Can machine learning predict and prevent mental health issues?

In a recent study published in the natural medicine journal, researchers assessed the effectiveness of the machine learning model in predicting mental health crises. Timely recognition of those at risk for mental health deterioration has been reported to improve disease outcomes. However, manually reviewing patient records to identify these individuals is impractical due to the … Read more

Using Photovoice to Shine a Light on Health Inequalities Among Youth of Color During the Pandemic

Youth social justice movements are growing in the United States and around the world, tackling important issues such as climate change, racial justice, access to education and gun control . In health care, youth involvement can lead to better understanding of patients, engagement in services, and increased trust in services. It can also promote patient … Read more

Adult vaccination rates and social determinants of health influenced children’s mental health during the pandemic

Adult vaccination rates and the social determinants of health – or the social and economic conditions in which families live and work – have played a significant role in children’s mental health during the pandemic, according to a new study by the Weill Cornell Medicine researchers. The study, published April 27 in JAMA Psychiatryfound that … Read more

On Match Day, it’s ready, set, match for medical students | Health

On Match Day, it's ready, set, match for medical students |  Health

PARIS, Tenn. – On Match Day, fourth-year medical students nationwide are notified of one of the most important placements of their careers: where they will spend their residencies, or their first three to seven years as physicians. Fourth-year medical students at Henry County Medical Center recently received their placement news, which is the second year … Read more

Health dashboards are here to stay and can efficiently guide public health action in the future

Health dashboards are here to stay and can efficiently guide public health action in the future

An editorial authored by Regenstrief Institute and Indiana University Richard M. Fairbanks School of Public Health research scientists and published in the American Journal of Public Health calls for investing in people, processes and technology so health dashboards, so useful and popular during the COVID-19 pandemic, can efficiently and effectively guide public health action in … Read more

The Political Transformation of Medicine

The Political Transformation of Medicine

Photo: Getty Images/iStockphoto Regarding Stanley Goldfarb’s op-ed “Keep Politics Out of the Doctor’s Office” (April 19): In 2015, under the leadership of Darrell Kirch, the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) introduced sweeping changes to the Medical College Admissions Test, or MCAT, as well as other admissions criteria used by medical schools across the country. … Read more

New report highlights how the devastating combination of autism, poverty and race impacts health

Nemours Children's Health scientists receive two NIH grants to advance pediatric cancer research

The Autism Intervention Research Network on Physical Health (AIR-P), a multi-site collaboration housed within UCLA Health’s Department of Medicine, has released a new report that uses national data to highlight the intersection of autism, poverty and race/ethnicity and their compounding impact on health and health care. While it is well-known that autistic children, children from … Read more

ETSU college a hub for some of the fastest-growing health care professions | Education

ETSU college a hub for some of the fastest-growing health care professions |  Education

“When students decide they want to go into health care, they typically think of two things — a physician or a nurse. “However, if you look at what comprehends the health care team, it’s allied health professionals making up two-thirds of the team, and that’s a wide description of everybody else besides nurses or physicians,” … Read more

ETSU behavioral health program looks to set model for providing care |

ETSU behavioral health program looks to set model for providing care |

Johnson City Press JOHNSON CITY — When East Tennessee State University recruited Dr. Jodi Polaha to Johnson City in 2006, her work in Nebraska integrating behavioral health services into primary care was a big reason why. It wasn’t until recently, however, that Polaha and her colleague Dr. Matthew Tolliver began working with an eye toward … Read more

$2 million funding to support Friendship Bench program for helping people with mental health issues

$2 million funding to support Friendship Bench program for helping people with mental health issues

Many more people with depression and other mental health issues will be able to get help from the Friendship Bench program thanks to a $2 million unrestricted funding from the philanthropist MacKenzie Scott. The evidence-based scheme involves specially-trained community health workers, known as ‘grandmothers’, talking with people on benches. Founded in Zimbabwe by Dr Dixon … Read more