If Your Mask Has a Valve, It's Half Useless

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If Your Mask Has a Valve, It's Half Useless
If you’re wearing a face mask with a little plastic valve embedded in it, you should know that valves compromise the effectiveness of the mask—and this is true whether your mask is a hardware-store N95 or a designer cloth mask. Read more…

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Caffeine: Friend or Foe?

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Caffeine: Friend or Foe?
Caffeine isn’t all bad or all good.

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Winter Fitness

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Winter Fitness
Stay fit through wind, sleet, rain, and snow.

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Break Up with Your Fear of Vaginal Discharge

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Break Up with Your Fear of Vaginal Discharge
I grew up in a household with almost no filter and very open dialogue about all things vagina and vulva related. As cringeworthy as it was at times, I’m grateful…

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November is National Alzheimer's Awareness Month

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November is National Alzheimer's Awareness Month
American’s with Alzheimer’s disease is expected to be 16 million by 2050 – Aducanumab will be reviewed by FDA Nov 6.

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Does This Mean We Have a Vaccine?

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Does This Mean We Have a Vaccine?
Pfizer and BioNTech announced today that their vaccine candidate appears to be 90 percent effective at preventing COVID-19 in the volunteers in their study. It’s encouraging news, but there’s still a long way to go between this announcement and an actually effective, available vaccine. Read more…

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Cold Season Primer

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Cold Season Primer
President of the American Academy of Family Physicians discusses how to deal with the common cold, Flu and COVID-19.

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COVID-19 Vaccine Update

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COVID-19 Vaccine Update
Corona Virus vaccines are moving into the next phase of clinical development, volunteers needed-vaccine ready by Fall?

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Celebrate the Thanks in Thanksgiving

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Celebrate the Thanks in Thanksgiving
Teach kids the art of gratitude for a meaningful holiday.

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Could Global HPV Vaccine Programs Eradicate Cervical Cancer-HPV Related Diseases

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Could Global HPV Vaccine Programs Eradicate Cervical Cancer-HPV Related Diseases
Study suggests cervical cancer and HPV related disease could be eradicated due to impact of “herd immunity”

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Father Earth and the New Partnership Revolution: Healing Relationships in the Post Coronavirus World

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Father Earth and the New Partnership Revolution: Healing Relationships in the Post Coronavirus World
I was introduced to Father Earth in 1993 and wrote about my experience in an article, “The Resurrection of Father Earth and the Return of True Partnership Between Men and Women.” Since then my life has never been the same. When Clarissa Pinkola Estes, author of Women Who Run With The Wolves, offered her poem, […]

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Working From Home? Simple Yoga Tips for Your Body and Mind

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Working From Home? Simple Yoga Tips for Your Body and Mind
With the COVID-19 pandemic, many areas of our lives have shifted to being virtual – especially work. More and more people are working or going to school from home, which…

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Poison Ivy Changes Color in the Fall

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Poison Ivy Changes Color in the Fall
If you hike a lot, or go for walks in parks, you’ve probably memorized what poison ivy looks like—and if you haven’t, you should. Leaflets clustered in threes, let it be, and all that. But as summer turns to autumn, there’s an important change to note: poison ivy can change colors just like the leaves […]

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Are Your Quarantine Blues Actually Depression?

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Are Your Quarantine Blues Actually Depression?
This has been a hell of a year, and you’re not alone if you’ve found pandemic life has affected your mood. But are you suffering from a mild case of lockdown blues, or do you have depression that could benefit from seeing a professional? A depression screening could help. Read more…

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Try One of These Healthy Habits Each Day This Month

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Try One of These Healthy Habits Each Day This Month
As we hinted last week, our October challenge is an all-around health reset, aiming to help you get all the basics of your health back on track. Today we’re sharing a calendar with something small you can do each day for the next four weeks. Read more…

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Everybody Is Lying About How to Flatten Your Belly

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Everybody Is Lying About How to Flatten Your Belly
Core exercises will build up your abs, but they do nothing for the layer of fat on top of them. Likewise, no leg exercise can give you slimmer thighs. It’s called “spot reduction,” and no matter what you see from headlines and tweets about shrinking your specific body parts—from flattening your stomach to doing some… […]

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Testing Alone Doesn't Stop the Virus

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Testing Alone Doesn't Stop the Virus
What surprised me was not that the president contracted the coronavirus, but that it took so long. He doesn’t wear a mask; he is often surrounded by others who do not wear masks; he tells people speaking to him to take off their masks. It almost seems like he was relying solely on the frequent […]

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When Can You Be Around People Again After You Have COVID-19?

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When Can You Be Around People Again After You Have COVID-19?
The president stated that he’s “not contagious at all” after spending time in the hospital due to a case of COVID-19, and would like to appear at an in-person debate next week. (The debate commission has said the debate will be remote.) Could he be correct? It’s complicated. Read more…

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How To Help Shy And Introverted Kids With Remote Learning

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How To Help Shy And Introverted Kids With Remote Learning
Experts share their advice for parents navigating online classes with kids who are nervous on-screen.

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It's Time to Plan Your Meals for Next Week

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It's Time to Plan Your Meals for Next Week
One thing that’s changed for a lot of us this year is how we eat. Maybe for the better, maybe for worse. If you stress eat, it probably hasn’t been great. But then again, a lot of us have shifted to cooking more meals at home to avoid restaurants, or just because there are fewer […]

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