The Long Road to Fatherhood

When my son’s life was stuck in neutral last fall, I decided to take him on a cross-country road trip. I thought an adventure would give him new experiences and perspectives, open his mind to possibilities. Driving coast-to-coast helped change my own stalled life 30 years ago. There’s a reason stories of the road have…

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He Had Caught Her Eye

When a cousin suggested an introduction to a colleague, Taylor Vogt immediately recognized a photo of the potential date, Craig Alfred, as the tall, athletic and good-looking man she had seen repeatedly while walking to her government job in Albany, N.Y. “He obviously caught my eye,” she said. “I just worked up the courage and…

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University of Minnesota receives seed funding for clinical study of metformin to treat, prevent COVID-19

MINNEAPOLIS, MN- September 25, 2020 – University of Minnesota Medical School researchers received funding from the Parsemus Foundation to initiate research on the widely-used diabetes medication, metformin, available globally as an inexpensive generic drug for prevention and treatment for COVID-19. To prevent delay during the COVID-19 pandemic, the California-based Parsemus Foundation is funding the University…

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Yale begins designating SalivaDirect COVID-19 test to external labs

New Haven, Conn. — Yale has designated three independent laboratories to perform the university-developed SalivaDirectTM COVID-19 test. Along with Yale Pathology Labs — the first to offer the test — Access Medical Laboratories, Hennepin County Medical Center (HCMC), and Mirimus, Inc., represent the initial wave of providers for the innovative testing method. They will make…

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Study shows Massachusetts response to COVID-19 in nursing homes helped stem infection rate

A paper just published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society found that adherence to infection control processes, especially proper wearing of personal protective equipment (PPE) and cohorting strategies, such as grouping residents based on their risk of infection or whether they tested positive for COVID-19, was significantly associated with declines in weekly infection…

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Dealing with the global tsunami of mental health problems during and post COVID-19

In a special session addressing global mental health before, during and after the COVID-19 pandemic held at the ESCMID Conference on Coronavirus Disease (ECCVID) Professor Vikram Patel H(arvard Medical School, USA) will present a new review of the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on global mental health. He will explain: “Mental health problems were already…

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