The Roe v. Wade worries mental health professionals
PINECREST, Florida. – Following the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade, mental health experts report an increase in patient anxiety.
“I have quite a few young adult women who are my clients and they have come in extremely distraught, disillusioned about what this means for their future. If anything were to happen, what will happen to the dreams they have for themselves,” said Dr. Rachna Buxani-Mirpuri, licensed mental health counselor and owner of Buxani Counseling Services.
Buxani-Mirpuri said it was important to validate how people are feeling and reassure them that the situation is fluid and can easily change over time.
Sleep Patterns and Heart Health
When it comes to heart health, the American Heart Association has stated that a good night’s sleep is essential.
The organization recently updated its Heart Health Checklist, adding sleep as one of eight key areas that measure a person’s heart health.
The AHA recommends adults get 7 to 9 hours of sleep per night and says people who don’t get enough sleep are at higher risk for obesity, diabetes, and high blood pressure.
Covid and children
And protection against the Omicron variant of COVID in children ages 5 to 11 was minimal after a single dose of Pfizer’s vaccine according to a large observational study conducted in Israel.
The researchers said a second dose of the vaccine improved protection to around 50% overall, but was higher in young children than in adolescents.
Health experts point out that previous data on children in the United States has shown that children in this age group have twice as much protection against COVID-related hospitalizations as unvaccinated children.
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