Rough nights for moms of multiple kids, but not dads

Mothers of multiple children report more fragmented sleep, but the number of kids doesn't seem to affect sleep quality for dads.

Shirley Cardenas-McGill • futurity
Jan. 13, 2021 ~3 min

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Even before COVID, 1/3 of US families were ‘net worth poor’

"...'net worth poor' households have no assets to withstand a sudden economic loss, like we have seen with COVID-19. Their savings are virtually nil..."

Duke University • futurity
Jan. 8, 2021 ~4 min

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Child services targets poor families for biased reasons

The child welfare system in the US often targets poor families for unnecessary investigations or child removals, the author of a new book argues.

Sandra Knispel-U. Rochester • futurity
Dec. 16, 2020 ~10 min

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Would family ‘bargaining’ save older Indian women?

Lack of "bargaining power" within the household may explain the excess mortality rate among Indian women over 45, research suggests.

Amy McCaig-Rice University • futurity
Dec. 10, 2020 ~4 min

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Would family ‘bargaining’ save older Indian women?

Lack of "bargaining power" within the household may explain the excess mortality rate among Indian women over 45, research suggests.

Amy McCaig-Rice University • futurity
Dec. 10, 2020 ~4 min

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For dementia caregivers, tips for holiday joy during COVID

How can the families of someone with Alzheimer's or dementia make the holidays special during the pandemic? An elder care expert has suggestions.

Patti Verbanas-Rutgers • futurity
Dec. 4, 2020 ~5 min

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For dementia caregivers, tips for holiday joy during COVID

How can the families of someone with Alzheimer's or dementia make the holidays special during the pandemic? An elder care expert has suggestions.

Patti Verbanas-Rutgers • futurity
Dec. 4, 2020 ~5 min

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Home health aides can guide family caregivers to improve care

Family caregivers often struggle with tasks once a loved one comes home from the hospital. A new study offers ways to help them help those in their care.

Brian Consiglio-Missouri • futurity
Dec. 1, 2020 ~5 min

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Flexibility is key for happy families and couples

Being emotionally flexible may be one of the most important factors when it comes to maintaining happy, healthy relationships with family and partners.

Sandra Knispel-U. Rochester • futurity
Nov. 25, 2020 ~7 min

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Is it safe to visit family in nursing homes this holiday?

Can you visit nursing homes safely as COVID-19 rages on through the holidays? An expert explains what's safe and how you can protect your loved ones.

Saralyn Cruickshank-Johns Hopkins • futurity
Nov. 25, 2020 ~7 min

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