New York Times – New therapies help patients with dementia cope with depression

Many patients with cognitive impairment have anxiety or depression. Problem Adaptation Therapy is specially suited to people with memory issues.

Associated Press – American Samoa to begin mass measles vaccination this week

Health officials in American Samoa say they will begin mass measles vaccinations for seven days starting Friday. In the neighboring nation of Samoa, more than 60 people have died from measles since an outbreak started in mid-October.

The Hill – Justices to hear ACA case with billions at stake

The Supreme Court on Tuesday will hear oral arguments in the latest ACA case to reach the justices, this time in a $12 billion dispute over payments insurers say they are owed by the federal government.

Spread the word: Open enrollment for health insurance ends Dec. 15

With the gift-giving season here, don’t forget to put yourself and others in your community on the shopping list: Open enrollment for 2020 health insurance coverage runs through this Sunday, Dec. 15.

SD Voyager — Meet trailblazer Spshelle Rutledge, international health liaison for APHA’s Human Rights Forum

Rutledge is an African American/Black outreach coordinator for Breaking Down Barriers under Jewish Family Service of San Diego, working to reduce mental health stigma and discrimination in San Diego County.

Stat News – The key to helping hundreds of thousands of children with HIV? Develop child-friendly drugs

Mylan, a global pharmaceutical company, developed a new a child-appropriate form of an antiretroviral therapy drug for children born and living with HIV.

Kaiser Health News - food pharmacies’ in clinics: When the diagnosis is chronic hunger

Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee, a local food bank, is encouraging more health care providers to consider on-site pantries. The food bank also wants every patient — not just those who have low incomes — to be asked about their food situation.