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SPOTLIGHT

Study Seeks to Find the Relationship Between COVID-19, Social Isolation, and Mental Health in Older Adults

Q&A with Lindsay Kobayashi

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

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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

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New Video, Website Explain Coronavirus for Kids

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

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Safe Labor, Industry, and Business during a Pandemic

Q&A with Aurora Le

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