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Health and Care News

8 hours ago
We don’t need more demonising headlines about fostering, we need more foster carers, says Javed Khan of Barnardo’s, while Mike Stein points out that with proper support fostered children make good progress from poor starting pointsDawn Foster is, sadly, right when she writes that fostering tends[...]
ChildrenChildren and ParentingHousing and PovertyHealth and CareCriminal Justice
9 hours ago
Staff losses will intensify recruitment problems at health service, which now has 40,000 vacant nursing postsAround 10,000 EU nationals have quit the NHS since the Brexit referendum, it has emerged.NHS Digital, the agency that collects data on the health service, found that in the 12 months to June,[...]
HealthHealth and CareGovernment Policy
13 hours ago
They provide a place for acute care hospitals to confidently refer patients with complex needs because of the level of training, skill and competency of their medical, nursing and rehabilitation therapy staff, as well as that of their social work and ...
General Social WorkHealth and Care
16 hours ago
n addition to Kroger, the First 5 Lex program has several partners including the University of Kentucky, city Social Services, Community Action/Head Start, Reach Out and Read, UK Pediatrics, Lexington Public Library, KET, Child Care Council, United Way of ...
General Social WorkChildren and ParentingEducationHealth and Care
16 hours ago
Data shows one in four girls have depression by the time they hit 14. We’d like you to share your thoughts and experiences of mental health issuesAbout 166,000 girls and 67,000 boys aged 14 across the UK are depressed, according to a new study. Government-funded research found that 24% of 14-year-[...]
HealthHealth and CareMental Health
18 hours ago
Alan Barham, who was dismissed by Capita after undercover footage emerged, given caution order by disciplinary panelA benefits assessor who was caught on film mocking disabled claimants of personal independence payments and suggesting they were liars has been found guilty of misconduct by a professi[...]
Health and CareDisabilities
22 hours ago
he committee now thinks it should figure out how to better provide homeless people access to services including health care, social work, housing and jobs. The city Board of Directors originally asked the group to look into best practices for mass ...
General Social WorkHousing and PovertyHealth and Care
22 hours ago
Review of five drugs – including one linked to deaths – says there is no body of reliable evidence behind any of themThere is no magic pill to cure alcoholism, according to a scientific review of the evidence of five drugs being prescribed by doctors.None of the five drugs has a body of reliable[...]
HealthHealth and CareGovernment Policy
22 hours ago
ocial work and education. The Maida Institute is also home to the Better Health senior membership program focused on bringing both educational and social programming to more than 1800 Ocean County residents. As Corporate Chair of Geriatrics at RWJBarnabas ...
General Social WorkEducationHealth and CareGerontology
1 day ago
London has highest rate of practices needing to improve, but ‘super surgeries’ fare better, says Care Quality CommissionAbout 7 million people are being treated at GP surgeries in England that have severe safety problems, according to the first performance review of its kind by the Care Quality [...]
HealthHealth and Care
1 day ago
Over 50% of teachers tell survey they don’t have adequate training in what to do when a child has a mental health problemMore than half of primary school teachers say they do not feel adequately trained in supporting pupils with mental health problems, research suggests.Just one in 10 “strongly [...]
EducationHealthChildrenChildren and ParentingHealth and CareMental Health
1 day ago
The North Korean government needs to move past its denial of sexual abuse of children in North Korea, and ensure that survivors have access to comprehensive health, legal, and social services without fearing stigma or retaliation,” Robertson said.
General Social WorkChildren and ParentingHealth and Care
1 day ago
Retired GP Elizabeth Renton says that she is living proof that age-related macular degeneration is now treatableThe 250 people who will start to lose their sight today (Specsavers/RNIB figures) may never know that half of all sight loss is avoidable. National Eye Health Week (18-24 September) aims t[...]
HealthHealth and CareGovernment Policy
1 day ago
major recession could put pressure on state budgets and increase demand for social services such as the current Medicaid program. States would no longer be able to adapt dynamically to meet the needs of their citizens, as the current funding partnership ...
General Social WorkHealth and CareGovernment Policy
1 day ago
s a fiscal matter, it should be viewed as of a piece with Republican efforts to eliminate the state and local tax deduction: the idea is simply that if states want to tax their citizens highly to provide more generous social services, then the citizens of ...
General Social WorkHealth and Care
1 day ago
Gordon of Affinity Community Services, with panelists Ashley Brazil, Senior Career Specialist in the Employment Program at Chicago House and Social Service Agency, and Darryl Grant, who brings nearly 10 years of experience as ...
29: Moderated by Imani Rupert via Live.com News 
General Social WorkHealth and CareGerontology
1 day ago
Councils still assess eligibility and allocate resources, but we’ve known for decades that letting people choose and pay for their own care works betterTwo recent high court judgments – Oxfordshire v Davey and Merton v JF – highlight the ways councils assess eligibility for social care and all[...]
PolicyHealth and CareCriminal Justice
1 day ago
‘This is the most cautious, the safest, scheme for assisted dying anywhere in the world,’ Daniel Andrews says Victoria’s assisted dying legislation includes new and severe penalties for doctors caught abusing the scheme, including up to a life sentence for encouraging a patient to choose to di[...]
HealthHealth and CareDisabilities
1 day ago
ocial workers are facing “intense pressure” to ration social care for some of the most vulnerable people in society, a report has claimed. Local authorities are “scrabbling” to fulfil their duties to provide care to the most vulnerable with ...
General Social WorkHealth and Care
2 days ago
Data from government-funded research prompts fresh questions about effect of social media and school stresses on young people’s mental healthOne in four girls is clinically depressed by the time they turn 14, according to research that has sparked new fears that Britain’s teenagers are suffering[...]
HealthHousing and PovertyEducationHealth and CareMental Health
2 days ago
Nowhere near enough new drugs are currently in development says report, which calls for urgent investment and responsible use of existing antibioticsToo few antibiotics are in the pipeline to tackle the global crisis of drug resistance, which is responsible for the rise of almost untreatable infecti[...]
HealthHealth and Care
2 days ago
Enterprise. Two employees of the state Department of Social Services’ Care Licensing Division inspected Worman’s home the day after Addison’s death. Worman told the investigators that she had been ...
Watkins, wrote in a Facebook message to The Press via Live.com News 
General Social WorkChildren and ParentingHealth and Care
2 days ago
By blocking a particular protein, unhealthy ‘white’ fat could be transformed into calorie-burning ‘beige’ fat, experiments show“Bad fat” could be made to turn over a new leaf and combat obesity by blocking a specific protein, scientists have discovered. Most fat in the body is unhealthy [...]
HealthHealth and Care
2 days ago
ome have already been moved into hospitals and care homes due to a cut in amount of care offered, a survey of 469 social workers and care assessors in England found. Caroline Abrahams, charity director at Age UK, said: “This is the first time England ...
General Social WorkCharities and VolunteerismHealth and CareGerontology
2 days ago
As private ambulances are increasingly being used to answer 999 calls, we want to hear from those who work for and have been treated by them Shortages of paramedics and rising demand means that the NHS is spending almost £80m a year hiring private ambulances to answer 999 calls, figures show.Englan[...]
HealthHealth and CareGovernment Policy
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Latest Blog

6 weeks ago
Chronic disease takes a heavy toll on residents in the United States. Heart disease is the leading cause of death. Risk factors for heart disease include diabetes, obesity, poor diet, and physical inactivity. Additionally, mental health concerns also affect a large proportion of Americans and are ma[...]
 

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10 weeks ago
By Paul R. Pace, News staff To stop the spread of HIV, it cannot be treated as a health or medical problem alone, says Tom Fenn, project director of the Coordinating Comprehensive Care for Children (4Children). “It’s not going to go away if we act like it’s the health sector’s responsibility[...]
 
12 weeks ago
By Alison Laurio, News contributor A year ago Heidi L. Allen’s sister died. “She lived in Idaho, which did not expand Medicaid under the ACA” (Affordable Care Act, also called Obamacare), said Allen, an associate professor of social work at Columbia University in New York whose focus is low-in[...]
 
19 weeks ago
Robyn Golden, MA, ACSW, LCSW, Director of Population Health and Aging at Rush University Medical Center, explains the importance of advocacy in the current atmosphere. “The policy and political environment, specifically around health care and social services, is particularly fraught right now due [...]
 
20 weeks ago
May is National Foster Care Month, a time to raise awareness on the plight of children and youth in the foster care system. There are approximately 400,000 children and youth in foster care because their own families are unable to provide for their essential well-being. In addition, an estimated 17[...]
 
23 weeks ago
Social Worker Metari Garza has been serving veterans for seven years. She is also a writer of poetry and a spoken word artist. During Social Work Month Garza, LCSW, CCM, shared her poem “Stand Up” with other staff at the VA North Texas Health Care System. The chief of Social Work Services then s[...]