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Study Seeks to Find the Relationship Between COVID-19, Social Isolation, and Mental Health in Older Adults
Researchers from the University of Michigan are working on a study to determine the mental health impacts and well-being among older adults during the coronavirus pandemic. The COVID-19 Coping Study, an online survey of US adults ages 55 and older, highlights the complexities and layers in which the virus impacts our society—in ways that are more than just contracting the disease. Read more
Advancing Care: Nurse Practitioners, At-Risk Communities, and the Ever-Expanding Education that Puts Nurses at the Heart of Serving Communities in Need
Nurses have been playing a unique and vital role in our battles against disease for centuries. Since the 1960s in the US, nurses have been at the forefront not only of health care services but also of health care administration and management. Nurses continue evolving their skills and the profession itself to meet needs beyond even their own imaginations and comfort levels. Read more
The complexity of the coronavirus pandemic is especially difficult for children to understand. With that in mind, the University of Michigan School of Public Health has created a video to provide scientifically accurate information in a way that aims to get children and their families talking constructively about the coronavirus and the way it has impacted their lives. Read more
As states in the US slowly reopen their economies, industry and business leaders will need to think about worker safety in new ways, most importantly how to mitigate the spread of infectious disease while still maintaining other basic safety measures specific to their facility. Read more
In Michigan, fewer than half of infants five months or younger are up to date on their vaccinations, which may allow for outbreaks of diseases like measles. Read more
IN THE NEWS: Aftershock: If Coronavirus Swells in a Second Wave Later This Year, Will the Nation Be Ready?
When will it hit and what will it look like? Those are just a few unanswered questions about a possible second wave of COVID-19. Read more
People pass micro-aggressions off as comedy or even just natural curiosity, but those who have experienced micro-aggressions can give you a more nuanced way of understanding how damaging these offhanded statements or actions can be. Read more
US scientists say that better data, testing and hospital preparedness are key to erasing inequalities — and to defeating the pandemic overall. Read more
Riana Anderson, assistant professor of Health Behavior and Health Education discusses how COVID-19 and recent racially charged events are affecting the mental health of African Americans during this time. Read more
Businesses across the nation are preparing to start reopening their workplaces. Rick Neitzel, an expert on occupational and environmental health at the University of Michigan's School of Public Health, outlines five steps that employers and employees can take together to return to work in the safest manner possible. Read more