Coronavirus Roundup: Help for Schooling at Home, and Policy Implications
Catherine StrausCato ’sCenter for Educational Freedom has been thinking hard about the coronavirus and its impact on our education system. Here ’s a quick roundup of our work furnishing suggestions and resources for the suddenly homeschooling and grappling with the education policy implications of the coronavirus lockdown.Help for the Newly HomeschoolingHomeschooling During the COVID-19 PandemicHomeschooling expert Kerry McDonald recorded a  three‐​part Cato Daily Podcast series on homeschooling and the coronavirus. All three episodes are embedded in this blog post, which also summarizes each epis...
Source: Cato-at-liberty - April 7, 2020 Category: American Health Authors: Catherine Straus Source Type: blogs

Cognitive and brain development is independently influenced by socioeconomic status and polygenic scores for educational attainment | bioRxiv
******************************************Kevin S. McGrew, PhDEducational& School PsychologistDirectorInstitute for Applied Psychometrics (IAP)https://www.themindhub.com****************************************** (Source: Intelligent Insights on Intelligence Theories and Tests (aka IQ's Corner))
Source: Intelligent Insights on Intelligence Theories and Tests (aka IQ's Corner) - April 7, 2020 Category: Neuroscience Source Type: blogs

Patients & Vulnerable Populations Pandemically Left in the Dark
By GRACE CORDOVANO PhD, BCPA To be honest, the United States blew it on the mask front. From a public health, caregiver and patient safety, as well as community transmission standpoint, we are at least 3 months late to game. Anytime a brand new virus that humanity does not have any immunity to makes an appearance, is highly contagious, starts rapidly infecting people as well as the doctors and nurses caring for them, hospitalizing, and killing them in concerning numbers across the globe, we should enable every proactive safety measure at our disposal. The first confirmed case of COVID-19 in the US was on January 20,...
Source: The Health Care Blog - April 7, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Christina Liu Tags: COVID-19 Health Policy coronavirus Grace Cordovano masks Pandemic Source Type: blogs

On World Health Day 2020, let ’s discuss the stress response and the General Adaptation Syndrome (2/3)
The hypothalamus–pituitary–adrenal (HPA) axis acts to release cortisol into the blood stream, as cortisol calls the body into action to combat stress. When high amounts of cortisol interact with the hypothalamus, the HPA axis will slow down its activity. The amygdala detects stress, while the prefrontal cortex regulates our reactions to stress. Source: Bezdek K and Telzer E (2017) Have No Fear, the Brain is Here! How Your Brain Responds to Stress. Front. Young Minds. 5:71. doi: 10.3389/frym.2017.00071 _______ [Editor’s note: Continued from yesterday’s Exploring the human brain and how it responds to...
Source: SharpBrains - April 7, 2020 Category: Neuroscience Authors: Dr. Jerome Schultz Tags: Cognitive Neuroscience Education & Lifelong Learning Health & Wellness #WorldHealthDay brain burnout cognition Cortisol GAS General Adaptation Syndrome homeostasis memory neurobiology neurological exhaustion Stress Source Type: blogs

Hard Workers Are More Inspiring Than Geniuses
By Emily Reynolds Albert Einstein is often used as the ultimate inspirational figure in science: an untamed genius with an abundance of innate brilliance. The proliferation of memes and inspirational quotes about his allegedly underwhelming school performance only serves to highlight exactly how naturally brilliant he really was, succeeding against the odds. But, it turns out, he might not be quite as inspiring as you think: according to a study published in Basic and Applied Social Psychology, it may in fact be hard work, not innate genius, that really inspires people to get into STEM. The first study focused on two ...
Source: BPS RESEARCH DIGEST - April 7, 2020 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: BPS Research Digest Tags: Cognition Educational Source Type: blogs

The Art of Education Research: Reflections on the Philosophy of Science Series
I think each of us, sometime in our life, has wanted to paint a picture. –Bob Ross1 I’m a former arts teacher who ended up working in health professions education (HPE) research. I absolutely love my job, but I never could have imagined I’d end up working in this field. And what a pleasure it is to be part of this community—it’s a wonderful world, full of generous, thoughtful people. I love that HPE research allows me to combine my interest in thinking critically about education with my drive to do creative work. Planning a research project—taking an idea from concept to publication (...
Source: Academic Medicine Blog - April 7, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Guest Author Tags: Featured Guest Perspective Uncategorized health professions education philosophy of science research Source Type: blogs

Homeschooling Young Children During a Pandemic
America has undergone a total transformation as our heavily relied upon schooling system has closed for business, at least in the traditional sense. As a parent, or guardian, you are probably beginning to shift your perspective on your new role. Substituting for a couple of weeks in lieu of regular instruction is one thing, being responsible for your child’s education and readiness for the next school year from now until at least summer, is another. While middle grades and high school students have their own challenges to this new learning environment, I believe parents of young children really struggle with this pa...
Source: World of Psychology - April 7, 2020 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Bonnie McClure Tags: Children and Teens Parenting Students Child Development coronavirus COVID-19 home schooling Source Type: blogs

Stuck at Home? Read about the History of Liberty
David BoazLooking for intellectual stimulation while you ’re stuck at home? Why not take a short course in the history of liberty?The Encyclopedia of Libertarianism, published in 2008 in hard copy, is nowavailable free online at Lib ​er​tar​i​an​ism.org. TheEncyclopedia includes more than 300 succinct, original articles on libertarian ideas, institutions, and thinkers. Contributors include James Buchanan, Richard Epstein, Tyler Cowen, Randy Barnett, Ellen Frankel Paul, Deirdre McCloskey, and more than 100 other scholars. In an interesting discussion of social change and especiallythe best ways to ...
Source: Cato-at-liberty - April 6, 2020 Category: American Health Authors: David Boaz Source Type: blogs

Exploring the human brain and how it responds to stress (1/3)
__ Worry is like a rocking chair. It gives you something to do, but it gets you nowhere. — Erma Bombeck The brain is the control center for all of our thoughts, actions, attitudes, and emotions. It’s the pilothouse on the riverboat of our lives. It’s Mission Control for all of our flights into space or time. It’s the air traffic controller that helps us navigate and reroute our paths based on incoming and outgoing information and how we’re feeling about it at the time. It’s the John Williams of our personal symphony. It’s the Mother Ship to our Starfleet; it’s … (Uh, s...
Source: SharpBrains - April 6, 2020 Category: Neuroscience Authors: Dr. Jerome Schultz Tags: Cognitive Neuroscience Education & Lifelong Learning Health & Wellness human-brain neurological neuropsychologist Stress Stress Response Source Type: blogs

How dare you, America
I grew up with one guiding principle.   One religion.  One stone temple that I bowed to faithfully.  I kneeled at the glorious shrine of medicine.  It was the only thing I ever wanted to do with my life. My education was vigorous.  I stayed at home and studied while my high school buddies were goofing […]Find jobs at  Careers by KevinMD.com.  Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now.  Learn more. (Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog)
Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog - April 6, 2020 Category: General Medicine Authors: < span itemprop="author" > < a href="https://www.kevinmd.com/blog/post-author/anonymous" rel="tag" > Anonymous < /a > < /span > Tags: Conditions COVID-19 coronavirus Infectious Disease Source Type: blogs

What does sacrifice in medicine really mean?
Just another day as you work into the depths of the night. Medicine engulfs your life as your focus is centered on your responsibilities for tomorrow. You may or may not have time to sit down and enjoy a meal in silence. You may or may not have the opportunity to say good-bye or hello […]Find jobs at  Careers by KevinMD.com.  Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now.  Learn more. (Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog)
Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog - April 6, 2020 Category: General Medicine Authors: < span itemprop="author" > < a href="https://www.kevinmd.com/blog/post-author/alexandru-bucura" rel="tag" > Alexandru Bucura < /a > < /span > Tags: Education Cardiology Medical school Source Type: blogs

Slides Serve the Story of Anatomy & Physiology | Episode 66
Host Kevin Patton talks about ways to improve our teaching slides, the challenge of trying new things, how to make sure our web meetings secure from Zoom bombing, and the Foldit protein folding game. Check out AAA's virtual meeting week, OMES virtual conference, HAPS's virtual town hall meetings.00:58 | Fumbling First Try02:33 | Sponsored by AAA06:19 | Zoombombing11:09 | Sponsored by HAPI12:22 | Foldit Protein Folding Game16:48 | Sponsored by HAPS17:32 | FreeMedEd: OMES Virtual Conference19:33 | Slides Serve Our Story31:27 | Sponsored by ADInstruments32:52 | Staying ConnectedIf you cannot...
Source: The A and P Professor - April 6, 2020 Category: Physiology Authors: Kevin Patton Source Type: blogs

Sprinkle Goals
I think of a sprinkle goal as being a token goal that’s added to a goal list to try to create better balance. It adds the impression of balance, but it doesn’t really connect with deeper meaning or purpose. Picture the sprinkles on top of a cupcake. They look nice, but they don’t really add much substance to the cupcake. And if you only have sprinkle goals, then you have no cupcake at all. You just have some colored sugar. Here are some examples of sprinkle goals: Read 10 booksExercise moreSpend time with my wife / husband / kidsConnect with my friends each weekSpend less time onlineMake a new so...
Source: Steve Pavlina's Personal Development Blog - April 4, 2020 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Steve Pavlina Tags: Productivity Source Type: blogs

Masks Pose Barriers for People With Hearing Loss: Here ’s a Novel Solution
Federal health officials are on the brink of recommending face coverings to help stem the spread of COVID-19, according to recent news reports. But masks and other face coverings muffle the wearers’ voices and prevent people from reading their lips, writes University of Florida graduate student Laken Brookes in a CNN article. For people who are hard of hearing, that’s a problem, she says. Brookes, who has tinnitus, connected with a number of people with and without hearing challenges about communication problems related to masks. She notes that the fallback method—using a whiteboard passed back and forth&...
Source: American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) Press Releases - April 3, 2020 Category: Speech-Language Pathology Authors: Carol Polovoy Tags: Audiology Health Care Slider audiologist COVID-19 face masks Hearing Assistive Technology hearing loss Source Type: blogs

Clear Face Masks for The Deaf and Hard of Hearing
There are hundreds of groups around the world making face masks as fast as they can to help slow the spread of COVID-19. While face masks can help to block particulates from entering the nose and mouth, they also make it impossible to see the mouth moving when the wearer is talking. This is actually a considerable limitation for people who are deaf or hard of hearing and who use visual cues to help them understand what a speaker is saying. A college student who studies Education for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing at Eastern Kentucky University has now designed and is producing face masks that have a clear screen where the...
Source: Medgadget - April 3, 2020 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Medgadget Editors Tags: ENT Materials Medicine Public Health Rehab Source Type: blogs

Somehow Everyone Seems To Ignore How Many People Lack Internet Access. There Are A Lot Of Them And The Numbers Will Rise!
This appeared last week:'Digital divide': 2.5 million Australians isolated with no internet connectionBy Fergus HunterMarch 27, 2020 — 10.05amA coalition of major community organisations has called for urgent efforts to help the 2.5 million Australians not connected to the internet as the country turns to online education, remote work and telehealth during the COVID-19 crisis.The Australian Communications Consumer Action Networ k, Australian Council of Social Service, Choice, Anglicare, Smith Family and almost 30 other groups have written to Communications Minister Paul Fletcher warning people without internet connec...
Source: Australian Health Information Technology - April 3, 2020 Category: Information Technology Authors: Dr David G More MB PhD Source Type: blogs

COVID-19's Effects on Mental Health, Food Access, and Education: RAND Weekly Recap
This weekly recap focuses on COVID-19 and mental health, food security challenges during the pandemic, supporting children while schools are closed, and more. (Source: The RAND Blog)
Source: The RAND Blog - April 3, 2020 Category: Health Management Authors: RAND Corporation Source Type: blogs

Thirty years of the barrier method and other science stories
Thirty years ago this month I wrote my first professional article. It was a short feature about the biggest organism having the biggest orgasm and was entitled ‘The Barrier Method’. It explained some of the chemistry, biology, and geography of the sex life of Australia’s Great Barrier Reef and appeared in the April 1990 issue of the Royal Society of Chemistry’s young chemists’ newsletter Gas Jar. Incidentally, I  later renamed the magazine and helped relaunch it in full colour as New Elements with Editor Mandy Mackenzie, which carried my Elemental Discoveries news round-up for several ye...
Source: David Bradley Sciencebase - Songs, Snaps, Science - April 2, 2020 Category: Science Authors: David Bradley Tags: Sciencebase Source Type: blogs

Tease your brain with these eight fun riddles
__ Q: My first thought after congratulating myself on being so clever about something? A: “How can I have been so dumb about that for so long!” Q: Who is harder to forgive than anyone, for truly dumb behaviour? A:  Oneself Q: How can you tell that a man is sure he is respected, even revered, by his peers? A: When expressing himself, he always uses “We”, “You”, & “They” — rarely “I”! Q: Why did the café customer drop his sugar into the ashtray? A: Because earlier at breakfast he had spread butter on his trousers. Q: What is the surest way to a...
Source: SharpBrains - April 2, 2020 Category: Neuroscience Authors: Keith Perreur-Lloyd Tags: Brain Teasers Education & Lifelong Learning brain-teaser riddles tease your brain Source Type: blogs

India ’s COVID Conundrum: To Lockdown or Not to Lockdown
By SOMALARAM VENKATESH, MD  In “Asterix and the Roman Agent”, Julius Caesar deploys Tortuous Convolvulus to cause internal conflict among the Indomitable Gauls. Until then, the only fights the peaceful Gaulish village witnessed were between Unhygienix, the fishmonger and Fulliautomatix, the village smith. The Gauls always stood united against the Roman army and in spite of the occasional free-for-all, would always come together at the end for a boisterous feast.  In the new millennium, India – like many other countries – has exhibited deep fault lines circumscribing hardened ideologi...
Source: The Health Care Blog - April 2, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Christina Liu Tags: COVID-19 Health Policy lockdown Source Type: blogs

Nurse Keith's 4-1-20 COVID-19 Roundup
In these days of the COVID-19 pandemic, it seems like the world is upside down and inside out. We are all reeling from the overwhelming disruption of most every aspect of human life: economics, work, and career; education across the lifespan, from preschool to post-doctoral research; faith communities; migrant workers; the undocumented; the frail, elderly, and vulnerable; transportation; small business; and the actual details of survival, including food, clothing companionship, and shelter.Other than those still living who experienced World War II, the Holocaust, or even the 1918 so-called " Spanish Flu " , none ...
Source: Digital Doorway - April 2, 2020 Category: Nursing Tags: coronavirus COVID-19 healthcare medicine public health Source Type: blogs

Visual Abstracts for COVID-19 #CoVisuals
Chelsea Harris, MD Visual Abstracts for COVID-19 #CoVisuals #CoVisuals are educational visual abstracts created by Dr. Chelsea Harris, MD, MS a General Surgery Resident at the University of Maryland. (Source: Life in the Fast Lane)
Source: Life in the Fast Lane - April 2, 2020 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Chelsea Harris, MD Tags: Infectious Disease Chelsea Harris coronavirus covid-19 covid19 CoVisual Source Type: blogs

Schools Pivot Online in Wake of COVID-19: Q & A with RAND Experts
Nearly all school-age children in the United States are no longer in the classroom as districts shut down to reduce the spread of the new coronavirus. RAND education researchers discuss how this situation might exacerbate educational inequities, how districts and teachers are innovating and what they need, and what parents can do. (Source: The RAND Blog)
Source: The RAND Blog - April 2, 2020 Category: Health Management Authors: V. Darleen Opfer; Laura S. Hamilton; Heather L. Schwartz; Julia H. Kaufman Source Type: blogs

Governors Send Out S.O.S. for More Doctors —Immigrant Doctors Can Heed the Call
Jeffrey A. SingerAs hospital emergency rooms and intensive care units swell with patients infected with the COVID-19 virus, political leaders coordinating responses in “hot spots” are asking doctors and other medical professionals in parts of the country less impacted by the pandemic to come to the rescue. New York Governor Andrew Cuomo issued such a plea the other day. Governors are issuing executive orders that relaxoccupational licensing restrictions on the free movement of health care practitioners. Some are also expanding thescope of practice of various licensed health care professionals, permitting t...
Source: Cato-at-liberty - April 1, 2020 Category: American Health Authors: Jeffrey A. Singer Source Type: blogs

Older adults and medical marijuana: Reduced stigma and increased use
This study is consistent with other research, as well as with reports from physicians who recommend cannabis in their daily practices. What might be behind this trend? A confluence of factors seems to be responsible, including the decrease in stigma associated with cannabis use and the increased interest in the use of medical marijuana by older patients. Stigma is a complicated issue, but most would agree that the stigma associated with cannabis use is lessening, especially for medical cannabis. In a recent poll, 94% of Americans voiced support for legal access to medical marijuana, and most states have approved some form ...
Source: Harvard Health Blog - April 1, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Peter Grinspoon, MD Tags: Health Healthy Aging Marijuana Pain Management Source Type: blogs

Move, Nourish, Connect, Be: Four daily habits to protect our mental well-being while sheltering in place
__ It’s a crazy time. Here in the California, we are sheltering-in-place, leaving the house only for essentials like groceries and medical care. And while we’re all (appropriately) focused on caring for the physical health of ourselves, our families, our communities, and society at large, our mental, emotional, and social health needs are quickly emerging as profoundly important, as well. I’m executive director of Open Source Wellness, which brings people together to learn and practice the behaviors that generate human health and well-being. Our core idea is that community is a form of medicine. And ...
Source: SharpBrains - April 1, 2020 Category: Neuroscience Authors: Greater Good Science Center Tags: Cognitive Neuroscience Education & Lifelong Learning Health & Wellness behavioral pharmacy coronavirus outbreak emotional mental mental health mental hygiene mental well being physical-health psychologist shelter in place social Source Type: blogs

COVID-19 and Audiology: Closed Practices, Empty Campuses, Halted Research
As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to affect the country, most everyone has had to adapt in some way to accommodate this strange new normal—audiologists and hearing researchers included. With calls and procedures for self-quarantine and guidance for small businesses and universities varying from state to state, hearing care professionals may find themselves thrust into new situations. Some are being asked to adopt telepractice for the foreseeable future, and others are quickly switching to virtual-only learning for their audiology students. ASHA is constantly monitoring the situation as it evolves daily. For more inf...
Source: American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) Press Releases - March 31, 2020 Category: Speech-Language Pathology Authors: Jillian Kornak Tags: Academia & Research Audiology Health Care News Private Practice Slider audiologist COVID-19 Telepractice Source Type: blogs

In the midst of a global health crisis, USMLE Step 1 needs to be made pass/fail now
Every aspect of life has been affected by COVID-19, including medical education. Since March 17, medical schools across the nation have suspended clinical rotations, per guidelines from the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC). The target end date for this temporary pause was set originally to March 31. The National Board of Medical Examiners (NBME) […]Find jobs at  Careers by KevinMD.com.  Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now.  Learn more. (Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog)
Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog - March 31, 2020 Category: General Medicine Authors: < span itemprop="author" > < a href="https://www.kevinmd.com/blog/post-author/anna-delamerced" rel="tag" > Anna Delamerced < /a > < /span > Tags: Conditions COVID-19 coronavirus Infectious Disease Medical school Source Type: blogs

Why Victims of Microaggressions Need Allies
American culture is infused with subtle messages about what’s normal or not normal, and what is good or bad. These messages are reinforced through daily interactions that, for those whose race, nationality, sexual orientation, faith, disability or other attributes differ from cultural norms, can often cause exclusion or alienation. Even though they might be unintentional, microagressions — also called subtle acts of exclusion (SAE) — inflict harm. SAE insidiously reinforce bias. Statements such as, “I didn’t expect you to be so eloquent,” or “I can’t pronounce your name, so I...
Source: World of Psychology - March 31, 2020 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Dr. Tiffany Jana and Dr. Michael Baran Tags: Abuse Anger Civil Rights discrimination exclusion microaggression Racism Source Type: blogs

Check Out Our Pinterest Board of Virtual Learning STEM Resources
The National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS) has new resources on Pinterest! Follow NIGMS  and access engaging science education materials, including virtual learning activities, scientific images, basic science articles, and more. Virtual Learning Center A collection of materials for educators, students, and curious minds Our latest Virtual Learning Resources board  provides links to lessons and activities that can help classroom teachers, home-schoolers, and parents with remote education. Our new board makes it easy to identify age-appropriate STEM materials from elementary through...
Source: Biomedical Beat Blog - National Institute of General Medical Sciences - March 31, 2020 Category: Research Authors: Matt Mills Tags: Being a Scientist Cool Images Cool Videos Scientific Process Source Type: blogs

The National Academies Press | Items in Cart
https://www.nap.edu/catalog/25703/brain-health-across-the-life-span-proceedings-of-a-workshop https://cart.nap.edu/cart/cart.php?list=fs&action=buy%20it&record_id=25703&isbn=0-309-67261-9 -- *********************************************** Kevin S. McGrew,  PhD Educational Psychologist Director Institute for Applied Psychometrics (IAP) www.themindhub.com ************************************************ (Source: Intelligent Insights on Intelligence Theories and Tests (aka IQ's Corner))
Source: Intelligent Insights on Intelligence Theories and Tests (aka IQ's Corner) - March 31, 2020 Category: Neuroscience Source Type: blogs

Transcending Maslow ’s hierarchy of needs via Maslow’s own research on Peak Experiences
Heaven, so to speak, lies waiting for us through life, ready to step into for a time and to enjoy before we have to come back to our ordinary life of striving. And once we have been in it, we can remember it forever, and feed ourselves on this memory and be sustained in times of stress. —Abraham Maslow, Toward a Psychology of Being (1962) After completing Motivation and Personality in 1954, Maslow turned his attention to a particular characteristic of self-actualizing people that long fascinated him. Many of the self-actualizing people he studied tended to sound like traditional mystics, describing unusual moments of...
Source: SharpBrains - March 31, 2020 Category: Neuroscience Authors: Scott Barry Kaufman Tags: Author Speaks Series Cognitive Neuroscience Education & Lifelong Learning hierarchy of needs Maslow Peak Experiences self-actualization Transcend Source Type: blogs

COVID-19 Was Needed For Telemedicine To Finally Go Mainstream
Telemedicine has not had the success story it had hoped to achieve. The method, involving remote health-related services such as monitoring, advice and education between doctors and patients online over a secure connection, promised to be at the forefront of the future of medicine. It promised to make state-of-the-art healthcare more accessible without the need to wait hours in line.  However, the reality is that only a handful of countries and regions adopted the concept, but telemedicine remains merely a concept for many. In fact, a study showed that in the U.S. alone, 82 percent of consumers do not use such serv...
Source: The Medical Futurist - March 31, 2020 Category: Information Technology Authors: Prans Tags: Future of Medicine Healthcare Design Telemedicine & Smartphones digital health technology telehealth covid covid19 Source Type: blogs

An emergency physician to President Trump
I am a practicing emergency medicine physician in Indianapolis, IN.  I work in a county hospital whose mission is to serve the underserved.  I, like you, was born into a life of privilege with white skin and parents with the means to provide all that was needed and more. My college education was paid for, […]Find jobs at  Careers by KevinMD.com.  Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now.  Learn more. (Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog)
Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog - March 31, 2020 Category: General Medicine Authors: < span itemprop="author" > < a href="https://www.kevinmd.com/blog/post-author/matthew-s-kuchinski" rel="tag" > Matthew S. Kuchinski, MD < /a > < /span > Tags: Conditions COVID-19 coronavirus Emergency Medicine Infectious Disease Source Type: blogs

Feds: Okay For Schools To Teach New Content Remotely During Emergency
Walter OlsonAs the “vast majority of states have closed public schools in an effort to slow the spread of the coronavirus,”reports NPR, “many districts are now faced with a dilemma: how to provide remote learning to students without running afoul of civil rights and disability laws. ” Whether due to lack of accessibility in online lessons themselves or lack of personal attendants to see to their needs during lessons, many special ed students “may not be able to adapt or follow along.” That’s a potential legal problem because the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act...
Source: Cato-at-liberty - March 30, 2020 Category: American Health Authors: Walter Olson Source Type: blogs

COVID-19: Ethical Considerations for Audiologists and Speech-Language Pathologists
Many ASHA members are calling with questions, as almost all types of service delivery are changing during the COVID-19 pandemic. Donna Euben, ASHA’s ethics director, along with our practices teams, pulled together some of the most frequently asked ethics-related questions during this unprecedented time. Read her answers to these questions, which also include links to numerous resources. Plan for providing uninterrupted services.  I’m an audiologist at an outpatient/inpatient hospital clinic. Am I at risk of client abandonment if I refuse to treat patients to minimize my exposure to the virus that causes C...
Source: American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) Press Releases - March 30, 2020 Category: Speech-Language Pathology Authors: Donna Euben Tags: Academia & Research Audiology Health Care Private Practice Schools Slider Speech-Language Pathology COVID-19 Professional Development Technology Telepractice Source Type: blogs

Bipolar & Substance Abuse Disorders: A Complex Diagnosis that Demands Integrated Medical & Psychological Care
The word “bipolar” has become colloquially associated with anything that changes rapidly or is unpredictable: the weather, technology, sports teams, politics, or even a teenager’s attitude. But for roughly 46 million people worldwide, being “bipolar” is far more serious than typical unpredictability, mood swings, or temperamental behavior. And, when bipolar disorder is complicated by substance use disorder (SUD), the situation can become incredibly dangerous for the individual and those around them. Recognizing the symptoms of bipolar and the complicating factors of substance use disorder is c...
Source: World of Psychology - March 30, 2020 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Marlon Rollins Tags: Addiction Alcoholism Bipolar Recovery Substance Abuse Addiction Recovery Bipolar Disorder Detox Dual Diagnosis World Bipolar Day Source Type: blogs

56 Growth Mindset Quotes to Motivate You and Inspire Success
What is a growth mindset? It is to keep on learning throughout life and improving your mindset, habits and yourself so that you can reach and achieve your goals and dreams. To grow as a person and understand that you can change and that you, your thoughts and emotions and your life situation is not set in stone. I hope this collection of 56 growth mindset quotes can inspire and help you to create and strengthen such an empowering and confidence-building mindset in your own life. 56 Growth Mindset Quotes to Help You Towards Success “A man's mind, stretched by new ideas, may never return to its original dimensions.&rd...
Source: Practical Happiness and Awesomeness Advice That Works | The Positivity Blog - March 30, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Henrik Edberg Tags: Personal Development Source Type: blogs

What is the role of medical students during the COVID-19 surge?
We are in the midst of an unprecedented moment in the history of medical education: Match Day ceremonies canceled, clinical rotations interrupted, and licensing exam centers shut-down. As the anticipated surge on the health care system due to COVID-19 looms, some programs are asking fourth years who have met graduation requirements to consider starting residency […]Find jobs at  Careers by KevinMD.com.  Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now.  Learn more. (Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog)
Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog - March 28, 2020 Category: General Medicine Authors: < span itemprop="author" > < a href="https://www.kevinmd.com/blog/post-author/brett-lewis-and-kelsey-c-priest" rel="tag" > Brett Lewis and Kelsey C. Priest, PhD, MPH < /a > < /span > Tags: Conditions COVID-19 coronavirus Infectious Disease Source Type: blogs

UHC, Cigna, Tricare Health Plans Expand Telepractice Coverage
Three major health plans—United HealthCare (UHC), Cigna, and Tricare—have expanded telepractice coverage for speech-language pathology services, potentially affecting more than 70 million American subscribers. UHC’s coverage includes commercial plans, Medicaid managed care plans, and Medicare Advantage plans, which together cover about 45 million Americans. ASHA has been building relationships with UHC for two years through ASHA’s Private Payer Summits and has been advocating for several weeks for telepractice coverage in the wake of COVID-19. UHC announced the coverage expansion Thursday, March 26,...
Source: American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) Press Releases - March 28, 2020 Category: Speech-Language Pathology Authors: Tim Nanof Tags: Advocacy Health Care News Private Practice Slider Speech-Language Pathology COVID-19 Telepractice Source Type: blogs

7 Ways To Make The Most of Social Isolation
You're reading 7 Ways To Make The Most of Social Isolation, originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement. If you're enjoying this, please visit our site for more inspirational articles. Social isolation is not ideal. It’s not good for our individual physical health, mental health, or the global economy. But right now it must be done for the collective wellbeing. When cinemas, bars, restaurants and malls close down and we’re obligated to stay inside, we need to find new ways to keep ourselves entertained. However, it’s not just the entertainment that we miss. The lubricant tha...
Source: PickTheBrain | Motivation and Self Improvement - March 27, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Erin Falconer Tags: featured productivity tips psychology relationships self education self-improvement coronavirus covid_19 friendship isolation loneliness social distancing Source Type: blogs

Lung Ultrasound in COVID-19
Dr James Rippey Lung Ultrasound in COVID-19 Medical Education video on performing and interpreting lung ultrasound in suspected SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) patients (Source: Life in the Fast Lane)
Source: Life in the Fast Lane - March 27, 2020 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Dr James Rippey Tags: Ultrasound Library coronavirus Coronaviruses COVID covid19 Lung Ultrasound SARS-CoV-2 Source Type: blogs

The " Six Feet Away " Rule is Woefully Inadequate
“...the rapid international spread of COVID-19 suggests that using arbitrary droplet size cutoffs may not accurately reflect what actually occurs with respiratory emissions,possibly contributing to the ineffectiveness of some procedures used to limit the spread of respiratory disease ” (Bourouiba, 2020).Dr. Lydia Bourouiba has published an important paper that updates 1930s-era models of respiratory infectious disease transmission based on the size of droplets emitted when a person breathes or talks or coughs or sneezes. Large droplets were thought to contaminate the area immediately surrounding an infected ind...
Source: The Neurocritic - March 27, 2020 Category: Neuroscience Authors: The Neurocritic Source Type: blogs

ASHA Voices: How COVID-19 is Changing Our Work Lives
In this episode, we talk with audiologists and SLPs throughout the country about the pandemic’s immediate and drastic effects on their work. From the Seattle area to New York City, they are facing significant challenges, but they are also rising to those challenges. Read the transcript for this episode.  Featuring voices of professionals in schools, private practice, academia, and health care, this episode delivers snapshots of what members are experiencing in various workplace settings, including skilled nursing facilities. Before I can clock in, we have to go and take our temperature and record that. And...
Source: American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) Press Releases - March 26, 2020 Category: Speech-Language Pathology Authors: J.D. Gray Tags: Academia & Research Audiology Health Care Podcast Private Practice Schools Slider Speech-Language Pathology audiologist Augmentative Alternative Communication communication sciences and disorders COVID-19 hearing loss Social Medi Source Type: blogs

Brave New Compassionate World
Navigating uncharted waters during the coronavirus outbreak has challenged us all. Many Americans are familiar with “first world problems” like nabbing the best vacation deals or worrying about getting that promotion at work. But now, shuttered stores, job loss, and even restricted availability of some basic supplies is creating a startling reality. Even more daunting is the panic that wells up in your throat at night, the fears for yourself and your loved ones, and even shame over “selfish” urges to hoard as many paper products and canned goods as possible. And there is that dogged uncertainty. Wha...
Source: World of Psychology - March 26, 2020 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Gail Post, Ph.D. Tags: Anxiety and Panic Stress Compassion coronavirus COVID-19 hoarding toilet paper pandemic Scarcity Source Type: blogs

How Psychology Researchers Are Responding To The COVID-19 Pandemic
By Matthew Warren The world is currently in an unprecedented state of upheaval and uncertainty. As countries fight to minimise the spread of COVID-19, everyone is adjusting to the “new normal”, remaining at home and practising social distancing. And the same is true of the psychologists whose work we report on every day at Research Digest: labs have been shut and experiments have suddenly been put on hold in the wake of the pandemic. But many psychologists have also begun launching new research to understand how the present crisis is affecting us, and to inform our response to it. So this week, I’ve ...
Source: BPS RESEARCH DIGEST - March 26, 2020 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: BPS Research Digest Tags: Feature Health Source Type: blogs

Lack of professional and personal financial literacy is a primary driver of burnout
Physicians are, without a doubt, some of the most educated professionals around. You spend endless hours studying, taking tests, and jumping through academic hoops in the name of good grades and patient care. But is the education you are receiving truly preparing you for the practice of medicine today? Health care is now considered almost […]Find jobs at  Careers by KevinMD.com.  Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now.  Learn more. (Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog)
Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog - March 26, 2020 Category: General Medicine Authors: < span itemprop="author" > < a href="https://www.kevinmd.com/blog/post-author/meagan-vermeulen" rel="tag" > Meagan Vermeulen, MD < /a > < /span > Tags: Physician Practice Management Source Type: blogs

Podcast: Don ’ t Let Coronavirus Impact Your Mental Health
 It’s often said that fear is the most dangerous virus on the planet. While a relatively small percentage of people will contract the new coronavirus, or COVID-19, the fear it provokes will chip away at the mental health of nearly everyone who hears about it. So why does COVID-19 inspire so much fear when there are other diseases lurking in the shadows? And what can we do about it? In today’s podcast, our guest Dr. David Batman, a registered medical practitioner in the U.K., discusses how this high level of unprecedented global panic is being intensified by the non-stop media, and specifically, social media....
Source: World of Psychology - March 26, 2020 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: The Psych Central Podcast Tags: Anxiety and Panic General Health-related Interview Podcast The Psych Central Show Source Type: blogs

Technology Makes Social Distancing Easier
Chelsea FollettNot long ago, many people decried screen time as an epidemic. But now that humanity finds itself in the midst of an actual disease pandemic, screens are proving to be a boon to the species. Progress in digital technology has perhaps never been more evident than in this moment of widespread social distancing measures.Without today ’s technology, “social distancing” would have meant isolation. From work, education and errands to leisure activities and socializing, technology is making “social distancing” possible with minimal sacrifice compared to what previous generations wo...
Source: Cato-at-liberty - March 26, 2020 Category: American Health Authors: Chelsea Follett Source Type: blogs