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Parenting During a Pandemic: Tending to a Child's Mental Health

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Assessing and supporting a child’s well-being can be challenging, even under the most ideal circumstances. It can become even more challenging – and even more important  – given the fear and feelings of isolation amid the coronavirus pandemic. Understanding how to encourage and support healthy emotional and behavioral habits in your children can help them establish sound mental health...

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COVID-19 in AZ: a Q&A with Dr. James Loo

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We all have questions about COVID-19. But more specifically, we want to read about COVID within the context of where we live. We went ahead and asked one of our favorite local docs, Dr. James Loo, what he is seeing, what he thinks about testing in the Valley, and what he feels optimistic about.

Are you seeing cases of COVID personally?

Yes, we have had three patients test positive in our practice and we...

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Managing Stress and Anxiety While Working From Home With a Partner

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Due to the spread of COVID-19, your home has likely become your office. And if you are living with your significant other, it is likely becoming theirs as well. While couples spend a lot of time together, they normally don’t work together, and the sudden change may put strains on your relationship. However, try these methods to keep the peace.

Maintain your routine. Most of the time, our and our partner’s work and life are separated, but being forced to work from home mixes the two and will cause you to see much more of each other. This is never a bad thing, but too many changes at once can overwhelm us. Try to keep your routine...

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COVID-19: Surviving and Moving Forward

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Narrative medicine, a medical approach taught by award-winning local expert, teacher, author and cancer survivor Sandra Marinella, focuses on writing to heal from illness, trauma or loss. Marinella currently teaches at Mayo Clinic in Phoenix, where her story-sharing and writing methods have been shown to dramatically improve moods, reduce stress, increase well-being and decrease pain...

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What is Telemedicine? All You Need To Know

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As more and more of our everyday life moves online, you may see more opportunities to work from home or schedule virtual appointments online. Attending doctors’ appointments online is among these growing options. Especially in a critical time like the COVID-19 outbreak, this kind of accessibility is needed now more than ever.

Telemedicine, sometimes called telehealth or digital care, allows patients and doctors to manage and access their health care with the use of a desktop computer, laptop, smartphone, tablet or other technology. Examples of telemedicine can include anything from an app that helps you count your calories to digital patient...

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