Mental Health Archive

Behavioral Tendencies

Impact of COVID-19 Lockdown on Teens’ Mental Health

20/04/2021 06:00am | 1067 views

A new report finds that the mental health effects of the pandemic are more likely to have a significant impact on teenagers.

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Healthcare Disparities

Many Blacks, Hispanics Believe They'll Get Worse Care If Dementia Strikes

12/04/2021 06:00am | 484 views

Black and Hispanic Americans already face higher risks for dementia than the general population. Many also believe they'd get worse dementia care compared to white patients, according to a new Alzheimer's Association special report.

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Behavioral Tendencies

Keep Paying Attention To Your Kids' Mental Health In This Pandemic

08/04/2021 06:00am | 703 views

For nearly a year, most of our children have been navigating the new, difficult normal: social isolation; deeply stressed parents; the effects of financial uncertainty; school from home — or from WiFi-equipped school buses if they don't have internet.

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Personalized Care

How All That Pandemic Hiking Is Benefitting Your Brain

21/03/2021 06:00am | 684 views

The first time I went hiking, I thought I was going to die. 

OK, that’s an exaggeration. But before this outing near my home in upstate New York, I hadn’t given the particulars too much thought. To me, the word “hiking” inspired images of strolling along paved paths through the peaceful woods. Boy, was I wrong.

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Personalized Care

Study Shows Identifying Empathy Is Key to Increasing Diversity in Medicine, Improved Patient Care

19/01/2021 06:00am | 839 views

By AACOM

BETHESDA, Md., Jan. 11, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Long before COVID-19, decades of societal, systemic inequalities have contributed to health disparities and educational inequities for ethnic minorities and communities of color. Now, results from a first of its kind, national medical education empathy study, co-sponsored by the American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine (AACOM), could provide medical schools with an evidence-based assessment to help them not only improve diversity in admissions, but also help address the long-standing health disparities plaguing our nation and harming patient health.

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