How to make self-affirmation work, based on science |

Affirmations might be ineffective if they don’t align with what you believe about yourself, said Natalie Dattilo, a clinical psychologist with Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston. For fans of “Saturday Night Live,” the word affirmation probably triggers memories of a character popular in the 1990s: Stuart Smalley. With his carefully coifed blonde hair and … Read more

Kootenai Behavioral Health closes addiction recovery programs and outpatient psychiatry clinic, cites funding and staff shortages | Idaho News

“Actually, Kootenai Health agrees with those that are upset about our decision to temporarily close the addiction recovery program,” he wrote NORTHERN IDAHO – Kootenai Health, the leading provider of behavioral health services for northern Idaho residents, has announced the temporary closure of their addiction recovery programs and the outpatient Kootenai Clinic Psychiatry practice due … Read more

Before You Cancel Your Subscription to Science Magazine

Harvard University in Cambridge, Mass. Photo: Elise Amendola / Associated Press Where can one turn for science reporting that has not become politicized? It’s a difficult question to answer when examining the establishment of academic journals. But a few events this week have this column wondering if a resurgence of rigor might just be underway. … Read more

Baker County Health Department director retires, reflecting on the pandemic | State

BAKER CITY – The telephone call that changed Nancy Staten’s life – and indirectly, pretty much everybody else’s – happened on a Friday. She remembers that part clearly, even if so much that was to come in the ensuing two years passed, as she puts it, “in a blur.” The date was Jan. 24, 2020. … Read more

Access to mental health care in Walla Walla Valley at crisis point | Opinion Columns

What is keeping me up at night? I am truly concerned for our community. We are living in a crisis that the longer it takes for us to address, the longer it will alter the future of our communities for generations to come. However, this crisis goes relatively unnoticed until a tragedy calls our attention … Read more

The health benefits of sauna Community

Many cultures throughout history have practiced some form of heat immersion. Roman and Turkish baths, Native American sweat lodges and Japanese ofuro to name a few. For today’s topic, I’m going to take a much deeper look into the Finnish sauna. Many studies have been published about Finnish style saunas and their health benefits. The … Read more

Kaine, area health care leaders assess long COVID’s impact of SWVA | News

ABINGDON – While COVID-19 has stressed the region’s health care system in the past two years, patients’ recovery from the disease has not been a clear-cut matter for many. Virginia US Sen. Tim Kaine continued his five-day sweep through the region with a roundtable on long COVID at Johnston Memorial Hospital on Wednesday. Kaine met … Read more

Cherokee leaders sign revised Public Health, Wellness Act to build drug treatment facilities | Health

TAHLEQUAH – Cherokee Nation Principal Chief Chuck Hoskin Jr. and Deputy Chief Bryan Warner officially enacted a revised “Public Health and Wellness Fund Act” during a signing ceremony April 14 at the Cherokee Nation Outpatient Health Center in Tahlequah. Hoskin thanked the tribe’s behavioral health team, many of whom were present for the signing of … Read more

ETSU behavioral health program looks to set model for providing care |

Johnson City Press JOHNSON CITY – When East Tennessee State University recruited Dr. Jodi Polaha to Johnson City in 2006, her work in Nebraska integrating behavioral health services into primary care was a big reason why. It wasn’t until recently, however, that Polaha and her colleague Dr. Matthew Tolliver began working with an eye toward … Read more

Hoskin, Warner sign revised Public Health, Wellness Act to build drug treatment facilities | News

TAHLEQUAH – Cherokee Nation Principal Chief Chuck Hoskin Jr. and Deputy Chief Bryan Warner officially enacted a revised “Public Health and Wellness Fund Act” during a signing ceremony Thursday at the Cherokee Nation Outpatient Health Center in Tahlequah. Hoskin thanked the tribe’s behavioral health team, many of whom were present for the signing of the … Read more