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WEDNESDAY, June 8, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- The mental health equivalent of 911 is about to launch across the United States, but a new study finds that many communities may not be prepared for it. Beginning July 16, a new 988 number will be available 24/7 for Americans dealing with a  mental health crisis . It's akin to 911, long used to get help for medical emergencies. The new code will replace the 10-digit...
In 2008, when I left my medical studies in China during the rise of workplace violence (WPV) directed toward doctors and relocated to finish my training in the U.S., my parents were unhappy with the thought of me -- their only child -- being on the other side of the world. But they took comfort in saying, "At least you will be safer there as a practicing physician one day." They assumed I'd be safer as a doctor in the U.S. However, after...
Although they are common, allergies can interfere with a person’s ability to complete daily tasks, and symptoms may lead to avoiding social interactions. This article examines the impact of allergies on mental health. What does the research say? Are doctors treating the illness holistically? Allergies are very widespread. According to the  Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America , more than 50 million people experience...
People’s physical and mental health is influenced by a large and diverse array of factors. But how can the attitudes of other people affect individuals’ well-being? In this Special Feature, we examine the impact that microaggressions have on health. Prof. Derald Wing Sue  — a leading psychologist at Columbia University — and his collaborators give the  definition  of microaggressions as “the...
Participation in the tennis-type competition has taken off in recent years, spans generations and holds promises for healthier living.   While Americans have long loved football, basketball and baseball, a sport that's only a half-century old has captured the hearts of boomers and millennials alike and skyrocketed in popularity during the  COVID-19  pandemic. The sport is pickleball – a hybrid of tennis,...