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Medi-Cal families receive discounted internet services

If the global pandemic taught us anything, it highlighted how important access to internet and digital services are to our well-being in this modern world.

HHS Finalizes Physician Payment Rule Strengthening Access to Behavioral Health Services...

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), through its Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), is expanding access to behavioral health care, cancer screening coverage, and dental care.

Consortium to Examine Ways to Bolster Public Health Workforce

The COVID-19 pandemic overwhelmed a public health infrastructure already underfunded and understaffed—the field has lost up to 20 percent of its practitioners since 2008.

15 Tips to Help You Kick Your Alcohol Habit

Drinking alcohol is one of the most common alcohol addictions and can alter our decisions in various ways. It helps us cope with stress and anxiety, lifts our mood, and helps us relax.

What’s behind worrying RSV surge in US children’s hospitals?

Children’s hospitals in parts of the U.S. are seeing a surge in a common respiratory illness that can cause severe breathing problems for babies.

Test scores show historic COVID setbacks for kids across US

The COVID-19 pandemic spared no state or region as it caused historic learning setbacks for America’s children, erasing decades of academic progress and widening racial disparities, according to results of a national test that provide the sharpest look yet at the scale of the crisis.

FACT FOCUS: States, not CDC, set school vaccine requirements

A Centers for Disease Control and Prevention advisory committee on Thursday voted that the agency should update its recommended immunization schedules to add the COVID-19 vaccine, including to the schedule for children.

COVID-19 linked to increase in US pregnancy-related deaths

COVID-19 drove a dramatic increase in the number of women who died from pregnancy or childbirth complications in the U.S. last year, a crisis that has disproportionately claimed Black and Hispanic women as victims, according to a government report released Wednesday.

Sleep as a New 8th Measure of Cardiovascular Health

Researchers at Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health evaluated an expanded measure of cardiovascular health (CVH) that includes sleep as an eighth metric, in relation to cardiovascular disease risk.

Gates Foundation pledges $1.2B to eradicate polio globally

The money will be used to help implement the Global Polio Eradication Initiative’s strategy through 2026. The initiative is trying to end the polio virus in Pakistan and Afghanistan, the last two endemic countries, the foundation said in a statement Sunday.