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A new survey identifies some of the psychological barriers to taking vaccines — and how to overcome them. The big picture: With COVID vaccine production and distribution ramping up, we’re going to reach a moment when supply exceeds demand, which puts a premium on finding ways to persuade the persuadable on the value of vaccines. …

There also were 97 new cases and eight new hospitalizations reported in the past two days, pushing the district’s totals to 10,224 cases and 596 hospitalizations. The 7-day average of new cases has fallen to 52, but it was more than twice that about a month ago. Henry County had 41 of the new cases …

It started about four years ago when Laurel Carpenter and Melissa Humphrey bought matching parkas and then matching comfort shoes. Soon enough, the nurses/best friends from Grand Junction found themselves with matching chihuahua-print leggings and matching hoodies with fleece-lined pockets in which they carry their matching chihuahuas. Then came the matching housecoats they exchanged for …

“Psychology trumps technology,” says Jeff Hancock, founding director of the Stanford Social Media Lab and professor in the Department of Communication at Stanford. “If you want to understand what’s going on in social media, the first place to start is with what’s going on psychologically.” On the latest episode of Think Fast, Talk Smart, lecturer …

Welp, after what felt like the longest year ever, it’s 2021. And with the new year often comes resolutions — maybe more so this time round. Perhaps you want to lose some of those “corona-kilos” or simply maintain the good hygiene behaviours drummed into us during the pandemic. And in January, especially, we must wade …

Karen Patty typically spends the first hour of her workday reviewing police calls from the day before to see if she needs to follow up on any of them. After that she typically gets a call to provide on-scene care for people in a mental health crisis. She’s one of two crisis therapists contracted through …

Sep 5th 2020 THAT DREAMS contain hidden meanings is an old idea. The Biblical Book of Genesis, written down about 2,500 years ago, describes how Joseph, son of Jacob, interpreted the Egyptian pharaoh’s dreams of fat and thin cattle as predicting years first of plenty and then of famine. In China, meanwhile, the most popular …

With positive COVID-19 cases topping 2,400 and counting, the physical toll the disease has caused Jefferson County residents is easy to quantify. The mental toll the pandemic is taking on people – with no apparent end in sight – is less obvious. Stay-at-home orders, the disruption to business, a decrease in recreational opportunities and worries …

On Instagram, a friend posts a photograph of a male nurse in an intensive care ward of an American hospital. He is wearing full protective clothing and holding up a patient questionnaire on which he has scrawled a message for his colleagues. It reads: “Just going to hold his hand for a while, I don’t …

Mark Zuckerberg said, “Think about what people are doing on Facebook today… they’re building an image and identity for themselves, which in a sense is their brand. They’re connecting with the audience that they want to connect to.” This is the exact strategy that pharma marketers should follow to ensure success with digital and social …