CDC Urges All Americans to Wear Face Masks

SATURDAY, April 4, 2020 — The White House announced new guidance on Friday that urges all Americans to wear face coverings in public to curb the spread of COVID-19. As President Donald Trump told the American public about the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommendation during a coronavirus task force briefing, he noted […]

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A Consistent Bedtime Is Good for Your Heart

FRIDAY, April 3, 2020 — In the age of TV marathons, sticking to a consistent bedtime can be a challenge, but new research shows it could help reduce your risk of heart problems. For the study, the researchers assessed the link between a regular bedtime and resting heart rate, and found that people who went […]

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ER Workers’ Stress May Affect Patient Care: Study

FRIDAY, April 3, 2020 — The COVID-19 pandemic has added to already high stress levels in emergency rooms, a social psychologist says. “ER providers are on the front line of this pandemic, and stress, anxiety and anger are increasing,” said Linda Isbell, a professor of psychology at University of Massachusetts Amherst. “As we all face […]

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Pregnant Women Need to Guard Against Coronavirus

FRIDAY, April 3, 2020 — Pregnant women with COVID-19 may be susceptible to pregnancy complications, an obstetrician-gynecologist says. Pregnant women have physiologic changes in their chests that may make them more susceptible to viral respiratory infections, according to Justin Brandt. He’s assistant professor of obstetrics and gynecology in the division of maternal-fetal medicine at Rutgers […]

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How Pets Can Be True Lifesavers for Seniors

FRIDAY, April 3, 2020 — Having a furry, fluffy or feathered friend can have a profound effect on seniors’ mental health, possibly even helping prevent some suicides, new research suggests. In a group of 35 older people who were pet owners, more than one-third said they were “actively suicidal” or “significantly traumatized,” but their pets […]

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