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A woman meditates on the beach in Miami Beach, Fla.

Study: Mindfulness helps ease anxiety

A woman meditates on the beach in Miami Beach, Fla.

November 15, 2022, 6:00am Health

Mindfulness meditation worked as well as a standard drug for treating anxiety in the first head-to-head comparison. Read story

Jack Stump administering a vaccine during a Clark County Public Health vaccination clinic at Woodland High School in March 2021.

Clark County Public Health honors doctor, nurse for volunteer work during pandemic

Jack Stump administering a vaccine during a Clark County Public Health vaccination clinic at Woodland High School in March 2021.

November 14, 2022, 5:33pm Clark County Health

Clark County residents Dr. Jack Stump and Lisa Stump were recently awarded special recognition from Clark County Public Health for demonstrating public health in action. Read story

How families can help loved ones experiencing serious mental illness

November 14, 2022, 6:02am Health

Families of people with serious mental illness wear many hats. They are often the ones scheduling their loved ones’ medical appointments, wrangling insurance, shuttling groceries and helping with other daily decision-making. Read story

Participants in a six-week mindfulness course put on by East St. Tammany Habitat for Humanity and the Northshore Community Foundation gather in Slidell, La.

After hurricanes, program aims to help alleviate stress

Participants in a six-week mindfulness course put on by East St. Tammany Habitat for Humanity and the Northshore Community Foundation gather in Slidell, La.

November 13, 2022, 1:09pm Health

The 10 women gathered on yoga mats in a New Orleans suburb, the lights dimmed. Read story

Out-of-state abortions in Wash. hit decade high in ’21

November 13, 2022, 12:43pm Health

Even before the Supreme Court reversed Roe v. Wade in June, more people from outside Washington were seeking abortion care here last year, the latest data from the state Department of Health shows. Read story

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Defense Department health plan cuts its pharmacy network by nearly 15,000 outlets

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November 13, 2022, 6:00am Business

Doris Spatz takes a once-a-day pill, Kisqali, to keep her metastatic breast cancer in check. As a patient in the Defense Department health system, she can fill routine prescriptions at a military pharmacy without a copay but also has the option of using a regular pharmacy through Tricare, the Defense… Read story

This undated photo shows from left, Craig Yabuki and his brother Jeff Yabuki.

More big donors supporting – and discussing – mental health

This undated photo shows from left, Craig Yabuki and his brother Jeff Yabuki.

November 13, 2022, 6:00am Business

When the financier Jeff Yabuki and his wife, Gail, announced last year they would give $20 million to the Children’s Wisconsin health system, they become one of a growing number of wealthy donors awarding large contributions to programs that focus on mental health. Read story

FILE - Boxes of BinaxNow home COVID-19 tests made by Abbott displayed for sale next to liquid hand soap at a CVS store in Lakewood, Wash., Monday, Nov. 15, 2021. People screening themselves at home for COVID-19 may need to use three rapid tests to accurately detect the virus, according to new U.S. recommendations released Thursday, Aug. 11, 2022, that call for a longer testing period. (AP Photo/Ted S.

People with long COVID face barriers to government disability benefits

FILE - Boxes of BinaxNow home COVID-19 tests made by Abbott displayed for sale next to liquid hand soap at a CVS store in Lakewood, Wash., Monday, Nov. 15, 2021. People screening themselves at home for COVID-19 may need to use three rapid tests to accurately detect the virus, according to new U.S. recommendations released Thursday, Aug. 11, 2022, that call for a longer testing period. (AP Photo/Ted S.

November 13, 2022, 6:00am Health

When Josephine Cabrera Taveras was infected with COVID-19 in spring 2020, she didn’t anticipate that the virus would knock her out of work for two years and put her family at risk for eviction. Read story