Psychology & Psychiatry

Why optimism can be dangerous during a pandemic

For those of us who insist on seeing the glass half full, even when the miserable brigade point out that it's also half empty, COVID-19 poses particular challenges.

Psychology & Psychiatry

How to support a friend facing a medical crisis

Cynthia Perlis, author of "Bedside Manners: What to say and what not to say when someone is ill," shares her most important takeaways from 30 years of listening to cancer patients at UCSF.

Oncology & Cancer

How to talk to someone with cancer

(HealthDay)—For people diagnosed with cancer, communication with family members plays a vital role in their health and well-being, according to an expert from San Diego State University.