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Community Wellness

How COVID-19 Has Shaped the Future of Telehealth

Source: Pixbay  The 2020 COVID-19 pandemic and its consequent lockdowns and quarantines altered people’s lives in every imaginable way — and healthcare was no exception. COVID-19 threw challenges at every industry, but above all else, it proved a true test for global healthcare systems.  As people stayed indoors, they turned to the internet and technology […]

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Community

The Emotional Toll Of COVID-19 on Today’s Medical Workforce

Unsplash The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the world is undeniable. While a handful of countries are largely operating as they did before the pandemic struck thanks to quick, common-sense action on the part of their federal governments, the bulk of the world is still reeling from COVID-19 and its variants. While this pandemic […]

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Wellness

Depression, Debt, and Gender: How Women’s Finances Affect Their Mental Health

Image Source: Pixabay (https://pixabay.com/photos/money-home-coin-investment-2724235/) Anyone paying attention knows that the issues of women’s rights and economic justice can’t be separated. Gender-based income disparities are persistent and pervasive. The feminization of poverty is real. But it’s not only affecting the quality of women’s financial lives the world over. It’s also affecting their mental health. Studies show […]

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Wellness

The Mental and Physical Challenges After a Car Accident

According to recent estimates from the US Department of Transportation, there are, on average, six million automobile accidents in the United States each year. Nearly 34,000 of those accidents involve fatalities. But if you are one of those six million, then you know that the accident does not have to claim a life or cause […]

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Government

The Ramifications of Piecemeal State Laws on Marijuana, Hemp, and CBD

Image by Gordon Johnson from Pixabay  It’s no secret that state laws about marijuana, hemp, and CBD are all over the place. What you might not realize is that only six states classify marijuana use as fully illegal and criminalized. That sounds like significant progress, but the truth is piecemeal laws can cause significant problems. […]

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Mind Wellness

How to Stay Mentally Healthy This Winter

Image Source: Pexels Seasonal depression is a common struggle for many Americans. The winter blues can slowly creep into your thoughts and feelings as the long, dark, gray winter months slowly pass. When you also are dealing with a pandemic that has impacted the mental health of nearly half of all Americans, it can become […]

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Mind Wellness

Mental Health & Insurance: Where Are We Now?

Image Source: Pexels Mental health is an essential aspect of healthcare. An estimated 56% of Americans seek such care for themselves or loved ones. Yet, medical insurance does not always cover mental health treatment.  As awareness of the importance of accessible mental health care grows, insurance provisions are increasingly covering this dimension of health. However, […]

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Business

How Businesses Can Stay Accountable When Disaster Strikes

Image Source: https://unsplash.com/photos/pFjMjuZpm24 Throughout the lifespan of a business, disasters are bound to strike, whether in the form of an inclement weather event, unexpected financial setback, or pandemic. In Indiana and beyond, how business leaders prepare for and respond to any disaster can make or break that business. What’s more, your disaster response plan is […]

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Mind Wellness

The History of PTSD and Veteran Treatment

Today, medical professionals and laymen alike recognize the importance of preserving mental health when treating the whole patient. Yet mental disorders have a long history of stigma and misunderstanding that persists to this day. Despite its prevalence in modern society, posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is especially notable in this regard. Officially recognized by the American […]

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Wellness

How Having a Chronic Illness Complicates Retirement

Image Source: Pixabay There’s a reason they’re called “the golden years.” The post-retirement years should be, well, golden. After a long career and countless hours of hard work and sacrifice, retirement is what we have to look forward to.  We imagine it as perhaps the best time of our lives. Retirement is when we finally […]