Healthcare Workers At Mental Health Risk During COVID-19 Pandemic

Depression, anxiety and other mental health issues have been on the rise during the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic. Now a new study highlights the risks and challenges to mental health faced by doctors, nurses and healthcare workers during this challenging time.

Can You Get COVID-19 Coronavirus From Surfaces?

If you’re like a lot of people, you’ve been doing sanitation gymnastics for months in an effort to prevent infection from the COVID-19 virus. Studies said it could live on countertops, door knobs and other surfaces for weeks and only bleach and disinfectant could save us. But is that true?

Doctors Say COVID-19 Coronavirus Transmission From Kids Is Rare

One argument in America right now is whether kids can go back to school in the fall. Many teachers, their unions and some in government say it can’t be done safely due to COVID-19 coronavirus. Many parents and others in government say in-person learning should resume.

A Gateway Drug For Higher Teen Alcohol Consumption

Major alcohol brands like Seagram’s, Smirnoff and Jack Daniels are now making sweetened coolers containing alcohol. These drinks appeal to younger drinkers who aren’t necessarily interested in “hard” liquor. The sugar content in these drinks may also drive higher consumption among teens and college-aged drinkers, says a new study.

Stress In Older Adults During COVID-19 Coronavirus Lockdowns

Social distancing and government-imposed lockdowns may help mitigate the spread and death rate from COVID-19 coronavirus. However, these same measures may be adding stress to the lives of a vulnerable population, older Americans. Many are finding new tools (some good, some not so good) to manage that stress.

Common Factor Among Severe COVID-19 Patients Identified

Among COVID-19 coronavirus patients who are not asymptomatic, symptoms can range from slight fatigue to Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS.) Among those with severe symptoms, is there a common hallmark? Can knowing that factor help doctors predict who will suffer severe symptoms? A new study hopes to answer those questions.

Doctors Share COVID-19 Effects Outside The Lung

Despite a substantial body of evidence regarding the non-respiratory impact of COVID-19 on some patients, it’s still considered a respiratory disease. Doctors from Columbia University Irving Medical Center are sharing information that sheds light on the effects of the virus on the body’s other organs and systems.

Best And Worst Mask Materials For Defending Against COVID-19 Coronavirus

Public health officials have recommended that people wear masks when social distancing is not possible for mitigation of the spread of the COVID-19 virus. Some governors are now mandating it. Science has indicated that mask-wearing helps prevent the spread, but what kind of masks actually work?

Greater Risk Of Injury For Athletes Returning From COVID-19 Coronavirus Training Restrictions

As sports begin to be played at all levels, athletes are excited to return to play. Many have been training on their own during the coronavirus lockdowns. But factors other than training and conditioning may lead to a much greater risk of injury during the return-to-play phase.