Studying pandemic’s effects on sexual health and well-being

One in five adults in the United States report they have experienced change – mostly a decrease – in their sexual behavior during the early months of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a new study by Indiana University researchers.   The study, co-authored by Devon Hensel, associate research professor of pediatrics at the IU School… Read More Studying pandemic’s effects on sexual health and well-being

Mental Well-being During Social Distancing

Managing mental well being is critical in times of uncertainty and unpredictability. One common coping mechanism is to connect in-person with friends or family because isolation can negatively impact those experiencing depression and anxiety. Amid concerns over COVID-19, however, that recommendation conflicts with health and safety instructions on social distancing. Dr. Tonya Hansel and Dr.… Read More Mental Well-being During Social Distancing

How to prepare in the event of a pandemic

As COVID-19, also known as coronavirus, becomes more prevalent around the world, University of Alabama at Birmingham experts share tips to help you prepare yourself, your family and your home should the virus continue to gain momentum. What is COVID-19? Human coronaviruses are the second most common cause of colds and generally cause mild to moderate symptoms.… Read More How to prepare in the event of a pandemic