Austin Public Health launches hotline for COVID-19 services

AUSTIN (KXAN) — The Austin Public Health department has launched a hotline for high-risk workers who need assistance due to the coronavirus, according to a Tuesday press release.

The hotline will provide information and referral services such legal case management, applying for unemployment and one-time financial assistance, according to APH. It will be open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Mondays through Fridays in any language until mid-December.

“We are proud to work as a community to launch this hotline that will provide a variety of services for high-risk workers in our community,” said public health director Stephanie Hayden in the press release. “It is an important step to assisting our vulnerable community members in a way that is helpful to them. We worked with many partners and agencies to figure out the best way to set up this service in a manner that is most useful and convenient for

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Saudi Arabia (KSA) Healthcare Market Outlook 2024: COVID-19 Impact on Hajj Session Healthcare Services

The “KSA Healthcare Market Outlook 2024” report has been added to’s offering.

The healthcare sector in the Kingdom is anticipated to expand at a CAGR of around 7% during 2019-2024.

The report gives brief insights into the regulatory environment in Saudi Arabia for the registration of pharmaceutical products and medical devices. In the healthcare sector KSA’s top priorities are to enhance the role of the private sector through privatization of government healthcare services, to increase public-private participation (PPP) healthcare delivery models, to scale up medical education and training of its local workforce, and to boost the adoption of digital information systems, thereby creating a plethora of opportunities for investors, pharmaceutical and MedTech manufacturers, healthcare IT vendors, and support services. The report will help the client to understand the market along with the structure and growth in the coming years.

Saudi Arabian healthcare sector caters to a rapidly growing population,

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Garage Door Boston Reduces Prices of Its Professional Repair and Installation Services

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BOSTON – October 12, 2020 – ( )

Garage Door Boston, a renowned Boston garage door repair  service provider, has decided to lower the prices of its professional services to help customers save more during this time of global economic crisis. In light of the economic slowdown brought about by the raging coronavirus pandemic, the company has decided to offer its customers some much-needed respite by offering lowered prices and exciting package deals on its plethora of services. The company is also offering generous discounts for both commercial and residential clients.

Garage Door Boston is popular in and around the Boston area for its wide range of professional repair and installation services, including, among others, installation, repair, maintenance, cable repair, spring change, opener replacement, and remote programming. The company offers

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Dentist Campbelltown, A Plus Dental Offers Preventative, General, Cosmetic, Restorative and Dental Emergency Services – Press Release

Campbelltown, NSW – Residents in and around Campbelltown, NSW who are interested in 5-star and premium dental care and treatment solutions can now save more money by remaining in the area and choosing A Plus Dental, a top dental facility in the area. The dental team at A Plus Dental focuses on delivering the very best dental solution and dental experience to all patients. By using the latest dental technologies, the best dental specialists, and creating a welcoming environment for patients, A Plus Dental has been able to achieve this goal.

Focused on creating the very best dental experience for all patients, A Plus Dental is proud to announce that the clinic now offers general, cosmetic, restorative, and emergency dental services.

Making the announcement, the top dentist Campbelltown at the clinic said: “At A Plus Dental, we strive to provide all patients with caring and gentle treatments in a relaxed

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Peer support can help bridge gaps in mental-health services

A recent  report by Deloitte forecasts Canadians will experience an increase in mental-health issues over the coming years in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. It suggests medical visits for mental-health issues could rise by between 54 and 163 per cent, and the total number of Canadians seeking medical attention for these issues will range from 6.3 million to 10.7 million. These are astronomical and concerning numbers.

A discarded surgical mask lies in a pile of leaves in Montreal Monday September 28, 2020. Even once the pandemic is over, there is expected to be a longer-term impact on the demand for mental-health services.

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A discarded surgical mask lies in a pile of leaves in Montreal Monday September 28, 2020. Even once the pandemic is over, there is expected to be a longer-term impact on the demand for mental-health services.

Other reports are also suggesting during this pandemic young adults are more likely to experience moderate-to-severe anxiety, and feel lonely and feel depressed, compared with older populations.

It’s evident young adults in Canada face and will continue to face mental-health challenges at

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University of Sheffield Professor receives MBE for services to children’s dentistry – Latest – News

University of Sheffield Professor receives MBE for services to children’s dentistry

  • University of Sheffield Professor of Paediatric Dentistry, Helen Rodd, has been awarded an MBE for services, and lasting impact, made to paediatric dentistry
  • Her career spans more than 30 years and focuses on helping children access support and treatment in dentistry without fear
  • She is known globally as a leader in her field, combining clinical and social sciences research to improve the oral health and dental experiences of young people

University of Sheffield Professor of Paediatric Dentistry, Helen Rodd, has today (Thursday 9 October 2020) been announced as a Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) in Her Majesty The Queen’s belated Birthday Honours.

The annual Birthday Honours recognises individuals in our society who have committed themselves to serving and helping Britain. They often honour individual achievements

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Survey Explores Mental Health, Services Use in Police Officers

New research shows that about a quarter of police officers in one large force report past or present mental health problems.

Responding to a survey, 26% of police officers on the Dallas Police Department screened positive for depression, anxiety, posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), or symptoms of suicide ideation or self-harm.

Mental illness rates were particularly high among female officers, those who were divorced, widowed, or separated, and those with military experience.

The study also showed that concerns over confidentiality and stigma may prevent officers with mental illness from seeking treatment.

Dr Katelyn Jetelina

The results underscore the need to identify police officers with psychiatric problems and to connect them to the most appropriate individualized care, author Katelyn K. Jetelina, PhD, assistant professor, Department of Epidemiology, Human Genetics, and Environmental Sciences, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston School of Public Health, Dallas, told Medscape Medical News.

“This is a

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Internal Talkspace memo illustrates challenge of delivering virtual mental health services in 50 states

  • Online therapy provider Talkspace sent a memo to therapists asking if they wanted to join a group to work in many states, and offered to provide indemnification for denied insurance claims and “fund any legal appearances before state regulatory boards.” 
  • The company is facing record demand during the coronavirus pandemic.
  • But legal experts warn that therapists who take Talkspace’s offer could end up in trouble.

Roni Frank standing in front of a building: Talkspace co-founders Roni and Oren Frank

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Talkspace co-founders Roni and Oren Frank

Talkspace, an online therapy provider, is seeing unprecedented demand for its service as the coronavirus pandemic drags on, affecting the mental health of millions of Americans. But it faces a big challenge ahead: Hiring enough therapists licensed in all 50 states to treat growing pool of patients.


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Its solution? To ask its providers to continue seeing patients out-of-state — even after emergency measures expire — and offer to pay certain legal fees if

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New Client Fairview Health Services Selects CynergisTek for Proactive Approach to Security

Minneapolis, MN based health system determines managed service will help identify and address security risks

CynergisTek (NYSE AMERICAN: CTEK), a leading cybersecurity firm helping more than 1,000 healthcare facilities navigate emerging security and privacy issues, today announced that Fairview Health Services, one of Minnesota’s largest health systems, has joined the growing CTEK managed services client base.

During the managed service engagement, CynergisTek will perform periodic and recurring comprehensive risk assessments and provide advisory services supporting remediation efforts.

“We looked to CynergisTek to help us identify and reduce risk because their methodology adds in a human layer and skillset that we believe will aid us in building and maintaining a strong cyber resilient program,” says James Brady, Chief Information Security Officer and Vice President of Infrastructure for Fairview Health Services.

In CynergisTek’s third annual report, Moving Forward: Setting the Direction, it identified that organizations who have invested resources, time and money

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How Often Do Cops Seek Mental Health Services?

Only about a third of police officers with a mental health diagnosis sought support for their condition, a survey of a department in Texas found.

Among the 434 police officers in Dallas-Fort Worth who responded to the survey, 12% (n=54) reported receiving a mental illness diagnosis within their lifetime, with about half of these cases being a current diagnosis, reported Katelyn Jetelina, MPH, PhD, of the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston School of Public Health, and colleagues.

However, only 35% of these officers with a current mental health diagnosis sought mental health services within the past year, the group wrote in JAMA Network Open.

Some factors that were tied to a higher odds of a lifetime mental illness diagnosis among police officers included being female (adjusted odds ratio [aOR] 3.20, 95% CI 1.18-8.68), and being either divorced, widowed, or separated versus those who were married (aOR

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