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Mental Health Awareness Month: Fighting the Stigma

Many triggers cause one to develop a mental illness. Some are genetic; some stem from environmental issues such as childhood trauma and stress at school or work; some are undetermined. Regardless, these illnesses are as real as diabetes, HIV/AIDS, heart disease, cancer, and other severe medical conditions, but unlike most medical conditions, often mental health issues are stigmatized. Some people may think these conditions are self-inflicted; some do not believe they are real. When people suffering from these conditions reach out for help, they may hear replies such as “man up” or “stop worrying about it,” as if it were that easy.

Sleep Deprivation and its Effect on Your Health

Sleep Deprivation and its Effect on Your Health

Although seven to nine hours of sleep a night is recommended by health experts everywhere, almost one-third (29%) of adults in the United States sleep for less than 6 hours each night. Practicing unstable sleeping habits could have negative short and long-term effects on your physical and mental health.

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Adopting a Patient-Centered Approach

Adopting a Patient-Centered Approach

In a world driven by consumerism, people in search of care are no longer viewed as patients, but as customers. They want to be more involved in their health, and, as recent studies have shown, patient outcomes improve when the patient and the doctor collaborate on future care regimens. Because of this, more and more healthcare practices are adopting a patient-centered method of care.

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Journey to Addressing the Social Determinants of Health

Journey to Addressing the Social Determinants of Health

Genetics and family history play a large role in one’s overall well-being, but environmental factors such as where someone lives, learns, works, and plays, also affect a wide range of outcomes. These conditions are better known as the Social Determinants of Health (SDoH), and clinicians must consider these when treating their patients.

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The Rise of Food Insecurities

The Rise of Food Insecurities

Food insecurity is the lack of access to affordable and nutritious food. In the United States currently, 1 in 9 people struggle with hunger. Here are some ways how we can address and fix this issue:

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Cantata Health Addresses Ransomware Assault

Cantata Health Addresses Ransomware Assault

In response to last week’s joint federal alert regarding “an increased and imminent cybercrime threat to U.S. hospitals and healthcare providers” as noted in article links below, Cantata Health would like to take this opportunity to reach out to our clients reaffirming our dedication to providing quality healthcare solutions and a secure data environment for all of our customers.

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