Getting on a plane during COVID: what you should bring

Cramming into a metal box with hundreds of people for hours is not an ideal situation to be in during the COVID-19 pandemic. However, this is the situation many people would find themselves in as they get on a plane for Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year, and other holidays.  If you’re planning to fly soon, here […]

Coronavirus Tips: How to Properly Wear a Face Mask

Now that mask-wearing becomes a daily routine for many during the coronavirus outbreak, it is important to learn how to properly put on and remove a facemask. Before we dive into the details, here are three rules of thumb:  Wash your hands thoroughly before and after handling the mask every timeAvoid touching the mask unnecessarily Cover […]

The Differences Between N95, KN95, Surgical, and Cloth Masks, Explained

During the coronavirus crisis, mask-wearing and the nation-wide shortage of masks have become hotly discussed topics. You might have already heard the names of many different types of masks: N95 respirator, KN95 respirator, surgical mask, and cloth mask, but are you confused about what each of them means and how they are different?   Read on […]

How Multigenerational Homes Help with Senior Loneliness

The United Nations reports that the global population of people aged 60 and older will exceed 2 billion in 2050. Meanwhile, senior loneliness is one of the most difficult social problems to solve, and all of us will face the same problem sooner or later.   According to research from the National Center for Biotechnology Information, […]

The Epidemic of Stress

Stress isn’t avoidable, but it is manageable. Stress has been shown to have serious health consequences ranging from reduced immunity to increased risk of heart disease. There are a variety of factors that can contribute to stress—health issues, relationships, financial difficulties, work, or even just our responses to daily life can all result in increased […]

High blood pressure at the doctor’s office but not at home? – White-Coat Hypertension

Known as white-coat hypertension, this common condition may raise heart risks if left untreated. Medical appointments make most people feel at least a little bit anxious. But for some, that stress may trigger a temporary rise in blood pressure. If their blood pressure is normal at home and in other nonmedical settings, they have what’s […]

Could this popular drink lower your bp reading?

HIGH blood pressure could be lowered by a molecule in a certain popular beverage, a new study has claimed. Should those with the condition try to lower their bp reading by enjoying the drink? High blood pressure could be lowered by red wine, a recent study published in the medical journal Circulation revealed. A molecule […]

High blood pressure warning: The sign in your eyes

High blood pressure is caused by narrowing blood vessels making the heart work harder to pump through the vessels. This increased workload causes a spike in bp readings, placing a strain on vital organs – and there is a sign in the eyes that could indicate someone has high blood pressure. High blood pressure can […]

SMART Health Goals: How to Achieve Success

  Goal setting is a great tool for anyone looking to improve their health. Of course goals are vital for evaluating progress, but they have other benefits too. According to Harvard University, setting goals not only increases achievement, but improves motivation too. Research also shows that having a goal can help increase persistence, and make […]

Superfoods: Health Heroes That Go Above and Beyond

  What’s so super about superfoods? They may not sport a mask and cape, but these foods pack a powerful punch when it comes to protecting your health! While the superfoods label isn’t really a scientific term, research does support that nutrient-dense foods like kale, blueberries, and salmon are very helpful for our health and […]

Good Fats vs. Bad Fats: What You Need to Know

  Fats have a bad reputation. It’s the villain in all of our health woes, from heart disease to weight gain. But like most things in life, the story isn’t black and white, and there’s definitely more than one side to it. Fat is a rich source of energy, with each gram providing 9 calories […]

Why You Should Track Your Health

Today marks the start of National Health Education Week, an annual celebration that aims to shed light on the role education has in improving the health of each and every one of us. Health Education Promotes Healthier Behavior What exactly is health education, you’re wondering? Health education promotes health, wellness, and disease prevention through voluntary […]

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