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SEATTLE — In Dr. Thomas Insel's new book about the mental health crisis in the U.S., he makes the stakes plain. "Recovery is both a goal for an individual and a necessity for healing the soul of our nation," he writes. Insel, the former longtime head of the National Institute of Mental Health and one of the country's leading neuroscientists and psychiatrists, argues that we're witnessing a ...

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TUESDAY, Dec. 27, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- The overall negotiated price for total joint arthroplasty (TJA) varies considerably for hospitals within a regional health system and prices are not associated with measures of hospital quality, such as complication or readmission rates, according to a study published online Dec. 13 in Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research.

Many of you know Ridgecrest Village is a CCRC, or a Continuing Care Retirement Community, which means we have all levels of care here on one campus. You also know we have won Best Retirement Community three years in a row. We have also won best Assisted Living two years in a row and this year we added Best Nursing Home. We are proud of these awards and are grateful to the Quad-City community for their support.

If you're about to head out on a holiday trip, you stand a good chance of avoiding any Murphy's Law consequence: You'll likely arrive frazzled, frustrated, fatigued, and a bit late – but you will arrive. Murphy's is not suspended for the holiday season, however, so be ready for three big potential trouble spots.

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WEDNESDAY, Dec. 14, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- The new director of the U.S. National Cancer Institute (NCI) has been diagnosed with breast cancer. Monica Bertagnolli, M.D., announced the news Wednesday, saying the breast cancer was diagnosed early and her prognosis was good. She also detailed plans to keep leading the agency, with some leave and thanks to the support of other NCI leaders.

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