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Pandemic behavioral health tips from a psychiatrist [PODCAST]

The Podcast by KevinMD | Podcast | July 4, 2020 “The unparalleled and pervasive nature of the evolving COVID-19 pandemic has touched all of us in some way. There is limited, albeit growing, research on the mental health effects of disasters.  A recent review article pointed out the potentially negative consequences of prolonged quarantine, while other research from Wuhan, China, highlighted… Read More »

Save Your Penis from These Bad Habits! From Incorrect Masturbation to Rough Sex, Daily Practices that are Injuring Your Genitals!

You know that your bad habits are making you unhealthy in a way, but did you know that it can also change you figuratively? Your everyday habits and behaviours have a huge role to play in your sexual health, too! Yes, you heard that right. Your penis is an extremely fragile organ of your body,… Read More »

New Research from the CWMH: Impact of Obesity on Pregnancy Outcomes in Women with Psychiatric Illness

Individuals with psychiatric disorders are at higher risk for obesity than the general population, as well as for medical comorbidity, such as diabetes, hypertension, hyperlipidemia, and cardiovascular disease.  Because obesity is associated with an increased risk of adverse pregnancy outcomes, we examined the effect of obesity on neonatal and maternal outcomes in a group of… Read More »

Health Insurance and Demand for Masking, Testing and Contact Tracing – New Data from The Commonwealth Fund

The coronavirus pandemic occasioned the Great Lockdown for people to shelter-at-home, tele-work if possible, and shut down large parts of the U.S. economy considered “non-essential.” As health insurance for working-age people is tied to employment, COVID-19 led to disproportionate loss of health plan coverage especially among people earning lower incomes, as well as non-white workers,… Read More »

How to cope if someone if your house is suffering from coronavirus at home

Having someone in a family or shared home with Covid-19 poses big risks to other people living there. So are there any things you can do to curb the spread? Paul Little and colleagues from Southampton University offer some advice in the British Medical Journal. Most people with mild-moderate Covid-19 are nursed at home, which… Read More »

Hospital staffing shortages face new competition from Amazon, Apple and other disruptors

The healthcare industry, long challenged by a shortage of physicians, nurses and other well-qualified staff, is facing even more of a dire need to the COVID-19 pandemic. A new challenge are disruptors that are looking at the same pool of talent. Companies that formerly represented no competition to healthcare organizations, such as Amazon, Uber and… Read More »

‘Optimism tinged with anxiety’: What to expect from the next 100 days of COVID-19, according to experts

Article content “What’s keeping you awake at night?” That’s the question we put to doctors, scientists, philosophers, psychologists, futurists, microbiologists and bioethicists, 100 days after the World Health Organization officially declared COVID-19 a global pandemic. We asked the experts what they’re anticipating for the next 100 days, what we should do differently, what worries them most.… Read More »