COVID-19 frontline healthcare workers at risk of mental health problems

A new study has examined the mental health of nearly 1,300 healthcare workers in China who dealt with COVID-19 patients. The research looked at symptoms of depression, anxiety, insomnia, and distress. Jianbo Lai, from the department of psychiatry at the First Affiliated Hospital of Zhejiang University School of Medicine in…

Student loan interest waiver and 60-day payment suspension: How it will affect your loans

The past few weeks have felt like the longest year many of us have ever lived. And as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to develop, the U.S. government has been responding in a variety of ways. This includes two things that may help you manage your student loan payments: Emergency student…

How leaders can maximize trust and minimize stress during the COVID-19 pandemic

People look to leaders for guidance on what to do, what to expect and how to act. During uncertain and fluid times, the need for strong, calm, trustworthy leadership is more important than ever. Psychologists’ research points to several ways that leaders — whether they are government officials, business managers,…

How smoking, vaping and drug use might increase risks from Covid-19

Earlier this month, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention updated its Covid-19 recommendations to specifically target older adults and people with serious underlying medical conditions. They labeled this group as “higher risk.” However, another group of people could be particularly vulnerable to Covid-19 and hasn’t received as much attention: people who smoke,…

How smoking, vaping and drug use might increase risks from Covid-19

Earlier this month, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention updated its Covid-19 recommendations to specifically target older adults and people with serious underlying medical conditions. They labeled this group as “higher risk.” However, another group of people could be particularly vulnerable to Covid-19 and hasn’t received as much attention: people who smoke,…