Tag Archives: Pandemic

The Hair Economy in the COVID-19 Pandemic: Control, Wellness, and Self-Care

The barbershop and beauty salon are important community touch points for health, wellness, and social connection in so many peoples’ lives. In my book, HealthConsuming: From Health Consumer to Health Citizen, I feature the black barbershop to introduce a chapter on “The New Retail Health.” In the COVID-19 pandemic, how we’re dealing with hair is… Read More »

Learning to cope with the pandemic from palliative care patients 

I’m a palliative care chaplain who provides spiritual support to patients with serious, life-changing, and for some, life-threatening, illnesses. A common story they tell is an illness, like a storm, blew them off their life’s map.  They find themselves lost in the unfamiliar territory of sickness. The future, once certain and promising, is now uncertain… Read More »

Sleep problems becoming risk factor as pandemic continues

This is part of our Coronavirus Update series in which Harvard specialists in epidemiology, infectious disease, economics, politics, and other disciplines offer insights into what the latest developments in the COVID-19 outbreak may bring. Sleep is emerging as the latest casualty of the COVID-19 crisis. Too many sleepless nights can aggravate both physical and mental… Read More »

How to Stay Calm During COVID-19 Pandemic? Expert Tips to Diffuse Stress and Anxiety Related to Mental Health and Financial Insecurities During Lockdown

Severe Anxiety (Picture for representational purposes only, Photo Credits: Pixabay) World Health Organization (WHO) declared the coronavirus outbreak as a Public Health Emergency of International Concern. According to WHO Chief, mental illness could also reach new highs during the COVID-19 lockdown. Given that our Prime Minister Narendra Modi declared a nationwide lockdown till 3rd May, mental… Read More »

Amid Coronavirus Pandemic Allergy Season Arrives In The Mother Lode – MyMotherLode.com

COVID-Flu-Cold-Allergies graphic Sonora, CA — With warmer temps, and more blooming things releasing pollens, public health officials are sharing ways to distinguish between seasonal allergy symptoms and coronavirus infection. Tuolumne County Public Health spokesperson Michelle Jachetta points out that while some symptoms of COVID-19 are shared with cold and flu infections, common allergy symptoms such… Read More »