Pull up Facebook, assuming you still use it, and type “COVID-19 sensor” into the search bar. This should show you a list of public posts where people—a not-so-small number of people, mind you—swear up and down that their phones were recently updated with a “COVID-19 tracker” that can tell them when they’ve been near… Read […]
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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American’s with Alzheimer’s disease is expected to be 16 million by 2050 – Aducanumab will be reviewed by FDA Nov 6.
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…
President of the American Academy of Family Physicians discusses how to deal with the common cold, Flu and COVID-19.
Corona Virus vaccines are moving into the next phase of clinical development, volunteers needed-vaccine ready by Fall?
Teach kids the art of gratitude for a meaningful holiday.
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 […]
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…
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…
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… […]
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 […]
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…
Experts share their advice for parents navigating online classes with kids who are nervous on-screen.
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 […]
Over the past few years, we’ve gotten much better as a culture at recognizing burnout at work. Though that doesn’t necessarily mean that we’ve made the changes necessary to address the root causes of burnout, even simply being able to identify when we’ve reached that point (or are about to) has been a step in […]
Here’s what to know about the coronavirus pandemic and heating and cooling systems, plus advice on staying healthy.
We’ve got answers to your questions, including the best brands that are out there.
I have been a marriage and family counselor for more than fifty years now. My work began in 1969 when I held my new-born son and made a vow to be a different kind of father than my father was able to be and to do everything I could to bring about a world where […]
The CDC recently updated its coronavirus information to note the coronavirus’s “potential for airborne spread.” This marks some subtle changes in the precautions we should take. Read more…