COVID-19 amplified America’s devastating health gap. Can we bridge it?

The COVID-19 pandemic is making health disparities in the United States crystal clear. It is a clarion call for health care systems to double their efforts in vulnerable communities.

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  • The COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated America's health disparities, widening the divide between the haves and have nots.
  • Studies show disparities in wealth, race, and online access have disproportionately harmed underserved U.S. communities during the pandemic.
  • To begin curing this social aliment, health systems like Northwell Health are establishing relationships of trust in these communities so that the post-COVID world looks different than the pre-COVID one.
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Using machine learning to track the pandemic’s impact on mental health

Textual analysis of social media posts finds users' anxiety and suicide-risk levels are rising, among other negative trends.

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Dealing with a global pandemic has taken a toll on the mental health of millions of people.
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'Mindful' people are better goal-setters according to new research

Aligning your goals with deeply held values produces better results—in your career and life.

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  • Self-concordant individuals set goals in alignment with their beliefs and values, according to new research.
  • Internal motivations score higher than external influences, such as money or fear of shame.
  • Mindful individuals achieve more satisfaction, as their goals align with their authentic selves.
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Why you should cut back on social media and how to do it

Social media seems to stress some people out. Maybe its time for a break?

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  • Social media can make people anxious, depressed, lonely, and stressed out.
  • There are several ways to cut back your use of it.
  • Even using it slightly less has been shown to reduce depressive symptoms.
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One is the loneliest number: the history of a Western problem

The negative associations of introversion help to explain why loneliness now carries such social stigma.

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'God, but life is loneliness,' declared the writer Sylvia Plath in her private journals.
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