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Addition of beds needed for mental health: MetroHealth is set to open a $42 million behavioral health hospital in Cleveland Heights

CLEVELAND, Ohio – As some regional health systems shrink, MetroHealth System is expanding with the region’s biggest investment in behavioral health in decades. The $42 million, 112-bed MetroHealth Cleveland Heights behavioral health hospital that will open Saturday, Oct. 8 is expected to treat about 5,000 patients one year for conditions such as bipolar disorder, depression, …

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Louis Pasteur's Discoveries Revolutionized Medicine and Continue to Save Millions of Lives - Ohio Capital Journal

Louis Pasteur’s Discoveries Revolutionized Medicine and Continue to Save Millions of Lives – Ohio Capital Journal

By Rodney E. Rohde, Texas State University Some of the greatest scientific discoveries have not resulted in Nobel Prizes. Louis Pasteur, who lived from 1822 to 1895, is arguably the most famous microbiologist in the world. He is widely credited with the germ theory of disease and for inventing the process of pasteurization – which …

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Rollout of special Medicaid plans for complicated patients will be delayed until April

Rollout of special Medicaid plans for complicated patients will be delayed until April

By Clarissa Donnelly-DeRoven In August, Lucy Plyler received a 19-page letter from the state health department. The letter said the way Victoria, her 24-year-old daughter with multiple disabilities, received Medicaid was about to change. Instead of being in NC Medicaid Direct, Victoria would be on a “tailored plan.” This meant that all of his care …

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Australia-New Zealand refugee deal: UN blames mental health toll after just 36 take up offer

In nearly six months, just 36 people have taken up New Zealand’s offer to resettle refugees held in Australian detention camps such as Nauru, with the UN refugee agency saying the regime’s brutality Australian immigration is partly to blame. In March 2022, the Australian government accepted a long-standing offer from New Zealand to resettle up …

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Newsom signs bill protecting transgender youth and families fleeing red state policies

Newsom signs bill protecting transgender youth and families fleeing red state policies

SACRAMENTO— Rebranding California as a haven from discriminatory policies in conservative states, Governor Gavin Newsom on Thursday signed a bill to protect transgender youth and their families from bans on gender-affirming care. State Sen. Scott Wiener’s (D-San Francisco) Senate Bill 107 provides a series of safeguards meant to block out-of-state attempts to penalize families who …

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Jebb Muir, 44, was killed by South Salt Lake police on Tuesday. Family and friends remember him as a "loving, caring, incredible person," who went through a mental health crisis.

‘He’s not the same person’: Friends say man killed by police recently had mental health crisis

Jebb Muir, 44, was killed Tuesday by South Salt Lake police. He is remembered by family and friends as a “loving, caring, amazing person”, who went through a mental health crisis. (Muir family photo) Estimated reading time: 5-6 minutes SOUTH SALT LAKE – “What could I have done differently to prevent this from happening?” This …

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The food warning label of the future?  Scientists want to tell consumers how much exercise they'll need to burn calories from their favorite snacks

Obesity experts want food labels that tell you to walk 15 minutes to burn a chocolate bar

Is this what your favorite snacks will look like in the future? Obesity experts want to scrap traffic light labels in favor of calorie equivalents, which tell you to walk 15 minutes to burn a bar of chocolate Experts want snack labels to show how much exercise you’ll need to burn them off He might …

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