Category Archives: Health

How to Say No to Holiday Invitations Gracefully During COVID-19

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As COVID-19 cases surge across the country, you may be rethinking your Thanksgiving plans. Turning down an invite to a Thanksgiving gathering isn’t easy, but there are ways to decline gracefully. If you’re hosting Thanksgiving, but want to set some guidelines, being straightforward with your guests is the best approach…. Read more »

90% of People with Type 2 Diabetes Had High Risk for Heart Attack, Study Finds

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According to new research 90 percent of people with type 2 diabetes are at high risk of fatal heart disease or stroke within 10 years. The average age of people studied was 70, and a little less than half were female. Many had preexisting conditions including high blood pressure, high… Read more »

Here Are the States Where COVID-19 Is Increasing

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The fall surge of new COVID-19 cases in the United States has escalated in the past week at a rate that’s alarming some experts. The New York Times reports the daily average of new COVID-19 cases this past week has topped 85,000, a 44 percent increase from the average 2 weeks ago. That includes… Read more »

Antibiotic-Resistant Infections Affect Millions: How We Can Fight Back

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The U.S. government has released new objectives this month to prevent, treat, research, and boost awareness about antibiotic-resistant infections. Antibiotics are antimicrobial medicines that destroy bacteria. The more we take them, however, we can build up a tolerance to the medications and they may not work in the future. More… Read more »

How to Keep the Peace with Family and Friends Before the Election

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Election season can cause immense stress for many people. In today’s charged atmosphere, it can be especially difficult to manage political disputes when they happen with family and friends. Rather than engage in heated debates, experts say it might be best to just let it rest and move on for… Read more »

How to Tell If the Air Is Safe Enough to Exercise Outside

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Smoke from wildfires have left millions of Americans trapped inside for days — sometimes weeks — on end during fire season. When wildfires ignite, they release tiny particulate matter called PM2.5. These particles can hang in the air and when inhaled, travel deep in the lungs. As wildfires rage on… Read more »

Here’s Exactly Where We Are with Vaccines and Treatments for COVID-19

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With confirmed COVID-19 cases worldwide surpassing 9 million and continuing to grow, scientists are pushing forward with efforts to develop vaccines and treatments to slow the pandemic and lessen the disease’s damage. Some of the earliest treatments will likely be drugs that are already approved for other conditions, or have been tested on other… Read more »

Nut Allergy Reactions Spike During Halloween: What Parents Can Do

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Experts note that allergic reactions to nuts spike during Halloween due to children being exposed to treats they usually don’t eat. Experts say parents should closely monitor their children’s Halloween activities, including holding the treat bag and checking what goes inside. They advise parents to make sure they and their… Read more »

Study Finds Ibuprofen Likely Doesn’t Make COVID-19 Symptoms Worse

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During the beginning of the COVID-19 outbreak in the United States, the WHO said people shouldn’t take ibuprofen if they had COVID-19. A new report found that nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs like ibuprofen aren’t linked to any adverse effects in people who were positive for SARS-CoV-2, the coronavirus that causes COVID-19…. Read more »

How to Handle the Stress Between Now and Election Day

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Mental health experts say people are feeling especially stressed about this year’s presidential election. The feelings of stress are compounded by the COVID-19 pandemic as well as economic pressures. Stress can cause mental health issues as well as bring on physical ailments. Some helpful ways to cope include talking to… Read more »