Different Takes: Too Many Are Refusing A Flu Shot; Ideas To Boost US Mental Health Care
Editorial writers tackle these public health topics.
Is The Flu Shot Worth Getting? Too Many People Say 'No'
It’s the time of year when US public health officials are practically begging people to go out and get a flu vaccine. This year, their message is particularly urgent: Protect yourself now because the country might be in for a bad flu season that coincides with a resurgence in Covid cases. (Lisa Jarvis, 10/17)
We Know How To Improve Mental Health, So Why Aren't We Taking Action?
The U.S. has experienced several distressing trends over the last decade, including a dramatic rise in suicides and an increase in opioid use, overdose and related deaths. (Gabriela Khazanov, Rebecca Stewart and David Mandell, 10/18)
How Medicare Advantage Plans Are An Affordable, Convenient Option For Seniors
When making day-to-day decisions about where to spend money, most people consider how much a product or service costs and the value it provides. Healthcare can have a significant impact on a personal budget, especially as we age, so choosing an affordable health insurance plan is critical. (George Renaudin, 10/17)
How To Support Older Adults With Health Challenges
For many, one of the perks of reaching the third age− between 65 and 84− is pursuing retirement and ultimately having more free time. However, being a senior might also introduce some new challenges that people may not always consider. (Wally Acevedo, 10/17)