For many reasons, maintaining good mental health is an important component for driving quality of life. Disorders, such as depression, can take a toll on individuals, affecting everything from their immune system to their sleep and interpersonal relationships.
The ongoing Covid-19 outbreak is in many ways unprecedented, in both the scale of this challenge, the scale of public health response, and the historical context in which all this is unfolding. Covid-19 is the first global pandemic of the social media age, the first of the “alternative facts” era.
Public health emergencies may affect the health, safety, and well-being of both individuals (causing, for example, insecurity, confusion, emotional isolation, and stigma) and communities (owing to economic loss, work and school closures, inadequate resources for medical response, and deficient distribution of necessities).
We are happy to spotlight our new Director of Clinical Operations, Dr. Consuelo Flores! Dr. Flores is a Spanish-speaking psychologist with over a decade of experience in the Workers’ Compensation system and has been an incredible resource for
our Latino injured worker community.
The COVID-19 pandemic and the resulting economic recession have negatively affected many people’s mental health and created new barriers for people already suffering from mental illness and substance use disorders.
The study, published in the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology (AJOG), looked at 131 women of reproductive age (84 pregnant, 31 lactating and 16 non-pregnant), all of whom received one of the two new mRNA vaccines: Pfizer/BioNTech or Moderna. The vaccine-induced titers — or antibody levels —