Mental health

Oxitec Completes Successful Scale-Up of Next-Generation Friendly™ Mosquito Technology in Brazil Designed to Accelerate Global Impact Against Disease-Spreading Invasive Pests

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Thursday, August 18, 2022 - 6:42pm

To validate this next-generation Friendly Aedes aegypti in urban communities, season-long deployments against the disease-spreading Aedes aegypti mosquito were conducted across neighborhoods home to 45,000 residents in Indaiatuba.

Key Points: 
  • To validate this next-generation Friendly Aedes aegypti in urban communities, season-long deployments against the disease-spreading Aedes aegypti mosquito were conducted across neighborhoods home to 45,000 residents in Indaiatuba.
  • The successes of this scale-up project are speeding the FriendlyAedes aegypti to wider impact, delivering greater affordability and operational accessibility for dengue-prone communities in Brazil and worldwide.
  • Oxitec is now preparing to scale commercial operations in Brazil, rolling out FriendlyAedes aegypti to more communities, governments, and businesses over the coming mosquito season.
  • Oxitec is the leading developer of biological solutions to control pests that transmit disease, destroy crops and harm livestock.

Oxitec Completes Successful Scale-Up of Next-Generation Friendly™ Mosquito Technology in Brazil Designed to Accelerate Global Impact Against Disease-Spreading Invasive Pests

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Thursday, August 18, 2022 - 6:48pm

To validate this next-generation Friendly Aedes aegypti in urban communities, season-long deployments against the disease-spreading Aedes aegypti mosquito were conducted across neighborhoods home to 45,000 residents in Indaiatuba.

Key Points: 
  • To validate this next-generation Friendly Aedes aegypti in urban communities, season-long deployments against the disease-spreading Aedes aegypti mosquito were conducted across neighborhoods home to 45,000 residents in Indaiatuba.
  • The successes of this scale-up project are speeding the FriendlyAedes aegypti to wider impact, delivering greater affordability and operational accessibility for dengue-prone communities in Brazil and worldwide.
  • Oxitec is now preparing to scale commercial operations in Brazil, rolling out FriendlyAedes aegypti to more communities, governments, and businesses over the coming mosquito season.
  • Oxitec is the leading developer of biological solutions to control pests that transmit disease, destroy crops and harm livestock.

PHILLIPS LYTLE LAUNCHES PSYCHEDELICS & MENTAL HEALTH THERAPIES PRACTICE

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Thursday, August 18, 2022 - 6:33pm

BUFFALO, N.Y., Aug. 18, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Phillips Lytle LLP announced the launch of its Psychedelics & Mental Health Therapies Practice Team, which is uniquely equipped to help pharmaceutical companies, research organizations and other stakeholders navigate the evolving legal and regulatory landscape related to the development, approval and use of psychedelic medications. Phillips Lytle Special Counsel Kyle W. Mack, who holds a doctorate in pharmacy, and Lisa L. Smith, a partner with the firm and co-leader of the firm's Life Sciences & Health Effects Team, will lead the practice, bringing together scientist-attorneys and experienced litigators to support clients that are driving innovation in mental health treatments. 

Key Points: 
  • Promising research in psychedelics as a mental health treatment accelerates growth of industry in need of legal counsel.
  • Phillips Lytle is a leader nationally and in New York State in forming a multidisciplinary practice to serve the psychedelics industry.
  • "We are at the beginning of a revolution in how mental health conditions are medically treated.
  • Psychedelics present a new potential path to relief for patients who continue to struggle with mental health conditions despite conventional therapies," he added.

EmpowerU Launches Self-Care and Mental Health Support for K-12 Teachers and Administrators

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Thursday, August 18, 2022 - 6:00pm

MINNEAPOLIS, Aug. 18, 2022 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- EmpowerU, a leading provider of evidence-based, turnkey student and educator wellbeing programs that build strong foundations in resilience, motivation and confidence, today announced the national rollout of its Educator Self-Care and Mental Health professional development program for K–12 teachers and administrators.

Key Points: 
  • The professional development course, which EmpowerU created with a team of licensed mental health clinicians, features a self-paced and on-demand format.
  • Every minute of my time with EmpowerU was positive, focused on what I could do and what I could control.
  • 98% of respondents said the support they received daily from their EmpowerU instructor was important to their growth.
  • Multi-year data makes it clear: Nobody understands Multi-Tiered System of Supports (MTSS) and approaches SEL the way EmpowerU does.

Medscape Education Invites Clinicians to Connect to the Conversation With New Mental Health and Wellness Learning Center

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Thursday, August 18, 2022 - 5:00pm

NEW YORK, Aug. 18, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Medscape Education, the leading destination for continuous professional development for healthcare professionals,has launched Building Bridges Between Mental Health and Wellness, a learning center focusing on mental health and wellness for both patients and clinicians.

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  • NEW YORK, Aug. 18, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Medscape Education, the leading destination for continuous professional development for healthcare professionals,has launched Building Bridges Between Mental Health and Wellness, a learning center focusing on mental health and wellness for both patients and clinicians.
  • Guided by an expert steering committee, Building Bridges Between Mental Health and Wellness provides resources that explore the interconnectivity of mental and physical health.
  • "Mental health matters," said Hansa Bhargava, M.D., Chief Medical Officer, Medscape Education.
  • When a patient has exacerbated mental health issues, there is also an impact on their physical health and risk of disease.

LMBM INC. OPENS NEW RETREAT PROPERTY IN NORTHEAST OHIO

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Thursday, August 18, 2022 - 3:12pm

Trilogy Retreat Property is available for booking and touring; to inquire or schedule a visit, contact Aimee Noelle at 833-538-6323 or info@trilogy.center or visit trilogy.center.com.

Key Points: 
  • Trilogy Retreat Property is available for booking and touring; to inquire or schedule a visit, contact Aimee Noelle at 833-538-6323 or info@trilogy.center or visit trilogy.center.com.
  • Let Me Be Ministries (LMBM Inc.), founded in 2009, is a non-profit, 501(c)3 ministry based in Chagrin Falls, Ohio.
  • LMBM extends the message of hope through faith beyond conventional houses of worship with online and in-person events, digital media, published resources, and spiritual direction.
  • Their faith and real-life mission remains to enrich personal growth, encourage community, and help restore the value of family.

New Research Shows Declining Confidence in the Education Profession, With Educators Calling for Connection, Community and Customization

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Thursday, August 18, 2022 - 3:00pm

BOSTON, Aug. 18, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- According to the 2022 Educator Confidence Report, released today from learning technology company HMH, confidence in the education profession has dropped for the second year in a row. An annual barometer for how educators across the country are feeling about the state of teaching and learning, today's report found more than 3 in 4 (76%) educators feel negatively about the state of the teaching profession in the U.S. The Educator Confidence Index, a measure of overall confidence (out of 100), continues to drop and now sits at 40.0—its lowest in the report's history—down from 42.7 in 2021 and 49.0 in 2020.

Key Points: 
  • Conducted between May and June in partnership withMarketCast, the report revealed three major themes for achieving success in the future: Connection, Community and Customization.
  • When it comes to technology, educators see strong connections between the teacher, student, classroom and home as the top priority.
  • Importantly, survey results showed that educators realize the potential in classroom technology and can visualize how it fits into their workflow.
  • Parents, administrators, policymakers and community members are all needed to support teachers and foster a new generation of educators."

Goodside Health + Fort Worth ISD = A SchoolMed Success Story

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Thursday, August 18, 2022 - 3:00pm

Amandas son was registered for SchoolMed, and Nurse Cavazos initiated a telehealth visit with a Goodside Health provider right from the school clinic.

Key Points: 
  • Amandas son was registered for SchoolMed, and Nurse Cavazos initiated a telehealth visit with a Goodside Health provider right from the school clinic.
  • Its also the experience that Fort Worth ISD was in search of when it selected Goodside Health and SchoolMed as its school-based healthcare partner in August 2020.
  • Caring for the health of their students is embedded in the fabric of health services within Fort Worth ISD, said Matt Balthazar, Goodside Health Senior Vice President of Operations.
  • Thanks to the phased approach championed by Goodside Health and SchoolMed partners like Fort Worth ISD, school districts are implementing SchoolMed with intention, expanding access to care and empowering academic achievement by increasing time in the classroom.

Rocket VR Health Partners with Penn Medicine's Abramson Cancer Center to Study the Use of VR in Patients Undergoing Radiation Therapy

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Thursday, August 18, 2022 - 2:00pm

BOSTON, Aug. 18, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Rocket VR Health, a digital therapeutics company developing immersive therapy programs, is partnering with Penn Medicine's Abramson Cancer Center to explore the use of virtual reality (VR) technology in cancer patients undergoing radiation therapy.

Key Points: 
  • BOSTON, Aug. 18, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Rocket VR Health , a digital therapeutics company developing immersive therapy programs, is partnering with Penn Medicine's Abramson Cancer Center to explore the use of virtual reality (VR) technology in cancer patients undergoing radiation therapy.
  • Rocket VR's immersive meditation program will be administered as part of a feasibility study with 25 patients prior to receiving daily treatments, utilizing the HTC VIVE Flow VR headset.
  • The imagery and sounds experienced are designed to create an immersive environment by making use of mindfulness meditation in nature.
  • Rocket VR Health is developing virtual reality digital therapeutics to address unmet mental health needs in cancer patients and survivors.

Brightline Study: Working Caregivers' Productivity Stunted by Lack of Support for Managing Pediatric Stress

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Thursday, August 18, 2022 - 2:00pm

PALO ALTO, Calif., Aug. 18, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Brightline, the category leader in virtual behavioral health care for children, adolescents, and families, today announced the first peer-reviewed research demonstrating quantifiable links among pediatric stress, family connection, and caregiver productivity at work. Published in JMIR Formative Research, the study underscores the growing challenges working caregivers face in managing their children's behavioral health and their careers.

Key Points: 
  • Published in JMIR Formative Research , the study underscores the growing challenges working caregivers face in managing their children's behavioral health and their careers.
  • Alongside the prolonged COVID-19 pandemic, the "silent crisis" of the ongoing pediatric mental health emergency has had dire consequences on working caregivers.
  • "Access to actionable learnings as the crisis persists is rare, and as a national provider of pediatric behavioral health, Brightline is poised to implement important, long-term interventions to bring relief to families."
  • Beyond the impact on workplace productivity, the study's findings demonstrate a positive correlation between family connection and lower productivity loss.