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St. Jude Psychologists Release Tips for Helping People Through Their First Covid-19 Holiday Season

With the first COVID-19 holiday season upon us, many Americans are anticipating the difficult challenge of how to celebrate this year. To help families across the country, the team of psychologists at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, including St. Jude Psychology Clinical Director Niki Jurbergs, PhD, along with her colleague Megan Wilkins, PhD, have released the following tips for the public to stay healthy both mentally and emotionally, as well as physically during this holiday season.

“In my work with children with cancer, I have, indeed, watched families face holidays while separated from one another and while enduring unthinkable stress and grief,” said Clinical Director Niki Jurbergs, PhD., who draws on years of helping grieving families through difficult holiday seasons after the loss of a child or a life-changing cancer diagnosis. “Families facing the upcoming holidays sh

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New Guide for Prospective and New Parents Helps Them Be Tech Wise With Bab

A new resource designed specifically for expectant and new parents is aiming to help families cultivate healthy screen time habits—for their child and for parents/caregivers while around their child—from the day baby is born.

Developed by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) and Children’s Screen Time Action Network, Be Tech Wise With Baby! is uniquely tailored to an often overlooked but critical period when it comes to screen time advice: a baby’s first year of life.

Released in conjunction with the American Academy of Pediatrics’ virtual 2020 Annual Meeting and Exhibition, October 2–5, the free Be Tech Wise With Baby! patient education handout is well suited for pediatrician, ob-gyn, and other medical offices and outpatient therapy clinics; libraries; day care centers; and all other settings that provide information for new parents and caregivers.

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The Good Cough and the Bad Cough: Treating Coughs in a Targeted Way, Based on Their Type

Researchers might be able to treat a troublesome cough in disease without disrupting the protective cough we need for optimal lung health, by targeting the different brain circuits involved. That’s according to new research published in The Journal of Physiology.

More people seek medical advice for an unwanted, nagging cough than any other ailment. In some people their cough can persist for years without relief, as effective treatments are not readily available.

These findings from Australian researchers have very important implications for understanding and potentially treating cough disorders because it appears that different types of coughs may use different brain circuits.

The act of coughing typically begins with an irritating stimulus within the larynx, airways or lungs that activates cough-evoking sensory nerves. These sensory nerves transmit this information to the brain, whe

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Risky Behaviors To Be Wary of During Pandemic This Winter

With temperatures beginning to tumble in many parts of the country and winter right around the corner, Americans have begun reaching for their thermostats. And with millions of employees working from home, more time than ever has been spent indoors this year as the public fights to curb the spread of COVID-19.

But could those thermostats and heating units that we rely on every year to stay comfortable amid the season's harshest conditions enhance the pandemic threat in our indoor spaces? Could the indoor climates we create in our living rooms or office buildings be just as comfortable for the coronavirus as it is for us?

According to air quality expert Dr. William Bahnfleth, an architectural engineering professor at Pennsylvania State University, the increased chance for potential transmission may be more likely to come from secondary behaviors that come with turning on heating systems

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