Identifying Domestic Violence Victims Through Dentistry

Seeing a Dentist Involves More than Just Cleanings and Cavities by Annette Pinder A recent study conducted by University of Arizona College of Medicine published in the Journal Aggression, Maltreatment, and Trauma, revealed that about 75 percent of head and neck trauma associated with domestic violence occurs

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Ultra-Stressed: You’re Not Alone

By Annette Pinder April is National Stress Awareness Month, but stress should be something that we address daily. As we begin to recover from political unrest and violence, a shaky economy, and casualties due to the pandemic, 84 percent of U.S. adults believe our country has serious

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Overcoming the Stigma of Addiction is Key to Treatment

Overcoming the Stigma of Addiction is Key to Treatment   (BPT) – Addiction is a chronic, but treatable, medical condition. Unfortunately, many people talk about addiction in ways that are stigmatizing, and also use words that portray someone with addiction in a shameful way. To reduce harmful

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Spectrum Health Urgent Care Service

Spectrum Health Opens Cutting Edge Urgent Care Service: Behavioral Health, Addictions Care Facility is the First in the Region Spectrum Health and Human Services commemorated the opening of its innovative Urgent Mental Health Addictions Care Clinic (U-MHACC) with a ribbon-cutting ceremony recently. It is the first facility of

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Housing, Substance Use, Racial Inequities

Housing, Substance Use, Racial Inequities A Best-Self Superstar by Annette Pinder   “Living in unprecedented times” is an ongoing refrain these days, and Kelly D. Dumas, LCSW, Chief Strategic Initiatives Officer at BestSelf Behavioral Health (BestSelf) is a superstar who is improving lives in unprecedented ways, while

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Univera COVID Response – Funds for Domestic Violence Prevention

Univera’s COVID-19 response includes funds for domestic violence prevention Univera Healthcare and its Rochester-based parent health plan are providing $50,000 in financial support to domestic violence prevention organizations across upstate New York as part of its response to the COVID-19 crisis. In Western New York, funding will be

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