NEWS | MEDIA

What about tomorrow?

Sónia Gonçalves Pereira, researcher at ciTechCare, published an opinion article on January 14, in Jornal de Leiria, with a topic that is even more distressing today – the pandemic situation in which we all live in, the feeling of insecurity when looking at the present and the future, and the need for adaptation. Sónia emphasizes that «the society is ‘made of change’. (…) Today’s society has already experienced the disturbance. Adaptation is now needed. We need to give it time (and space). Tomorrow.» Read full article HERE.

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Being an informal caregiver and stay active during the pandemic

Nádia Hipólito, a researcher at ciTechCare and former Physiotherapy student at the School of Health Sciences, Polytechnic of Leiria, published an opinion article in Diário de Leiria yesterday, December 30th, about the importance of “Being an informal caregiver and staying active during the pandemic”. The researcher clarifies: “Informal caregiver is defined as someone who provides unpaid assistance to a family member or close person who, for health reasons, is unable to manage their daily life independently.” Informal caregivers face many challenges, from the physical effort associated with providing care to the difficulty in reconciling personal and professional life, with consequences

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Sharing Christmas without fear

Sónia Pereira, researcher at ciTechCare, published on December 10 an opinion article in the Jornal de Leiria on the importance of complying with security measures against COVID-19 during Christmas and on the impact that this ‘new world’ will have on our future. Sónia stresses that “With the arrival of Christmas, now conditioned by this new world, what I wish is that we can all share it, without fear, with each other, in safety” and indicates some measures to be taken to make Christmas safer for everyone. Read full article HERE.

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Use of technology and research to promote better health

This week an interview with coordinator of the ciTechCare, Maria Guarino, was published in the PORTUGAL em DESTAQUE edition of Semanário SOL, where the plan to create a differentiating project in Leiria aimed to improve health research was presented. Through research projects and a set of initiatives promoted by the unit, the research unit intends to promote a closer encounter between the industry and health institutions and, in this way, create innovative solutions to everyday problems. Read full article HERE.

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The Invisible Pandemic – Chronic Disease

Marlene Rosa, a teacher at the School of Health Sciences, Polytechnic of Leiria, and researcher at ciTechCare, published on December 2 an article in the Diário de Leiria entitled “The Invisible Pandemic – The Chronic and Disabling Disease”. Chronic diseases are non-communicable diseases, which last throughout life and have no cure. The researcher highlights the impact of chronic disease in Portugal and worldwide and reinforces the need for “being attentive to this reality, to the despair and the needs of these people at critical times, such as the ones we live in. For most of us, this reality lives in

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Help2Care Project was distinguished on the Compete 2020 Newsletter

The project Help2Care was distinguished on the issue n.º 162 of Compete 2020 Newsletter (July).This is a joint project between IPLeiria (ciTechCare) – (promoting entity), the Polytechnic Institute of Santarém, the Polytechnic Institute of Castelo Branco and the Leiria Hospital Center. Funding: 149.000€ from Compete 2020 through Support System for Scientific Research. See full article HERE

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