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Month: August 2022

Your body’s set point: Why it should shape health goals

Your body’s set point: Why it should shape health goals

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Many people who are dieting and exercising to intentionally lose weight will come up against the dreaded plateau.

The decrease in the number on the scale they had seen for some time stops, and they can’t seem to push below that barrier, even with continued restrictions, said Shana Minei Spence, a registered dietitian in New York. And after they finish a period of restrictive dieting, the weight they lost often comes back.

When that happens, it’s common to point to a lack of discipline or willpower as the cause for not attaining the socially promoted thin ideal. But it may be time to dig deeper into not just how worthwhile it is to strive for that body type, but also whether restrictive

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Democrats push bill Replacing police with ‘mental health professionals’ in emergencies involving mentally ill

Democrats push bill Replacing police with ‘mental health professionals’ in emergencies involving mentally ill

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House Democrats are aiming to hold a floor vote Friday on a bill that would provide states funding to replace law enforcement with mental health professionals.

The Mental Health Justice Act would provide grants to states to hire, employ, train and dispatch mental health professionals “in lieu of law enforcement officers” during emergency calls involving at least one person with a mental illness, according to the bill’s text. The legislation was reintroduced last year by Rep. Katie Porter, D-Calif., who said it would reduce violence against people with mental illnesses.

DEFUNDING POLICE, VILIFYING THEM ‘AT EVERY TURN’ CONTRIBUTING TO OFFICER SUICIDES, EXPERTS SAY

“We should be connecting people in crisis to care, not tossing them in jail,” Porter said in a statement at the time. “Mental illness is not a crime, and we have to stop treating it like one. Most

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Minnesota barbers and hairstylists receiving mental health training

Minnesota barbers and hairstylists receiving mental health training

Dozens of Minnesota barbers and hairstylists received training this week to be mental health advocates in the Black community.

On Monday, the participants gathered at the Sabathani Community Center in Minneapolis for training with The Confess Project, a nationwide initiative, and community partners.

The project is dedicated to building a better mental health culture for Black boys and men through barber shops.

Partners in Minnesota are expanding the focus to include hairstylists and their clients.

“You get some of those clients that are like ‘Hey, give me a haircut and get me out of here,’ but most of the time it’s just like a therapy session,” Flint’e Smith, Right Choice Cutz barber, said.

The community calls Right Choice Cutz in Crystal a safe space.

Clients trust Smith to give them a clean cut and a listening ear.

“I feel like a therapist sometimes just listening to some of these

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Staff Shortages Choking US Health Care System | Healthiest Communities Health News

Staff Shortages Choking US Health Care System | Healthiest Communities Health News

As the pandemic stretches on with no clear end in sight, one of the biggest unanswered questions is what this experience has meant, and ultimately will mean, for those who’ve been on the front lines throughout – the nation’s health care workforce – and the patients they serve.

An estimated 1.5 million health care jobs were lost in the first two months of COVID-19 as the country raced to curb the novel coronavirus by temporarily closing clinics and restricting non-emergency services at US hospitals. Though many of those jobs have since returned, health care employment remains below pre-pandemic levels, with the number of workers down by 1.1%, or 176,000, compared to February 2020, per the US Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Yet the need for health care workers has never been greater. Staffing shortages are now the nation’s top patient safety concern, forcing Americans to endure longer wait times when

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