Month: December 2020

Medical innovations poised to transform healthcare in 2021

Experts in healthcare are continuously striving to develop new innovations that can improve and save lives. Even amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, scientists, physicians, and researchers continued to advance medical knowledge, enhance screening and diagnostic tools, and improve disease management platforms, bringing new hope to patients in 2021. When it comes to medicine, there’s a lot …

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How to change the way you approach health and wellness in 2021

It’s been a challenging year for many in the U.S. and around the world. But despite the uncertainty and unpredictability it brought, many have already adjusted their wellness regimen this year and are planning to prioritize this as a continued focus in 2021. A recent survey sponsored by OPTAVIA* of 1,414 adults showed that 63% …

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Study: Social isolation among seniors is widespread, but these resources can help

Because of the pandemic, we’ve all experienced social isolation — the loss of close contact with family and friends. We’re feeling that isolation even more acutely during the winter season, when we typically get together with those we love. For older adults who have had to take extra isolating precautions against exposure to COVID-19, these …

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“Queer Eye” star Karamo’s Five Tips in Spreading Joy and Cheer

This year’s holidays have already been and continue to be dramatically different, and no one is expecting anything to change come the start of 2021. But that doesn’t mean we can’t carve out ways to care for our loved ones, spread cheer and support other people in our communities now and in the coming year. …

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Movie villain to real-life hero: AI poised to become humankind’s most powerful tool

The race for a COVID-19 vaccine may have a surprising beneficiary. Artificial intelligence, the sometimes maligned and misunderstood villainous technology behind Hollywood blockbusters from “2001: A Space Odyssey” to “The Terminator” could emerge as a hero of epic proportions. Successfully taking on the COVID-19 virus by aiding vaccine development and management of clinical trials, researchers …

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When Recurring Respiratory Symptoms Could be the Sign of a Chronic Lung Condition

Living with a chronic lung condition can be challenging. The first step toward improving your lung health is understanding what kind of lung condition you have and what you can do to manage your condition in close partnership with your doctor. One such condition, Mycobacterium avium complex (MAC) lung disease, can be serious and can …

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Breathe easy: What you need to know before buying an air purifier

More people than ever before are considering room air filters and purifiers to protect themselves against COVID-19 indoors. But do these devices really make a difference? Air purifiers and filters can help reduce airborne contaminants, including viruses, in a home, office or other confined space. While an air purifier by itself is not enough to …

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