Health care news from around the web: June 17 – 21, 2019

Written on Jun 19, 2019

Immigrants help to alleviate U.S. health care staffing shortage
As the U.S. faces a shortage of health care workers, immigrants have helped fill some of the gaps. Migrants, in particular, are covering key shortage positions such as rural physicians.

American voters have a simple health care message for 2020: Just fix it!
Nine years after Democrats passed the Affordable Care Act and more than a year after Republicans failed in their effort to repeal it, health care promises once again to be a major issue in the 2020 elections.

More than a medical record: Storytelling helps fill the gaps between patients and hospital staff
VA hospitals are pioneering the use of storytelling to strengthen the relationships patients have with doctors and nurses. With more information about patients, there may be some health benefits.

Health care costs are straining us financially and emotionally, study finds
Half of Americans have had trouble paying for health care, have worried about how they would afford care for a serious illness, or have delayed care because of cost, according to new research by the American Cancer Society.

Tech Corner - Four steps to a healthier relationship with technology
Technology has the ability to move us forward, helping us advance in our personal and professional lives, but even with so many advantages, it’s important to understand what impact technology can have on different areas of our lives, such as social connections, productivity and emotional health.

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