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Juul Hires Leading Teen Addiction Researcher As Medical Director

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July 19, 2019 at 5:00 am

Juul Labs, the nation’s leading manufacturer of e-cigarettes, has hired as its medical director a prominent University of California researcher known for his work on the dangers nicotine poses for th...

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Has Your Doctor Asked You About Climate Change?

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July 19, 2019 at 5:00 am | When Michael Howard arrived for a checkup with his lung specialist, he was worried about how his body would cope with the heat and humidity of a Boston summer. “I lived in Florida for 14 years, a...

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Employers Urged To Find New Ways To Address Workers’ Mental Health

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July 19, 2019 at 5:00 am | In the middle of a work project at a global corporate consulting firm, Katherine Switz was gripped with a debilitating bout of anxiety. Her body froze, her heart raced, her chest tightened, and her m...

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‘Climate Grief’: Fears About The Planet’s Future Weigh On Americans’ Mental Health

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July 18, 2019 at 5:00 am | Therapist Andrew Bryant says the landmark United Nations climate report last October brought a new mental health concern to his patients. “I remember being in sessions with folks the next day. Th...

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Keeping people out of crisis: Unit combines law enforcement, mental health worker

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July 18, 2019 at 5:00 pm | Spokane County Sheriff’s Deputy Dan Moman and Frontier Behavioral Health mental health clinician Holly Keller were riding around on their shift this summer when they got an urgent call. The famil...

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Making the most of your health in the workplace

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July 18, 2019 at 9:14 am | Creating a healthy workplace is a common goal these days. To achieve it, employers and employees must be mindful of big and small steps that can add up to better health. It's important to think a...

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Common Medications Can Masquerade As Dementia In Seniors

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July 18, 2019 at 5:00 am | [khn_slabs slabs="789584"] By all accounts the woman, in her late 60s, appeared to have severe dementia. She was largely incoherent. Her short-term memory was terrible. She couldn’t focus on question...

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Providence, nurses enter mediated negotiations over benefits

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July 17, 2019 at 5:00 pm | Nurses and and other workers in the Providence hospital system are protesting proposed changes to their benefits plan, which union negotiators say serve the financial interests of the nonprofit healt...

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Surprise Medical Bill Legislation Takes A Step Forward, But Will It Lead To A Step Back?

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July 17, 2019 at 6:17 pm | The House Energy and Commerce Committee Wednesday approved its version of legislation to curb surprise medical bills. Though this step was an important advance, there’s still a long way forward b...

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