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By Real World Health Care Editorial Staff  |  Jun 23, 2021

Did People Delay COVID Care Because of Cost?

Lockdown orders during the early phases of the COVID-19 pandemic led to a massive increase in unemployment, leaving millions of workers without employer-sponsored health insurance, according to a report published earlier this year by the Commonwealth Fund. Those early days of the pandemic also saw about one-third of adults falling…more.

Categories: COVID 19
By Real World Health Care Editorial Staff  |  Jun 9, 2021

Lessons Learned: Cancer Care during COVID

Last March, as the COVID-19 pandemic started its relentless progression across the United States, hospitals and clinics nationwide closed their doors to all but the most gravely ill patients. While certain elective procedures and well visits were paused temporarily, patients with cancer didn’t have the luxury of waiting for things…more.

Categories: COVID 19
By Real World Health Care Editorial Staff  |  May 12, 2021

May Is Hepatitis Awareness Month

This month, Real World Health Care focuses on Hepatitis C, a viral disease that affects 2.4 million people in the U.S. and infects about 50,300 new people each year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). For some, hepatitis C is a mild illness lasting a few…more.

Categories: COVID 19, Hepatitis C
By Real World Health Care Editorial Staff  |  Apr 28, 2021

Stress on Family Caregivers Soars During COVID-19 Pandemic

Serving as a family caregiver for a loved one can be stressful under the best of circumstances. However, throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, the nation’s estimated 53 million family caregivers have faced additional challenges and taken on new responsibilities that may be pushing some to the brink. An October 2020 report…more.

By Real World Health Care Editorial Staff  |  Apr 14, 2021

April is Sjögren’s Awareness Month

This April, Real World Health Care is honored to shine a spotlight on a rare autoimmune disease that most people have probably never heard about. Sjögren’s (SHOW-grins) is a systemic autoimmune disease that affects the entire body. Along with symptoms of extensive dryness of the eyes and mouth, other serious…more.

Categories: COVID 19, Sjögrens
By Real World Health Care Editorial Staff  |  Mar 31, 2021

COVID-Driven Isolation Can Be Dangerous for Older Adults

Stay-at-home and social distancing mandates during the COVID-19 pandemic have forced nearly everyone to become more socially isolated than ever before. However, the effects of social isolation among older adults may be more pronounced and have more dire consequences than among people of other ages. “Placing the COVID pandemic aside…more.

By Real World Health Care Editorial Staff  |  Mar 17, 2021

Peer Support Workers Provide Critical Behavioral Health Services During COVID-19 Pandemic

In the field of behavioral health, peer support workers – people who have faced similar stresses, trauma and mental health challenges to those they serve – have played a crucial role providing non-clinical, “experientially credentialed” support. That role has not abated during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a recent editorial…more.

By Real World Health Care Editorial Staff  |  Mar 3, 2021

A Pandemic of Uncertainty: Mental Health Challenges in the Era of COVID

For over a year, the world has lived under the dark cloud of the COVID-19 pandemic, a global, population-wide traumatizing event that has impacted people in a variety of ways – physically, financially and emotionally. According to Maddy Reinert, Senior Director of Population Health, Mental Health America (MHA), the pandemic…more.

By Real World Health Care Editorial Staff  |  Feb 17, 2021

Help is Available for Frontline Health Care Workers Struggling to Manage Their Own Anxiety and Depression Resulting from COVID-19 Patient Care

NOTE FROM THE EDITOR: To help meet the mental health needs of frontline health care workers during the COVID-19 pandemic, our sponsor, the HealthWell Foundation, has launched a new fund to provide copayment assistance for behavioral health treatments. Through the COVID-19 Frontline Health Care Workers Behavioral Health Fund, HealthWell will…more.

Categories: COVID 19, Uncategorized
By Real World Health Care Editorial Staff  |  Jan 27, 2021

Just the Facts: Four COVID-19 Resources You Can Trust

Finding information about the COVID-19 pandemic hasn’t exactly been difficult over the past 12 months. Just about every organization in the country – from government agencies and media outlets to companies, schools and community groups – has issued at least one COVID-related pronouncement. However, the wealth of information at our…more.

Categories: COVID 19, Uncategorized
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