After a day of total isolation, the sight of people having fun together activates the same brain region that lights up when a hungry person sees food, an MRI study has found.
Fully 21% of beneficiaries have forgone needed healthcare for something other than COVID-19. Nearly half say they did not want to risk being at a medical facility, according to CMS.
Nearly two-thirds of nursing home residents do not leave their rooms to socialize anymore since the onset of the coronavirus pandemic, a new survey by healthcare research group Altarum has revealed.
A new symptom-based strategy aims to end “unnecessary prolonged isolation” for people diagnosed with COVID-19 — and to help relieve pressure on overburdened diagnostic labs, says the CDC.
Social isolation ‘cannot become the new normal,’ say senators … Some states see new spike in COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations … Half of hospitalized COVID-19 patients develop neurological problems...
Lasting repercussions are less likely when patients are given a clear rationale for quarantine, clear information about protocols, and additional supports.
New research shows housebound seniors are twice as likely to develop Alzheimer’s disease as more active individuals, which may provide indications and clues for prevention.
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