The Cognitive Costs of Virtual Communication

The COVID-19 pandemic accelerated an already shifting trend toward digital communication technology. With millions of employees mandated to work from home, use of the video conference company Zoom increased 30-fold in April 2020, with more than 300 million daily participants in virtual meetings at its peak.1 Virtual workspaces have continued to remain popular even as … Read more

Monkeypox: What to know about the virus detected in the United States

Placeholder while article actions load Massachusetts health authorities said Wednesday that they confirmed a case of a rare and sometimes serious viral illness called monkeypox — the first infection identified in the United States this year amid a rash of cases outside the disease’s typical territory. Monkeypox, which can be passed to animals and humans, … Read more

Formula shortage is worst for low-income families, high-risk infants

Placeholder while article actions load The baby formula shortage has put the medical community on alert, from pediatricians screening infants for anemia to specialists struggling to replace the carefully calibrated recipes that keep high-risk youngsters alive. “This is a crisis,” said Mark Corkins, a pediatric gastroenterologist at Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital in Memphis, who chairs … Read more

513: Tanner Wallace on Childhood Trauma, Attachment Wounds, and How to Heal

This episode is about the tough but very important topic of childhood trauma. I’m here with Dr. Tanner Wallace, a former university professor of health and human development turned full-time trauma recovery guide. She hosts her own podcast called “The Relational Healing Podcast” and helps adult survivors of childhood trauma heal their attachment wounds. We … Read more

Please Don’t Dilute Infant Formula

By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, May 18, 2022 (HealthDay News) — As the United States faces critical shortages of baby formula, parents are being cautioned against watering down formula in an effort to stretch out what they have. “Adding extra water to baby formula to try and make it last longer … Read more

Monkeypox case confirmed in Massachusetts, CDC monitoring

Placeholder while article actions load Massachusetts health authorities confirmed a case of monkeypox Wednesday after the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said it was monitoring the possible spread of the rare but potentially serious viral illness. A man who recently traveled to Canada was tested for the virus Tuesday, and the infection was confirmed … Read more

Will Bad Data Undermine Good Tech?

May 18, 2022 – Imagine walking into the Library of Congress, with its millions of books, and having the goal of reading them all. Impossible, right? Even if you could read every word of every work, you wouldn’t be able to remember or understand everything, even if you spent a lifetime trying. Now let’s say … Read more