A new survey looked at how isolation during the pandemic is affecting the mental health of nursing home residents.
By Liz Seegert, Next Avenue
The social isolation older adults are experiencing as they try to stay safe from the coronavirus pandemic is raising new mental health risks, but people can take steps to protect themselves.
By Karra Harrington, Martin J. Sliwinski, The Conversation
As the U.S. grapples with the novel coronavirus, a bipartisan group is putting together an ambitious plan to scale capacity to track and contain the virus. Andy Slavitt, former director of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, joins Judy…
Thousands of New Yorkers have responded to pleas from animal shelters looking to find homes for pets amid the COVID-19 crisis. And it turns out, fostering animals also has emotional and physical health benefits for the humans taking care of…
By Melanie Saltzman, Laura Fong
By Lynnette Arnold, The Conversation
As social distancing and shelter-in-place orders are implemented to curb the spread of coronavirus, ever more people worldwide are separated from relatives, friends and loved ones. As of March 29, an estimated 229 million Americans, 60 million…
By Daniella McCahey, The Conversation
A strong mind was key to surviving the monotony faced by Antarctic explorers enduring the isolation of long, remote winters.
By Steve Goldbloom
New York artist Miguel Colon suffered for years before finally receiving a diagnosis of schizoaffective disorder, bipolar type, during a hospitalization. In the psychiatric ward, he did a lot of drawing, working on a graphic novel and realizing the “life-affirming”…
By Rashmi Shivni
People with larger social groups receive fewer type 2 diabetes diagnoses compared to socially isolated people, according to a new large-scale population study from the Netherlands.
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