How the pandemic is fueling eating disorders in young people

(William A. Haseltine/ Forbes) — “I just needed more control” Anne, a college student from Massachusetts, took a deep breath as she recounted her experiences with disordered eating during the pandemic. Anne had been aware of her struggles with food for much of her life, but it wasn’t until the pandemic hit that she started […]

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Important message regarding VM-Med’s response to the current COVID-19 crisis

At VM-Med, the health and safety of our patients, our staff and our community are a top priority. That is why, in light of the current COVID-19 crisis, and in accordance with recommended safety guidelines, we are limiting the number of appointments at our clinic for an indefinite period. Previously Scheduled Non-Urgent Appointments: If you […]

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Among the unvaccinated, delta variant more than doubles risk of hospitalization

(Melissa Healy/ The Seattle Times) — New research from England’s public health service has confirmed a suspicion spawned by bursting hospital wards across the United States: The delta variant of the coronavirus not only spreads 50% more readily than the alpha variant it rapidly overtook, it’s also making unvaccinated people sicker. Through most of April and […]

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6 beginner-friendly meditation strategies to help calm your child

(Gitte Winter Graugaard/ Motherly) — Every day our children are bombarded with impressions: screens, the internet, over-scheduling of activities, information overflow, long packed school days, etc. Their lives are busy—and, believe it or not, our sweet kiddos can experience stress. One of the most typical ways for parents to see signs of stress, depression or […]

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Why do women suffer more with insomnia?

(Alice Broster/ Forbes) — It’s recommended that a healthy adult gets seven to nine hours of sleep every night. However, for some people, that’s a distant dream rather than a frequent reality. Many things can contribute to you losing sleep. You may have had to adapt under the stressful circumstances of Covid-19 which has meant […]

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CDC finds unvaccinated 11 times more likely to die of COVID-19

(Lauren Neergaard/ CTV News) — New U.S. studies released Friday show the COVID-19 vaccines remain highly effective against hospitalizations and death even as the extra-contagious Delta variant swept the country. One study tracked over 600,000 COVID-19 cases in 13 states from April through mid-July. As delta surged in early summer, those who were unvaccinated were 4.5 […]

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Women with osteoporosis at increased risk of hearing loss

(Science Daily) — Hearing loss is the third most common chronic health condition in the United States. Previous studies of people with hearing loss have uncovered higher prevalence of osteoporosis — a disease in which the bones become weak and brittle — and low bone density (LBD). But research on whether these conditions may influence […]

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Scientists and health agencies warn against ivermectin for COVID-19

(Alexandra Mae Jones/ CTV News) — A drug used for livestock deworming has attracted a different herd — humans who believe it could be a cure for COVID-19, despite no concrete proof and warnings from health agencies. Ivermectin has been around for years, used to fight parasitic infestations most commonly in large animals such as […]

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The 9 biggest signs of breast cancer in women—and when to see a doctor

(Jennifer Larson/ Healthy Now) –– Next to skin cancer, breast cancer is the most common cancer in women in the United States. One in eight women will develop breast cancer at some point in her lifetime, according to the National Breast Cancer Foundation.  Some people are at greater risk than others, but it’s still important for all women to know […]

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4 simple breathing exercises to beat anxiety

(Natalie Morris/ Metro) — Being at work can be stressful at the best of times. But if you’re navigating a return to the office after a long time away, starting in a new role with more responsibility, or going through something difficult in your personal life, you might find your workplace anxiety is spiking. Feeling […]

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