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What You Should Know Before Elective Procedures

Hospitals, outpatient clinics and physicians’ practices have started providing elective medical procedures; services that had been suspended for several months.

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Light Drinking May Protect Brain Function

Light to moderate drinking may preserve brain function in older age, according to a new study from the University of Georgia. 

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Gloves And The Great Covid PPE Hunt

I recently received a call from two front-line workers who are caring for an elderly friend of mine. “We’re just about out of gloves,” the personal care attendant worker said.

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Conflicting COVID Messages Create Cloud Of Confusion

Since the start of the pandemic, the public has been barraged by conflicting messages.

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As You Become Older, Do You Become “More”?

Someone once said we discover who we really are as we age. I used to wonder if that was true.

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Is A Second Wave Of Coronavirus Coming?

As Americans continue to grapple with the novel coronavirus, one question is on a lot of people’s minds: Are we already seeing, or will we eventually see, a second wave of the virus?

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Souvenirs Bring Back Past Adventures

My body is home, but my mind is roaming the globe. I’m stalking endangered mountain gorillas in Uganda, interacting with animals and people in the Amazon.

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The Do’s and Don’ts of Face Masks

Face masks are an important part of staying safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. But not all masks are created equal.

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Trump’s Take On COVID Testing Misses Public Health Realities

18 June 2020

President Donald Trump sought to downplay the numbers associated with COVID-19 in the United States by arguing that the soaring national count was simply the result of superior testing.

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Pandemic Triggers Big Swings In Prescription Drug Use

17 June 2020

As most of the nation hunkered down amid the coronavirus pandemic, visits to doctor offices and outpatient clinics plunged. That’s helping cause major swings in prescription drug use.

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Flushing Toilet Creates Clouds of Virus-Containing Particles

16 June 2020

With recent studies showing the novel coronavirus that causes COVID-19 can survive in the human digestive tract and show up in feces of the infected, this raises the possibility the disease could be transmitted with the use of toilets.

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Vitamin K May Offer Protective Health Benefits In Older Age

15 June 2020

Vitamin K, found in leafy greens, is linked with lower risk of death over 13 years in study of older adults.

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What’s For Dinner? Depends What’s In The Fridge And Pantry

14 June 2020

Just about now, you might be tired of cooking and eating what’s in your refrigerator. We are all used to asking what’s for dinner?

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Take Control Now With Advance Medical Directives

13 June 2020

f you get COVID-19 and struggle to breathe, would you want to be put on a ventilator? Whatever your answer, ask yourself another question: Who would make your wishes clear if you couldn’t speak for yourself?

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