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Surgeon was champion of Indian health | Local News

TAOS — Decades ago, during his medical training, Dr. Ron Lujan finished checking patients during rounds with colleagues at the University of New Mexico Hospital and then went back to sit with a frightened elderly Taos Pueblo woman. He gently explained her medical condition and treatment to her in their …

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Marshall gets $854k grant for behavioral health training

Marshall University has landed a federal grant of more than $854,000 to provide behavioral health training. The Herald-Dispatch reports that the award comes from the U.S. Health Resources & Services Administration and its Behavioral Health Workforce Education and Training Program. Marshall will receive more than $213,000 annually over four years. …

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Police, clinicians look to shift mental-health response burden

SAN JOSE — Jim Tourino watched helplessly as his 280-pound son, holding a knife above his head, charged at a San Jose police officer. Staring at the 28-year-old mentally ill man coming toward him, the officer made a split-second decision: He fired his weapon, fatally wounding Tourino’s son. Time after …

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‘Little Lobbyists’ Help Save the Health Care Law, for Now

The American Medical Association, the American Hospital Association, America’s Health Insurance Plans and dozens of other industry groups lined up against the Republican repeal bills. But, lawmakers said, what really sank the legislation was the outpouring from constituents, and few were as influential as the little lobbyists who pleaded for …

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