Florida Atlantic University

Psychology & Psychiatry

Being fun is no laughing matter

With children currently cooped up at home with limited access to their friends, a new study shows just how important it is to have fun and what that means in a child's social circles. Children who are well-liked and children ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Caring for those most vulnerable to COVID-19 requires vigilance

As the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic advances so does the uncertainty and evolution of the pandemic as it relates to nursing homes and long-term care facilities (LTCF). Early reports suggest the case fatality rate ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Tips for caregivers coping with Alzheimer's during COVID-19 pandemic

With the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, many caregivers of loved ones living with Alzheimer's disease and/or related dementias (ADRD) are experiencing unique challenges. Lisa Wiese, Ph.D., an assistant professor, ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Public health leadership paramount to emerging coronavirus pandemic

For decades, public health officials have directed the containment of emerging pandemics—perhaps most notably—the worldwide eradication of smallpox starting in the early to mid-1960s. Since then, surveillance systems ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

U.S. workers need paid sick leave to stop the spread of coronavirus

The United States Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that almost one-third of Americans do not have access to paid sick leave and 69 percent of part-time workers do not have access. Only the U.S. and Japan do not mandate ...

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