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Addressing the effects of social media on kids

It was hard enough for kids without social media. Many of our older readers will remember… We compared ourselves to others, but it happened mostly in-person at school or events, or when we consumed one-way media like TV or magazines. While it could be hurtful, we still got a break at home, while riding in…

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May is Military Appreciation Month and Month of the Military Caregiver

Magellan Federal honors military caregiving children through a commitment to Hidden Helpers Coalition Military Appreciation Month is celebrated in May and is a special month for those in and out of uniform. Throughout the month we celebrate Memorial Day (May 30), Military Spouse Appreciation Day (May 6), and Armed Forces Day (May 21). But did…

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Magellan Healthcare

The Convergence of Genomics and Public Health: 3 Reasons Why It Matters

In April 2003, the Human Genome Project (HGP), an international, collaborative research program with the goal of achieving a complete mapping and understanding of all the genes of human beings, gave us the ability to read nature’s genetic blueprint for a human. As a result of the HGP, genomics, the study of a person’s genes…

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Spotlight Magellan Health: Sara Pierce

Finding solutions that allow individuals to improve their overall wellbeing has been Sara Pierce’s primary focus with the recent launch of eMbrace on April 1, 2022. As senior vice president of strategy and execution, Pierce has worked closely on the collaboration between Gallup and Magellan Health and the creation of the Magellan-Gallup Wellbeing Project. With…

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Obstructive sleep apnea

Obstructive Sleep Apnea and Your Cognitive and Mental Health

Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) has been linked to an increased risk of physical health problems, including high blood pressure, heart disease, stroke, and diabetes. But how does OSA affect your ability to think clearly, learn and remember, and your emotional psychological, and social wellbeing? If you have ever worked a 24-hour shift or experienced back-to-back…

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Magellan Health

The Next Evolution in Oncology: Cervical Cancer Treatment Game Changers

Have you heard that the world of cervical cancer therapy is evolving? There are two players who recently stepped onto the field of oncology for the treatment of recurrent, metastatic, or persistent disease. In 2021, FDA approval moved Keytruda® (pembrolizumab) from second-line to first-line therapy in PD-1 positive patients. Tivdak™ (tisotumab vedotin-tftv) also obtained FDA…

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Month of the Military Child

Mental Health Resources for Overseas Military Children

Our nation recognizes April as the Month of the Military Child, celebrating and acknowledging the children of our service members. Through the Adolescent Support and Counseling Services (ASACS) program, overseas middle and high school youth enrolled at Department of Defense Schools have access to in-school counseling and prevention education lessons at no charge. Whether or…

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