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Is It Covid or the Flu? How to Tell Symptoms Apart

Covid and the flu share deceptively similar symptoms: coughing, full-body aches, fevers. Both illnesses can give you a runny nose, nausea, diarrhea, vomiting and shortness of breath; both can leave you fatigued, feeling worn out and depleted. With BA.5, the dominant version of the coronavirus currently circulating in the United States, most people who are […]

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Can You Get the New Covid Booster and Flu Shot at the Same Time?

Yes. Some public health officials are strongly recommending getting both the flu shot and the new bivalent booster at once — Dr. Asish Jha, who leads the White House’s pandemic response, remarked in a press briefing that “God gave us two arms: one for the flu shot and the other one for the Covid shot.” […]

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What Is Legionnaires’ Disease and How Can I Protect Myself?

Last week, the New York State Department of Health announced that it was investigating eight possible cases of Legionnaires’ disease that had occurred between June and September at the Amsterdam Nursing Home in Manhattan’s Morningside Heights neighborhood. Four of the eight people who might have been infected have died. Earlier this month, city officials also […]

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Can Antidepressants Treat Severe PMS?

Lifestyle changes. Prioritizing exercise, sticking with a consistent sleep schedule and reducing stress as much as possible during the weeks before your period can also help, Dr. Lanza di Scalea said. “I’ve found these lifestyle changes, which do take effort, can feel very empowering for women.” As with C.B.T., lifestyle changes can only go so […]

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Need Your Money Now? The Markets Aren’t Helping.

When the stock market rises, the aggressive plan goes up more than the others. But for the last year, anyone using it is facing a double-digit loss. How much depends on the age of the person for whom the investments are made. Remember, the portfolio for a 1-year-old has more stock than one for a […]

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Do Food Sensitivity Tests Work?

Some tests claim to determine your sensitivity to hundreds of foods and ingredients by measuring the “bioresonance” of your hair, an unproven technique used in holistic or complementary medicine that involves measuring the energy wavelengths coming from your body. Others measure the levels of certain antibodies, called IgG antibodies, in your blood. Still other tests, […]

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What Is Brain Fog and How Can I Treat It?

A variety of blood tests can also help point to some causes of cognitive impairment, such as sleep apnea, vitamin B deficiency or other hormone and thyroid issues, said Dr. Joanna Hellmuth, a neurologist at the University of California, San Francisco. But because brain fog can present in so many different ways, and because it […]

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‘Quiet Quitting’ Is Not the Solution to Burnout

This summer, there was much discussion of the concept of “quiet quitting” — meaning, essentially, doing the bare minimum at work. And perhaps that’s not surprising: After more than two years of pandemic uncertainty, employee stress levels are at all-time highs, and people are still languishing. When you’re exhausted and overwhelmed, it feels like something […]

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Lymphatic Drainage: Does it Work? And How to Do It Yourself

Scroll through TikTok and Instagram for long enough and you’ll likely find someone scraping, brushing or massaging their skin in pursuit of better health or an enhanced appearance. Testimonies abound — about body scraping to loosen stiff limbs, gua sha for a sculpted jawline, vibrating facial massagers to reduce puffiness, dry brushing for “detoxing.” Such […]

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How to Prevent Common Exercise Injuries

Torn ligaments. Pulled muscles. Overuse injuries. With every new exercise routine comes a new risk of injury, whether it’s straining a muscle from lifting, developing knee pain from running, or tearing a tendon during calisthenics. With an estimated 8.6 million sports and recreation-related injuries each year in America, these fears are not unfounded. However, before […]

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I.R.S. to Refund Late-Filing Penalties for 2019 and 2020 Returns

Groups representing tax professionals, including the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, are urging the I.R.S. to extend the deadline for the late-filing refund. While it is pleased with the “unprecedented” blanket relief, the institute said in a letter to the I.R.S., a Sept. 30 cutoff is “unreasonable” because taxpayers and preparers are busy with […]

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Can Exercise Strengthen Your Immunity?

Even if your levels of cytokines and immune cells taper off two or three hours after you stop exercising, Dr. Nieman said, your immune system becomes more responsive and able to catch pathogens faster over time if you work out every day. “Your immune system is primed, and it is in better fighting shape to […]

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Are Vasectomies Reversible?

Q: Are vasectomies reversible? Within about a week after the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade was leaked in May, average daily online searches for the term “vasectomy” nearly doubled, according to Innerbody Research, a company that provides evidence-based guidance for purchasing home health products and services. They also found that searches for […]

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Why Is Pickleball So Popular?

Players can get sprains and rotator cuff pain, among other injuries. To prevent injury, players should consider doing a pregame warm-up, keep a wide ready position stance during the game, avoid backpedaling to return a shot sailing overhead and wear shoes designed for lateral movement. As for accessibility, pickleball can be played standing or in […]

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Does CBD Help With Insomnia?

Ms. Suraev, along with the other experts we spoke to, noted that CBD itself does not have sedating effects. While some studies on CBD for seizures found that a side effect of the treatment was drowsiness, that may have been because of “CBD interacting with other medications” like anti-epileptic drugs, Ms. Suraev said. Still, CBD […]

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‘The Best Tool We Have’ for Self-Harming and Suicidal Teens

Parents seeking therapy for teenagers who self-harm or suffer from anxiety, depression or suicidal thoughts face an imposing thicket of treatment options and acronyms: cognitive behavioral therapy (C.B.T.), parent management training (P.M.T.), collaborative assessment and management of suicidality (CAMS), acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) and others. Each approach can benefit a particular subset of people. […]

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What Are the Benefits of White Mulberry Leaf and Is It Safe?

Last December, Loretta McClintock, the wife of Representative Tom McClintock from California, died unexpectedly in her home in California. The cause of death was not released at the time. This week, an investigation by Kaiser Health News revealed that the coroner who performed her autopsy linked her death to white mulberry leaf, a centuries-old herbal […]

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Planning for Your Retirement, and for a Child’s Special Needs, All at Once

Rachel Nagler, 39, has worked part time since she was 22, but she will never be financially independent, according to her father. She is legally blind with a seizure disorder and mild cognitive impairment, the result of birth trauma. For her parents, Sam and Debra Nagler of Concord, Mass., planning for retirement required them to […]

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