Many Refugees Facing Trauma Facial Obstacles to Mental Health

Erica Zurek and Alander Rocha Kaiser Health News As a young boy living in what was then Zaire, Bertine Bahige recalls seeing refugees fleeing the 1994 Rwandan genocide by crossing a river that forms the border between the two Central African countries. “I didn’t know I’d be a few years later,” Bahige said. Bahige’s harrowing … Read more

Home and Garden: Designing Your Garden for Better Mental Health | Community

(StatePoint) Gardening isn’t just a means of beautifying outdoor spaces and growing delicious food. According to those who spend a lot of time in the garden, going outside can also support your well-being. “Gardening is good for the mind, it’s good for the soul and it’s good for the body,” said legendary football coach Vince … Read more

Woman urges respect for disabled people, guide dogs for the blind during awareness month | Medicine

Click here for updates on this story BUNCOMBE COUNTY, North Carolina (WLOS) — September is National Guide Dog Awareness Month. In honor of these four-legged friends and the people they serve, News 13 photographer Lucas Nelson spoke to a local woman who says people need to show more compassion for those with disabilities. At the … Read more

Emergency Department Doctor Joins Blessing Hospital | People and professions

Arthur Ankeney, MD, emergency medicine physician, has joined Blessing Health and the staff at the Blessing Hospital Emergency Center. dr. Born in Columbia, MO, Ankeney received his medical degree from the University of Kansas School of Medicine, Kansas City, MO. He completed his residency at Prisma Health, Richland Emergency Medicine, Columbia, SC. “I enjoy being … Read more

Community event draws crowd for free over-the-counter medicines

Open your medicine cabinet and you’ll see things that many take for granted, but for others, those common over-the-counter medicines are just too expensive. News reporter: Adam OwensPhotographer: Josie roomweb editor: Cory DinkelPosted 11:04 pm Yesterday — Updated 11:06 pm Yesterday open your medicine cabinet and you will find items that many take for granted, … Read more

Hundreds receive free over-the-counter medicines in Smithfield giveaway

SMITHFIELD, NC – Open your medicine cabinet and you will find items that many take for granted. But for others, those common over-the-counter medications are simply too expensive. The line stretched down the hallway to a room in Smithfield where volunteers were packing bags of cold medicines, pain relievers, vitamins and other over-the-counter pharmacy items. … Read more

What you need to know about ‘rainbow’ fentanyl as schools announce plans to fight growing crisis

“Rainbow fentanyl — fentanyl pills and powder in a variety of bright colors, shapes and sizes — is a deliberate attempt by drug traffickers to encourage addiction among children and young adults,” DEA administrator Anne Milgram said. “The men and women of the DEA are working relentlessly to stop the rainbow fentanyl trade and defeat … Read more

Madison Hogans, Born in Dothan, Wins Medical School Scholarship

PERSONNEL REPORT MONTGOMERY — The Medical Association of the State of Alabama has awarded a $5,000 scholarship to Madison Hogans, a resident of Dothan and a student at the University of South Alabama College of Medicine, to help pay for medical school expenses. The Underwood Minority Scholarship Award is named in honor of Dr. Jefferson … Read more

LA schools carry overdose of antidote after student’s death | News

LOS ANGELES — The Los Angeles Unified School District will supply all its schools with a drug that can reverse opioid overdoses after at least seven teens overdosed in recent weeks on pills likely laced with fentanyl, including a 15-year-old girl that died on a high school campus. “We have an urgent crisis on our … Read more