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Priority Medicaid Issues for New State Officials

This brief is one in a series of seven on key Medicaid issues for state policymakers. The series is designed to assist new state leaders in understanding the Medicaid program and their role in using it to improve the health of their states’ residents and communities.

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Medicaid Managed Care: Increasing Expectations and Accountability

This brief is one in a series of seven on key Medicaid issues for state policymakers. The series is designed to assist new state leaders in understanding the Medicaid program and their role in using it to improve the health of their states’ residents and communities…

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How States Can Improve Community Health & Well-Being Through Policy Change

Trust for America’s Health (TFAH) is a nonprofit, nonpartisan public health policy, research, and advocacy organization…

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Clark County housing problems seen as drag on public health

Stanford University researchers will summarize their forthcoming report 2020 State of Latino Entrepreneurship, and kick off two brief panel discussions highlighting local and national Latino entrepreneurs. The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s County Health Rankings…

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How the 'rubber hand illusion' may help those with OCD

How the 'rubber hand illusion' may help those with OCD

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New research shows how the use of a multisensory illusion may help treat obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). The new method could bypass the disadvantages of exposure therapy.
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Thousands of LA jail inmates should receive community mental health support

Thousands of LA jail inmates should receive community mental health support

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A new report has found that more than half of the people with mental health conditions currently confined in Los Angeles county jails would benefit from mental health treatment in specialized community centers instead of incarceration.
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Does talc powder cause ovarian cancer?

Does talc powder cause ovarian cancer?

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Does using powder in the genital area increase the risk of ovarian cancer? A new data analysis of over 250,000 women found no link, but the authors urge caution as the study may not be large enough.
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Does smoking cause depression?

Does smoking cause depression?

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Most of us are familiar with the physical health effects of smoking, but can the habit also affect our mental and emotional well-being? A new study suggests that it can, after finding a link between smoking cigarettes and depression.
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February 14, 2019

Nevada legislature considers expelling its education funding formula

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February 14, 2019

Nevada legislature considers expelling its education funding formula

Although the role of "good" viruses in human health is still relatively mysterious, we are slowly unraveling the importance of our viral visitors. In this special feature…
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February 14, 2019

Nevada legislature considers expelling its education funding formula

Although the role of "good" viruses in human health is still relatively mysterious, we are slowly unraveling the importance of our viral visitors. In this special feature…
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February 14, 2019

Nevada legislature considers expelling its education funding formula

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