Breathwork Helps Tame Stress, Benefits Your Mind and Body

Breathing is universal, habitual and nearly always automatic. However, you do have choices about the way you breathe — fast or slow, shallow or deep. This can send messages to your body that affect your blood pressure, immune function, mood and stress level. For instance, when you get stressed, your breathing pattern and rate change, […]

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Practicing Gratitude During COVID-19 Pandemic

To say that 2020 has been a challenging year for most of us is a profoundly serious understatement. While it’s easy to fall into quiet despair, now might actually be the best time to cultivate positive mental health habits, one of them being gratitude. Paradoxically, suffering can yield a grateful heart, if approached with care […]

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Experts: COVID Vaccine May Cause Side Effects

Americans who get a shot shouldn’t be surprised if they feel under the weather for a few days afterwards, expert say. Vaccines work to fight disease by producing an immune response within the body. And sometimes that means flu-like symptoms, such as aches, headache and fever.

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Health Benefits of Gratitude (& Why We Have to Work at It)

Once a year we set aside a day as a nation to reflect on all of the reasons we have to be grateful (yes, it’s not just about turkey and stuffing!). Many of us are well aware of the spiritual and mental benefits of cultivating gratitude in our lives, but it turns out that these […]

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Leaders Urge Caution as COVID Surges in Nursing Homes

Coronavirus cases in the nation’s 15,600 nursing homes have reached a record high, leaving operators struggling to protect staff and residents.

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Study Casts Doubt on Plasma as COVID Treatment

Early in the COVID-19 pandemic, anecdotal reports suggested that infusing very sick patients with the blood plasma of people who’d survived the disease might help boost outcomes. But new study findings, along with disappointing results from prior trials, suggest that those initial hopes may have been unfounded.

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Study: Diabetics on Statins More Likely to Die From COVID

Type 2 diabetes is a risk factor for severe COVID-19 disease, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.1 And, it is clear that people with diabetes have a much higher risk of death within the first week of hospitalization for COVID-19 than people without diabetes.2 However, recent data from two different studies […]

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Homemade Salted Caramel Latte Recipe

Although it’s been several years since salted caramel became all the rage, it continues to be a popular choice for coffee drinks and desserts today. I’ve shared my recipe for my favorite way to drink coffee, but I realized that it could be easily adapted to be a salted caramel latte and still be healthy! If […]

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