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Virtual reality helps addicts practice saying 'no'

Virtual reality helps addicts practice saying 'no'

By Modern Healthcare  |  March 31, 2018

What if there were a safe space where patients with an addiction could practice saying "no" to drugs or alcohol? An experimental virtual reality therapy offers such an alternative.

Data Points: One budget gives, another looks to take away

Data Points: One budget gives, another looks to take away

By Modern Healthcare  |  February 17, 2018

President Donald Trump's fiscal 2019 budget blueprint includes a 21% reduction in HHS' overall budget. Beyond cuts to Medicare and Medicaid, smaller programs would also see their funding shrink.

Turning to telemedicine for prisoners' mental health treatment

Turning to telemedicine for prisoners' mental health treatment

By Rachel Z. Arndt  |  January 06, 2018

Just as rural populations are turning to telemedicine, so too are state correctional systems. They're using the technology not only for the physical health of the incarcerated but for mental health as well.

Gwinnett invests $2.9 million to address psychiatric boarding

Gwinnett invests $2.9 million to address psychiatric boarding

By Steven Ross Johnson  |  December 11, 2017

Gwinnett Medical Center's new unit dedicated to holding psychiatric patients that visit its emergency department is taking an innovative approach to a problem hospitals across the country continue to face.

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