Borrego Health Revitalizes Patient Experience in the COVID-19 Era with Yext Answers | News

NEW YORK, Oct. 13, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Yext, Inc. (NYSE: YEXT), the Search Experience Cloud company, today announced its expanded work with Borrego Health, one of the largest non-profit Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHC) in the United States, to power the health system’s website with Yext Answers.

In the wake of COVID-19, Yext Answers, Yext’s revolutionary site search product, has enabled Borrego Health to better understand the complex questions its patients ask on its website and provide up-to-date, official answers about testing locations, availability of telehealth services, special hours of operation, and more. The revamped site search experience also includes a special Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) plugin that surfaces the latest official information related to the pandemic.

“More than ever, healthcare organizations need to ensure they can provide quick and easy access to accurate information about COVID-19,” said Carrie Liken, Head of Industry for Healthcare

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Transgenders who experience stigma are more likely to have poor mental health outcomes

A University of Waikato study has found that transgender people who have experienced stigma, including harassment, violence, and discrimination because of their identity are much more likely to have poor mental health outcomes.

Based on the responses of 1,178 people who completed a national Aotearoa/New Zealand survey, the findings published in the International Journal of Transgender Health, also show that over half (51%) of transgender people had been discriminated against for being transgender.

A team of experts from Waikato, and the University of Otago, assessed the results of the 2018 ‘Counting Ourselves’ survey – a nationwide community-based questionnaire of transgender people living in Aotearoa/New Zealand.

Specifically, the team analysed the extent that stigma and discriminatory experiences alongside protective factors such as the support of friends, family, neighbours and communities, are related to the mental health of transgender people in Aotearoa/New Zealand.

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Transgender people who experience discrimination likelier to have poor mental health

A University of Waikato study has found that transgender people who have experienced stigma, including harassment, violence, and discrimination because of their identity are much more likely to have poor mental health outcomes.

Based on the responses of 1,178 people who completed a national Aotearoa/New Zealand survey, the findings published in the International Journal of Transgender Health, also show that over half (51%) of transgender people had been discriminated against for being transgender.

A team of experts from Waikato, and the University of Otago, assessed the results of the 2018 ‘Counting Ourselves’ survey – a nationwide community-based questionnaire of transgender people living in Aotearoa/New Zealand.

Specifically, the team analysed the extent that stigma and discriminatory experiences alongside protective factors such as the support of friends, family, neighbours and communities, are related to the mental health of transgender people in Aotearoa/New Zealand.

Their results show that 23% of transgender people

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Versant Health Launches Open Enrollment Experience

“We’re excited to offer this valuable resource to our clients,” said Kirk Rothrock, Chief Executive Officer of Versant Health. “Because many employers have canceled in-person open enrollment fairs to limit the spread of COVID-19, we sought to provide a technology-enabled experience where visitors can learn more about their vision plan and the connections between eye health and overall wellness in a fun and interesting way.”

In many ways, the experience is superior to an in-person event in that it is available 24/7 and can be accessed by either computer or mobile device. The experience features a video, access to a Vision Loss Simulator and an infographic gallery where visitors can learn about important aspects of their vision plan. Visitors can also enjoy an interactive video game, similar to PAC-MAN

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The Wellness Experience Will Raise Funds for Jewel’s Foundation

Kroger Wellness Experience Event Will Raise Funds Support Jewel Inspiring Children Foundation
Jewel. Courtesy Jewel/Instagram

Offering wellness for all. In celebration of World Mental Health Day, Kroger, Jewel and Inclusion Companies have partnered to create the first-ever virtual summit and concert with The Wellness Experience. On Saturday, October 10, artists, business leaders and mental health advocates will perform, give expert interviews and tell personal stories about mindfulness, depression, anxiety and mental wellness. Viewers of the World Mental Health Day Summit & Concert will be given actionable steps to improve their daily mental wellness. And the best part? It’s absolutely free!

Multi-platinum singer-songwriter Jewel, 46, will host The Wellness Experience and the livestream concert event will raise funds to support her foundation, Inspiring Children Foundation, and its COVID-19 mental health programs.

“We recognize that many are combating the silent symptoms of COVID-19 — anxiety, depression, and isolation – in addition to their physical health,” said Jewel. “We know that mental wellness

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Families who endured COVID-19 don’t agree with Donald Trump’s sugar-coated experience

When Carol Ackerman’s dad was dying of COVID-19, he wasn’t getting attention from infectious disease specialists or treatment from expensive, experimental drugs. Instead, he got an orthopedic surgeon — a specialist in muscle, tendon, bone and ligament health — who was doing his best under difficult circumstances.

“They had so many patients that it was all hands on deck,” Ackerman explained.

But looking back on the options her dad had, and comparing that to the now daily updates about the care President Donald Trump has received following his coronavirus diagnosis, Ackerman said, “It’s just not fair.”

“And I think what truly would have made a difference is our government not downplaying this disease,” she added.

As Trump this week crows about his first-rate medical care — which included a rare experimental antibody treatment available to fewer than 10 people outside medical trials — and declares victory in the pandemic, many

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Mental Health and Business Experts Partner for The Wellness Experience

A healthy outside starts from the inside! On Saturday, October 10, mental health experts and advocates, business leaders, top artists, fitness gurus and more are coming together for The Wellness Experience World Mental Health Day Summit and Concert by Kroger and Jewel.

The free live-stream event, available on their website and Facebook page, will cover topics including mindfulness, depression, anxiety and mental wellness through interviews, fitness classes, musical performances and more.

Dr Judson Brewer Mental Health Experts Business Leaders and More Come Together for The Wellness Experience World Mental Health Day Summit and Concert
Kroger Wellness

Some highlights: Dr. Christine Moutier, the Chief Medical Officer of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, will be sitting down with Colleen Lindholz, the President of Kroger Health; Dr. Blaise Aguirre, an expert in child and adolescent psychiatry at Harvard Medical School Affiliate McLean Hospital, will discuss treatments for mood and personality disorders; and Dr. Judson Brewer, an addiction psychiatrist and expert in mindfulness training, will talk about his experience with the

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‘My Experience With Fibroids Is Why I’m Supporting Kamala Harris’

When I was in my late twenties, I decided that I was going to donate my eggs. I had learned about egg donation through a friend whose aunt was going through the IVF process, and I thought it was a wonderful way to help a couple who was in need.

At the time I wasn’t 100 percent sure that I wasn’t going to have children, but I was already leaning toward no. So I researched the egg donation process and decided to go through with it in order to aid a couple who had that yearning that I didn’t have. But while preparing to undergo the process, the doctor retrieving the eggs made a discovery: I had fibroids growing inside of my uterus.

The doctor told me not to worry about them for the time being, but that eventually I might have to get them removed, and so at the

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Over 80% of hospitalized coronavirus patients experience neurological symptoms, study finds

While respiratory issues are a well-documented symptom of coronavirus, researchers have found that over 80% of hospitalized COVID-19 patients experience some type of neurological manifestation as well. In examining 509 patients admitted to a Chicago hospital network, researchers found that 419 of them presented a neurological issue at some point during the course of their COVID-19 infection.

“The most frequent neurologic manifestations were myalgias, headaches, encephalopathy, dizziness, dysgeusia [impaired sense of taste] and anosmia [loss of smell],” the authors wrote in their study, which was published Monday in the Annals of Clinical and Translational Neurology. “Strokes, movement disorders, motor, and sensory deficits, ataxia and seizures were uncommon.”

The patients involved in the study were admitted to the Northwestern Medicine Healthcare system between March 5 and April 6, and all had been diagnosed with COVID-19. The team noted neurologic symptoms based on a review of clinical notes, diagnostic studies, and physician-documented

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Kroger and Jewel Team Up for The Wellness Experience

Health is wealth! Kroger and Jewel are teaming up for The Wellness Experience World Mental Health Day Summit and Concert on Saturday, October 10, which will cover all things healthy living.

Since 2018, Jewel and Inclusion Companies have used The Wellness Experience as a platform to encourage others to live their best lives through physical, emotional and mental wellness events.

While their World Mental Health Day summit was held in Cincinnati previously, this year it will be held virtually and live-streamed for free on their website and Facebook page due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Kroger and Jewel Team Up for The Wellness Experience: Details 
Courtesy of Kroger Wellness

“We launched The Wellness Experience to inspire everyone to live healthier lives. The goal is to provide easy steps and solutions that combine health, wellness and nutrition and connect with our customers on a personal level,” Colleen Lindholz, president of Kroger Health, said in a press release. 

“The platform also

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