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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
By Krista Zodet, President, HealthWell Foundation  |  Jan 13, 2021

Important Lessons from the COVID-19 Pandemic

As 2021 begins and we look back on the stress and devastation the COVID-19 pandemic unleashed last year, much of the future still remains uncertain. As I write this column, COVID-19 infections and deaths are at an all-time high, especially among those with pre-existing medical conditions and those in underserved…more.

Categories: General, Uncategorized
By Krista Zodet, President, HealthWell Foundation  |  Dec 16, 2020

Caring Through COVID

Editor’s Note: The HealthWell Foundation is the founding sponsor of Real World Health Care. This Real World Health Care column is not like others I’ve written. But then again, this year is not like any other we’ve lived through. I would typically use this end-of-year column to thank you for…more.

Categories: Caregiving, Uncategorized
By Real World Health Care Editorial Staff  |  Nov 30, 2020

Supporting Patient Communities One Patient at a Time

Real World Health Care supports patient communities by spotlighting the organizations and programs that serve patients, their families and care teams. Our sponsor, the HealthWell Foundation, shares our mission and supports patients directly through financial grants that help them afford life-saving medications and treatments. The assistance HealthWell provides isn’t abstract.…more.

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