Category: Health & Fitness

Air Travel a Puzzle in Age of Coronavirus

TSA.gov: “Coronavirus (COVID-19) information.” Bizjournalis.com: “American, Southwest take different approaches to seat blocking. Will customers care?” Travelandleisure.com: “American Airlines, United Airlines to Lift Limits on Seating Capacity.” Conde Nast Traveler: “How Airlines Are Sanitizing Planes Amid Coronavirus.” CNN: “Refuse to wear a face mask and these airlines may ban you from future flights.”  National Public […]

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15 Expert Tips for Applying a Self-Tanner

Psoriasis: Simple Skin Care Tips Despite the well-known dangers and repeated warnings about UV damage, some people can’t resist the allure of a suntan. For those who love the look of bronzed skin but want to avoid the health risks of sun exposure, self-tanners are the answer. “Sunless tanners are the only safe way to […]

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Summer Foot Care

Psoriasis: Simple Skin Care Tips By Kara Mayer Robinson With summer’s open-toe sandals and sunny beach days, it’s a great time for your feet to look and feel their best. We asked Ciro Martins, MD, a dermatologist at Belcara Health in Baltimore how to care for them. How can I keep my feet soft and […]

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An HIV Drug You Only Take Twice a Year?

Best Ways to Prevent Getting HIV By Amy Norton               HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, July 1, 2020 (HealthDay News) — Scientists are reporting an early step toward an HIV drug that could potentially be taken only a couple of times per year. A single injection of the experimental drug, called lenacapavir, […]

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Mask Up! Don’t Let Down Your Guard Against COVID-19

An Inoperable Tumor In Your Lung By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, June 30, 2020 (HealthDay News) — Even as the United States reopens, it’s crucial that people wear face masks when they can’t maintain proper social distancing, experts emphasize. “While it’s tempting to view [things] as being back to normal, that’s simply not the […]

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Contact Tracer Teams Growing Amid New Challenges

Jensa Woo, contact tracer, San Francisco Department of Public Health; librarian, San Francisco Public Library’s Merced Branch Library. Joanna Cirillo, registered nurse; contact tracer and communicable disease public health nurse, Virginia Department of Health, Richmond. Marcus Plescia, MD, chief medical officer, Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO). Marshall Vogt, MPH, epidemiologist and COVID-19 […]

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Pilgrim’s Pride Chicken Nuggets Recalled

Eating Right When You Have ADPKD About 59,800 pounds of frozen ready-to-eat chicken nuggets have been recalled by Pilgrim’s Pride because they may contain rubber material, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) said Monday. The recall is for 4-lb. plastic bag packages of Pilgrim’s Fully Cooked Chicken Breast Nuggets, with […]

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New Swine Flu Poses Possible Pandemic Risk

June 30, 2020 — As the world grapples with the new coronavirus pandemic, researchers have discovered a new type of swine flu virus that can infect people and has the potential to cause a future pandemic. The G4 virus is genetically descended from the H1N1 swine flu that caused a pandemic in 2009, CNN reported. […]

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Studies Detail Syndrome in Kids Linked to COVID

June 29, 2020 — Nearly 300 children in 26 states fell ill with a mysterious COVID-related inflammatory condition between March and May, a pair of new studies show. Six of the children died. The studies are the most detailed accounts to date of the illness called multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children, or MIS-C. And they’re […]

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COVID-19 Fallout: Tons of Trash

June 29, 2020 — For Milli Martinez of North Hollywood, CA, recycling has been a way of life. For years, she has taken her own reusable bags to the grocery store. At retail stores, she would also decline their bags and use her own. Then came the coronavirus pandemic. Many grocery stores switched back to […]

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Hispanic Americans Being Hit Hard By COVID-19

An Inoperable Tumor In Your Lung By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, June 29, 2020 (HealthDay News) — COVID-19 is being diagnosed in Hispanic communities at a disproportionately high rate, a new study of the Baltimore-Washington, D.C., area shows. Researchers found that among nearly 38,000 patients tested for SARS-CoV-2 at Johns Hopkins Health System, 16% […]

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Predicting Your Menopause Age: What Factors Matter

What matters, and what doesn’t, when trying to predict when you’ll reach menopause. <span class="archive-tag" data-popover-text=" This article is from the WebMD Feature Archive WebMD archives content after 2 years to ensure our readers can easily find the most timely content. See the latest news and features on Menopause “>From the WebMD Archives It’s a […]

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Need Better Sleep? Get a Partner

Narcolepsy Symptoms By Serena Gordon HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, June 26, 2020 (HealthDay News) — Happy couples apparently make good bedfellows. New research says that when happy couples sleep together, they tend to have more — and less disrupted — rapid eye movement (REM) sleep. The REM phase of sleep is when you dream, and it’s […]

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Pandemic Hits Primary Care Practices Hard

By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, June 26, 2020 (HealthDay News) — Huge declines in patient visits during the coronavirus pandemic have slashed U.S. primary care doctors’ revenues, a new study finds. As a result of decreases in office visits and fees for services from March to May during the pandemic, a full-time primary care […]

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CDC Updates COVID-19 Risk Factors

June 25, 2020 — With COVID-19 cases rising in younger Americans, the CDC had a clear message for all adults Thursday: When it comes to age, there’s no bright line for risk. “There’s not an exact cutoff of age at which people should or should not be concerned,” Jay Butler, MD, said at a news […]

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‘COVID Toe’ Probably Not Caused by COVID-19

By E.J. Mundell HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, June 25, 2020 (HealthDay News) — Two new studies strongly suggest that the so-called “COVID toe” lesions that have popped up among some Americans during the pandemic may not be caused by infection with the new coronavirus after all. Despite intensive testing over a wide time period, none of […]

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Middle-Age Obesity May Increase Odds for Dementia

By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, June 25, 2020 (HealthDay News) — If you’ve been looking for a good reason to slim down, consider this: Being obese at midlife appears to increase your odds for dementia. That’s the takeaway from a large study just published by British researchers, and it echoes similar findings published in […]

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