Coping Through COVID: A day in the life of a mental health specialist during the coronavirus pandemic

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CLEVELAND, Ohio — In April, six staff members at FrontLine Service tested positive for COVID-19. As a result, many of FrontLine’s workers made the sudden transition from holding face-to-face behavioral health appointments from the office to telehealth appointments out of their homes.

Hundreds of behavioral health workers in Cuyahoga County and beyond continue to deal with the stress and other challenges of seeing patients remotely during a pandemic that’s limited their access to people in need, and in some cases, creating a unique host of mental-health challenges.

“This work, some positions could be done more seamlessly in a remote setting,”

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The Best Foods to Eat during the COVID-19 Pandemic, According to a Gut-Health Doctor

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Gut health is a hot topic. The trillions of bugs that live in our digestive tract impact our health in myriad ways. A healthy gut is linked to better moods and less stress, and can affect our weight, heart health and more (here are three surprising reasons your gut health matters). In the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, many of us have been wondering if what we eat can help keep us healthy. There’s been research around vitamin D and COVID-19, what foods can help boost your immunity, and if gut health plays a role in

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In a global pandemic, health care positions top “Best Jobs” list

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Nearly half of the nation’s top 100 jobs for 2021 are in health care, perhaps no surprise amid a worldwide pandemic that has been raging in the U.S. for almost a full year.

Forty-two of the 100 jobs included in U.S. News and World Report’s annual “Best Jobs” list this year fall under health care or health care support roles, like physician, dentist, anesthesiologist and occupational therapist.

“One thing the global pandemic has reinforced is the need and value of health care professionals,” Antonio Barbera, consumer advice editor at U.S. News said in a statement. “This year’s rankings

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Food insufficiency linked to depression, anxiety during the COVID-19 pandemic

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A new study published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine found a 25{6339095b8ff4371e80c293520f74ccd4c0488f11a7aed6d0daae87ff5630195b} increase in food insufficiency during the COVID-19 pandemic. Food insufficiency, the most extreme form of food insecurity, occurs when families do not have enough food to eat. Among the nationally representative sample of 63,674 adults in the US, Black and Latino Americans had over twice the risk of food insufficiency compared to White Americans.

“People of color are disproportionately affected by both food insufficiency and COVID-19,” said Jason Nagata, MD, MSc, assistant professor of pediatrics at the University of California, San Francisco and lead author on

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