Behavioral, psych condition care shifted to telemedicine during COVID-19

(HealthDay)—Office-based visits for behavioral and psychiatric conditions decreased in association with the COVID-19 pandemic, although increases in telemedicine visits offset these decreases, according to a research letter published online Nov. 17 in the Annals of Internal Medicine. Omar Mansour, from Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, and colleagues characterized quarterly telemedicine […]

Service providers are crafting adaptations to combat the rise in domestic violence during the pandemic

A certain item purchased at the grocery store, a hand signal made during a video call, a numeric code pressed when dialing an emergency service like 911, or a specific word used at the pharmacy. All seem innocuous enough, but all are innovative ways that people experiencing domestic abuse can […]

Youth sports safety during a pandemic

Besides the obvious physical benefits, youth sports provide social interaction that also can strengthen mental health. But most sports require close contact and interaction among athletes. Amid the COVID-19 setting, this poses a dilemma. The youth sports playing field has changed significantly in 2020. “Sports do require oftentimes close contact, […]