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Rockbridge Area Health Center Receives $100,000 Aflac Community CareGrant

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The Rockbridge Area Health Center (RAHC) received a $100,000 Aflac Community CareGrant award Wednesday, June 29, at a check presentation event held at Lexington’s Kids Playce park as part of Aflac’s commitment to improving medical outcomes for individuals in communities throughout the country.

Ecocentricity Blog: Chitosan: The Wonder Material You've Probably Never Heard Of

By: John A. Lanier
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Chitosan is a natural material derived from shellfish and crustaceans. It has a remarkably broad range of applications, and one young company is pioneering its manufacturing based on the waste stream of sustainable fisheries. It’s a great example of green chemistry intersecting with the circular economy.

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Chitosan is a natural material derived from shellfish and crustaceans. It has a remarkably broad range of applications, and one young company is pioneering its manufacturing based on the waste stream of sustainable fisheries. It’s a great example of green chemistry intersecting with the circular economy.

Quest Diagnostics' Ruth Clements Named Among Savoy Magazine's '2022 Most Influential Black Executives in Corporate America'

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Congratulations Ruth Clements, VP/GM of Infectious Diseases/Immunology & Leader of Quest for Health Equity, on being named by Savoy as one of the 2022 Most Influential Black Executives in Corporate America.

Only 8% of Americans Receive Treatment for Alcohol Use Disorder

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While 28 million Americans live with alcohol use disorder, less than 8% receive treatment for their disease. Board-certified addiction specialist Sarah Akerman shares her expertise on the barriers patients may face to seeking treatment and how medical professionals can help: https://bit.ly/3ynE9Jd

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Illumina Announces Inaugural Illumina Genomics Forum With a Conversation With Former U.S. President Barack Obama

Global conference to focus on advancing the transformative impacts of genomic health
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SAN DIEGO, July 18, 2022 /3BL Media/ -- Illumina, Inc. (NASDAQ: ILMN), a global leader in DNA sequencing and array-based technologies, today announced that former President of the United States Barack Obama will participate in a moderated Q&A conversation at the inaugural Illumina Genomics Forum, the company's global event focused on advancing genomics-driven health. The Forum will take place in San Diego from September 28 through October 1, with virtual sessions to be held on October 4.

Support in Seconds: T-Mobile Customers Can Now Text 988 To Get Quick, Free Access to Mental Health Services

The Un-carrier launched 988 calling in 2020 and now offers its customers another fast way to connect to the 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline for support
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What’s the news: Since November 2020, T-Mobile customers have been able to use three digits — 988 — to call for free access to mental health services from professionally trained counselors at the National Suicide Prevention Hotline, now the 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline. Now they can text for that same critical support, too.

Why it matters: On average, it takes just four seconds to send a text message — and seconds count when mental health services are needed. Studies show that those who reached out to the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline were significantly more likely to feel less depressed, less suicidal, less overwhelmed and more hopeful after speaking with a counselor. This service removes barriers to accessing help.

Who it’s for: Any T-Mobile, Sprint, Metro by T-Mobile and Assurance Wireless customer who needs real-time access to mental health counseling and suicide prevention services.

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What’s the news: Since November 2020, T-Mobile customers have been able to use three digits — 988 — to call for free access to mental health services from professionally trained counselors at the National Suicide Prevention Hotline, now the 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline. Now they can text for that same critical support, too.

Why it matters: On average, it takes just four seconds to send a text message — and seconds count when mental health services are needed. Studies show that those who reached out to the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline were significantly more likely to feel less depressed, less suicidal, less overwhelmed and more hopeful after speaking with a counselor. This service removes barriers to accessing help.

Who it’s for: Any T-Mobile, Sprint, Metro by T-Mobile and Assurance Wireless customer who needs real-time access to mental health counseling and suicide prevention services.

Connectivity Offers Help - and Hope - As Need for Mental Health Support Rises

By Mike Sievert, CEO of T-Mobile
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Today the wireless devices we hold in the palm of our hands are so much more than a way to check our social media or send a work email. They serve as a real-time conduit to our family, friends and support systems in times of joy and when we need to ask for help in times of distress.

Why Are Some Black Americans With Bipolar Disorder Going Undiagnosed?

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Although Black Americans have the same rate of bipolar disorder as other racial and ethnic groups, they are less likely to receive a diagnosis due to lack of access and cultural stigma. Check out the facts and consider sharing this resource with a friend: https://mhanational.org/bipolar-disorder-and-black-americans?sf167604932=1

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The LGBTQ Center of Southern Nevada Expands Its Health Care Services With Support From Sands

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In 2021, The LGBTQ Center of Southern Nevada (The Center) began an ambitious effort to raise funds to expand its Arlene Cooper Community Health Center into a full-service medical clinic. Originally opened as a place for the LGBTQ+ community to seek HIV and STI testing and counseling, the Cooper Center is now positioned to fill a growing need for a full range of medical care and support in downtown Las Vegas.

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