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Shift in Child Hospice Care Is a Lifeline for Parents Seeking a Measure of Comfort and Hope

    2022-09-25 Shift in Child Hospice Care Is a Lifeline for Parents Seeking a Measure of Comfort and Hope Bernard J. Wolfson POMONA, Calif. — When you first meet 17-month-old Aaron Martinez, it’s not obvious that something is catastrophically wrong. What you see is a beautiful little boy with smooth, lustrous skin, an abundance […]

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Buy and Bust: After Platinum Health Took Control of Noble Sites, All Hospital Workers Were Fired

    2022-09-24 Buy and Bust: After Platinum Health Took Control of Noble Sites, All Hospital Workers Were Fired Sarah Jane Tribble, Kaiser Health News The news, under Noble Health letterhead, arrived at 5:05 p.m. on a Friday, with the subject line: “Urgent Notice.” Audrain Community Hospital, Paul Huemann’s workplace of 32 years, was letting […]

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Death Is Anything but a Dying Business as Private Equity Cashes In

    2022-09-23 Death Is Anything but a Dying Business as Private Equity Cashes In Markian Hawryluk Private equity firms are investing in health care from cradle to grave, and in that latter category quite literally. A small but growing percentage of the funeral home industry — and the broader death care market — is […]

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Meditation holds the potential to help treat children suffering from traumas, difficult diagnoses or other stressors – a behavioral neuroscientist explains

2022-09-13 Meditation holds the potential to help treat children suffering from traumas, difficult diagnoses or other stressors – a behavioral neuroscientist explains Meditation and mindfulness techiques are becoming increasingly common in school settings. Alexander Egizarov/EyeEm Hilary A. Marusak, Wayne State University The Research Brief is a short take about interesting academic work. The big idea […]

At 988 Call Centers, Crisis Counselors Offer Empathy — And Juggle Limited Resources

    2022-09-11 At 988 Call Centers, Crisis Counselors Offer Empathy — And Juggle Limited Resources Brett Sholtis, WITF On a Friday evening at a call center in southeastern Pennsylvania, Michael Colluccio stirred his hot tea, put on his headset, and started up his computer. The screen showed calls coming in to the suicide prevention […]

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‘It’s Becoming Too Expensive to Live’: Anxious Older Adults Try to Cope With Limited Budgets

    2022-09-08 ‘It’s Becoming Too Expensive to Live’: Anxious Older Adults Try to Cope With Limited Budgets Judith Graham Economic insecurity is upending the lives of millions of older adults as soaring housing costs and inflation diminish the value of fixed incomes. Across the country, seniors who until recently successfully managed limited budgets are […]

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Axolotls can regenerate their brains – these adorable salamanders are helping unlock the mysteries of brain evolution and regeneration

2022-09-06 Axolotls can regenerate their brains – these adorable salamanders are helping unlock the mysteries of brain evolution and regeneration Axolotls are a model organism researchers use to study a variety of topics in biology. Ruben Undheim/Flickr, CC BY-SA Ashley Maynard, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich The axolotl (Ambystoma mexicanum) is an aquatic salamander renowned […]

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A Disabled Young Patient Was Sent to Get Treatment. He Was Abused Instead. And He Wasn’t the Last.

2022-09-06 A Disabled Young Patient Was Sent to Get Treatment. He Was Abused Instead. And He Wasn’t the Last. by Beth Hundsdorfer, Capitol News Illinois, and Molly Parker, Lee Enterprises Midwest ProPublica is a Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative newsroom. Sign up for The Big Story newsletter to receive stories like this one in your inbox. As […]

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As countries ranging from Indonesia to Mexico aim to attract digital nomads, locals say ‘not so fast’

2022-09-06 As countries ranging from Indonesia to Mexico aim to attract digital nomads, locals say ‘not so fast’ A tourist has makeup done ahead of Day of the Dead on Oct. 30, 2021, in Mexico City. Alfredo Martinez/Getty Images Rachael A. Woldoff, West Virginia University and Robert Litchfield, Washington & Jefferson College Should your community welcome […]

New Study on Dangerous Heat in The Future

2022-08-26 If you thought this summer’s heat waves were bad, a new study has some disturbing news about dangerous heat in the future Parts of China suffered through a monthslong heat wave in summer 2022. China Photos/Getty Images David Battisti, University of Washington As global temperatures rise, people in the tropics, including places like India and […]

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