Coronavirus video for kids explains the basics

A new coronavirus video for children explains the basics of the pandemic, including the changes they've observed in their daily lives.

Nardy Baeza Bickel-Michigan • futurity
May 22, 2020 ~4 min

Tags: featured health-and-medicine communication covid-19 families parents

How you can avoid ‘Zoom fatigue’

Many of us are using Zoom to stay connected with coworkers, family, and friends during the coronavirus pandemic. But too much an lead to "Zoom fatigue."

Jared Wadley-Michigan • futurity
May 21, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: society-and-culture communication fatigue internet jobs perception social-lives

How you can avoid ‘Zoom fatigue’

Many of us are using Zoom to stay connected with co-workers, family, and friends during the coronavirus pandemic. But too much an lead to "Zoom fatigue."

Jared Wadley-Michigan • futurity
May 21, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: society-and-culture communication fatigue internet jobs perception social-lives

Trial tests cord blood as autism treatment

A clinical trial evaluating the benefits of cord blood for children with autism spectrum disorder shows mixed results depending on intellectual disability.

Sarah Avery-Duke • futurity
May 19, 2020 ~4 min

Tags: health-and-medicine autism blood childrens-health communication intellectual-disability

Baby monitors prove useful in COVID-19 hospital rooms

Baby monitors are improving communication among healthcare workers and between COVID-19 patients and their chaplains and families.

Janet Christenbury-Emory • futurity
April 27, 2020 ~4 min

Tags: health-and-medicine communication covid-19 hospitals

Lizards change ‘cologne’ to communicate in new places

After relocating to islets with no predators, Aegean wall lizards changed the chemical signals they use to communicate with each other, researchers say.

Talia Ogliore-WUSTL • futurity
April 22, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: science-and-technology communication lizards mating predators senses

Doctors should ask this pain question

One simple question could help doctors decide if pain treatments, including opioid medications, are actually necessary, research shows.

Bob Marcotte-U. Rochester • futurity
April 21, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: health-and-medicine communication opioids pain physicians

4 ways to stop stereotyping older adults during COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic could be a perfect storm for amping up stereotypes about older people, but there are ways you can do better.

Kyle Mittan-Arizona • futurity
April 17, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: health-and-medicine aging caregivers communication covid-19 families older-adults stereotypes

Too many tweets from cities lose citizen’s attention

When it comes to getting out important messages like health advisories, cities should tweet less, not more, researchers find.

Matt Swayne-Penn State • futurity
April 9, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: society-and-culture cities communications government internet social-media

One way works best to help others through stress

To help a friend or family member get through stress, you should avoid certain kinds of messages, according to new research. Instead, try validation.

Katie Bohn-Penn State • futurity
March 26, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: society-and-culture communication emotions rhetoric social-lives stress

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