Pandemic

Black-owned businesses were hit hardest during the pandemic; What can be done to help?

Businesses owned by people of color faced more financial and operational challenges than their white-owned counterparts and were often less successful in obtaining the funding needed to weather the effects of the pandemic, according to a report released by the Federal Reserve. June 29, 2022. A coffee shop owner walks around the Open sign on …

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Tourism in the Lynchburg area rebounds after being hit hard by COVID | Local business news

Tourism in the Lynchburg region appears to be picking up after the last two years of the coronavirus pandemic. Although Lynchburg has not yet received the official tourism numbers for 2021, Anna Bentson, deputy director of the Office of Economic Development & Tourism, was able to talk about how Hill City fared last year. “Obviously, …

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The company that redesigns behavioral health for patients and therapists

Mental well-being AdobeStock_404652271 640 With the sharp decline in mental health across America in recent years, the behavioral health space has been ripe for innovation. One company that has been at the forefront before the pandemic even started is SonderMind, headquartered in Denver. I recently sat down with Mark Frank, founder and CEO of SonderMind, …

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German health minister suggests stricter rules for winter COVID | News | DW

The German health minister on Friday recommended that Germans still wear masks in public places indoors, although for the time being this would be on a voluntary basis. However, Health Minister Karl Lauterbach said the country should be preparing again for stricter coronavirus rules as the winter months approach. What exactly did he say? Lauterbach …

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Medical science must go hand in hand with social sciences for effective control of Covid-19 and other pandemics

Open bottle of PrEP prescription pills for pre-exposure prophylaxis to help protect people from HIV. getty We are in a particularly challenging phase of the pandemic. While proven effective in reducing hospitalizations and serious illness, our best vaccines have failed to protect against infection. Although Paxlovid has been an effective line of defense in treating …

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How this Bay Area boutique beauty business has thrived over the past decade

Beauty business AdobeStock_188005025 The direct-to-consumer boom among big-box retailers has independent stores and retailers working overtime to differentiate themselves in the competitive and ever-changing market. To get a better understanding of how boutique beauty retailers thrive today, I sat down with Dara Kennedy CEO and founder of Ayla; an independent beauty shop with a loyal …

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Rise in Child Abuse Cases Leads to Mental Illness, Risk of Suicide | News

Adverse childhood experiences and mental health disorders in adulthood have “a very strong link” to each other, according to Dr. Frank Maffei, president of pediatrics at Geisinger. This is why the rise in child abuse cases across the nation is so “worrying”. Having adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) can lead to behavioral health problems in children …

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Mental health is now more important than ever from someone helping to scale the solution

Mental health Adobe Stock_301954199 The conversation about how people access mental health care has become a major concern today. As people seek new avenues for therapy beyond the traditional 1: 1 therapist and client model, the Real Mental Wellbeing platform prides itself on being a tool that can bring meaningful practices to a widespread demographic …

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Patients seek mental health care from their doctor but find health plans get in the way

When a longtime patient visited Dr. William Sawyer’s office after recovering from covid, the conversation quickly switched from coronavirus to anxiety and ADHD. Sawyer, who has run a family medicine practice in the Cincinnati area for more than three decades, said he spent 30 minutes asking questions about the patient’s exercise and sleep habits, advising …

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The study demonstrates the changes in mental health in the adult European population during the COVID-19 pandemic

Danish scientists recently assessed the impact of the 2019 coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19) on mental health in the elderly. The results indicate a slightly increased risk of loneliness in the study population. However, an overall reduction in the risk of depression and sleep disturbances was observed during the pandemic. The study was published in Annals of …

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