• Children’s Hospital LA launches AI-driven ER patient app
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    Children’s Hospital LA launches AI-driven ER patient app

    Children’s Hospital Los Angeles has partnered with Vital to integrate an artificial intelligence-driven tool called ERAdvisor that can improve the patient-family experience with clarity and predictability. WHY IT MATTERS Closing the gap between clinical documentation and clarity with plain-language test results and predictable wait times may ease the strain on patients and their families at CHLA, according to an announcement from Vital on Monday. Upon ER registration, families receive a text message inviting them to log into a secure web-based interface and then receive real-time notifications and information on their child’s status, location within the department, lab and imaging status and changes in care.  Patient families access the free multilingual…

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  • Life Time Launches Survey to Capture American Mindset on Health
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    Life Time Launches Survey to Capture American Mindset on Health

    With 2023 upon us, health and nutrition have never been more important; Life Time health and wellness programs and services provide customized solutions to healthy, happy lifestyles CHANHASSEN, Minn., Dec. 19, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Jan. 1 marks the first in two years where people can focus on their health and wellness without the pandemic front and center. With this in mind, Life Time (NYSE: LTH), the nation’s premier healthy lifestyle brand, has launched a new online survey to capture people’s views of their health and what motivates them most. Open through December 23, the anonymous,12-question survey covers aspects of physical fitness, mental health, exercise trends and overall well-being. With 2023…

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  • USDA Launches New Virtual Nutrition Center of Excellence
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    USDA Launches New Virtual Nutrition Center of Excellence

    WASHINGTON, Dec. 5, 2022 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) today announced its new Agricultural Science Center of Excellence for Nutrition and Diet for Better Health (ASCEND for Better Health) in support of President Biden’s Cancer Moonshot effort to end cancer as we know it. This new virtual center will accelerate research on diet-related chronic diseases, including cancer. A long-term goal of the center is to translate research into impactful solutions that improve public health and wellbeing, particularly in underserved communities. “ASCEND will bring together scientists, partner organizations, and communities to develop and deliver science-based solutions that improve the health and well-being of all Americans, particularly in underserved communities,”…

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  • US launches effort to end hunger by 2030 by expanding benefits and access to healthy foods | US news
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    US launches effort to end hunger by 2030 by expanding benefits and access to healthy foods | US news

    The Biden government has launched a new strategy to end hunger in the US by 2030 through the expansion of benefits such as free school meals and food stamps. One in 10 households struggled to feed their families in 2021 due to poverty – an extraordinary level of food insecurity in the richest country in the world which has barely budged in the past two decades amid deepening economic inequalities and welfare cuts. Of those, children in 274,000 households went hungry, skipped meals or did not eat for entire days because there was not enough money to buy food. The plan, published on Tuesday, wants to cut the number of…

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  • Justice Department Launches Environmental Justice Investigation into the City of Houston, Texas | OPA
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    Justice Department Launches Environmental Justice Investigation into the City of Houston, Texas | OPA

    The Department of Justice announced today that it has opened an environmental justice investigation into the City of Houston’s operations, policies and practices related to illegal dumping. The investigation, which will be led by the Civil Rights Division, will examine whether the City responds to requests for municipal services, including in response to illegal dumping, in a manner that discriminates against Black and Latino Houston residents in violation of federal civil rights laws.  “Illegal dumpsites not only attract rodents, mosquitos and other vermin that pose health risks, but they can also contaminate surface water and impact proper drainage, making areas more susceptible to flooding,” said Assistant Attorney General Kristen Clarke…

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  • Housatonic Valley Association launches environmental health event
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    Housatonic Valley Association launches environmental health event

    The Housatonic Valley Association recently opened online registration for an Explore-a-thon event, a unique way to promote awareness and develop support for environmental health in the Housatonic River Watershed by encouraging people to enjoy the outdoors, members said in a statement. Explore-a-thon will be held in June; there is no central gathering location. To participate, people register either alone or as a team and then enjoy the outdoors anywhere in the tri-state, nearly 2,000 square-mile watershed by doing things like walking, hiking, biking, or other activities. Registrants are also eligible to compete in a variety of competitions: most miles hiked with a dog, most sites visited, and best bird photo,…

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