A $1.1 million grant from the National Institute on Aging will help researchers at HealthPartners Institute’s Neuroscience Research Center continue to assess the effectiveness of a promising model for dementia care: Care Ecosystem.
Spurred by pandemic-era lessons, several states are rethinking their enrollment policies for the youngest Medicaid members. Oregon is leading the way after getting federal approval to implement a new continuous-enrollment policy.
Advocates at the Karen Organization of Minnesota say Karen parents from around the state are increasingly concerned that their children are becoming addicted to opioids.
The Minnesota Psychiatric Society officially registered its opposition. The health department is set to decide on or before Dec. 1.
Most breast cancers are treatable when detected early, but Black women’s breast cancer fatality rate is 40% higher than it is for white women, according to the American Cancer Society.
Is abortion access settled law in Minnesota? Listening to DFL and Republican candidates might leave you feeling confused. This MinnPost guide to abortion law in Minnesota has you covered.
NAMI Minnesota began offering Ending the Silence pre-COVID, but demand for the class is up as rates of mental illness among young people continue to rise.
Nearly half of Americans reported gaining weight after living through this extended period of stress and isolation. And it’s not just weight gain: For countless others, COVID has changed the way we eat in fundamental ways.
Agency leaders and advocates are concerned about people’s mental health and are getting ready to ask state lawmakers to help make nonprofit workers’ wages more competitive.
Minnesotans also tended to express support for abortion in specific scenarios, including in cases of rape, incest, and when the life of the woman is at stake.
Starting this fall, the Center City-based addiction treatment giant will begin to emphasize a program called Community Reinforcement and Family Training that helps family members build skills that move beyond terms like “enabling” and “tough love.”
In the past months, the 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline has received more calls, which can be attributed to the hotline phone number change in mid-July to a shorter three-digit number, 988. But advocates are concerned about frequent callers who might not have access to longer term mental health care.
Rather than inserting a bunch of small coils, the WEB is a single device, a mesh basket that comes out of microsheath in a collapsed state and then opens into an aneurysm like a flower, hugging its walls.
The anonymous donor requested that the Minnesota Association for Children’s Mental Health spend the money within a year and that about a quarter go to Fidgety Fairy Tales, a musical theater group that performs at schools to help children understand mental illness.
For years, many cities have sent social workers, medics, trained outreach workers, or mental health professionals to calls that previously were handled by police officers. But crisis response teams have been slower to catch on in rural areas even though mental illness is just as prevalent there.
A considerable portion of last week’s Nobel Conference was dedicated to exploring the impact of technology and social media on youth mental health.
One expert said the first and most important factor that should be considered is the older person’s feelings about leaving their home for a different living situation.
A Wisconsin women described feeling “really shaky and faint” after ordering a cocktail with the cannabinoid delta-8 THC at a Minnesota bar.
The conference takes place Wednesday and Thursday at the campus in St. Peter and online via Zoom. Organizers say this year’s speakers include a range of scientists and academics who look at their work — and the world that influences it — through a lens that challenges mainstream ways of thinking.