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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.
An emergency department at New York-Presbyterian Hospital trains staff to recognize signs of elder abuse and help victims.
Media outlets report on news from Maryland, Ohio, Iowa, California, Minnesota, New York, Oregon, Florida and Pennsylvania.
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.
Some families of those who died from overdoses say they want others to know they’re not alone. Meanwhile, it’s hard to get an accurate tally on just how many people have died from the epidemic.
Hay 917 grupos de odio conocidos en los Estados Unidos, un número que ha ido aumentando en los últimos dos años, según datos del Southern Poverty Law Center.
Media outlets report on news from Oregon, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Maryland, California, Kansas, Florida, New York, Wisconsin and Ohio.
A growing number of unscrupulous industry players are focusing on getting addicts to relapse so that insurance dollars keep rolling in, according to law enforcement officials, treatment experts and addicts in recovery.
President Donald Trump’s behavior over North Korea and Charlottesville have even his allies talking about his mental health.
Unhappy childhood experiences can drive people to join white supremacist groups, studies have found.
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.
A selection of opinions on public health issues from around the country.
Media outlets report on news from New York, California, Minnesota, New Hampshire, Illinois, Texas, Iowa and Maryland.
As more patients receive hospice care at home, some of the powerful, addictive drugs they’re prescribed are ending up in the wrong hands.
But experts say the increase might just be statistical noise and not indicative of a crisis quite yet. Meanwhile, a look at the company behind the software that links prescription drug monitoring databases.
Each week, KHN compiles a selection of recently released health policy studies and briefs.
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.
One Kentucky program is eyed by other jurisdictions as a way to get addicted parents into recovery and help them care for their children at home.
New research suggests that efforts to address climbing rates of rural suicide must focus on safe access to firearms. State-based coalitions are attempting just that.
Each week, KHN’s Shefali Luthra finds interesting reads from around the Web.