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Released: 22-May-2020 12:05 PM EDT
COVID-19 and Connectedness: Finding a Balance in Our Online Lives
University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV)

As uncertainty surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic quarantine wears on, there remains one constant: a reliance on the internet, social media, and streaming services for work, school, entertainment, and keeping in touch with friends and family. But is the increased screen time — and the resulting onslaught of emails, memes, and media consumption that come with the removed barrier between work and home — taking a toll on our mental health? For answers, we turned to Simon Gottschalk, a UNLV sociology professor and author of “The Terminal Self: Everyday Life in Hypermodern Times,” which examines the social and psychological toll of our increasingly online lives on work, education, family life, interactions, our sense of self, and more.

Newswise: Surviving the coronavirus while black: Pandemic's heavy toll on African American mental health
Released: 20-May-2020 4:15 PM EDT
Surviving the coronavirus while black: Pandemic's heavy toll on African American mental health
University of Michigan

ANN ARBOR—Black communities in the United States have been disproportionately affected by the number of coronavirus cases and deaths. At the same time, white nationalist activities have increased in the last months.Riana Elyse AndersonRiana Anderson, assistant professor at the University of Michigan’s School of Public Health, discusses how these trends are affecting the mental health of African Americans.

Newswise: @umichsph expert offers 5 steps employers, employees need to take to reopen businesses #coronavirus
Released: 20-May-2020 12:10 PM EDT
@umichsph expert offers 5 steps employers, employees need to take to reopen businesses #coronavirus
University of Michigan

ANN ARBOR—Businesses across the nation are preparing to start reopening their workplaces. Rick Neitzel, an expert on occupational and environmental health at the University of Michigan’s School of Public Health, outlines five steps that employers and employees can take together to return to work in the safest manner possible.

Released: 15-May-2020 12:05 PM EDT
Why have nursing homes been hit harder by the coronavirus, and should you remove your relative?
University of Michigan

ANN ARBOR—Nursing home residents and workers account for about one-third of COVID-19 deaths in the United States, so far, according to media reports.Sheria Robinson-Lane, a gerontologist and assistant professor at the University of Michigan School of Nursing, is an expert in palliative and long-term care and nursing administration.

Newswise: Paul Fleming & William Lopez: Why Hispanics are at higher risk to suffer health, economic consequences
Released: 14-May-2020 3:05 PM EDT
Paul Fleming & William Lopez: Why Hispanics are at higher risk to suffer health, economic consequences
University of Michigan

FACULTY Q&AU.S. Hispanics are more likely than their white white counterparts to be affected by coronavirus independently of their immigration status. Two University of Michigan School of Public Health experts explain why, and offer some solutions the federal government could use to mitigate these negative consequences.Paul J.

Released: 14-May-2020 12:50 PM EDT
Expert available to speak about legal response to fraudulent COVID-19 cures and treatments
Florida State University

By: Mark Blackwell Thomas | Published: May 14, 2020 | 12:36 pm | SHARE: As the number of COVID-19 cases in the U.S. continues to increase, one Florida State University researcher said the number of people looking to profit from the misfortune by offering false, unproven cures is also on the rise. There is no known cure for COVID-19 but Chad Marzen, associate professor of law in the FSU College of Business, said that hasn’t stopped opportunists from looking to capitalize off people’s fears.

Released: 13-May-2020 3:05 PM EDT
Expert: Show compassion in redefining ‘back to work’
Washington University in St. Louis

As areas of the country begin to relax and do away with stay-at-home orders, things will not snap back to normal for all employees and organizations. This may seem obvious, but it has huge ramifications for what employers can and should expect from employees during this time, according to an expert at Washington University in St.

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Released: 12-May-2020 7:15 PM EDT
Ohio State Experts Offer Tips For Healthy Transition To Post-COVID-19 Workplace
Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center

Experts at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center and The Ohio State University College of Nursing say it’s important to take precautions to avoid infection, but also to deal with the stress of transitioning back to their offices or businesses after an extended period of isolation during COVID-19.


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