It was a busy week for healthcare. Here is a quick summary so you are “in the know”.
Carolinas HealthCare System to open behavioral health hospital.
“We are eager to move forward with this project and begin building on our promise to provide more behavioral health services for those who desperately need them in our community,” said Dr. Roger Ray, Chief Medical Officer of CHS.
The state of North Carolina began down-sizing state psychiatric hospitals following the passage of the Mental Health Reform Act of 2001. To date, about half of the state-operated hospital beds have closed.
“The reality today is that many people in our community are in a state of crisis and need the help and assistance that the behavioral health hospital will bring,” said the Rev. Farrell Lemmings, lead pastor at Grace Covenant Church in Cornelius.
New Test Can Diagnose a Facebook Addiction
Norwegian researchers have developed a Facebook addiction test with a scale that likens users of the social network to alcoholics and drug addicts.
And women, younger people and the socially insecure are most likely to become addicted to the site, according to the team at the University of Bergen.
The Bergen Facebook Addiction Scale assesses a Facebook user’s level of dependency by measuring how often they visit the site, if they use it to forget about their problems, if they spend time planning Facebook sessions and whether their use of it negatively impacts on their work or personal lives.
CHS Project Pink Provides Mammograms For The Uninsured
Mammography is an essential screening, but may not make the family budget for women without health insurance. The Levine Cancer Institute in partnership with Charlotte Radiology is making sure that women in our community have access to life-saving screenings.
A short video clip of all of these stories can be found below.