Category: Health

New Era of Federal Digital Transformation: Accenture Federal Services Acquires Cognosante

Cognosante, a provider of federal digital transformation and cloud modernization platforms, has been acquired by Accenture Federal Services. The terms of the deal have not been disclosed, but Cognosante has been offering cloud migration support, program management, and technology platforms for federal health care programs since 2008. These programs support veterans, active-duty personnel, providers, and…

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Boost Your Brain Health: How to Promote Cognitive Function, Reduce Stress, and Improve Sleep Quality through Yoga, Nutrition, Exercise, and Social Engagement

A healthy brain is essential for a productive and fulfilling life. Engaging in activities that promote brain health can help enhance cognitive function, reduce stress levels, and improve sleep quality. One effective way to boost brain power is by reducing stress through activities like yoga, particularly Yoga Nidra, which incorporates meditation and mindfulness. Maintaining good…

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Senator Ron Wyden Addresses Health Care System Challenges: Cybersecurity Threats, Rural Hospital Access, and Pharmacy Benefit Manager Practices

During a discussion with AHA members, Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., expressed his concerns over the recent Change Healthcare cyberattack and the potential risks it posed to patients and their personal data. He emphasized that the health care sector is a prime target for criminals and foreign adversaries like China and Russia, and highlighted the importance…

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Young Adults’ Health Later in Life Tied to Irregular Work Shifts: Study by New York University Researcher Sheds Light

A recent study conducted by a researcher at New York University sheds light on the impact of irregular work shifts on young adults’ health later in life. The study used data from over 7,300 participants in the National Longitudinal Survey of Youth-1979 and analyzed employment patterns starting at age 22 and their association with various…

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Milwaukee Health Department Shuts Down Pick ‘n Save Store Due to Mice Infestation

The Milwaukee Health Department has temporarily shut down the Pick ‘n Save store located at 35th and North Avenue due to a mice infestation. The closure is necessary to clean, sanitize, and inspect all areas of the store to ensure the health and safety of customers and employees. Pick ‘n Save spokesperson issued a statement…

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Exploring the Links Between Social Determinants of Health and Population Well-Being: A Slippery Rock University Panel Discussion

On April 25th, Slippery Rock University will host a panel discussion on population health at the Smith Student Center Ballroom at 6 p.m. The event is free and open to the public. The panelists for this event are leaders in the region’s healthcare sector, including two SRU alumni. They include Michael Grace, Dan LaVallee, David…

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Cherokee County’s First Mental Health Deputy: A Step Towards Better Care and Support for Those in Crisis

Deputy Greg Walker has been sworn in as Cherokee County’s first mental health deputy by Sheriff Jeff Shavers. This new position is aimed at helping individuals experiencing a mental health crisis and requires assistance. With over 30 years of experience as a licensed EMT and working with mental health patients at the federal level, Deputy…

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Unleashing Student Research: 4th Annual Health and Human Development Showcase to Display Outstanding Projects on Tuesday, April 16

The College of Health and Human Development will be hosting its 4th Annual Student Research Showcase on Tuesday, April 16, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Over 60 undergraduate and graduate students will be presenting their research projects during this event. The showcase will be a hybrid event, with virtual oral presentations in the morning…

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Selfless Doctors Save Lives in Kon Tum: A Story of Bravery and Compassion

On their way to visit Kon Tum, Doctor Nguyen Van Giap and his wife encountered a group of Ho Chi Minh City Market Management officials who had been in a traffic accident. Without hesitation, the couple stopped and rushed to the scene to help the more than 20 injured people. Dr. Giap, a 35-year-old doctor,…

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Keeping Congenital Heart Disease Children Active and Healthy: Balancing Physical Wellness with Personal Growth Opportunities

My child has a congenital heart disease and I am concerned about his physical activity. I have sought advice from my doctor in Ho Chi Minh City on how children with heart disease should be physically active. Most children with congenital heart defects can live and enjoy normal lives, participating in activities such as walking,…

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