Darius Leonard ‘fell out of love’ with football in 2021, invested time improving upon psychological health and fitness in offseason

The Colts’ complete to their 2021 season has driven a narrative of examining their collapse and figuring out what is following for extra than 3 months.

It despatched Darius Leonard to an critical second of realization amid the most bodily and mentally complicated season of his career. The Colts’ All-Professional linebacker exposed Wednesday he was fighting a substantial psychological overall health fight while also attempting to participate in by means of the pain of a nagging ankle damage, hindering his general performance and negatively influencing his mental state in a profound fashion.

“In this profession, often you feel like you don’t have a say so in your private life just mainly because it really is all football, all soccer,” Leonard said, by means of the Indianapolis Star. “When you come to feel like you have to hold a shade up on your individual existence due to the fact of your soccer lifestyle, it eats you up.

“I fell out of enjoy with the match. I wasn’t making the most of it any longer.”

Leonard’s satisfaction of soccer was additional hindered by a bout with COVID-19 at a very important stage of the 2021 common season, as perfectly as the seemingly consistent pull of fret about a pair of unwell household members back house. Right after the Colts hit rock bottom with their 7 days 18 decline to Jacksonville, Leonard said he needed time away from the activity.

He took two months to rest and get better — both of those physically and mentally.

Now he believes he’s in a better spot and suggests he is on the suitable keep track of with the ankle injury, in spite of declining to endure a different surgical procedure on it in the offseason.

“It truly is hooked up, it is there,” Leonard mentioned. “It feels a total ton greater than what it did, coming from the end of the period. A great deal of time to rest, striving to make it more robust. I experience greater coming into this period than I did last calendar year, I can say that.”

He is doing the job toward avoiding a potential procedure on the ankle, which did not reduce him from an additional All-Professional selection in his stellar vocation but did keep him from currently being ready to complete at his best capability in Indianapolis’ essential, two-week collapse to near 2021.

“I hope not,”

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CVS Health: improving healthcare for women

American healthcare company CVS Health is the world’s seventh largest company by revenue, and as of March 2021 ranked at number 7 on the Fortune Global 500 list.

First established in 1963 under the name Consumer Value Store (CVS), it began primarily selling beauty products. Over the decades it has grown to operate a retail pharmacy chain,  pharmacy benefits manager CVS Caremark,  and acquired Aetna, a health insurance provider, among other brands. 

The company also has a big focus on research and analytics,  to help identify solutions that can reduce costs and improve outcomes. The organisation’s latest research, the 2021 Health Care Insights Study, revealed clear differences in the way men and women engage in their healthcare. It found that women are more proactive with general medical check-ups than men, as more women cited this as a reason for visiting their practitioner (73% vs. 58%).  

Dr Joanne Armstrong, Chief Medical Officer for Women’s Health and Genomics, says one of the reasons for this is that women traditionally have greater involvement in the healthcare decision-making of their families. “This means they have heightened awareness about the healthcare system in general. This vital role as a consumer and purchaser of healthcare products and services likely contributes to why female healthcare consumers are more active and engaged with their own health than males.” 

The study also found that men are more likely than women to seek out virtual care (64% vs. 46%). “Males reported that having the option of virtual care when getting routine care for a minor illness or injury was more important than it was for female respondents.  Women, on the other hand, are increasingly seeking individualised care, which aligns with their personal preferences, health concerns and needs” Armstrong explains. 

“More women than men want their doctors to be aware of their lifestyle choices, specifically their use or non-use of alcohol, their level of happiness and life satisfaction, and lifestyle habits that could impact their health.” 

Armstrong highlights that the COVID-19 pandemic has also revealed differences in healthcare between genders.  “Even though women often oversee the healthcare needs of their families, time and budget constraints can make it challenging for many women to practice self-care. The COVID-19 pandemic exacerbated this further, highlighting the need for better access, affordability and personalisation of care so that women can receive care when they need it, in the way they wish to

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Medical student creates app for improving transgender individuals’ experience with health care

Rutgers is endorsing the beta launch of TranZap, a web-based application designed by a Rutgers medical student for the transgender community to leave reviews for health care providers, according to a press release.

Taylor Chiang, co-creator of TranZap and a second-year student at the Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, discussed their role in the project and what made them want to create this resource.

They said that as a transgender individual, they think many aspects of health care need improvement in terms of treating the transgender community.

“A lot of the time, trans folks do avoid health care because they are afraid of the barriers that they might face,” Chiang said. “Those barriers can include financial barriers like straight-up access to care, but also discrimination, harassment, trying to explain what it means to be transgender, microaggressions, things like that. I think a lot of those things are off-putting to trans folks in terms of just seeking everyday care.”

Their role has consisted of advertising, creating protocols, getting feedback and more while the co-founder, Eli Lucherini, a doctoral candidate at Princeton University, has been working on the web development and coding for the app, Chiang said.

When inquiring over social media about which aspects of health care need improvement to the transgender community, Chiang often heard from community members that they do not know where to get suitable referrals or find gender-affirming health care providers, they said.

To address these issues, the app contains two main features, which are the ability to leave a review of a health care provider one has recently seen and the ability to look up those reviews once they have been left in the app, Chiang said. People can also browse for a particular physician.

Chiang said they like to see the app as similar to Yelp, except for transgender people and specific to health care. They said the reviews that are left on TranZap cover the overall experience of transgender patients with certain health care providers and answer specific questions to crowdsource information in one place.

“Did this provider ask what your preferred name was? Did this provider ask what your pronouns were? Did they use the pronouns once they asked what those pronouns were?’” Chiang said. “Those are very easy yes or no questions — they either did it or they didn’t do it — and we had some other questions that people

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