We are dramatically under-investing in organizations like the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), whose emergency preparedness budget has endured a 30 percent cut since 2003. Warnings about the CDC’s funding status are not new or unique to COVID. In December 2014, Congress appropriated $5.4 billion to fight the historic Ebola epidemic that was raging in West Africa. Since then the CDC budget has not kept pace with our nation’s growing public health needs and emerging threats. We tend to invest during a crisis but not before or after. … [Read more...] about Is America breaking its health care promise to you?
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Strictly's Janette Manrara shared a photo of late former champion Caroline Flack, as she wrote to fans: 'Today is World Mental Health Day.... Let’s always remember that sometimes those that seem the strongest, can sometimes be fighting the toughest battles. … [Read more...] about ‘It’s okay not to be okay’: Rebekah Vardy, Kate Ferdinand and Mark Wright lead the stars marking Mental Health Awareness Day with a series of touching social media posts
How did the discourse around cancer change from one of misinformation of being a communicable disease to green-juice cures? It went through multiple phases, but really a ground-swell of social and political forces, led very much by women, around diseases such as breast cancer, changed the focus of the conversation. One really can’t talk about the history of cancer without mentioning people like Mary Lasker or Rose Kushner, among others. And so that conversation began to change in the 1970s and 80s, leading to the so-called war on cancer. To some extent, this has tipped over in directions that I think can create problems — this whole idea that positivism is the way you cure cancer. It makes the idea that the reason you acquired the cancer was because of negativism, which is complete nonsense. Cancer is a genetic disease. It’s acquired by mutations in genes. So one has to be careful of the positivism and the green-juice culture, but the change in the conversation away … [Read more...] about Dr Siddhartha Mukherjee discusses how mental health can go the cancer way
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PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — The police killing of 27-year-old Walter Wallace Jr. has brought more attention to mental illness and the challenges faced by police in dealing with it. Wallace’s death has sparked peaceful demonstrations along with violence and looting, but it also brought to light the importance of addressing mental health. … [Read more...] about Police Killing Of Walter Wallace Jr. Shines Light On Importance Of Addressing Mental Health In Communities