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Whether you’re struggling with a diagnosed mental illness, everyday life  stressors , relationship problems, or another mental or emotional health concern, deciding to start therapy can be a major step in prioritizing your mental health and well-being. If you’re thinking about signing up for therapy, you’re not alone. Nineteen percent of adults receive mental health treatment, with nearly 10 percent...
WEDNESDAY, May 11, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- It's no secret that too much social media can be bad for one's mental health. Now, research suggests that taking even a brief break from TikTok, Facebook, Instagram and Twitter can ease symptoms of  depression  and  anxiety . Staying off social media for a week meant, for some study participants, gaining about nine hours of free time, which improved their well-being, British...
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – A  Gallup Honesty and Ethics poll  showed that nursing has been rated the most trusted profession for the twentieth year. The poll is a reflection of the trust Americans have in their nurses even through the pandemic. According to a news release from Baystate Health, in the United States, there are nearly 4.3 million registered nurses and marks one of the highest-paying professions. Baystate...
Providing an excellent health care experience to our nation’s heroes begins with recruiting a first-class team of professionals who have a passion for what they do. Leslie Davis is a nurse recruiter for the Eastern Oklahoma VA Health Care System, and her mission is to find the best quality nurses to care for our veterans. “I grew up within the walls of the VA,” Davis said. “My grandpa was a World War II...
Nurses are often recognized as the backbone of hospitals. They spend more time with patients than doctors do, and they ultimately have the power to advocate for their patients to ensure they are given the highest level of care.  Friday kicked off National Nurses Week, a time to celebrate the critical role the frontline workers play in our healthcare system.  While the percentage of Black registered nurses has increased since...
With time and effort, we can build enough protection to blunt surges—but herd immunity remains out of reach. By  Katherine J. Wu   I, as far as I can tell, have not yet been infected by the virus that causes COVID-19. Which, by official counts, makes me an oddball among Americans.   Granted, I could be wrong. I’ve never had a known exposure or symptoms, but contact tracing in...
The best way to honor National Nurses Week is to shine the spotlight on a handful of Hawai‘i’s finest caregivers. Since the days of Florence Nightingale and Mary Seacole, nurses have played an essential role in societies. Often viewed as the very heart of health care, these professionals are beloved for the countless and vital services they provide — from conducting routine physical exams and taking detailed medical...