First day of basketball practice: Players’ mental health and well-being playing through COVID

Dovie Salais

NCAA women’s basketball teams are transitioning from preseason workouts to their first day of practice on Wednesday, Oct. 14. 

Student athletes have been adjusting to the new norms and major changes of the 2020-21 season due to COVID-19 — like preseason workouts, different schedule formats and more. 

The differences depend on the schools and conferences. Clemson forward Mikayla Hayes and Hatford’s Jordan McClemore, who are both Student-Athlete Engagement Group representatives

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Minn. Guard called in for COVID outbreaks at two nursing homes

Dovie Salais

In a troubling sign of COVID-19’s resurgence, the Minnesota National Guard has been called in to provide emergency staffing support at two nursing homes struggling to contain large and deadly outbreaks of the respiratory disease.

Over the past 10 days, the National Guard has dispatched small teams of medical professionals to facilities at opposite ends of the state where dozens of residents and staff have been sickened, and where staffing

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Selena Gomez “Went Into a Bit of a Depression” at the Beginning of COVID

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To celebrate World Mental Health Day on October 10th, Selena Gomez had a virtual visit with Dr. Vivek Murthy, who served as Surgeon General under the Obama Administration, during which they talked about warding off loneliness in a time where human connection is strained. Gomez, like so many of us, admits to going “into a bit of a depression” at the start of the

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Covid: BAME people’s mental health ‘forgotten about’

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Amira Hayat said lockdown had made it more difficult to live with anxiety

People from ethnic minority backgrounds in Wales have been “forgotten about” during the coronavirus pandemic, two charities have said.

Diverse Cymru said Covid highlighted existing social inequality and BAME people faced a number of obstacles, hindering their access to services.

A Mind Cymru survey found lockdown had a “disproportionate” impact on black, Asian and ethnic

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Covid: What is the mental health cost to the young?

Dovie Salais

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Young people’s risk of becoming ill with Covid-19 is tiny – but could the long-term mental health impact of virus restrictions be far more damaging?

Thousands of students are in enforced self-isolation at universities, and thousands more children are missing out on school because of positive Covid tests in their midst.

This follows nearly four months of disrupted education and cancelled exams during lockdown, which led

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Public-Health Experts Rethink Lockdowns as Covid Cases Surge

Dovie Salais

As Covid-19 cases surge across large parts of Europe and the U.S., officials are reluctant to force another round of nationwide lockdowns of the sort imposed in March.

But this time—unlike in the spring—public-health experts broadly and increasingly agree, with some worried that the general public won’t cooperate with another monthslong, generalized lockdown against a disease whose transmission is now much better understood.

The World Health Organization has long favored

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Health care workers say it’s getting harder to get paid time off for COVID

Dovie Salais

As a part-time nurse at the University of Minnesota Medical Center, Megan Murphy has twice been forced to take a leave from work this summer while waiting to get tested for COVID-19.

On both occasions, Murphy had good reason to believe she’d been exposed to the virus and stayed home, as required by hospital policies, to limit spread of the disease. Each time, it took four to five days

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Covid Causing A Global Mental Health Crisis, Warns Red Cross

Dovie Salais

1 in 2 people suffering anxiety, depression during Covid.

By Samantha Walravens

As 2020 drags on and the Covid-19 pandemic continues to ravage the world, the number of people reporting mental health issues, including anxiety, depression and stress, has skyrocketed.

According

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COVID Hits Minorities Hardest in Nursing Homes, Too

Dovie Salais

TUESDAY, Sept. 22, 2020 (HealthDay News) — Minority residents of U.S. nursing homes and assisted living communities have been especially hard hit in the coronavirus pandemic, two University of Rochester studies show.

The first found that nursing homes with higher percentages of racial and ethnic minority residents reported two to four times more new COVID-19 cases and deaths compared to others for the week of May 25.

The

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Nursing homes to organize their own COVID testing as state focuses on testing in jails, homeless shelters | Health

Dovie Salais

The state Department of Health and Human Services has been negotiating with COVID-19 testing labs to run the state’s regular testing of nursing home staff, but announced last week that nursing homes will soon have to organize those tests themselves.

Each facility will make its own contracts with testing labs, Health and Human Services Commissioner Lori Shibinette told nursing home administrators in a phone conference last week, and the state

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New England Journal of Medicine: US Failed COVID Response

Dovie Salais

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“Dying in a Leadership Vacuum” — that’s the title of a new editorial published by editors from the prestigious medical journal New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) on Oct. 8, less than a month before the general election. With Election Day fast approaching, the journal, which has been nonpartisan for over 200 years since its inception, took an opportunity to change course and urged Americans

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Medical College of Wisconsin CEO on science, academic medicine during COVID

Dovie Salais

Dr. John Raymond Sr. has served as president and CEO of the Milwaukee-based Medical College of Wisconsin since July 2010. It’s the nation’s third-largest private medical school, and its more than 1,600 faculty physicians constitute one of the largest medical groups in a state where COVID-19 cases have surged in recent weeks. Raymond talked with Assistant Managing Editor David May about lessons learned during the pandemic and priorities for the

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Mastercard Survey Shows Consumers Are Now Placing More Value on Family, Health and Mental Well-Being than Before COVID

Dovie Salais

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The survey shows results about the essential aspects of Latin Americans’ lives after quarantine.
The new Mastercard campaign seeks to support consumers and small businesses as they return to a new normal.

MIAMI, Oct. 08, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Latin America and the Caribbean are entering a new reality: many countries are reopening their borders, governments are easing distance measures, and

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Pelosi unveils 25th Amendment bid, questions Trump’s fitness to serve after COVID diagnosis

Dovie Salais

WASHINGTON — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi unveiled legislation Friday that would allow Congress to intervene under the 25th Amendment to the Constitution to remove the president, insisting it’s not about President Donald Trump but inspired by the need for greater congressional oversight of his White House.

Pelosi has been raising questions about Trump’s mental fitness since his COVID-19 diagnosis and demanding more transparency about his health. The bill would set

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Lindsey Vonn schusses (get it?) bigots, talks depression, love, Covid & how she almost drove for Formula One

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Lindsey Vonn with fiancé P.K. Subban

Lindsey Vonn with fiancé P.K. Subban
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Lindsey Vonn opened up on In Depth with Graham Bensinger this week on a wide array of topics, including depression, having a pandemic wipe out your wedding, and dealing with hate for being in an interracial relationship.

The biggest surprise is that Vonn says she was offered the chance to become a Formula One driver for team Red Bull, but

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Majority of LGBTQ youth experiencing anxiety, depression amid Covid, poll finds

Dovie Salais

A majority of LGBTQ youth reported experiencing symptoms of anxiety or depression amid the pandemic, according to poll released Friday by Morning Consult and The Trevor Project, an LGBTQ youth suicide prevention and crisis intervention organization.

The poll surveyed 1,200 people across the U.S. between the ages of 13–24 in late July, including 600 lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer youth and 600 non-LGBTQ youth.

Stay-at-home orders have led to

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Rapid Covid Test Push Wavers on Nursing Home False Positives

Dovie Salais

(Bloomberg) — A federal effort to arm nursing homes with rapid coronavirus tests is stumbling on concern the tests return false positives, putting at least one state at odds with federal officials over the value of the tests.



a person standing in front of a mirror posing for the camera: A healthcare worker wearing personal protective equipment (PPE) collects a swab sample from a passenger during a 60-minute rapid covid-19 test inside Terminal B at Sheremetyevo International Airport OAO in Moscow, on Aug. 31, 2020.


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A healthcare worker wearing personal protective equipment (PPE) collects a swab sample from a passenger during a 60-minute rapid covid-19 test inside Terminal B at Sheremetyevo International Airport

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“COVID is much more lethal than the flu”

Dovie Salais

ERIE COUNTY, N.Y. (WKBW) — Doctors across the United States are worried the upcoming flu season is going to make the COVID crisis much more complicated.

“COVID is much more lethal than the flu,” said Dr. Thomas Russo, Chief of the Division of Infectious Diseases in the Department of Medicine at the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences at the University at Buffalo.

The infectious diseases expert predicts “at

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Health Care Billionaires Outstrip Even Tech Titans During COVID Boom

Dovie Salais

You already know that the pandemic has been kind to the billionaire class while millions of normal people have lost their their jobs.

But new research shows that an exclusive cohort of the super-rich within the health care sphere have used the pandemic era to turbocharge their wealth, growing their fortune at rates that put even their rival tech billionaires in the shade.

Health care billionaires saw their total wealth

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Covid in Wales: Children’s mental health ‘collateral damage’

Dovie Salais

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A 2018 report said everyone working with children and young people in Wales should be trained in mental health awareness

Children’s mental health has suffered the “collateral damage” of Covid-19, a Welsh Parliament committee has said.

The warning comes as two reports hear complaints that some young people struggle to get the help they need.

More than two years ago an inquiry called for

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