Health care funding for low-income families is a major political issue in Florida. At risk is the health of nearly a million people, including several hundred thousand children. The Florida House’s stunning decision on April 28 to adjourn early without coming to an agreement on this issue may have enormous implications for public health. Failure to accept federal funding to expand Medicaid will have far-reaching ripple effects that will increase societal costs and jeopardize the health of many thousands of children in Florida, as well as their parents.
The Miami-Dade chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness, along with UM’s Department of Psychiatry, wants to break down the barriers of mental health and educate all on symptoms and treatment.
Dan Brooks, an Indian River County firefighter and father of four, began experiencing a debilitating pain on the side of his face six years ago. The discomfort intensified and occurred more frequently, and doctors had no explanation.
Some people go to great lengths to turn back time, and for these men and women, skincare, injectables, lasers and surgery are just the tip of the iceberg. I recently learned about a new trend called biohacking, and part of this practice involves using exercise, meditation and other means to affect hormone levels in the body. Proponents of this approach claim it improves energy levels, sleep, sex drive, weight loss and more.
Gov. Steve Bullock signed a bill Wednesday to close the Montana Developmental Center and move most of the 53 people with severe intellectual disabilities, mental health issues and personality disorders to community-based settings in the next two years.
Despite increases in the number of Massachusetts residents covered by health insurance, barriers to mental health care remain — including low insurance reimbursement rates and clinicians who increasingly rely on clients paying out of pocket.