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POV: Colleges and the Thanksgiving COVID-19 risk

October 16, 2020
Holiday plans may have to change

POV: The benefits of mindful living

September 24, 2020
How taking a moment to live in the present can improve overall sense of well-being

POV: Humanity binds us

August 12, 2020
The subtleties of racism don’t kill you in minutes, but they are deadly. What’s needed is a communal experience that teaches us we comprise one beautiful human mosaic.

Social isolation: The COVID-19 pandemic’s hidden health risk for older adults

July 8, 2020
The same stay-at-home recommendations meant to protect older adults from COVID-19 can also leave them feeling isolated and lonely

POV: Why wear face masks in public? Here’s what the research shows

April 6, 2020
Health officials now recommend people wear cloth masks in public, but can these face masks be effective?

POV: The safest way to travel right now is to not travel at all

March 24, 2020
Fleeing from the coronavirus is dangerous for you, the people you encounter along the way and wherever you end up

What’s the difference between pandemic, epidemic and outbreak?

March 18, 2020
An epidemiologist at the Texas A&M School of Public Health explains the distinctions of the three terms.

POV: Understanding palliative and hospice care

November 27, 2019
How specialized nursing supports quality of life for patients with chronic, terminal illnesses

POV: Safe storage, security and disposal of opioids

November 11, 2019
As the opioid crisis continues, knowing how to prevent these powerful drugs from falling into the wrong hands is key