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Harvey Likely To Trigger PTSD For Survivors Of Similar Storms

KHN Morning Briefing

The mental health of those who are not even in the direct path of the storm can be affected by remembering similar tragedies. Especially in Texas, where many Katrina victims moved temporarily or permanently after the 2005 hurricane. Meanwhile, some Houston hospitals have had to close or evacuate because of the flooding.

Stark Rural-Urban Disparity Found In Teen Vaccination Rates

KHN Morning Briefing

In other public health news: the effect suicide has on surviving siblings, as well as articles on stem cells and hair loss, adherence to a medication routine, antibiotics, gut bacteria, obesity and more.

For $39 A Month, This ‘Woebot’ May Fill Gaps For Patients Who Can’t See A Therapist

KHN Morning Briefing

The creators of the chatbot see it as a way to help patients when a therapist isn’t available. “You can access it when you need it most,” says former Stanford researcher Alison Darcy. “If it’s 2 a.m. and you’re having a panic attack, a physician isn’t going to be available at that time.” Meanwhile, researchers find that wireless “smart” pill bottles don’t really do anything to help people remember to take their medicine.

Guns Account For Higher Suicides Rates In Rural Areas Over Urban Ones, Study Finds

KHN Morning Briefing

Suicides-by-firearm are 66 percent higher in thinly populated counties than in urban counties. There is little regional disparity in non-firearm suicide rates. In related news, experts target teens in suicide prevention efforts while the California prison system reports an increase in suicide attempts among women inmates.