US couple charged in alleged plot to leak military health data to Russia | US military

A former US army major and his wife, an anesthesiologist, have been criminally charged for allegedly plotting to leak highly sensitive healthcare data about military patients to Russia, the US Department of Justice said on Thursday.

Jamie Lee Henry, the former major who was also a doctor at Fort Bragg in North Carolina, and his wife, Dr Anna Gabrielian, were charged in an unsealed indictment in a federal court in Maryland with conspiracy and the wrongful disclosure of individually identifiable health information .

The indictment alleges that the plot started earlier this year, after the Russian president, Vladimir Putin, ordered the invasion of Ukraine.

Prosecutors said the pair wanted to try to help the Russian government by providing them with data to help the Putin regime “gain insights into the medical conditions of individuals associated with the US government and military”.

The two met with someone whom they believed was

Can self-employment promote better cardiovascular health for women?

A study suggests self-employed women might have health advantages.

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Working for yourself can offer several key perks, including greater flexibility and autonomy that might be lacking in a more traditional work structure. But could self-employment also boost cardiovascular health?

New long-term research suggests it could — among women, at least. Those who were self-employed were less likely to have high blood pressure, diabetes, and obesity, and reported higher amounts of physical activity than women who drew wages or a salary.

“The study brings to light that there may actually be health-related benefits to enabling women to take charge of their employment and the way they choose to work,” says Dr. Emily Lau, a cardiologist at Massachusetts General Hospital who specializes in women’s cardiovascular health. “It’s really timely, since as a society the pandemic confronted us with questions about how we should be thinking about work landscapes and whether traditional work

Deaths underscore health challenges for the unhoused in Columbia | Local

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In the first two weeks of September, the CoMo Mobile Aid Collective was shocked by the deaths of three people they served among the unhoused in Columbia.

The group posted remembrances on social media for B, Donnie and Kirby between Sept. 5 and 13. Community members responded with comments of condolences, memories and reflections on how Columbia should do more to care for people experiencing homelessness.

Douglass Kirk talks with volunteer nurse Gayle Link outside of a free medical clinic.

Douglass Kirk

Mobile units in Philadelphia respond to mental health crises

A grandmother calls a mental health crisis line for help after her grandson with intellectual disabilities and a history of mental illness attacked her.

The crisis can’t be resolved over the phone. A mobile crisis unit swings into action.

Crisis counselor Cedric McNear gathers paperwork and looks up the address. His colleague Teralynn Turner reaches out to the grandmother for more information. Along with two other mental health professionals, they rush into a white van.

Their mission is to defuse a mental health crisis. They don’t have sirens or flashing lights. Unlike police, they don’t have handcuffs and guns.

“Come on, let’s go help some people,” McNear tells team members, every time, as they head out.

In July, a three-digit national mental health hotline was launched to make it easier to get help in a mental health crisis. Finally, it will replace a harder-to-remember 10-digit number known as the National

US government to provide $266 million to build community, public health work force


The US government is awarding more than $266 million from the American Rescue Plan to expand the nation’s community and public health work force, officials will announce Friday.

The plan’s overall investment in community health, outreach and health education workers – totaling more than $1.1 billion – is one of its “crown jewels,” said Gene Sperling, coordinator of the American Rescue Plan and a senior adviser to President Joe Biden.

The funding comes as some public and community health workers have faced intense workloads, backlash and burnout during the Covid-19 pandemic and throughout other overlapping health emergencies, including record-high drug overdose deaths, the monkeypox outbreak and the re-emergence of polio.

Most of the funding to be announced Friday, $225.5 million, will go to 83 recipients as part of a new training program for community health workers, who specialize in local efforts to help people find care and facilitate