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Senior-care referral site ‘A Place for Mom’ stays mum on neglect

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May 24, 2024

In some states, more than a third of the popular website’s most highly recommended facilities have been cited for substandard care, The Washington Post found. The Washington Post  By Christopher Rowland, Steven Rich, Todd C. Frankel and Douglas MacMillan May 16, 2024 When families search the internet for senior-care homes, they inevitably come upon A...   read more


When Prison and Mental Illness Amount to a Death Sentence

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May 24, 2024

The downward spiral of one inmate, Markus Johnson, shows the larger failures of the nation’s prisons to care for the mentally ill. The New York Times  By Glenn Thrush Glenn Thrush spent more than a year reporting this article, interviewing close to 50 people and reviewing court-obtained body-camera footage and more than 1,500 pages of documents....   read more


Why ‘good enough’ can be better for your decisions and mental health

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May 24, 2024

The constant pursuit of ‘perfect’ choices can make you less happy and more anxious. The Washington Post  By Jamie Friedlander Serrano May 3, 2024 I’m driving my 3-year-old daughter, Penny, to preschool. She asks me a question, but I’m distracted. I’m pondering whether I should try a new drink at Starbucks after I drop her...   read more


The longest, strangest trip: Some psychedelic drug users are stuck with unwelcome highs

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May 24, 2024

A rare condition called hallucinogen persisting perception disorder has puzzled researchers and raised alarms as psychedelics go mainstream. Los Angeles Times By Connor Sheets April 30, 2024 A.J. took two small hits off a cannabis vape pen, a common ritual with his morning coffee. Moments after exhaling, a transfigured, kaleidoscopic version of the world emerged...   read more


Why Is It So Hard to Shower When I’m Depressed?

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May 24, 2024

Issues with hygiene are common symptoms of depression. Here’s why, and how to make bathing a little easier. The New York Times  By Anna Gibbs April 30, 2024 Q. I find many tasks challenging when I’m depressed, but showering feels especially difficult. Why is that? And what can I do about it? If you have...   read more


California’s proposed budget cuts would leave many autistic young adults without a safety net

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May 24, 2024

Los Angeles Times By Karen Garcia April 17, 2024 Kate Movius knew it would be challenging when her son Aidan, who experiences profound autism, turned 22 and aged out of the programs and services provided through his school.  What she didn’t anticipate were the two years she would spend in a fruitless search for an...   read more


A Doctor at Cigna Said Her Bosses Pressured Her to Review Patients’ Cases Too Quickly. Cigna Threatened to Fire Her.

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May 24, 2024

Cigna tracks every minute that its staff doctors spend deciding whether to pay for health care. Dr. Debby Day said her bosses cared more about being fast than being right: “Deny, deny, deny. That’s how you hit your numbers,” Day said. ProPublica By Patrick Rucker, The Capitol Forum, and David Armstrong, ProPublica April 29, 2024...   read more


Health Misinformation Is Evolving. Here’s How to Spot It.

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May 24, 2024

Experts offer tips for combating false medical claims in your own circles. The New York Times By Dani Blum March 16, 2024 The Supreme Court heard arguments on Monday in a case that involves the Biden administration’s efforts to communicate with social media sites about posts officials believed made false or misleading claims about Covid-19 vaccines and the...   read more


Mental Health and Substance Use Disorders Often Go Untreated for Parents on Medicaid

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April 24, 2024

The New York Times By Emily Baumgaertner April 19, 2024 The News For parents struggling with mental health or substance use disorders, access to treatment can often mean the difference between keeping and losing their children. But a new analysis of health and child welfare records found that a significant portion of those who were...   read more


Complications From Alcohol Use Are Rising Among Women

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April 24, 2024

New research shows that alcohol-related liver disease and other health problems increased even more than expected among women ages 40 to 64 during the pandemic. The New York Times  By Dani Blum April 12, 2024  The Latest A new study adds to a mounting body of evidence showing that rising alcohol consumption among women is...   read more