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Three Health Care Professions to Pay Attention to this Minority Mental Health Month

One in five adults experience mental illness in a given year, and mental health conditions are exacerbated among minority groups. For example, the rate of depression among black youth is 30% higher...
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Many Nurse Practitioners Cannot Provide Medications to Treat Opioid Addiction

At least six states with high opioid abuse rates also have strong work restrictions that hinder nurse practitioners (NPs) in prescribing medication that can help treat the problem, according to a...
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Five Ways to Cure California’s Doctor Shortage (CHCF)

Source: California Health Care Foundation We know that primary care is essential for good health, but access to primary care in California varies greatly, with large swaths of the state competing for...
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Nurse-Researchers Instrumental in Planning for the “Silver Tsunami”

Source: UCSF Nursing's Science of Caring As the so-called “silver tsunami” of aging baby boomers rolls across the country, addressing their long-term care needs is critically important. Yet a...
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California: A Health Care Laboratory With Mixed Results (California Healthline)

(source: California Healthline) by Anna Gorman California’s expansion of Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act enabled many low-income HIV patients to get health insurance previously denied to them...
Nurse Practitioners and Physicians Assistants are Crucial to the Long-Term Care Industry

The Lifeline the Long-Term Care Industry Can’t Afford to Ignore

by Jackie Miller The long-term care (LTC) industry faces a troubling landscape. The Wall Street Journal recently reported on the industry's financial crisis, which is largely due to actuarial...