Lawmakers are concerned about skyrocketing costs in Missouri for mental health

JEFFERSON CITY — A panel of state lawmakers raised questions Monday about increasing costs at the state’s mental health agency. Republican members of the House Subcommittee on State Funding for Social Service Programs have expressed concern about the proposed nearly $300 million increase in the Department of Mental Health. In the agency’s proposed budget for … Read more

Scientists receive a $2.9 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to better understand the genes of IBD in Hispanics

After studying the genetic sequences of more than 100,000 people, researchers across the country set out to uncover the root causes of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), Crohn’s disease, and ulcerative colitis. But those studies have a stark flaw: They are based mostly on genetic data almost exclusively from individuals of European ancestry. Now researchers at … Read more

Former Baylor star Deedee Richards shines with the WNBA Championship

Even when you’re living the dream as a professional athlete, the work can be tough. It wasn’t necessarily easy for DiDi Richards in her first two seasons as a WNBA player. The former Baylor defensive guard suffered injuries that limited her playing time and hindered her progress. “It’s tough. The last two years I’ve dealt … Read more

Public health experts are formulating recommendations to help prevent lung injury associated with vaping product use

Nearly four years ago, federal health officials reported a frightening new epidemic linked to e-cigarette use that caused a life-threatening and potentially irreversible lung condition. The condition — called e-cigarette or vaping product use-related lung injury (EVALI) — has been linked primarily to the inclusion of vitamin E acetate (VEA) in e-liquids used in vape … Read more

The Racine woman who allegedly allowed her disabled son to die will stay in a mental health institute a little longer

Racine — the woman facing criminal charges over allegations that she allowed her disabled adult son to die on the floor after a fall — will remain at the Mendota Institute of Mental Health for the time being. Cheryl Christensen, 63, has been charged with negligent endangerment for abuse/causing death after her son was found … Read more

Kiplinger’s Personal Finance: Healthcare Deals Abroad

Emma Patch Kiplinger’s Personal Finance Brenna Williams, 28, of Fresno, Calif., has universal healthcare coverage, but when she started looking into fertility treatments to start a family, she was flattered by the out-of-pocket cost. So while some friends in her shoes began looking for a job at an American company that would offer to offset … Read more

Can ultrasound replace a stethoscope?

The patient, a man in his early 20s, walked into the emergency room Wednesday morning, anxious and panting, his shirt covered in blood. Minneapolis in the 1980s was experiencing an increase in violent crime that would later earn it the nickname Morderapolis. At Hennepin County Medical Center, stabbings and gunshot wounds have become commonplace at … Read more

WVU Pediatrics is the first in the region to apply a device to treat chest wall deformities | Weston Lifestyles

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Governor holds hearing on mental health ahead of state budget negotiations

RACINE – Gov. Tony Evers was in town Wednesday for a hearing with community leaders about programs in place to help those with mental health issues. The message from the community has been that the programs are there, but the needs are great and growing, and they could use additional funding to expand. Evers said … Read more

A comprehensive atlas of protein isases can help scientists decipher many cellular signaling pathways

One of the most important classes of human enzymes are protein kinases – ; Signaling molecules that regulate nearly all cellular activities, including growth, cell division, and metabolism. Dysfunction in these cellular pathways can lead to a variety of diseases, particularly cancer. Identification of protein enzymes involved in cellular dysfunction and cancer development could lead … Read more