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Aromatherapy shown to reduce stress and anxiety, possibly in new study.

The researchers found that participants felt significantly less stressed, anxious, fatigued and overwhelmed after wearing the aromatherapy patches. The levels of anxiety and fatigue they reported fell by 40 percent, and their stress levels and feelings of being overwhelmed decreased by half.

***The patches were infused with a citrusy blend of essential oils: lemon, orange, mandarin, pink grapefruit, lemongrass, lime and peppermint.

#aromatherapy #stress #medical

Reven, Marian & Humphrey-Rowan, Janelle & Moore, Nina. (2020). West Virginia University Oncology Nurses Don Aromatherapy Patches: A Pilot Feasibility Study/ “The International Journal of Professional Holistic Aromatherapy” (IJPHA) Volume 8, Issue 4, Spring 2020.

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U.S. stockpile of medical supplies “very stressed”


There are more concerns that the United States may not have enough masks, gowns and ventilators to fight the coronavirus. Catherine Herridge speaks with Greg Burel, the former director of the largest U.S. stockpile of medical supplies, who says there is not enough inventory to meet the needs of doctors and nurses.

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How The U.S. Is Dealing With A Medical Supply Shortage | NPR


Hospitals and medical workers across the country are issuing desperate pleas for more medical supplies as coronavirus cases are on the rise. They say they need both PPE, or personal protective equipment, and ventilators. As a result, American workers are producing more to meet the demand, and medical device manufacturers are asking the Trump administration to step in and centralize the distribution of supplies under the Defense Production Act.

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States forced into bidding war over medical equipment


Over a million people worldwide have been infected with the coronavirus and a quarter of them are in the U.S. Medical resources in states like New York and Louisiana are stretched to capacity, and many find themselves running critically low on ventilators. An admiral leading FEMA’s supply chain task force confirmed that supplies are not going directly to the states, but rather to a distributor where then governors are forced to bid against each other for the life-saving equipment. David Begnaud speaks to officials and medical professionals in Louisiana and New York to get an idea of how these federal policies are affecting their workflow.

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Manufacturers switch gears to make medical supplies


Canadian manufacturers are answering the government’s call to switch gears to start producing medical supplies during the coronavirus pandemic even if it won’t replace lost business.

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