How coronavirus could forever change home health care, leaving vulnerable older adults without care and overburdening caregivers

Home health care is a much trickier question after COVID-19, and that becomes an issue for millions of older people who rely on home health care, as well as the workers who care for them.

Paula Rochon, Senior research scientist, University of Toronto • conversation
May 18, 2020 ~8 min

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Pandemic decision: Caregiving at home or a nursing home?

What's better during the pandemic, caregiving at home or a nursing home? An expert in palliative and long-term care offers some advice.

Laura Bailey-Michigan • futurity
May 15, 2020 ~6 min

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Pandemic decision: Caregiving at home or a nursing home?

What's better during the pandemic, caregiving at home or a nursing home? An expert in palliative and long-term care offers some advice.

Laura Bailey-Michigan • futurity
May 15, 2020 ~6 min

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Newly identified ‘metabolic signature’ can help predict CVD risk

A newly identified “metabolic signature” can evaluate an individual’s adherence and metabolic response to the Mediterranean diet and help predict future risk of developing cardiovascular disease (CVD), according to new research led by Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.

Chris Sweeney • harvard
May 14, 2020 ~6 min

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7 fixes to fight burnout among doctors and nurses

"The COVID-19 pandemic exacerbated an already existing problem within our health care systems." Here's what doctors and nurses need to combat burnout.

Texas A&M University • futurity
May 14, 2020 ~6 min

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COVID-19 health care workers face ‘invisible’ dangers

COVID-19 health care workers risk depression, anxiety, and stress. An expert offers tips on how they can care for themselves while caring for others.

Patti Verbanas-Rutgers • futurity
May 13, 2020 ~4 min

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Nurses on the front lines: A history of heroism from Florence Nightingale to coronavirus

Nurses have always been at the forefront during war, epidemics and other times of disaster.

Leslie Neal-Boylan, Dean of the Solomont School of Nursing, University of Massachusetts Lowell • conversation
May 11, 2020 ~8 min

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Religious services may lower risk of ‘deaths of despair’

New research from the Harvard Chan School found that people who attended religious services at least once a week were significantly less likely to die from “deaths of despair,” including deaths related to suicide, drug overdose, and alcohol poisoning.

Chris Sweeney • harvard
May 6, 2020 ~4 min

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Nursing homes prepped for pandemic but big gaps remain

After the "bird flu" pandemic, nursing homes took steps to prepare for the next pandemic, a survey in Michigan finds. COVID-19 reveals remaining shortfalls.

Kara Gavin-U. Michigan • futurity
May 6, 2020 ~11 min

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Masks and distancing make it tough for the hard-of-hearing, but here's how to help

Audiologists recommend enhanced communication strategies in the time of coronavirus to help the nearly 60 million Americans living with hearing loss in one or both ears.

Nicole Marrone, Associate Professor in Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences, University of Arizona • conversation
April 30, 2020 ~7 min

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