Psychology & Psychiatry

Phone calls create stronger bonds than text-based communications

After months of social distancing mandates, people are leaning heavily on technology for a sense of social connection. But new research from The University of Texas at Austin suggests people too often opt to send email or ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Scam alert: Things a COVID-19 contact tracer wouldn't say

State officials and federal agencies warn there's a new phone scam circulating: Some callers posing as COVID-19 contact tracers try to pry credit card or bank account information from unsuspecting victims.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

NYC begins registering travelers at COVID-19 checkpoints

New York City opened new traveler checkpoints Thursday to register visitors and residents returning from checkpoints don't involve the police, but the city's Sheriff's Office, which enforces civil law, said it would pull ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Text messaging: The next gen of therapy in mental health

In the U.S., it is estimated that approximately 19 percent of all adults have a diagnosable mental illness. Clinic-based services for mental health may fall short of meeting patient needs for many reasons including limited ...

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