Lawrence Duran of the National Association for Behavioral Health–an obscure group with an address on Pennsylvania Avenue just blocks from the White House that has cultivated high-profile relationships with key lawmakers, spent hundreds of thousands of dollars on top-notch lobbyists and even held fundraisers for candidates and incumbents friendly to its position on policy issues–was cited by the Justice Department on numerous charges.
Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield announced that will provide free wellness classes to members through their new Wellness Where You Live program. In partnership with local organizations, a variety of classes will be available to members and nonmembers in Allegheny County.
The Philadelphia Corporation for Aging has started a citywide initiative to transform community parks to improve the quality of life for seniors. The Philadelphia’s Parks and Recreation Department announced that it will utilize an ‘age-friendly’ checklist to make necessary improvements.
The exercise group, Sisterhood of the Dumbbell, has discovered an innovative way to motivate individuals and create a sense of community. This group of women and one man over the age of 60 meet weekly to improve their quality of life through laughter and movement.
A recent study published in the Journal of Politics examines the relationship between medical genes and political attitudes to further unfold the nurture versus nature debate.
Don Sapatkin Inquirer Staff Writer reported that the city has been making sweeping changes in how it deals with behavioral health, embracing grassroots recovery movements on a scale that outside experts say no other city has attempted.
The shift introduces a wellness model that has been absent from care for addiction: After an episode of treatment, [...]
Readers– take a look at this article. Do you agree that more people should be diagnosed with ADHD?
A House committee will hold a hearing this week on a bill that would compel those suffering from the worst mental illnesses to get treatment.
The Mental Health and Addictions Parity Act of 2008 went into effect Jan. 1, but it has some loopholes that mean insufficient coverage still for many Americans.