Your Zip Code Could Help or Harm Your Brain

THURSDAY, April 15, 2021 — Where you live could affect your brain health as you age, a new study claims. Specifically, it found that middle-aged and older people in poorer neighborhoods showed more brain shrinkage and faster mental decline than those in affluent neighborhoods. “”Worldwide, dementia is a major cause of illness and a devastating […]

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Health Highlights: April 15, 2021

Thousands of Vaccinated People in U.S. Infected With Coronavirus Coronavirus infections have occurred in about 5,800 people in the United States who’ve been vaccinated against the virus, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says. But “vaccine breakthrough” infections were expected among the about 77 million people in the U.S. who are fully vaccinated against […]

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Nurses Are Dying From Suicide at Higher Rates

WEDNESDAY, April 14, 2021 — Before the pandemic began, suicide risk was twice as high among female nurses compared with American women as a whole, a new study warns. Even within the health care community itself, female nurses were found to be roughly 70% more likely to die by suicide than female doctors. Why? Study […]

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One Good Way to Help Beat COVID: Exercise

WEDNESDAY, April 14, 2021 — Exercise guards against a host of chronic diseases that can plague people as they age, but can it also protect against severe cases of COVID-19? New research suggests that’s so: Being physically active reduced COVID-19 patients’ risk of hospitalization, intensive care unit (ICU) admission and death, and even being just […]

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