No, Your Phone Doesn't Have a 'COVID-19 Sensor'

No, Your Phone Doesn't Have a 'COVID-19 Sensor'

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No, Your Phone Doesn't Have a 'COVID-19 Sensor'
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 […]

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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…

Winter Fitness

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

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.

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…

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.

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?

Celebrate the Thanks in Thanksgiving

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

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 […]

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…

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…

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… […]

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 […]

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…

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.

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 […]

Talk to Your Boss About Burnout Before It's an Emergency

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Talk to Your Boss About Burnout Before It's an Emergency
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 […]

Can Heaters Spread COVID-19?

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Can Heaters Spread COVID-19?
Here’s what to know about the coronavirus pandemic and heating and cooling systems, plus advice on staying healthy.

We Didn’t Ask For CBD Lube, But We Have It Anyway

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We Didn’t Ask For CBD Lube, But We Have It Anyway
We’ve got answers to your questions, including the best brands that are out there.

The 5 Stages of Love and Why Most Relationships Hit the Wall at Stage 3: What A Woman Must Do to Save Her Marriage

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The 5 Stages of Love and Why Most Relationships Hit the Wall at Stage 3: What A Woman Must Do to  Save Her Marriage
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 […]

What It Means That the Coronavirus Can Be Airborne

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What It Means That the Coronavirus Can Be Airborne
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…
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