Health Highlights: Oct. 10, 2022​

Americans are shifting focus to mental health, and new 988 hotline is seeing the effects. Results of a Harris poll find large majorities concerned about issues such as depression and suicide — and experts say calls to the newly launched crisis line are rising. Read more

Don’t panic over U.S. ordering more nuclear radiation sickness medicines. Over $290 million worth of NPlate drugs have been ordered, as rhetoric between the White House and Vladimir Putin over possible nuclear strikes heats up. But the Department of Health and Human Services says the purchase is coincidental. Read more

Ransomware attack hurt hospitals across major health system. The attack on the nation’s fourth largest health system, CommonSpirit Health, led to delays in surgery, patient care and appointments last week. Read more