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COVID-19 highlights need for more efficient and safer hospital communications

COVID-19 has put a focus on the need for a more expedient and safer way for hospital staff to talk to one another, according to executives for Vocera, which provides hands-free communications technology. A Vocera wearable badge can be worn under personal protection equipment. Caregivers don’t have to leave a room and remove their PPE… Read More »

Gyms are open, but are they safe in the age of COVID-19? Here’s what you need to know

Article content continued What about masks? In most regions, staff are required to wear masks, but they are not required while working out. In Alberta, Nova Scotia and Ontario, masks must be worn in between workouts and when entering and exiting the gym. In Saskatchewan, Prince Edward Island, Newfoundland and Labrador, New Brunswick, Manitoba and… Read More »

‘I’m struggling with anxiety and OCD every day – I need constant reassurance’

Dear Coleen I live with my parents and brother and love them to bits – they’ve done so much for me, including financially. I contend with obsessive-compulsive behaviour (OCD) on a daily basis, where I feel I have to check things multiple times to alleviate anxiety. The worst part is the intrusive thoughts I have,… Read More »

When does depression need to be treated

Or in a crisis, text “NAMI” to Donate Now. Depressive disorder, frequently referred to simply as depression, is more than just feeling sad or going through a rough patch. Left untreated, depression can be devastating for those who have it and their families. For more mental health resources, see our National Helpline Database. The old… Read More »

Why you need a bushfire plan for COVID-19

Australians are being urged to plan for self isolation, in the same way they would a flood or bushfire. Everyone entering Australia from overseas is now required to isolate themselves for 14-days, and on Thursday it was announced that anyone entering Tasmania would have to do the same. Professor Ramon Shaban, clinical chair of Infection… Read More »