The Biden administration has rescinded permissions for Michigan and Wisconsin to require Medicaid beneficiaries to either work or attend school or job training in order to enroll in the public health program for lower-income Americans. The Trump administration embraced the idea of requiring Medicaid beneficiaries to work, prompting a number of Republican-leaning states to apply for permission to impose such requirements in their Medicaid programs.
An explosive study published March 29 in the journal JAMA Pediatrics and conducted by prominent researchers at the National Institutes of Health (NIH), including the head of the National Institute on Drug Abuse, found that teenage marijuana users (aged 12-17) have double the prevalence of a use disorder (addiction) than nicotine, alcohol, and, in most categories of users, even prescription drug misusers.
March 11 will mark one year since the first patient diagnosed with COVID-19 received care from the UVM Health Network. Combined with the cyberattack and the suspension of surgery at Fanny Allen, it’s been a tough financial year for Vermont’s largest health care provider and employer.
A bill to broaden school vaccine exemptions has been introduced in the Vermont House of Representatives. H.322 proposes to add conscientious and personal belief vaccine exemptions, and to remove coercive language from state vaccine exemption forms.
Three months into the flu season, Vermont has yet to record a single death by traditional influenza, the Vermont Health Department confirmed Monday, January 4.
by Guy Page – Below are 10 takeaways the press statement and other information available today at 2:30 pm by the University of Vermont Medical Center about last week’s “cyberattack event.” The […]
Timing of UVM Medical Center patient portal shutdown linked to costly “Ryuk” ransomware attacks by Guy Page October 29, 2020 – The U.S. government yesteday issued an alert about ransomware attacks on […]
Embedding mental health workers in police won’t create necessary culture change, survivors and experts tell lawmakers – to no avail This news article was first published in the most recent edition of […]
Pediatrician Dr. Lewis First, other docs urge Scott to ‘follow the science,’ veto commercial cannabis
Editor’s note: Today Gov. Phil Scott said he will decide next week what action he will take on S54, the commercial cannabis bill approved by the Legislature last month. His options are […]
“Johnny’s Ambassadors’” founder explains son’s suicide By Laura Stack The evidence-based negative effects of cannabis on adolescents are many and varied, especially for young people, and we’ve covered them numerous times in previous […]