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3 Elements of Self-Care During a Pandemic

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​Prioritising our wellbeing, as the world reels from the effects of Covid-19, has become a vital tool to aid recovery from the fallout of 2020.​

As we all learn to adapt to the ‘new normal’ way of life, we are more conscious of our health and wellbeing than ever before. After all, a global pandemic is all-consuming, to say the very least.​

Lockdowns have forced us to batten down the hatches and ensconce ourselves in the safety of our homes for long stretches of time, thus self-care has never been a hotter topic.​

T‑Mobile Brings Ultra Capacity 5G to Miami U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Hospital

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What’s the news: T-Mobile has deployed its super-fast Ultra Capacity 5G in and around the Miami VA Healthcare System — another milestone in its long-standing partnership with the VA to expand healthcare access to Veterans.

Why it matters: The future of healthcare is now! With 5G speeds, medical teams can improve critical telehealth services and provide more efficient care across the facility with instant wireless access to large amounts of patient information.

Who it’s for: Medical staff and veterans served by the VA.

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What’s the news: T-Mobile has deployed its super-fast Ultra Capacity 5G in and around the Miami VA Healthcare System — another milestone in its long-standing partnership with the VA to expand healthcare access to Veterans.

Why it matters: The future of healthcare is now! With 5G speeds, medical teams can improve critical telehealth services and provide more efficient care across the facility with instant wireless access to large amounts of patient information.

Who it’s for: Medical staff and veterans served by the VA.

Alkermes Provides Information and Resources About Telepsych

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Psychiatrist Dr. Frank Chen sat down with PsychCentral.com’s Gabe Howard to discuss the benefits of telepsych and why it doesn’t need to be so intimidating.

Also available here: https://apple.co/3oUBocs, or wherever you get your podcasts. 

Alkermes Provides Resources for Those Experiencing Substance Use Disorder and Isolation During the Pandemic

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Many people with Substance Use Disorder are struggling with isolation during the pandemic. Physicians or healthcare providers can provide guidance during these unprecedented times via The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA): https://bit.ly/3siSeCM

Alcohol's Effects on the Heart

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February is American Heart Month, an important time to learn about how heart health is impacted by alcohol consumption. Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the US, and excessive drinking can increase the risk of heart attack, stroke and high blood pressure. Learn more about alcohol’s effects on the heart via American Heart Association: https://bit.ly/2LRfQhS

A Refocus On The Issues Of Health & Protection

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By Wendy Herdon

According to the 2020 Aflac Health Care Issues Survey, COVID-19 affected 16% of families with children under 18 in the household — and of these, 75% said they or a member of their household required hospitalization for the coronavirus. Hospitalization due to COVID-19 can be costly. A single symptomatic COVID-19 case could incur a median direct medical cost of $3,045 during the course of the infection, according to Health Affairs.

Tetra Tech Receives Two Industry Awards From Environmental Business Journal

Leading planning and preparedness measures and advancing strategic focus on high-end consulting and cutting-edge technology solutions
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Environmental Business Journal (EBJ) recognized Tetra Tech with two industry awards for the company’s work during 2020: Business Achievement—Mergers & Acquisitions and Business Achievement—COVID Response. EBI Inc. presented the annual EBJ awards for outstanding businesses at its annual Environmental Industry Summit held virtually February 11-12, 2021.

New Mental Health Investments for Dow COVID-19 Relief

Dow and the Dow Company Foundation have provided a total of $4.5MM for COVID relief
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The pandemic continues to impact our health and safety, our economy, our culture – everything from the way we work to the way we shop…the way we gather to the way we learn. But even through the hardship – Dow continues to find ways to use our resources to support the pressing needs of our people and communities, and we are seeing the positive impacts of our collective efforts.

While 2020 was an extremely challenging year, once again our company values continued to guide us forward.

Tetra Tech Receives Environmental Business Journal Business Achievement Award for COVID Response Services

Mitigating the spread of SARS-CoV-2 in interior spaces with a COVID-19 Task Force
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Environmental Business Journal (EBJ) honored Tetra Tech with the Business Achievement Award for COVID Response for our approach to advising high-performance building clients throughout the pandemic.

A Fuzzy Fix: How 'Social Toys' Can Help Kids Battle Illness and Anxiety

From a duck with a chemo port to a diabetic bear, an innovative startup is helping kids cope with their condition and understand their care.
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By Melanie D. G. Kaplan

"We want to create technology with empathy, which can help people who are experiencing really difficult health challenges lead more delightful, joyful lives," Horowitz says. "We see Sproutel as a small but mighty change agent."

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