Having this space helps me maintain a healthier workday, encourages me to take breaks throughout the day (rather than being locked onto my desk chair all day), and gives me a place to both slowly start the workday and wind down at the end. Research shows this is a wise move: Regular meditation practice is a powerful cognitive-behavioral coping strategy for modifying the ways in which we respond to daily stressors. … [Read more...] about How to optimize your work-from-home set-up for a remote summer
Home health vs hospital nursing
I have pushed so hard over all these years to give teachers freedom to teach. Look what they do in the middle of a pandemic. They’re ingenious and creative; they turn on a dime, and they try to figure it out. And you got a very grateful nation, parents and kids alike, because of all the care and ingenuity and moxie they have brought, with very little help from anybody because nobody has a playbook. Look at the need for a union. Look at the need for voice. Look at what we have done as a union to try to organize the things that are needed in terms of mutual aid, in terms of helping people help kids [and] helping the protectors. [That’s] why we’re fighting so hard for the money that’s needed. It’s actually the states and localities and schools that have really stood everybody up in this crisis, not the federal government. And they can’t do it any longer without the revenues that they need. … [Read more...] about 7 labor leaders on how COVID-19 has given the labor movement new urgency
Lenox Hill also shows how even a well-staffed and well-funded hospital is constantly under pressure, highlighting how the healthcare system in the United States is broken. In one scene, Dr. Macri talks about how her patients in the ER often have less money, and many of them deal with chronic illnesses that they cannot get treated because they do not have medical insurance. … [Read more...] about The new Netflix doc ‘Lenox Hill’ will make you clap for frontline workers like never before
Public health researchers have been mapping severe life expectancy disparities across cities for years, but nowhere is that more apparent than on a map of the subway. Upon the second meeting of its Commission to Build a Healthier America, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation released maps of health disparities across metro maps of Washington, D.C., New Orleans, Minneapolis, Kansas City, and the San Joaquin Valley in early July. In some places, like New Orleans, a difference of just a mile could mean a difference of 20 years off an expected lifespan. … [Read more...] about Mind The Gap: Mapping Life Expectancy By Subway Stop
Clinical trial data is a critical factor in determining whether a vaccine works or not. Though experts say that inactivated vaccine is the established approach, some doubts were raised in March about the safety and efficacy of inactivated whole virus vaccine. Inactivated vaccines used against SARS (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome) and MERS (Middle East Respiratory Syndromme) had led to poorly regulated inflammatory responses or cytokine storms where the immune system overreacts. … [Read more...] about Explained: How did Bharat Biotech emerge as dark horse in race for COVID-19 vaccine?