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Taking a Trip to Visit Grandparents or Older Relatives? Tips to Reduce the Risk – NPR

Read article – An article discussing issues to consider when visiting grandparents and people older than 65 as communities reopen during the pandemic. The article mentions that people should pay attention to infection rates where they live and that detailed information about local areas is available in national trackers such as the Dartmouth Atlas of Health Care.

Fauci: Coronavirus Vaccine Could Be Available By End of 2020 – Vox

Read article – Quotes Kendall Hoyt, assistant professor of medicine, in an article about how Anthony Fauci, the nation’s top infectious disease expert, told Congress Tuesday that he’s “cautiously optimistic” about the development of a coronavirus vaccine by the end of this year or the beginning of 2021. “It’s conceivable we could have something in that timeline—if everything goes right,” Hoyt said. (Hoyt’s comments were originally published in an article published in Vox in May.)

What a Negative COVID-19 Test Really Means – The Atlantic

Read article – Quotes Steven Woloshin, professor of medicine, community and family medicine, and of The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice, in an article that examines the meaning of testing negative for COVID-19. “If you have symptoms or you work in a place where you’re at high risk for exposure, then even with a negative test, you might want to think really hard about it,” says Woloshin.

Upper Valley Health Care Workers Attuned to Racial Inequities – Valley News

Read article – Quotes Chad Lewis, Geisel ’20, in an article about how Vermont and New Hampshire health care providers are among the growing number of people across the country who are examining their roles in perpetuating racism in the wake of the killing of George Floyd. Earlier this month, many of the nation’s health care workersincluding workers at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Centertook a knee for eight minutes and 46 seconds in honor of Floyd. “It was great to see such a large group of physicians, nurses, and other healthcare providers stand in solidarity with their black colleagues and to honor the life of George Floyd,” said Lewis.

The Therapist Is In—and It’s a Chatbot App – WIRED

Read article – Quotes Lisa Marsch, the Andrew G. Wallace Professor and professor of psychiatry and director of the Center for Technology and Behavioral Health, in an article about how the FDA relaxed its rules for digital therapeutic devices for psychiatric disorders in order to widen access to care during the pandemic. “Someone in the recovery process from substance use may be awake at 2 a.m. feeling at high risk of relapse, and not have anyone to talk to,” says Marsch. “But they can have something in their pocket that helps them respond to that moment in a way that doesn’t include using again.”