Resources Tagged With: COVID-19

How to Spot the Signs of Long Covid — and What to Do Next

Strange and sometimes debilitating symptoms lasting long past the original bout of sickness are presenting in many people who’ve had Covid-19. The WHO estimates that 10-20 percent of people are experiencing new or lingering symptoms three months after infection. Read more ›

Concerns About Bullying, Anxiety Follow Loosening of Mask Mandates

As COVID-19 cases continue to decrease, school systems are urging compassion and understanding for staff and students who choose to continue to wear face masks even if the district has dropped its masking requirements. Read more ›

COVID-19 and Disordered Eating: How the Pandemic Has Impacted Eating Habits

Over the past 2 years, the COVID-19 pandemic has caused many physical and emotional challenges. But has it also adversely affected people’s eating patterns and increased the prevalence of disordered eating? Read more ›

The Chronic Stress Survival Guide: How to Live With the Anxiety and Grief You Can’t Escape

At a time when all life’s challenges have been amplified by the pandemic – and awareness of burnout, at home and at work, has never been higher – stress might seem to be our baseline condition. For most of us, these periods of pressure pass relatively quickly. Even serious stress can be temporary and, given the chance to recover, we usually will. Read more ›

Ready for Another Pandemic Malady? It’s Called ‘Decision Fatigue’

Most all of us have felt the exhaustion of pandemic-era decision-making. Should I travel to see an elderly relative? Can I see my friends and, if so, is inside OK? Mask or no mask? Test or no test? What day? Which brand? Is it safe to send my child to day care? Read more ›

If You’re Finding This Stage of the Pandemic Especially Confusing, You’re Not Alone

The omicron surge is declining fast in the U.S. One state after another is lifting their mask mandates.

But more than 175,000 people are still catching the virus, and more than 2,200 people are still dying from COVID-19, every day. And federal officials say it’s too soon to loosen restrictions.

Is your head spinning? Are you feeling anxious? It’s not surprising, according to psychologists, sociologists and medical anthropologists. Read more ›

Do Masks Delay Speech and Language Development?

During a child’s first few years of life, they are rapidly developing communication skills. Whether by smiling, cooing and babbling, pointing and gesturing, or saying their first words, children express themselves from birth. Some families wonder whether continuous use of face masks by daycare providers, preschool teachers, and other adults may negatively affect their child’s speech and language development. Read more ›

Speech Development During the Pandemic

Because of the pandemic, many kids that should have started preschool in the fall are now at home. While it’s a great opportunity to spend extra time with family, kids risk losing some of the language development that they get from being around their peers. Read more ›

How Lockdown Has Affected Children’s Speech – and What Parents Can Do to Help

Have lockdown and other COVID-19 measures affected how children acquire the speech and language skills so vital to their academic and social development? And if children’s speech has been held back, what can parents do about it? Read more ›

Most Bay Area Counties to Lift Indoor Mask Mandate February 16

Most Bay Area counties are following California’s lead and are lifting universal indoor mask requirements for vaccinated people as COVID omicron variant cases subside across the state.

The lone holdout among Bay Area counties is Santa Clara, with county health officials arguing lifting local indoor mask requirements would present an unnecessary risk to residents who are vulnerable to the virus. Read more ›

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