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Rural Colorado seeks to fill the gaps of health care providers with apprenticeships

During her 12-hour night shift, Brianna Shelton helps the residents of BeeHive Homes Assisted Living go to the bathroom. Many of them have dementia and some cannot get out of bed on their own. Only a few of her remember her name, but she doesn’t care. “I’m someone’s mom, someone’s grandmother, someone’s great grandmother,” Shelton …

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The impact of COVID-19 on young people’s mental health may lead to an increased demand for support services

The first comprehensive study to evaluate research into the mental health of children and young people using evidence spanning before and during COVID-19 has found a mental health impact that could translate into increased demand for support services. The research, led by the University of Exeter and the University of Cambridge, is the first to …

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The impact of COVID-19 on young people’s mental health may lead to an increased demand for support services

The first comprehensive study to evaluate research into the mental health of children and young people using evidence spanning before and during COVID-19 has found a mental health impact that could translate into increased demand for support services. The research, led by the University of Exeter and the University of Cambridge, is the first to …

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High-level social support helps improve postgraduate students’ mental health during static handling of the Covid-19 pandemic

A team of researchers has undertaken a study on the mental health of postgraduate students during the static management of the Covid-19 pandemic. They determined that when students received high-level social support, the stress, anxiety, and depression caused by static management decreased. Their research results are published in the journal Stress and the brain on …

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Data from the wearable activity tracker may be used to obtain metrics associated with the user’s physical health

A new study from Johns Hopkins shows that data collected by wearable activity trackers can be used to obtain several metrics associated with a user’s overall physical health and cardiovascular health. While these sensors are typically marketed as daily pedometers, the Johns Hopkins research team believes they could potentially serve a larger purpose: to support …

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The economic fallout from COVID has increased the risks of poor mental health

Key points: Nearly a quarter of Californians reported experiencing severe or moderate psychological distress during 2020, the first year of the COVID-19 pandemic. That hardship was caused in part by the pandemic disrupting residents’ ability to pay for basic needs, including childcare. A UCLA researcher says pandemic recovery efforts should include financial and social resources …

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This holiday season, talk about family health history to determine heart disease risk – News

The holiday season is a time when family members get together to share a meal; doctors recommend using this opportunity to learn more about your family history. Written by: Tehreem Khan and UAB Medicine Marketing Media contact: Anna Jones Graphic Designer: Jody PotterThe holiday season is a time when family and friends come together to …

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Honey improves key measures of cardiometabolic health, according to one study

Researchers at the University of Toronto have found that honey improves key measures of cardiometabolic health, including blood sugar and cholesterol levels; especially if the honey is raw and from a single floral source. Researchers conducted a systematic review and meta-analysis of clinical trials of honey and found that it lowered fasting blood sugar, total …

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What is the role of macrophage origin, function and heterogeneity in health and disease?

In a recent study published in Cell, the researchers examined the wealth of information available on the heterogeneity of tissue macrophages. They pursued a conceptual framework to better understand the origins and functions of different macrophages, focusing on the interplay between macrophage differentiation between signals, time and time associated with disease and steady state and …

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Retired NFL Players Receive Free Health Screenings At UAB – News

UAB Sports and Exercise Medicine, UAB Department of Family and Community Medicine, Professional Athletes Foundation of the NFL Players’ Association and Living Heart Foundation have collaborated to conduct free heart exams, neurological exams, orthopedic health exams and exercise, nutrition and mental screening sanitary ware for former players. Written by: Katherine Mozzone Media Contact: Anna Jones …

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