Health care

44% of Americans rate the US health care system as poor or unsatisfactory

Nearly half of the country (44%), or about 114 million Americans, give poor (30%) or unsatisfactory (14%) ratings to the US health care system, percentages that rise and become even more negative when it comes to affordability and health ‘I. capital, according to a new report from West Health and Gallup, a polling organization. The …

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What is the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and SARS-CoV-2 infection on mental health?

In a recent study published in Natural medicineresearchers examined the direct and indirect effects of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) and the resulting COVID-19 pandemic on mental health. Research: How COVID-19 has affected mental health: from infection to pandemic consequences. Image credit: Ahmet Misirligul/Shutterstock Background Indirect effects of COVID-19 included stressful and disruptive societal changes …

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Headspace Health is calling on third-party researchers to study the company’s impact on mental health

Digital mental health companies have received huge investments from venture capitalists and others seeking to address the nation’s mental health crisis. But it is not always clear that their technologies have been properly tested in large and diverse populations. now, Headspace Healtha provider of mental health solutions based in Santa Monica, California asking third-party researchers …

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Seniors mental health startup raises $32 million from General Catalyst, Mass General and others

Co-founders of Rippl Inka Dieterich and Chris Engskov “Despite the fact that billions of dollars have been invested in mental health over the past three to four years, we have seen very little innovation in one of our greatest and most pressing needs: the mental health of older adults,” Chris said. Engskov, co-founder and general …

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How employers can help address America’s mental health crisis

America is experiencing a mental health crisis — and it’s costing employers dearly. In my 30+ year career in health care, particularly working with employers who are committed to doing well with their people, I have never heard of more organizations that claim to care about employee health than today. However, our country’s approach to …

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Increase your insurance coverage to protect yourself and your family from common problems

Part of the value of the law is to help citizens avoid many legal problems. The best legal problems are the ones that never arise. Here are two major issues—and the steps you can take to avoid long-term financial consequences for your family because of them. Long-term care insurance Many of us will face debilitating …

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