 as limited supplies become available across the province. Ontario received its first shipment of Paxlovid last week, and Health Minister Christine Elliott said the drug would be …

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Learning Disabilities Treatment Market to See Huge Growth by 2029 – Oxford Spokesperson

New Jersey, United States,- The research study presented in this report offers complete and intelligent analysis of the competition, segmentation, dynamics, and geographical advancement of the Learning Disabilities Treatment Market. It takes into account the CAGR, value, volume, revenue, production, consumption, sales, manufacturing cost, prices, and other key factors related …

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Notification of Social Security disability insurance debt overpayment discourages recipients from working

A new study finds that Social Security disability insurance recipients who are notified of a work-related overpayment debt report a 4-8% drop in their work within two months of being notified. Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) overpayment debt can cause undue hardship for SSDI recipients, increase administrative costs for the …

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Local Veterans Face Health Care Challenges

As Jim Curtis roams the ground of Tahoma National Cemetery, visiting the grave of an old Marine Corps friend, a helicopter hovers overhead. Curtis, who suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), said the noise is similar to the sounds of helicopters that frequently fly over his North Bend home – …

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The Biologics Wound Care Products Market is Estimated to Surpass US$2.3 Billion with a CACR of 6.9% Over the Forecast Period by 2028 | Smith & Nephew Plc., Organogenesis, Inc.

Biologics for wound care are advanced bio-engineered products used for non-recoverable lower limit wounds. The demand for biologic wound care products is expected to completely increase as early diabetic ulcer intercession can prevent serious complexities such as illness, hospitalization and removal. The market for biologic wound care products is expected …

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North Carolina Demonstrates and Lends a Toothbrush Pillow to Residents with Independent Living Disabilities

AMERICAN BUSINESSMAN AND INVENTOR ANTHEM PLEASANT SUPPLIES TOOTHBRUSH CUSHION TO NORTH CAROLINA STATE ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY PROGRAM RALEIGH, North Carolina, USA, January 24, 2022 /EINPresswire.com/ — In North Carolina, Tar Heel State, acquiring the right equipment, technology, and tools to increase, maintain, or improve the functional abilities of people with disabilities …

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Stroke patients face treatment delays

Published: 7:30 a.m. January 24, 2022 Stretched ambulance services take an average of over an hour to reach stroke and chest pain patients. The East of England Ambulance Service reaches people with immediate life-threatening conditions such as cardiac or respiratory arrest within 15 minutes, but new figures show longer delays …

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Join the Care Army – Central Queensland today

MP Brittany Lauga at the North Rockhampton Nursing Centre. Brittany joined the Care Army on April 1, 2020. NOTICE with MP for Keppel Brittany Lauga Now, more than ever, our community in central Queensland relies on the military. In this case, it’s the Care Army where volunteers are once again …

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Group calls for new model of care for migraine

Current recommendations for migraine care do not reflect recent advances in the scientific understanding of migraine disease. The National Headache Foundation (NHF) has released new migraine care recommendations that challenge health insurance payers for unequal treatment of migraine patients. “Current models of care have not kept pace with the many …

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The treatment of vutrisiran in patients with amyloidosis with polyneuropathy shows promise

Pharmaceutical company Alnylam has announced Phase 3 data from the HELIOS-A study of the investigational RNAi therapeutic vutrisiran for the treatment of hereditary ATTR amyloidosis (hATTR) polyneuropathy. The results of the 18-month study were presented during an oral session at the annual meeting of the Société Francophone du Nerf Périphérique …

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Successful treatment with dimethyl fumarate in a child with relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis

This article was originally published here Dev. 17 January 2022: S0387-7604(21)00247-3. doi: 10.1016/j.braindev.2021.12.010. Online ahead of print. ABSTRACT INTRODUCTION: Early disease control with disease-modifying drugs is important for improving the prognosis of multiple sclerosis (MS) in children. Dimethyl fumarate (DMF) is an oral disease-modifying drug for MS in adults with …

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Mental Health Care Monitoring – The Lancet Psychiatry

Societies can be judged on how well they care for those most at risk, especially those who are least able to express themselves, such as people with mental disorders. Vulnerable groups have been particularly affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. The death rate from COVID-19 among adults with learning disabilities in …

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Deaths from social care crisis ‘only a matter of time’, after research shows ‘national emergency’ – Disability News Service

Disability activists have warned that it is only a matter of time before the government’s failure to tackle the ‘unprecedented’ social care crisis will lead to the death of service users. They spoke after news figures from the Association of Directors of Adult Social Services (ADASS) showed widespread care rationing …

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Health workers praised for their role in treating leprosy during the pandemic

Asia-Pacific, COVID-19, Development and Aid, Featured, Global, Featured, Health, Humanitarian Emergencies, TerraViva United Nations Health Yohei Sasakawa, WHO Goodwill Ambassador for the Elimination of Leprosy and President of the Nippon Foundation, thanks attendees of a webinar “Leprosy Awareness, Role of Local Health Professionals” hosted by the Sasakawa Leprosy Initiative. He …

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Champion House of Care makes the difference

The organization gives young adults encouragement and the opportunity to help themselves by serving others. CHARLOTTE, NC — In a business park off of Reagan Drive in the Hidden Valley corridor is a nondescript building. Behind these walls is the Champion House of Care. Champion House of Care supports adolescents …

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$130.5M Bridgeland Care Center Expands in Calgary

A lone tower crane hovers above the muddy construction site along Center Avenue NE in Calgary’s Bridgeland community. Below, a massive concrete superstructure begins to take shape. The mechanical and electrical trades are finishing the rough work and the teams have already started the interior and exterior structural work. A …

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Georgia bill providing mental health treatment passes

House Bill 853 will provide mental health treatment alternatives to incarcerated people. ATLANTA — Georgia State Representative Sandra Scott wants to make mental health treatment more accessible to people incarcerated in Georgia. The bill, HB 853, would provide an alternative to imprisonment for offenders struggling with mental illnesses. According to …

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Premera Blue Cross and Kinwell Medical Group Partner to Expand Access to Primary Care in Washington State

Kinwell Medical Group’s new clinics exclusively serve Premera members; part of the health plan’s long-term strategy to address the primary care crisis Mountlake Terrace, Wash., Jan. 18, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Premera Blue Cross and Kinwell Medical Group today announced a collaboration to improve access to primary care in Washington. …

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Support patients with advance care planning

Dr. Simon Hodes and Doctor Ben Eliad discuss issues related to end-of-life care, including do-not-resuscitate decisions During the pandemic, instructions were sent to healthcare organizations to ensure advance care planning was in place for patients at risk, including do not attempt cardiopulmonary resuscitation (DNACPR) forms for those who wanted it. …

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California EDD Freezes 345,000 Disability Insurance Claims

California EDD Freezes 345,000 Disability Insurance Claims The California Department of Employment Development announced that it has frozen 300,000 new applications for disability benefits while it investigates possible fraud. There have been an unusual number of new disability claims submitted to the Employment Development Department over the past month, EDD …

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