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Although the programs are showing results, problems still exist. There are rarely enough needles for users, even when an area has an established exchange program. In addition, white people tend to share needles and are less likely to seek out clean syringes. Meanwhile, the rising cost of an anti-overdose medication is causing panic for those who desperately need it.
Sponsors of Congressional action up for vote Wednesday have championed mental health changes since the 2012 Newtown shootings.
Cada vez más adultos mayores se encuentran solos en una etapa de la vida en la que necesitan la ayuda de un ser querido. Esfuerzos nacionales buscan crear nuevas redes sociales para apoyar a esta población.
Outlets report on health news from Ohio, Iowa, Massachusetts, Illinois, Minnesota, Georgia, California, Wisconsin, Missouri, New Hampshire and Florida.
As numbers of vulnerable seniors without relatives rise, groups call for new efforts to navigate declines in physical and mental health.
A selection of opinions on health care from around the country.
Elsewhere, communities around the country increasingly focus on reducing emergency room use by people with mental illness. And a Minnesota mental health task force issues recommendations to expedite care.
Providing regular care at a Texas clinic prevents patients from cycling back to the hospital in a psychiatric crisis.
Education and better heart health may deserve credit.
Outlets report on health news from Minnesota, California, Arizona, Illinois, Iowa, Ohio and Georgia.
More people struggle with alcohol or drugs than have cancer, and 1 in 5 Americans binge drink. It all costs the nation $420 billion a year. Surgeon General Vivek Murthy says we know how to help.
The mental health benefits of an estimated 2.6 million Texans — coverage resulting from the Affordable Care Act — could be at risk. Meanwhile, in Kansas, community mental health systems are preparing ambitious plans to address the state’s gaps in care. Also on the topic of mental health, one Boston public school is attempting to help students deal with post-election stress.
The first-ever report on substance abuse focuses on reshaping perceptions about addiction, ramping up prevention efforts and increasing access to treatment.
Outlets report on health news from California, Colorado, Massachusetts, the District of Columbia, Ohio, South Carolina, Kansas, Florida, Georgia and New Hampshire.
Outlets report on health news from Minnesota, Virginia, Michigan, Ohio, Iowa, Pennsylvania, Washington, Florida, Texas, California, Massachusetts and Georgia.
Donald Trump has said one way he plans to address the opioid crisis is to build a wall between America and Mexico — but the leading causes of overdose deaths are prescription pills and alcohol, which would not be affected by a wall. Meanwhile, some companies are taking steps to combat the crisis starting with their employees.
Editorial and opinion writers offer thoughts on an array of health issues.
Outlets report on health news from Massachusetts, Virginia, Florida, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, California, Ohio, Minnesota, Washington, Maryland and Texas.
The New York Times offers a look at the mental health teams that worked at Guantanamo Bay.
Training these first responders to identify people who are suffering from mental illness and connect them with treatment other than the emergency room could be part of the solution to gaps in the nation’s mental health system.