Fear Of Coronavirus Has Reportedly Caused Some Patients To Forego Needed Medical Care
The New York Times (5/25) reports, “In a world seeded with anxiety, fear is gripping not just people who are ill with the coronavirus but those in urgent need of other medical care.” While “the number of Covid cases declines in many places, patients with cancer, heart disease and strokes, among others, are delaying or forgoing critical procedures that could keep them alive.” Furthermore, “as the virus reignites in pockets of the country, people are ignoring symptoms altogether, afraid to set foot in emergency rooms or even doctors’ offices.”
CNN (5/22) reported that “as many as 80 million babies worldwide are missing out on routine childhood vaccines because of the coronavirus pandemic, the World Health Organization said Friday.” This “pandemic has disrupted vaccination programs in at least 68 countries, according to a joint news release by WHO, the global vaccine initiative Gavi, the United National Children’s Fund UNICEF and the Sabin Vaccine Institute.” The “WHO released new guidance to countries on how they can resume vaccination campaigns safely during the pandemic.” According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, “pediatricians should be doing all they can to encourage parents to bring children in for vaccinations and other important visits, including separating sick children from well children and reaching out to remind families to make appointments.”
How virtual platforms are both a blessing and a curse.
Everyone is home schooling and you might find this helpful!
Essential skills for minfulnessAn exploration of the art of integrating mindfulness into psychotherapy, including suggestions for introducing mindfulness exercises to patients, starting your own meditation practice, reflections on difficulties that may arise and how to overcome them, as well as inspiration from stories, poetry, visual art and music.
Source: The Art of Now
This is an excerpt from our zero to three email that goes out to all of our patients, but I thought this is pretty good and should post to our blog!
Well, some kids are taking things into their own hands!
In three states, at least three self-described teenagers told Reddit they share a problem: Their parents are staunchly opposed to vaccination.
Check out this article in this month’s Atlantic about screens and the effect they have on parenting.
“. . . emerging research suggests that a key problem remains underappreciated. It involves kids’ development, but it’s probably not what you think. More than screen-obsessed young children, we should be concerned about tuned-out parents.”
Read the article
Photo from Atlantic article
Summer is a time for family trips, often involving hours long car rides. One way to avoid the road trip blues is to engage your kids.
Did you know that you can borrow audiobooks, and ebooks, from the local library? Nothing passes time like a good book read aloud. Just like at the library, you can search for titles, place holds, and request books be purchased.