Pregnant woman Mia Bloomer had a positive experience using a doula, a childbirth companion that provides emotional and physical support, when her partner was in prison. Bloomer said her doula helped her feel empowered and heard during her pregnancy, a feeling she claims she lacked with her previous births. California’s Medicaid program, Medi-Cal, began offering the doula benefit in 2021, despite bureaucratic hurdles and reports of insufficient pay from doulas.
The ALPHV BlackCat and LockBit ransomware groups are causing havoc in the US healthcare sector, with a surge in cyberattacks on hospitals and pharmacies. The