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COVID-19 and Alzheimer’s Disease

If you or a loved one has Alzheimer’s disease, you have most likely been impacted by COVID-19. While there isn’t information on any connection to Alzheimer’s disease and COVID-19, we know that older adults and those with serious chronic health conditions such as heart disease, diabetes and lung disease are at higher risk for serious […]

Tools to calm our coronavirus anxiety

As we slowly make our way through the COVID-19 pandemic, we also face another condition that acts like a virus: anxiety. Not one of us is a stranger to the panic and stress caused by the COVID-19 pandemic as we collectively struggle with seemingly unanswerable questions like: How long will this last? Will my family […]

How to beat loneliness when practicing social distancing

For years now, former U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Vivek Murthy has been ringing warning bells about a quietly spreading epidemic: loneliness. According to Dr. Murthy, a lack of meaningful connections and long-term feelings of isolation have been linked to a host of mental and physical health problems, from depression and anxiety to cardiovascular disease. The […]

Is the keto-diet diabetes friendly?

There’s no doubt that one of the best ways to manage type 2 diabetes is through healthy eating and counting carbohydrates. One newly popular diet that researchers are investigating is the keto diet and its effectiveness in managing obesity and diabetes. The keto diet, which has been promoted by celebrities like Gwyneth Paltrow and Lebron James, provides 99% of […]

A handy tool to find out what vaccines you need as an adult woman

If you think getting your shots is a thing of the past, you may be wrong. Adults need vaccines too, especially because the immunity you developed from your childhood vaccinations can weaken over time. The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) has released its 2020 immunization schedule recommendations and there are important changes to the administration of the […]