Social Issues

Studies Show Increase in Mental Health Services Requests

Studies Show Increase in Mental Health Services Requests

Mental health awareness has become a significant part of the health care conversation following the pandemic. In fact, many studies have found an increase in mental health services requests from people of all ages beginning in 2020. As we continue to analyze the...

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FirstMed Participates in Annual Homeless Census

FirstMed Participates in Annual Homeless Census

Members of FirstMed prepare to depart for their census tracts. Wednesday, January 29, 2020 was a bit of a blustery and cold one in Las Vegas. But that didn’t stop the annual Homeless Census from taking place. Afterall, nearly 3000 individuals in Las Vegas sleep...

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Addiction Treatment Week highlights recovery pitfalls in Las Vegas

Addiction Treatment Week highlights recovery pitfalls in Las Vegas

By:Sean DeLancey LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — The opioid epidemic continues to stress Southern Nevada’s recovery community as Addiction Treatment Week highlights potential pitfalls in a addict’s ability to seek help. Opiate overdoses claimed 412 lives in 2017 according to the most recent data from the Centers for Disease Control. Angela Quinn, CEO of First Med […]

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“Where do you live?”

“Where do you live?”

I’m a doctor in East Harlem, where residents die, on average, 10 years earlier than their neighbors just a few blocks south on Manhattans Upper East Side. Many of my patients worry more about paying the rent than buying the medication they need to manage their diabetes or high blood pressure. That’s why I’ve learned […]

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5 Important Reasons to Vaccinate Your Child

5 Important Reasons to Vaccinate Your Child

You want to do what is best for your children. You know about the importance of car seats, baby gates and other ways to keep them safe. But, did you know that one of the best ways to protect your children is to make sure they have all of their vaccinations? Immunizations can save your […]

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Nurses rank the highest at earning our trust, poll shows — VIDEO

Nurses rank the highest at earning our trust, poll shows — VIDEO

At the private practice where Susan VanBeuge works as a nurse practitioner, she and the practice’s physician complement each other. The physician, who often takes on a more clinical demeanor, introduces the nurse as the patient’s advocate and champion. After consulting with the patient, the doctor will say something along the lines of, “She’s going […]

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Poor U.S. Teens Resort to Extreme Measures

Poor U.S. Teens Resort to Extreme Measures

Huffington post reports some Poor U.S. Teens Trade Sex For Food Because They’re So Desperate For A Meal. A new report on U.S. teens who don’t get enough to eat finds that, in the most extreme cases, youths may engage in sex with older, wealthy adults in exchange for food. >Click here to read the […]

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