COVID-19 and telehealth may be changing how much you know about your therapist

With most therapy sessions now online, a psychologist explores whether more self-disclosure by therapists – sharing more about their own lives – might help their patients.

Adrienne Lapidos, Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, University of Michigan • conversation
July 1, 2020 ~9 min

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COVID-19 and teletherapy may be changing how much you know about your therapist

With most therapy sessions now online, a psychologist explores whether more self-disclosure by therapists – sharing more about their own lives – might help their patients.

Adrienne Lapidos, Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, University of Michigan • conversation
July 1, 2020 ~9 min

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How the pandemic affects teen reproductive health

The sexual and reproductive health of teens and young adults has shifted during the pandemic. Loss of independence and privacy are two concerns.

Patti Verbanas-Rutgers • futurity
June 18, 2020 ~4 min

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Harvard Medical School uses telemedicine as a way forward

COVID-19 pandemic spurs the creation of new, remote teaching methods at Harvard Medical School.

M.R.F. Buckley • harvard
May 15, 2020 ~12 min

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Coronavirus is giving smokers incentive to quit, and social distancing could help them do it

An addiction psychiatrist explains why smoking raises the risks from COVID-19 and how to quit.

Amy Harrington, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, University of Massachusetts Medical School • conversation
May 5, 2020 ~7 min

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Mental health providers struggle to adapt during COVID-19

In a new survey, mental health providers share some of the work they're doing to help clients during the pandemic, as well as the challenges they face.

Patti Verbanas-Rutgers • futurity
April 30, 2020 ~5 min

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Chronic conditions worsen coronavirus risk – here's how to manage them amid the pandemic

While COVID-19 raises the risk for people with underlying medical conditions such as diabetes, high blood pressure and COPD, social distancing can make it harder to keep up diets and medication.

Laurie Archbald-Pannone, Associate Professor Medicine, Geriatrics, University of Virginia • conversation
April 22, 2020 ~7 min

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Coronavirus: Telemedicine is great when you want to stay distant from your doctor, but older laws are standing in the way

The use and support for telehealth has never been higher in the US. Hospitals and patients are flocking to adopt the technology but regulatory roadblocks remain.

Frank V. Zerunyan, Professor of the Practice of Governance, University of Southern California • conversation
April 2, 2020 ~8 min

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Patients and doctors seem open to telemedicine

New research finds that both physicians and patients in the UK are open to telemedicine. It's a timely finding as efforts to manage COVID-19 lead to more social distancing.

Peter Thorley-Warwick • futurity
March 25, 2020 ~5 min

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Poll: Most older adults wary of telemedicine

Most people older than 50 aren't ready to embrace virtual health visits with their doctors—unless they're traveling or need follow-up on previous care.

Kara Gavin-U. Michigan • futurity
Oct. 1, 2019 ~6 min

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