In some city neighborhoods pharmacies appear to be in abundant supply, but in others they are few and far between. As with areas that lack access to grocery stores, many residents of Chicago now live in “pharmacy deserts.”
In well-heeled parts of town, national chains (of the increasingly swanky variety) seem to pop up with the ubiquity of coffee shops. But in less affluent areas, pharmacy closures have reached a level where some neighborhoods are what researchers call “pharmacy deserts.”
A new hospital-based program is helping troubled youth get back on track. Organizers want to encourage them to abandon a life on the streets and to keep them out of emergency rooms. This is now happening on the Nebraska Medicine campus and for some people the program is working.
Bassett Medical Center welcomed a national leader in transgender health and gender confirmation surgery Thursday, where she discussed cultural competency and the needs of transgender patients.
The Hartwick College Department of Nursing will present the 2017 O’Connor Chair Lecture at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, March 15 in Anderson Center for the Arts Theatre, on the College campus. Dr. Diane Georgeson, a practitioner at the Gender Wellness Center at Oneonta FoxCare’s Susquehanna Family Practice, is the guest speaker.
At the Marshfield Clinic dental center in Chippewa Falls, Wis., hygienist Karen Eslinger is getting her room ready. It’s all quite routine — covering the chair’s headrest with plastic, opening instruments, wiping down trays. But then she starts getting creative.
The New York State Health Department has signaled that it intends to allow transgender youths to receive Medicaid coverage for hormones that forestall puberty, wiping away prohibitions that have been criticized by lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender groups.
Recent studies have indicated an increased need for preventive mental health and social services among Filipinos, in part because of higher rates of problem behaviors such as substance use, high school dropout, and teen births compared to other Asian subgroups. Filipino adolescents were also found to have increased reports of depressive symptoms and suicidal thoughts […]