Flattening the Curve Key to Keeping Care High-Quality for All
Pick any regular day and you’ll find most health systems nationwide running close to full capacity. So an influx of patients associated with COVID-19 could not only tip that tenuous balance, but reduce the quality of care for everyone—COVID-19 patients as well as those seeking care for cancer, trauma, or pregnancy complications.
For COVID-19 Prevention, Cues from Those Most Vulnerable
For the patients of Jay Fishman, Director of the Transplant Infectious Disease and Compromised Host Program at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH), the emerging COVID-19 infection control practices are just another day.
COVID-19: Preparedness, Not Panic, Is Key
As the novel coronavirus, COVID-19, continues to spread across the globe, concerns are deepening with it—and rightfully so. Even experts don’t yet fully understand how the virus works.
Disconnected Connections: The Risks of Social Media Addiction
Is social media, a ubiquitous platform in the digital age, the root of a modern paradox: causing widespread feelings of isolation even as it brings us (virtually) together? Gillian Galen, PsyD, a clinical psychologist at McLean Hospital, says there’s overwhelming evidence that it is.
New Year, New Habits: Is Procrastination Harming Your Health?
We’ve all done it: held a task hostage on our to-do list for weeks on end while we postponed tackling it for one reason or another.
Losing Sleep: Treating Chronic Sleep Disorders in Older Adults
Sleep apnea—episodes of upper airway obstruction during sleep—is a common sleep disorder among adults over 50. It’s treatable, with breathing assistance devices and lifestyle changes, among other options, but a critical flaw in the way it’s diagnosed keeps too many individuals from seeking treatment