Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

COVID-19 presents new obstacles for people who use service dogs

While browsing through a Facebook group for guide, mobility and service dog recipients, a post by one of the members jumped out at me. "Did you dare to go out with your dog?" it asked. "Are you able to go out of your home?" ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Home remedies: Animals as healers

Pet therapy is gaining fans in health care and beyond. Animal-assisted therapy can reduce pain and anxiety in people with a range of health problems.

Pediatrics

Dogs may ease a child's fears

(HealthDay)—The companionship of a dog may lower a child's anxiety levels, a new study suggests.