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The COVID-19 diaries part four: “Our new normal”

This is the final installment of Dr. Asha Shajahan’s essay series on being a healthcare worker during a pandemic. Read the first, second and third installments. Day Nine: Gratitude Social distancing was getting to me and I was craving to go out to dinner with friends to my favorite Italian restaurant for some quality carbonara. I

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The COVID-19 diaries part three: “Side effects”

This is the third installment of Dr. Asha Shajahan’s essay series on being a healthcare worker during a pandemic. Read the first and second.  Day Seven: My Off Day When the pandemic started, before I was pulled to work the COVID-19 inpatient unit, I spent three days a week volunteering at a homeless shelter. I

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The COVID-19 diaries part two: “Don’t let the mask fool you”

This is the second installment of Dr. Asha Shajahan’s essay series on being a healthcare worker during a pandemic. Read the first part here. Day 4: The Economic Impact of COVID-19 The Emergency Command Center of the hospital had good news; the patient census was going down. The number of discharges and successful weans off the

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Association spotlight: Michigan Indian Community Service seeks to meet local needs amid coronavirus pandemic

Spurred into action by the COVID-19 pandemic, the leaders of 25-plus local Indian organizations created the Michigan Indian Community Service Group (MICS) to serve the Indian-American community during this time of crisis. MICS is a collective initiative with the mission of uniting the Indian-American community in order to effectively meet local needs in response to

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COVID-19 is complicating domestic violence reporting

Following the March 23 issuance of a stay-at-home order, Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and the state’s Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) warned community organizations to prepare for a spike in domestic violence reporting. So Swatee Kulkarni, acting president of non-profit Mai Family Services (MaiFS), was surprised to find that the organization’s domestic violence

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Make your quarantine exercise goals simple and achievable

In times like these it is so easy to feel a constant “low” or lack of motivation and energy to do anything. We are all focusing on work, home-schooling, chores and extra cooking and cleaning. Unfortunately, exercise may not always make the priority list. Finding those 20 minutes for ourselves feels like an added effort.

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Navigating the grocery store when a virus looms

As we practice social distancing and the economy slows down, many of us have resorted to entertaining ourselves at home and getting by through online shopping. But as grocery delivery and pickup slots become harder to find, here’s what you need to know about heading to the grocery store amid the pandemic. Ideally, only one

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